Valentine’s Day is always a big bag of mixed emotions for me. I’m against the commercial lovey-dovey takeover that’s everywhere time of year, and yet… hearts, flowers, presents, it’s basically everything I’m about! So this year, instead of the torture of some impossible romantic date, I’ll be helping Saint Valentine pamper all my girlfriends with these homemade sweet smelling bath bombs!
- 8 oz. baking soda
- 4 oz. citric acid
- 4 oz. corn starch
- 4 oz. epsom salt
- 2 tsp. coconut oil
- 2 tsp. essential oils (I used eucalyptus, but any essential oil will work)
- 3 drops food coloring
- 3/4 tsp. water
- dried rose petals
Start by combining the baking soda, citric acid, corn starch, and epsom salt, stirring until evenly combined. If you have any large clumps, strain through a sifter or break them up with a fork.
Next, in a separate container, warm up your coconut oil until it’s slightly liquid and add in a few drops of the essential oil, food coloring, and water. Give this mixture a good stir.
Now for the fun part, slowly add the coconut oil mixtures to your dry ingredient a little at a time. If it starts fizzing, just mix a little faster. You should end up with something the consistency of sand that stays together if you pinch it. If your mixture needs more moisture, add in water a drop of a time — it doesn’t take much.
Fill your bath bomb mold and press firmly, packing in as much as you possibly can. Sprinkle a few dried rose petals in the center and continue to fill. Snap the two halves together and allow to dry at least 24 hours. If you have extra, try filling a silicone ice tray for fun cube shapes to mix in with your hearts.
Enjoy the sweet fizz of success and don’t forget to save one for yourself!
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