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Friday, February 13, 2015

DIY Valentine's Day Bath Bombs

Ever since I found out it was possible to make your own bath bombs, I HAD to make my own. It took quite a while to scrounge up all the ingredients needed to create these bath fizzers, but it was way worth it.

In this recipe, you'll see I used cherry juice instead of food coloring. Most food dyes contain animal derived ingredient. Some are even tested on animals. I decided to use the coloring from cherries to avoid the hassle of finding vegan-friendly food coloring at the store.

Now to the DIY!
(this recipe makes about 8)

What You'll Need:
Silicon Heart Shaped Molds
Note: I found the mold used for this at Target
1/2 cup Baking Soda
1/4 cup Citric Acid 
Note: Citric acid is sometimes called sour salt. 
I was able to find it in the baking section of my local health food store.
1/4 cup Corn Starch
1/4 cup Himalayan Pink Bath Salts
1 1/4 tsp Coconut Oil
1 tsp Rose Essential Oil
1/4 tsp Raspberry or Cherry Juice

What You'll Need To Do:
Mix together the dry ingredients (baking soda, citric acid, corn starch, bath salts)
In a separate bowl, mix together the wet ingredients (coconut oil, essential oil, cherry juice)
Note: I used actual cherries to get the juice which is why you'll see chunks of cherry in the mixture. There's also chunks of bath salts. You can grind the salts and avoid the chunks of cherry if you don't want lumps. I like the lumps. 
Slowly pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. 
Note: Depending on the consistency, you may want to add a 1/4 tsp water. In this recipe, the cherry juice replaces the water. The consistency should be dry, but not too dry. It should be able to pack down and hold a mold. If too much liquid is added, the bath bomb will react as if it's being placed in the water. We don't want that to happen. Only add in the extra water if the consistency is off.
Mix the mixture immediately. My mixture had a slight reaction, but I kept mixing and it was fine. 
Press the mixture into the silicon molds.
Let the mixture sit for about 4 hours then you're done!

If you plan on gifting these, I thought putting the bath bombs in a jar with a pun attached was just corny enough to be really cute (I gave mine to my mom)

U R the BOMB!
Happy Valentine's Day!

xo, Sarah Holt

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  1. This is such a cute gift idea! I absolutely love it! Awesome post xx

    Sophie Elizabeth

    1. Thank you! I'm glad you like it!
      xo, Sarah

  2. These are great! Would make a really good gift :)

    Connor - www.beltsandbeats.blogspot.com

  3. These look so cute! I really want to try to make some :)

    Sarah | Sarahanne14

  4. Nice DIY! It's definitely something to try