DIY Valentine's Day Heart Bath Bombs


Several of my friends and family members constantly ask me to make bath bombs for them so I figured I would make several to give as Valentine's Day gifts! 

I tried a few different ways to create a heart design into a regular bath bomb, but each time the design didn't form right and didn't resemble a heart at all. So I finally just decided to search for a good heart-shaped mold.

In keeping with the Valentine's Day theme, I decided to go with a lilac and lilies scent because lily is apparently an aphrodisiac. Some other scents that are supposedly aphrodisiacs are vanilla, black licorice, cinnamon, pumpkin pie, banana nut bread, citrus, popcorn, and lavender. Though I have no idea how well a popcorn-scented bath bomb would turn out, the others could be done essential oils or soap fragrance. Though you can always skip the fragrance (and dye) altogether. 

Supplies: (This post contains affiliate links. For full disclosure click here)
  • 3/4 cup citric acid (bought online from Amazon)
  • 3/4 cup cornstarch 
  • 3/4 cup Epsom salt 
  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 8-10 drops of your favorite essential oil or fragrance (Here is what I used)
  • 2 tablespoon of coconut oil
  • a teaspoon of water Note: be careful not to add too much water or you'll ruin your bath bombs! 
  • heart bath bomb mold (I ordered mine from Amazon)
  • large mixing bowl
  • small mixing bowl
  • whisk
  • food coloring or soap dye (optional) 
Using the molds I purchased from Amazon, this recipe makes 6 heart-shaped bath bombs!


First, start by mixing all the dry ingredients in the large mixing bowl. Then mix all the wet ingredients in a separate smaller bowl.  


Second, slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry mix, whisking the mixture as you add. Continue to stir with either a whisk or hands until the mixture is completely combined. 


The mixture should clump together when you squeeze it in our hands. Tip: if the mixture is a bit too dry, I slowly add more coconut oil with half a teaspoon of water while whisking. If the mixture gets too wet and crumbles you can just wait until it dries a bit and then continue to mold the bath bombs. 



Next, use fill only one of the molds, using a spoon to pack the mixture in. 


Lastly, flip the mold over onto a clean flat surface. Then using either the end of the whisk or a spoon, lightly tap all around the mold. This helps to make it easier to remove. Gently lift to top mold and then the bottom. If at this point your bath bomb didn't form right, you can just toss it make into the bowl and start again! Practice makes perfect!


With this mold, I noticed that the part between the "humps" of the heart sometimes didn't for as nicely as I would've liked so I just used my finger after removing the mold and gently pressed to fix it. 

Allow your bath bombs to dry for a day and then they are ready to use or give as gifts!



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