Heart Shaped Bath Bombs

Bath Bomb Recipe & How To

Written by
Cindy Novack
Published on
February 8, 2022 at 12:16:19 PM PST February 8, 2022 at 12:16:19 PM PSTth, February 8, 2022 at 12:16:19 PM PST

A relaxing, at-home spa experience is what people really want for Valentine's Day! Bath bombs are great any time of the year but they are especially great during the cold winter months! These fun heart-shaped bath bombs are perfect for the upcoming holiday and the same recipe can be used to make other bath bombs too!

Skill Level: Medium

Duration: 1 Hour

Makes: 11 Heart Bath Bombs


Dry Ingredients:

- 2 cups Baking Soda

- 1 cup Arrowroot Powder

- 1 TBSP Cream of Tartar

- 1 TBSP Kaolin clay

Wet Ingredients

- 0.6 oz. Cocoa Butter (melted)

- 0.6 oz. Shea Butter (melted)

- 1.2 oz. Apricot Kernel Oil (great for winter skin)

- 0.3 oz. Distilled Water

- 0.3 oz. Rose Bubbly Fragrance Oil 

Final Ingredients:

- 1 cup Citric Acid (blended into powder)

- Dried Rose Petals

- IPA in spray bottle


- Stand Mixer with whisk attachment

- Blender for citric acid

- Heart Shaped Molds

- Scale

- Measuring Cup



1. Measure and melt Shea Butter and Cocoa Butter, add other wet ingredients and set aside.

2. Using the whisk attachment for your stand mixer - Blend dry ingredients on low for 3-5 minutes. Add each ingredient individually and allow them to blend before adding the next item.

3. Slowly incorporate your wet ingredients and mix for an additional 2-3 minutes. Turn off your stand mixer.

4. Your mixture should be damp and packable. Test it by grabbing a handful of the mix and squeeze it together in your palm. Drop the clump back into the bowl at 12" high. If the clump stays together, your mix is ready for molding. If clump falls apart, your mix is too dry - add a bit more water and test again.

5. Grind citric acid in a blender. Add citric acid to the mixture in the stand mixer and turn on low for about 15 seconds or until fully incorporated.

6. Begin to pack your mold immediately. Do not let the mixture sit or it will dry out too much and lose its packability If desired, add some rose petals to the bottom of the mold before adding the mixture or add them during or leave them out completely.


7. To pack your molds - gather a generous amount of mixture press it into the mold and pack tightly. Add more mixture and pack tightly until the mold cavity is full. Let it sit for 5-30 seconds then flip the mold over and release onto wax or parchment paper. Spray LIGHTLY with IPA.

8. Let each bath bomb dry for 24 hours before moving or packaging.