DIY Bath Fizzies

DIY Bath Fizzies

Bath fizzies (also known as bath bombs) are fun to use. My children especially enjoy seeing them fizz and dissolve in the water.

This recipe is very simple and a little different to traditional bath bombs (traditional ones use less oil).

The amount of oil in this recipe for bath fizzies gives them a moisturizing quality. It also means they take a little extra time to dry out enough to remove from the mold.

DIY Lavender Bath Fizzies

This recipe is adapted form one found in Eco Beauty.

You will need:

1 cup Baking Soda
1 cup Citric Acid
1/2 cup Cornstarch or arrowroot powder
1/2 cup Sweet almond, grapeseed, or sunflower oil (buy oils on Mountain Rose Herbs or Amazon)
1/4 tsp. lavender powder (optional)
12 drops lavender essential oil
1 tsp. vitamin E oil

Large bowl to mix in
Silicone mold or ice cube tray (the silicone tray works much better than the ice cube tray because it is shallow and the bottom is flexible, so the bath fizzies can be pushed out once dry) – this is the silicone tray I used.

Method:

Add dry ingredients to a large mixing bowl and mix well.

mixing bath fizzies

Add the oil and essential oils and stir to combine.

This will form a crumbly type of dough.

diy bath fizzies mixture

Put the mixture into the silicone mold and pack down. If using an ice cube tray, only fill about half way up (or it will take forever to dry out).

bath fizzies drying out

Leave to dry out for 48 hours.

After 48 hours, remove one bath fizzy to check if it is dry all the ay through. If it is still damp, it may fall apart. If the bath fizzy is sufficiently dry, remove the rest from the mold.

Store in an airtight container.

diy bath fizzies lavender

To Use:
Drop one or two bath fizzies into the bath. Soak and enjoy!

Store bath fizzies in an air tight container.

Will store for up to six months.

shg 5This is Day 27 in the 31 Days of Simple, Homemade Gifts Series. 

Soothing Lavender-Chamomile Bath Salt

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This lavender-chamomile bath salt is intended for soothing tired muscles. It’s perfect to use after a long day of work.

Be sure to soak for at least 15-20 minutes to get the full benefit.

This makes a large amount of bath salt, but since it is intended for achey, fatigued bodies, the entire amount should be used.

Soothing Lavender-Chamomile Bath Salt

Makes enough for one treatment

Ingredients

11 ounces Epsom salts (1 1/3 cup)

4 ounces Sea Salt

1 tablespoon coconut oil

10 drops lavender essential oil

3 drops chamomile essential oil

lavender bath soak

Method

In a large bowl mix the Epsom salts and sea salt. Stir to combine.

In a small bowl mix 1 tablespoon coconut oil, 10 drops lavender essential oil, and 3 drops chamomile essential oil.

Add coconut oil/essential oil blend to the salts and stir to combine.

Store in a large plastic jar or cloth sack.

I prefer to use glass BUT in this circumstance I don’t because glass and bath salt don’t always go well together; here have been reports of jars exploding!

To use

Pour entire contents into a warm bath as it fills. Soak for 15-20 minutes.

shg 5This is Day 26 in the 31 Days of Simple, Homemade Gifts Series. 

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