Conversation Heart Bath Bombs

What you’ll need:

  • 1/2 cup Citric acid (available at most health food stores)
  • 1 cup Baking soda
  • 1/2 cup Epsom salts
  • 2 teaspoons Essential oils
  • 3 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • Food dye (optional)

Step one: Whisk dry ingredients together in a large glass bowl .

Step two: In a small bowl, whisk together wet ingredients. 

Step three: Slowly whisk the wet mixture into the dry. It’s super important to work quickly and not let the wet ingredients sit on top of the dry for too long. If you don’t work quickly, the wet ingredients with react with the citric acid. Many bath bomb pros recommend mixing the ingredients one spoonful at a time.

Step four: Once all your ingredients are well-mixed, grab your heart mold and start spooning he mixture into the molds. You want to make sure to really press the mixture firmly in, so that it gets compacted. 

Step five: Let the bath bombs set in the mold for about half an hour at the least. I would recommend letting them set overnight, then removing them from the mold and letting them dry further (a few hours) before moving on to decoration.

Step six: Using an ultra-fine tipped paintbrush and some red food dye, add some phrases to your hearts. Be careful that you don’t use too much dye; just like in step two, the wet dye can react with the citric acid if we use too much liquid. 

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