Happy Monday! I’m SO excited to share some amazing DIY bath bombs valentines and free printables to with them with you today!
Bath bombs are all the rage these days, and if you’ve ever walked into Lush, you know that they can come in almost every size, shape, color, and scent that you can imagine! Lush bath bombs are pretty amazing, but at $6 and up EACH (my daughter just bought a gold glitter one for $11!), that can make for a really expensive bath.
So why not make them at home? They’re pretty simple to make, don’t take very long (about 15 minutes not including the drying time), and make GREAT DIY bath bombs valentines for your best friends and favorite family members.
Just pair one of these DIY bath bombs with our free printable valentine tags, and you’ve got the perfect DIY bath bomb valentines. The tags read “You’re the BOMB. Happy Valentines Day!” 😉
You don’t have to give these away for Valentine’s Day either. They’re perfect for keeping for yourself. I won’t judge.
I used the recipe found here and measured all the ingredients on my scale, then adapted it a tiny bit to make it easier using our standard measurements.
DIY Bath Bombs Valentines
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- 8 oz. baking soda (1 cup)
- 4 oz. Citric Acid (1/2 cup)
- 4 oz. corn starch (3/4 cup)
- 4 oz. Epsom salts (1/2 cup)
- 1 Tbsp. water
- Essential Oils or Fragrance oil (like these ones that are safe to use in soaps, bath bombs, etc.)
- 2 1/2 Tbsp. oil (fractionated coconut oil, almond oil, and other light oils work great)
- Food coloring (just a few drops)
- Bath bomb molds (this 4-pack is perfect) or clear plastic ornaments (the kind that open in the middle)
- Small clear bags, twine, and printable tags
- FREE printable bath bombs valentines tags
- Citric acid can be hard to find in stores, and when you do it is very expensive locally. I buy my citric acid from Amazon since you get a whole pound for the same price as a few ounces Walmart. It’s a great price!
Step 1. Mix the dry ingredients together really well in a glass or plastic mixing bowl (avoid using metal as it can cause a reaction). A wire whisk worked perfectly for mixing.
Step 2. Mix the wet ingredients together. I tried using a spoon but the oil and water didn’t mix very well, so I found that putting the mixture in a small plastic container with a lid and shaking vigorously mixed it all much better.
* For my first batch, I used coconut oil and about 25 drops of a soap fragrance oil that I bought a couple of years ago to make soap. The bath bomb was really fragrant and smelled great.
* For my second batch, I used coconut oil and some about 10 drops of citrus doTerra essential oil. These bath bombs were really fragrant and smelled great too. If you use essential oils from the health food store that aren’t quite as strong as doTerra or Young Living oils, then you’ll need to use about 25-30 drops of fragrance.
* Making bath bombs that have lots of color look really great in bath bomb form, but can leave a ring in your tub if you go too crazy with it. Try and use just a few drops of food coloring to avoid this. Not that I learned this from experience or anything. 😉
Step 3. Slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients a spoonful at a time, thoroughly mixing it in before adding more. If you add too much liquid the mixture starts to react, which you don’t want.
Step 4. Press the mixture down into a mold. You can either use bath bomb molds or clear plastic round ornaments. Both work just fine, it’s just a matter of preference and which size you want your bath bombs to be. I used the clear plastic ornaments.
Press the mixture firmly down, so it’s packed tightly to form the bath bomb. Fill both sides tightly (overfilling slightly), then pressing both sides together. I twisted a tiny bit to make sure both sides were pressed well together, and then very carefully released the top of the mold.
Leave the bottom of the mold on the bath bomb to dry overnight. I placed my bath bombs into measuring cups to keep them nice and steady til morning.
Step 5. When it’s time to release the bath bombs the next day, carefully and very gently lift the mold half off. It may take a little maneuvering, just be careful so it doesn’t break. If you do happen to break one, then you have an excuse to take a nice long hot bath and try these bath bombs for yourself, right?
Now you just need to package these cuties up!
Once you’ve printed the bath bomb tags, cut them out and punch a hole at the top. Place a bath bomb or two in each bag, then tie the tag at the top with some string or twine.
Who wouldn’t love getting one of these cute DIY bath bombs valentines gifts! They’re so colorful and fun, and can be customized with your favorite colors, scents, and in your favorite size.
These DIY bath bombs aren’t just for show either. They work SO well. My kids have been begging me for their baths the last few days because of these bath bombs. They’re the best!
Not only do these DIY bath bombs valentines color your bath water, but they make your skin smell amazing and feel so soft. You really do need to try them for yourself!
Here are a few more of my favorite Valentine’s Day projects…
Valentine’s Day Treat Boxes
Here’s a few more Valentines Day crafts that can be made in 15 minutes or less from some other creative blogger friends…
Valentine Countdown by Ginger Snap Crafts
Valetines Cupid Gift by Busy Mom’s Helper
Wooden Block Heart Stamped Tea Towel by Sparkle
DIY Conversation Heart Bookmark by My Mom Made That
Air Dry Clay Jewelry by Creative Cynchronicity
Mason Jar Vase for Valentine’s Day by The Country Chic Cottage
Valentines Chocolate by 30 Minute Crafts