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Are you looking for a fun DIY Valentine’s gift to give? How about conversation heart bath bombs that are even the same size as the candy?!
If you love bath bombs, Valentine’s Day, and DIY’s then this is the perfect thing for you to make this February!
Bath bombs are quite popular these days. They are a fun way of adding some great nourishing ingredients to your bath. The basic bath bomb ingredients have amazing benefits for your body just on their own.
I am always careful to make sure that any products we use are all natural (especially if kids will be using them) and these conversation heart bath bombs are no different!
This recipe uses no scents (although you could add a few safe essential oils, there’s a recommendation at the end of this post) and only all natural dyes.
What Ingredients are in these Conversation Heart Bath Bombs?
Baking soda not only is a great cleaner it is also quite the skin soother (I know that seems like an oxymoron, I mean baking soda is an amazing souring powder and yet it’s soothing on the skin? Yep!)
Epsom salts have been used for ages for their relaxing properties. It can help relieve sore muscles, pain, and cramps. It can also help your body detox and it’s a nice like magnesium boost too!
I actually though citric acid served no purpose other than to create that fun fizzing that bath bombs are known for however, it turns out that citric acid can help removed dead skin cells. It’s also been said to help acne but odds are it won’t help you much in that area since it’s being used in a bath.
Coconut oil helps moisturize and hydrate your skin. It also helps hold the bath bombs together.
Natural dyes do not add any benefit to these bath bombs but they do add color! You can also create your own natural dyes by mixing a bit of herbal powder with water (my pink hearts are made from beet root powder mixed with water!)
Conversation Heart Bath Bombs
this amount is will fill one heart mold (almost… I got 45 hearts)
1/4 cup baking soda
1/8 cup epsom salt
1/8 cup citric acid
1/2 tbs melted coconut oil
spritz of water if needed
Directions for Conversation Heart Bath Bombs:
Whisk all dry ingredients in a bowl.
Add in coconut oil and mix well.
*If you are making just one color, then add the natural dye and mix well.
*If you want to make a few colors (I made 3 colors per batch), then separate your mixture into separate bowls. Then add the natural dye choice to each bowl and mix well.
You want to be able to mold your mixture in your hand but it still should be more dry than wet. Too wet and you will loose all your fizz before your bath even starts!
If you need a bit more moisture, spray water onto mixture on spritz at a time till moldable consistency.
Press mixture into the heart mold (wearing rubber gloves is advised).
Allow to dry for 24 hours before taking out of mold (you may be able to take them out at 12 hrs but February can be a damp month and if your house has lots of moisture in its air then you are best waiting 24 hrs).
Store in a dry place until ready to use. (I recommend tossing a handful into the tub)
*Essential Oil Scent Recommendation
I’ve heard that a mixture of grapefruit, ylang ylang, and vanilla smells like candy. (ratio of 3,3,1 but obviously you’d want to pre-mix that and then add just a drop or two to the bath bomb mixture, otherwise it’d make it too wet)