Sunday, February 9, 2020

Candy Hearts Bath Bomb Recipe

How to make bath bombs with sprinkles for valentine's day

Bath bombs make a perfect gift any time of year but especially at Valentine's Day.

Valentine's Day bath bombs are perfect because it's one of the holidays where we often buy or make small gifts for our friends.

Skip the conversation hearts this year and make your own candy heart inspired bath bombs that smell sweet but are great for your skin.

The combination of Epsom salt and essential oils will help you unwind and relax at the end of a long day as you soak in the tub.

The oil in the bath bombs will nourish your skin and help bring some much-needed moisture after enduring through a dry winter.

Make these to give away with valentines for your kids' classmates, give them to your girlfriends or just enjoy them yourself at home.

Ready to learn how to make bath bombs? Let's do this!



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Candy Heart Valentine's Day Bath Bombs Recipe
Easy Bath Bombs You Can Make at Home for Gifts

Learn how to make easy DIY bath bombs with essentials oils that smell like candy hearts! These step by step instructions and video makes it simple for beginners to learn how to make bath bombs to give as gifts, keep or to sell. You'll love using natural ingredients like epsom salt to get a Lush quality bath bomb for a lot less money. #creativegreenliving #bathbomb #howtomakebathbombs

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A note about essential oils for bath bombs:

Just like store-bought products, it's possible to be allergic to bath products you make at home with essential oils. If you have a known allergy or sensitivity to any of these essential oils or other bath bomb ingredients, don't use them!

There are lots of high quality but expensive essential oils on the market. (ahem, MLMs, I'm looking at you)

I personally purchase most of my essential oils from either Rocky Mountain Oils or Plant Therapy.

Both of these companies do GCMS testing (a type of chemical purity testing) on every batch of oil and freely share that information with consumers. (Neither DoTerra nor Young Living do that!).

Shipping from Rocky Mountain Oils is always free for orders over $25 and they have a great selection of organic essential oils so they are usually my go-to. If RMO doesn't have what I'm looking for, I'll take a look at Plant Therapy - they have some great blends, especially around the holidays.


BATH BOMB DIRECTIONS

How to make bath bombs step 1: 

Add epsom salt, baking soda, cornstarch and citric acid into a large bowl.

Mix well with a whisk, making sure to remove any clumps.

How to make bath bombs with epsom salt, baking soda and citric acid

mix together the dry ingredients to make bath bombs

How to make bath bombs step 2: 

Add 2 Tablespoons of sprinkles and give a quick stir.

Mix heart sprinkles into the bath bomb mixture


How to make bath bombs step 3: 

Mix the oil you chose, essential oils and soap color together in a small jar or bowl.

Add essential oils to bath bomb mix

make bath bombs pink by adding soap coloring

How to make bath bombs step 4: 

Very slowly add the liquid mixture to the dry mixture and whisk

Add just a few drops at a time, while continuously whisking. If you go too fast or are not whisking while pouring, the mixture will start to fizz and you don’t want that to happen.

mix together wet and dry ingredients to make bath bombs

How to make bath bombs step 5:

Once all of the liquid has been poured into the dry mixture, mix very well until the color is consistent.

Squeeze a handful of the mixture to see if it will hold its shape.

If the mixture holds its shape, move on to the next step.

If the mixture is still crumbly, add 1/2 teaspoon of water at a time by sprinkling it over the mix and massaging it in. Do the squeeze test again to see if it will hold its shape.

Continue adding water, massaging and testing (add no more than 2 tsp water total) until the mixture will hold its shape when squeezed in your hand.

How to make bath bombs step 6: 

Put some of the heart sprinkles into one side of each mold.

add heart shaped sprinkles to each half of a bath bomb mold

How to make bath bombs step 7: 

Immediately fill the molds with the mixture, firmly stuffing each side full.

Smash both sides of the mold together and hold firmly for about five seconds.

Carefully remove the bath bombs from the molds and set aside to dry.

add bath bomb mixture to a bath bomb mold

smash two halfs of the bath bombs mold together, press firmly and release

Store finished bath bombs in an airtight container.


