Heart Shaped DIY Bath Confetti With Essential Oils- Easy DIY Valentine

Maura White
by Maura White
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Here is a super easy and fun DIY Valentine's Day gift idea! Today I’m going to show you how to make your own heart shaped DIY Bath Confetti! It uses a really cool paper that dissolves in water. You brush on color, scent and soap to the paper, punch it out when it dries, and you’ve made yourself dissolvable bath confetti! I made mine in heart shapes in honor of Valentine's Day, but you can get paper punches in any shape – so you could make these for any season! See the full tutorial below on how to make yours!

How To Make Heart Shaped DIY Bath Confetti with Essential Oils:

  • Paper Solvy
  • Liquid Castile Soap
  • Essential Oils – I used lavender and rose
  • soap colorants
  • heart shaped paper punch - 1 inch
  • 2 bowls
  • sponge paint brush
  • storage jar (old baby food jar) with decorative washi tape (optional)
It's really easy on how to make bath confetti! For this you will need 2 small bowls to mix your liquid soap, colorant, and essential oils in. I used one for the lavender scented liquid purple dyed soap and the other for the rose scented pink dyed liquid soap. Start by adding 2-3 tablespoons of castile soap to your bowls.
Then add about 20 drops of rose essential oil to one bowl and lavender to the other. I want my hearts to be two different colors – but you could just make one color heart and blend the essential oil scents in one bowl if you prefer.Then it is time to add some color to your scented liquid soap. I added 2 drops of red soap color to the rose scented soap and two drops of red and two drops of blue to the lavender scented soap.  Stir them together until well blended.
Now it’s time to get your paper solvy dissolvable paper and paint it with your colored and scented liquid soap. I painted the front and back of two sheets of paper – one for pink rose and the other the purple lavender. Be sure the paper gets fully saturated with the liquid soap mixture.Grab a drying rack or cookie sheet and leave these out to dry for a few hours.
When each sheet of paper is fully dry, you can get your paper punch and start creating your dissovable heart bath confetti! Make as many punches as you can out of each sheet of paper.I think these are so cute and will be so much fun for a Valentine's Day bath! Mom's - don't feel bad if you make these just for yourself and enjoy a quiet bath filled with peace and nice smelling warm water!
I put DIY Bath Confetti with Essential Oils in an old baby food jar. You can store in any jar though, as long as its air tight. Any humidity will make the papers stick together and ruin the shapes. If giving as a gift, you could spray paint the baby food jar top (I did gold) and wrap it in some irridescent celophane gift wrap sheets.
A few of you have asked what the paper is like when it dissolves. I took a quick picture of a few of the left over strips of paper with the hearts punched out of them. Once it gets wet, it quickly turns into a pulp that the more wet it gets, it just dissolves completely and washed down the drain. It's actually pretty cool stuff - and I'm sure your kids will love to play with it during bath time!
When you are ready to use them, sprinkle a handful or two into the bath and you’ll see how quickly it dissolves! It will add a touch of castile soap and essential oils to your bath that will make it more relaxing and fun! You’ll get some extra bubbles and essential oil aromas in your bath. These are easy and fun to make and are an easy bath confetti gift idea!Looking for more DIY gift ideas? Check these out (combine a few of these for a wonderful gift basket - especially as a DIY Valentine's Day gift idea!): DIY Snowflake Bath Confetti – Easy DIY Gift Idea!

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  • Kelly Kelly on Jan 13, 2019

    Where do you buy essential oils & do they have any men scents ?

  • Kelly Kelly on Jan 13, 2019

    I think I'll try this for my fiancé for V-day ! Are there any men scents?

    thanks! Kelly

  • Kate Kate on Jan 13, 2019

    I tried making these, but they get stuck in the paper cutter and by the time I peel them out, they’re a mess. Plus, the punch doesn’t work that great. What am I missing?

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  • DiannaLynne DiannaLynne on Jan 13, 2019

    These are adorable, but as somebody who does free-standing machine embroidered lace using Solvy, I feel the need to say don't get too carried away using these in the bath.

    The instructions tell you not to discard the water used to dissolve it from embroidery by pouring it down the drain because it can cause plumbing issues.

    A few sprinkled in an occasional bath might not add up, but not a couple of handfuls. Not recommended.

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    • These little hearts are dissolvable so there isn't a problem with your tub draining. The flushable wipes are not.

  • Marci Robertson Marci Robertson on Feb 10, 2019

    I painted the soap on both sides as per the directions, but it stuck to the cookie sheet I used to lay it on and when I picked it up to put it on the rack it started coming apart..tried it again going very quickly, thinking that if I worked faster it wouldn’t have time to fall apart, but same results...I used all of the exact materials you listed...what is the trick?

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    • Marci Robertson Marci Robertson on Feb 11, 2019

      Nothing is said about what to lay the paper on when painting it, although it looks to be on a plastic cutting board in the picture shown. Should I have assumed I should leave it on the board and then put on a drying rack? Why would you need a drying rack then ? I just assumed when it said grab a drying rack that it meant transfer to that rack, but that’s when the tearing happened. I’ll try it again and just leave it on the cookie sheet or cutting board to dry and see if that works. Thanks for trying to help:)