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