These DIY Bath Bomb Valentines are a fun alternative to your typical candy-packed valentines. Pamper your friends and family this Valentine’s Day with these no-candy Valentines with a free printable!
After taking to Google to find a way to make bath bombs both skin and budget friendly, I hit the jackpot.
Turns out, they’re stupid easy to make. So I bought the basics that I didn’t already have and I went about making my own.
If you’re looking for a super simple DIY, this is it. I think it would be an adorable school valentine (maybe using smaller molds, like this) or a stack of them would make a cute gift for your girlfriends.
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What you’ll need to make You’re the Bomb Valentines:
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- 1 cup baking soda
- .5 cup Epsom salt
- .5 cup corn starch
- .5 cup citric acid
- 1 tablespoon of water
- Up to 2 teaspoons of essential oil (I used 2 teaspoons of sweet orange because it’s my fave)
- 2.5 tablespoons of oil (I used coconut once and olive the next. Make sure the coconut oil is melted)
- 3-4 drops of food coloring
- Silicone heart mold (this is a tiny one which might work even better for Valentine’s!)
How to make Valentine’s Day Bath Bombs
Time needed: 1 hour.
These heart shaped bath bombs are perfect as gifts or easy school Valentines. Just be sure to make them a few days ahead of time!
- Mix ingredients.
In a large bowl, mix together the dry ingredients. In a small bowl, mix together the wet ingredients.
- Add color if desired.
If using colors, add the colors into the wet ingredients.
If you want a divided (half white/half pink) look, divide your dry ingredients into 2 bowls and your wet ingredients into 2 bowls. Add color to one of the 2 wet ingredient bowls.
- SLOWLY Combine.
Only use about .5 of the tablespoon at first. VERY SLOWLY – I’m talking drips – add the wet to the dry ingredients.
If you see fizzing, slow it down. A little bit of fizzing is unavoidbal eas you activate the citric acid which bubbles the baking soda. Try keep it to a minimum by adding super slow.
- Test your mixture.
Once you’ve got about .5 tablespoon (.25 in each if you divided the dry ingredients) stop and text your mix. It will look dry, but should stick together when you press it.
If it’s still too dry, add more water testing every few drops.
- Press into molds and dry.
Spoon into molds an dpress very firmly. You want these and compacted as you can get them.
If you’re doing layered versions, do a layer of one color, then another, topped by the first color.
Once it’s in the molds, allow to sit in a coold dry place until completely dry. I waited about 24 hours.
Pack into bags and attach Valentine card. Enjoy!
Okay, so tell me – can you stomach the price of those store bought bath bombs? What scents would you like in a bath bomb? Let me know in the comments!