A few weeks ago, I shared How to Create a Nightly Routine in 4 Easy Steps and you guys had the sweetest response so today I thought I would share how to make your own bath bombs for Valentine’s Day without using citric acid. I know some of you are still working to create both a morning and a nightly routine and I just want to tell you how proud I am of you guys. I know it takes work and dedication to make small changes but the impact after you’re able to establish healthy living routines is going to be so exciting.
Part of my nightly routine is to soak in the tub each night in order to decompress from the day. I’ll sit in the biggest tub in the house listening to a podcast, reading a book or magazine, sitting by candlelight quietly with my thoughts or having a little at home spa sesh with a face and hair mask. Most of the time, I’m able to sneak out around 30 minutes to an hour every night which feels like the biggest blessing.
I know some of you may not be able to carve out an hour every night but I’m hoping that you can (and will) be able to commit to doing something relaxing each night that’s just for you. Sure you may have to wait until the kids are sleeping or have your spouse help you hang a sign on the bathroom door that says, “Momma’s in the Board Room – Do Not Disturb,” while watching the kids but taking care of yourself is always worth the effort. If you enjoy a good tub soak or know someone that does these DIY Bath Bombs are easy to make and can be given as a gift for any occasion. Here’s a peek at how you can make DIY Bath Bombs for Valentine’s or Galentine’s Day too…
1 Cup Baking Soda
½ Cup Cream of Tarter
½ Corn Starch
2 ½ Tablespoons Epsom Salts
2 ½ Tablespoons Coconut Oil
¼- ½ Teaspoon Essential Oils of Your Choice (we used lavender and eucalyptus)
3-5 Tablespoons of Water
Food Coloring or Color Pigments (if desired)
In a large bowl, mix together dry ingredients (baking soda,
cream of tarter,
corn starch and
with a whisk.
Slowly add the coconut oil,
and the essential oils mixing together with the whisk.
Next, slowly add one tablespoon of water (this will cause a bit of fizzing) stirring after each tablespoon until the bath bomb mixture is like wet sand.
If you’re mixture is too wet, add a few more dry ingredients until you have the correct consistency.
Scoop mixture into a clean and completely dry small cake, muffin or candy mold
Or you may want to consider making a bath bomb ball and placing it in the mold
And gently press bath bomb mixture into the mold until the mold has been filled to the desired amount.
The mixture will rise so it’s best to not overfill.
I completely understand that using food coloring or food coloring pigments can be a little controversial so I’m going to let you guys decide if you want to use any additional coloring or not. I wanted to see how they would turn out so I used a little bit of purple and a little bit of pink since these DIY Bath Bombs are Valentine’s and Galentine’s Day inspired. Keep in mind, the more food coloring you use the more coloring that will show up in your bathtub and you don’t want to stain your tub!
Allow to sit for approximately 24 hours
before taking bath bombs out of the molds.
Be very careful when you’re taking them out of the molds, as they may be delicate.
The hearts are definitely my favorite.
The colored ones look a bit like Mentos ha ha. Did you guys ever eat that candy when you were little?
Make a few of these for yourself, your family, friends or all your best girlfriends and let them know how much you appreciate their love this Valentine season.
The “fizz” probably won’t win you any ribbons at the science fair but the sentiment is definitely blue ribbon worthy. I made the little envelope from parchment paper so make the bath bombs easier to transport and giveaway.
Here are a few printable gift tags for your DIY Bath Bombs for Valentine’s Day…