These fizzy tub treats make fabulous gifts and they are great fun to make. There are only a few ingredients necessary and once you have those, you will be well on your way to soothing baths for you, your family, your friends, house guests, teachers, the mailman….you get the idea!
What I like most about making bath fizzies is saving all that money. The same type of bath bomb in shops can cost around $5-$6 each. Why not make your own? You will never have another flat bath again!
Homemade Bath Fizzies
The first thing to hunt down is the ingredients. Try specialty or whole foods stores to find most of what is listed here. To make the two different scents shown here you will need:
• 4 cups baking soda
• 2 cups citric acid
• 100% pure witch hazel
• Spray bottle
• 20-40 drops of 100% pure essential oils (citrus and lavender)
• 1 tsp turmeric for color
• 1 tbsp dried lavender flowers
• Hard plastic moulds*
*Any hard plastic shape can be used as a mould for the fizzies. If you can find some soap or bath bomb moulds they work the best. You could also use interesting shaped ice cube trays as long as they are hard plastic not silicone. Chocolate moulds will also work, provided they are large enough.
To make citrus scented bath fizzes:
Start by measuring out half of the baking soda and citric acid and turmeric into a large bowl. Mix well with your hands and add 10-20 drops of citrus essential oils (sweet orange, mandarin, etc).
Pour witch hazel into the spray bottle and start spritzing the top of the powder lightly and quickly mix with your hands. Keep spritzing and mixing until the powder begins to hold together like wet snow. Work quickly in this stage and be careful not to over saturate the powder. If you add too much witch hazel you will see the mixture starting to fizz.
Pack the mixture into a mould by filling it quickly and really pressing down to ensure it is packed tightly. Only fill one mould at a time. Flip the mould over onto a cutting board or hard surface and tap to remove the bath fizzy. If it breaks apart you will need to check your mixture, it may need to be wetter or you may have bent the mould to get the fizzy out. Practice a few times – you will get it!
To make lavender flower scented bath fizzies:
Follow the instructions for the citrus fizzies but replace the turmeric with lavender flowers and add lavender essential oil instead of citrus.
Once you have finished packing and removing all of your fizzies, leave them to set for 12 hours. Once they are dry and hard, you can package them in organza bags and add a pretty gift tag. Wouldn’t these make a great shower gift?
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