DIY Surprise Bath Bombs

Valentine’s Day is vastly approaching. Whether you’re celebrating your longtime marriage, puppy love romance or just that you love you, the act of gift giving is a crucial part of the day. Of course I’m celebrating my Valentine’s Day with … bath bombs!

I had this idea for bath fizzies with a hidden surprise. I wanted to make the bath experience even better. So when you drop one of these in your bath water it starts to re-enact the love scene from Lion King and sings “Caaan you feeel the love tooonight”.

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Just kidding. The hidden surprise is bath confetti.

And I think this recipe is a DIY success!

What I used:

  • 1/2 cup of baking soda
  • 1/4 cup of cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup of citric acid
  • 1 tbsp. of oil – I used rose hip seed oil
  • Few drops of essential oil – I used ylang ylang and rose geranium
  • 1 tbsp. of water or witch hazel in a spraying bottle
  • A box of bath confetti
  • Some dried rose petals (optional)



1. Mix dry ingredients

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I put all of my dry ingredients together in a bowl, that is the baking soda, cornstarch and citric acid. Then I gave it a quick whisk with a spoon.


2. Add oils

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I added 3 teaspoons of rose hip seed oil in total. I let the oil drip onto the mixture and stirred with a spoon in between each drop.

I also added a few drops of essential oil for a nice scent. I used ylang ylang and rose geranium essential oil. Between each drop I stirred the mixture once more.


3. Confetti time!

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I divided the mixture into two batches. I left one as is and added a few tablespoons of heart-shaped bath confetti to the other one.


4. Spray with water

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Usually I skip this step because I often use water based food coloring and it pretty much does the same thing.

Most recipes use water or witch hazel but I used cornflower blossom water because it’s my favorite toner these days and it’s what I had on hand.

I sprayed both mixtures a few times and kept stirring well in between each spritz to prevent it from fizzing. Every now and then I checked to see if the mixture started to clump together.


5. Fill mold

First, I put three dried rose buds on the bottom. Then I started to fill my mold with the regular mixture. I made sure to press it down firmly and to take it up onto the sides.

In the middle I added the mixture with the bath confetti. I pressed this down firmly too. To top it off I added another layer of the white batch.


6. Feel the love

gif lion king there's magic everywhere

I could make 4 of these hearts in total with my batch. Plenty to share Γ‘nd keep for myself!

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1 Comment

  1. Emily 23 June 2016 at 23:27

    Where did you buy the bath confetti?

    Btw very pretty, I’m going to try this myself πŸ™‚

    Thank you πŸ™‚ much appreciated

    Reply

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