DIY // valentine’s day bath bombs

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!

DIY // Valentines Bath Bombs //



DIY // Valentines Bath Bombs //

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.

DIY // Valentines Bath Bombs //

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.

DIY // Valentines Bath Bombs //

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.

DIY // Valentines Bath Bombs //

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.

DIY // Valentines Bath Bombs //

Enjoy the sweet fizz of success and don’t forget to save one for yourself!

Project and styling by Gwen McKenzie for Jojotastic. Photography by Meghan Klein

pssst… more DIY projects right this way!

Leave a comment and let us know what you think of this Valentine’s Bath Bomb tutorial! And if you make a batch, be sure to post a photo and tag @jojotastic on Instagram so we can see.

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Joanna Hawley-McBride is a Pacific Northwest-based social media strategist, content creator, and former textile designer. Joanna is the founder and editor-in-chief of Jojotastic, a lifestyle blog focused on Joanna’s work-in-progress cabin, finding the best pair of underwear through #UnderwearThesis, and empowering women to explore nature — all in her signature unfiltered style. Her work has been featured in Domino, CNBC, and Eating Well.

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  1. 2.3.17

    This is a great gift idea; definitely one I’d love to receive! I have it featured on Valentine’s Day roundup post on my blog :)

    • 2.3.17
      joanna said:

      Glad you like it :) Thanks for the heads up!

  2. 2.5.16
    Cheyanne said:

    I absolutely love this! What a great thing to have by the tub, it would add such a festive pop to any bathroom, or you could even give them to friends for valentines day!

    • 2.5.16
      joanna said:

      you’re totally right! glad you enjoy the DIY :)