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Valentine’s Day DIY: Heart Shaped Bath Bombs

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I love making gifts for my friends and family. Admittedly time is always a factor. I’d make more gifts if I had infinite time. These wonderful heart shaped bath bombs are so quick and easy. With a little pretty wrapping it’s a simple, cheap, yet pretty and well thought out DIY Valentine’s Day gift.

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1/2 cup baking soda

1/2 cup citric acid

1/4 cup cornstarch

food coloring (color you wish)

therapeutic grade essential oil (I used peppermint) 4-5 drops

1/4 cup coconut oil

Heart shaped silicone mold


Mix baking soda, citric acid, and cornstarch in a large bowl.















Add food coloring. It can take time to mix. The food coloring tends to ball up with the dry ingredients. I used my fingers to break up and mix the coloring.
















Add essential oils

Microwave coconut oil until soft. It took about 30-40 seconds for me.

Mix coconut oil in mixture.















Put mixture in mold. Pack down mixture as tight as possible.

Leave to dry overnight.



This Valentine’s Day it is important to remember taking care of yourself. We can so easily get wrapped up in others, our children, our spouse, family, friends. Take a minute to yourself this Valentine’s Day. Below are some of my absolute favorite self-spa, bath, and relaxing products.


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  1. So cute – and so simple, too! Thanks so much for sharing this easy recipe with us – I bet my kids would love it!

  2. I need to try this! Bath bombs are not in my budget, but if I can make them, even better! Thank you for sharing!

  3. We made these for the first time a few weeks ago and we are in love. Such a cute activity to do with the kids. I just need to get some cute moulds đŸ™‚

  4. Cute idea, great for gifts or teens would love this.

  5. i gotta try this with the coconut oil. Other sites and brands say use olive oil. yeahhh so not the same thing

  6. Tiffany Barry says:

    These look so cute! We love making bath bombs around here, and I like knowing how much of every ingredient is going in, especially when we use essential oils for the kiddos.

  7. I didn’t realize it was this easy to make bath bombs. These are so cute and would make a great gift! My kids would have fun making these too. Do these fizz in the bath?

  8. Such a cute idea for self-care on Valentine’s Day! They would make a cute gift for friends too!


  9. Tiffani says:

    How fun!! This would be a great craft do do with my girls!! Who knew they were this easy to make!

  10. This is a great gift idea! Perfect for Galentine’s day too! I love bath bombs.

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