These hunky Honey Hearts fizz in the tub, filling the water with soothing Oatmeal, Milk, and Honey Powders. They can be scented with our very popular Oatmeal, Milk & Honey Fragrance Oil, or left unscented for an all natural bath bomb. Milk & Honey Hearts make awesome Valentine's Day Gifts, but are also great treats for loved ones all year round. Try the same recipe in another one of our fun shaped Soap Molds to create different kinds of Milk & Honey Bath Bombs.
Milk & Honey Hearts
Makes about 6 large Bath Bombs
1 cup Citric Acid
2 cups Baking Soda
3 tablespoons Honey Powder
3 tablespoons Fine Oatmeal
3 tablespoons Whole Milk Powder
3 tablespoons Ground Calendula Petals or Chamomile Flower Powder
1 - 2 ounces Witch Hazel
1/2 - 1 teaspoon Oatmeal, Milk & Honey Fragrance Oil* (Optional)
In a large mixing bowl, add the Baking Soda and Fragrance Oil. Stir well, making sure to mix the Fragrance Oil into the Baking Soda completely. Next, add the Honey Powder, Fine Oatmeal, Whole Milk Powder, and Calendula Petals, carefully breaking up any clumps. Add the Citric Acid and mix well. Now that the powdered ingredients have been combined, you'll need to wet them using Witch Hazel. Put the Witch Hazel into a sprayer bottle. This will allow you to add a tiny amount of liquid at a time. Spritz the mixture about 10 times, then immediately stir. Repeat this step until the mixture starts to become slightly damp and packable. (Between 10 -15 times) Getting the consistency just right can take some practice. The mixture needs to be wet enough to stick together when it is packed firmly into a mold, but if it is too wet it will begin to fizz prematurely, ruining the bath bombs.
Once the mixture is at the right stage, use your hands to pack it into the Heart Shaped Soap Molds. Pack the mixture as tightly as possible, but leave about 1/4 inch of space in the top of each cavity. If the bomb mixture is too moist it will need this room to expand. Allow the bath bombs to dry and harden for at least 12 hours before removing them from the molds. After they are unmolded, they may need a few more hours to harden completely. Once they have hardened they should be packaged in an airtight bag or plastic wrap.
These massive Bath Bombs can be broken in half or used whole in a warm bath.
* For all natural bath bombs, try adding your favorite Essential Oil instead.