DIY Valentine’s Day Bath Bomb

This Valentine’s Day you can make anyone feel loved by making these homemade bath bombs. This is also a great craft to make with kids because it’s almost like a science experiment!

DIY Valentine's Day Bath Bomb

So what are bath bombs? If you would have asked me this 2 weeks ago, I would have told you I have no idea! I knew that you added them to your bath and they are supposed to help you relax, but that’s about it. I had no idea what ingredients they contained, why they were used, or how to even make them. However, after a little bit of research I found a recipe and adapted it to make this great gift!

Before you begin making these, you will also need a mold for your bath bombs to harden in. I used a silicone heart-shaped mold.

A Science Experiment

Ingredients:

 1 cup baking soda

 1/2 cup lemon juice or citric acid

 1/2 cup corn starch

3/4 teaspoon water

2 teaspoons Kelapo Coconut Oil

2 teaspoons essential oil

A few drops food coloring

Directions:

1. Pour all of your dry ingredients into one big bowl and stir.

Bath Bombs in the Mold

2. Place wet ingredients in a small bowl and mix.

3. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and stir, using a whisk. Mixture should clump together in your hands.

4. Pack mixture tightly into your plastic mold.

5. Let sit for 3 hours. Be sure to let the bath bombs fully dry or they will break. Remove from plastic mold and wrap in tissue paper.

This was SO much fun to make! As soon as I added the lemon juice mixture into the dry ingredient mixture there was a fizz explosion, almost like a science experiment! I also chose to use lemon juice instead of citric acid to make it more Au naturale. I will admit that one lemon didn’t give me the full 1/2 cup but it seemed to do the trick just as well.

Now comes the fun part, actually getting to use my bath bomb. I don’t normally take baths but I think that every mommy out there should because they are extremely relaxing, especially with essential oils! I filled my tub up with hot water and proceeded to add my bath bomb, it was really cool to see it fizz and the water even turned a bit pink. As soon as I got in I could feel my skin becoming soft and smooth from the added coconut oil, how cool! I had also added lavender oil which instantly helped me to unwind, it was heavenly.

I shaved my legs afterwards and let me tell you that I don’t think I have ever gotten a closer shave and no I am not joking! From soaking in the coconut oil it gave my skin this amazing moisture that I had never experienced before. I have added a tablespoon of coconut oil to bathwater before but it didn’t come close to comparing! I will be highly recommending bath bombs to everyone I know.

This DIY bath bomb is super easy and a fun gift for Valentine’s Day as most of the ingredients are everyday household items. Have you ever tried using a bath bomb? Did you fall in love as much as I did?

– Lani

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2 Comments Post a comment

  1. Vanessa
    May 29, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    Did it fizz just like a lush bath bomb?

    • Jess
      June 28, 2016 at 4:05 pm

      i tried it and it with 1/2 cup of lemon juice instead of citric acid and it doesnt not mold. it falls apart when you take it out (even though i let it sit for a whole day). i placed it in the tub and it didnt fizz. when i touched it it just blew into like a cloud under the water and looks like plain cornstarch mixing with water. it never dried in the mold and it just stayed doughy. i would not recommend using lemon juice instead of citric acid.

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