Learn how to make easy DIY bath bombs with essentials oils that smell like candy hearts! These step by step instructions and video makes it simple for beginners to learn how to make bath bombs to give as gifts, keep or to sell. You'll love using natural ingredients like epsom salt to get a Lush quality bath bomb for a lot less money.



How to use bath bombs

When you're ready to enjoy your bath bomb, simply add it to warm water in a bath.

Don't worry about the sprinkles. They'll just dissolve.

These DIY bath bombs also make great gifts, stocking stuffers or Easter basket filler - just swap out the sprinkles to be color coordinated to your holiday!

Clear snap-together ornament molds can also be used to shape bath bombs and also make a convenient way to package them and keep them dry until you are ready to use them!

That's it!

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Learn how to make easy DIY bath bombs with essentials oils that smell like candy hearts! These step by step instructions and video makes it simple for beginners to learn how to make bath bombs to give as gifts, keep or to sell. You'll love using natural ingredients like epsom salt to get a Lush quality bath bomb for a lot less money. #creativegreenliving #bathbomb #howtomakebathbombs

Printable Valentine's Day Bath Bomb Recipe with Sprinkles



Valentine's Day Bath Bombs

Yield: 6
Author: Carissa Bonham
Estimated cost: $10
prep time: 8 Mperform time: 10 Mtotal time: 18 M
These easy Valentine's Day bath bombs smell like candy hearts! Give these as galentines day gifts to your girlfriends, pass them out at school or keep them to enjoy at home.

materials:

  • 1/4 cup epsom salt
  • 1/2 cup baking soda
  • 1/4 cup corn starch
  • 1/4 cup citric acid
  • Micro candy hearts sprinkles
  • 1 Tbsp skin-friendly oil like avocado oil, almond oil, jojoba oil or fractionated coconut oil
  • 2 drops lemon essential oil
  • 1 drop vanilla or balsam of peru essential oil
  • 4 drops bergamot essential oil
  • 4 drops lime essential oil
  • Peach Soap coloring
  • 1-2 Tbsp water

tools:

  • Bowl
  • Whisk
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Small bowl
  • Bath bomb molds
  • Drying rack
  • Gloves (optional)

steps:

  1. Add epsom salt, baking soda, cornstarch and citric acid into a large bowl. Mix well with a whisk, making sure to remove any clumps.
  2. Add 2 Tablespoons of sprinkles and give a quick stir.
  3. Mix the oil you chose, essential oils and soap color together in a small jar or bowl.
  4. Very slowly add the liquid mixture to the dry mixture and whisk while adding it. Add just a few drops at a time, while continuously whisking.
  5. Once all of the liquid has been poured into the dry mixture, mix very well until the color is consistent.
  6. Squeeze a handful of the mixture to see if it will hold its shape. If the mixture holds its shape, move on to the next step. If the mixture is still crumbly, add 1/2 teaspoon of water at a time by sprinkling it over the mix and massaging it in. Do the squeeze test again to see if it will hold its shape. Continue adding water, massaging and testing (add no more than 2 tsp water total) until the mixture will hold its shape when squeezed in your hand.
  7. Put some of the heart sprinkles into one side of each mold.
  8. Immediately fill the molds with the mixture, firmly stuffing each side full. Smash both sides of the mold together and hold firmly for about five seconds.
  9. Carefully remove the bath bombs from the molds and set aside to dry.

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Carissa Bonham

About the Author:

Carissa Bonham is a lifelong crafter and mom of two creative boys who are obsessed with bath bombs. 

The owner and lead writer at Creative Green Living, she is an award winning blogger and most recently won the ShiftCon Media "Best Green Lifestyle Blogger" award in 2019.

She is also the author of several books including Beautiful Smoothie Bowls (Skyhorse, 2017), Proven Techniques for Keeping Healthy Chickens (Skyhorse, 2018) and The Little Green Book of Mothers' Wisdom (Skyhorse, 2020).

Her projects have been featured in magazines like Kids Crafts 1-2-3, Capper's Farmer and Urban Farm Magazine. Follow her on PinterestInstagramTwitter or join the Creative Green Living Tribe.
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