Conversation Hearts Valentine’s Day Bath Salts Recipe

February 3, 2019 separator DIY Bath & Body

This conversation hearts Valentine’s Day bath salts are extra cute in mini takeout containers and are a perfect party favor. Read on for an instructional video and printable instructions!

YAY written in gold balloon text figurine on top of three takeout containers with conversation hearts stickers on the front

Have you ever made DIY bath salts?

If you haven’t yet, just wait till you see how easy it is!

This conversation heart Valentine’s Day bath salts recipe uses sprinkles for candy color. The sprinkles will eventually dissolve in the bath water, so they’re the perfect way to add some fun. 

Oh, and did I mention they’re fizzy, too!? When you drop them in the water, they foam up and bubble!

I used sprinkles, clear mini takeout containers, and conversation hearts stickers from Michaels to create adorable Valentine’s Day party favors or Valentine’s Day gifts. These would be perfect for kids or adults alike!

This project was created in partnership with Michaels as part of Michaels Makers.  

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Instructional Video

Valentine’s Day Bath Salts Recipe Ingredients and Supplies

Colorful sprinkles, conversation hearts stickers, measuring cups full of white powder ingredients, and glue on a pink background

  • 1 cup Epsom salt
  • ½ cup baking soda
  • ⅓ cup sea salt or kosher salt
  • ¼ cup citric acid
  • Fragrance oil or essential oil
  • Pink, orange, yellow, and green dot sprinkles
  • Conversation hearts stickers
  • Gem-Tac glue
  • Mini clear takeout containers

How to Make This Conversation Hearts Valentine’s Day Bath Salts Recipe Caucasian hand adding a grey measuring cup of salt to a metal mixing bowl on a pink background

1. Mix together table salt, kosher salt, Epsom salt, and citric acid in a mixing bowl. 

You can use kosher salt, rock salt, or sea salt interchangeably here. You just want something with a large grain to add texture and dissolve more slowly than regular table salt.

The citric acid and baking soda are what cause the mixture to fizz up when it hits the water. If you don’t want fizzy bath salts, just skip the citric acid.

Caucasian hand pouring a spoonful of yellow sprinkles into a metal mixing bowl on a pink background

2.  Add 1½ tablespoons of each color of sprinkles. You can use more or less sprinkles depending on how much color you want to add to your bath salts recipe. You don’t need any food coloring since the sprinkles are so bright!

Hand adding a drop of cotton candy scented oil to Valentines Day bath salts recipe mixture in a metal bowl on a pink background

3. Add 10-15 drops of fragrance oil. I used a cotton candy scent to go with the conversation hearts theme. This makes it a super fun bath salts recipe for kids, but if you’re making it for adults, you could use a more grown up fragrance.

Caucasian hand mixing Valentine's Day bath salts recipe in a metal bowl with a white spoon over a pink surface

4. Mix all your ingredients together really thoroughly. Pay special attention to the colors to make sure the sprinkles are evenly distributed so that each “serving” of the bath salts has plenty of color.

Caucasian hand applying conversation hearts stickers to a clear takeout box

5. Add conversation hearts stickers to the front of each of your clear takeout containers. The stickers I used aren’t sticky at all. They kept falling off the sticker sheet and wouldn’t stick to the takeout container at all, so I glued them on with a tiny dot of Gem-Tac. 

Caucasian hand pouring Valentine's Day bath salts recipe mixture from a grey measuring cup into a clear takeout box over a pink background
 6. Scoop the bath salts into each takeout container, and seal the lids. Since the baking soda is such a fine powder, some of it may sprinkle out from the corners of the containers, so don’t put these on a surface that can’t get dusty.

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Printable Recipe and Instructions

Yield: 2 cups

Conversation Hearts Valentine's Day Bath Salts Recipe

Conversation Hearts Valentine's Day Bath Salts Recipe

This Valentine's Day bath salts recipe smells like candy has little pops of color just like classic conversation hearts candies! It's perfect for children or adults and would make great kids' DIY Valentine's Day party favors or Valentine's Day gifts.

Materials

  • 1 cup Epsom salt
  • ½ cup baking soda
  • ⅓ cup sea salt or kosher salt
  • ¼ cup citric acid
  • Fragrance oil or essential oil
  • Pink, orange, yellow, and green dot sprinkles
  • Conversation hearts stickers
  • Gem-Tac glue
  • Mini clear takeout containers

Tools

  • Mixing bowl
  • Mixing spoon
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons

Instructions

  1. Mix together Epsom salt, baking soda, kosher salt, and citric acid in a mixing bowl. 
  2. Add 1½ tablespoons of each color of sprinkles.
  3. Add 10-15 drops of fragrance oil.
  4. Mix all your ingredients together really thoroughly.
  5. Add conversation hearts stickers to the front of each of your clear takeout containers.
  6. Scoop the bath salts into each takeout container, and seal the lids.

Notes

The sprinkles will eventually dissolve in the bath water, so don't worry about them sticking in the tub.

Three clear takeout containers with conversation hearts stickers on a pink scalloped tray on a grey background

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