Make your own bath fizzies. It is fun! (affiliate links ahead)
This is the recipe that I use that works great. They dry hard with no cracks. This does require citric acid, which not everyone has on hand. I already did have it on hand when I started making this recipe…my husband had some for his home brew hobby. And we have also used it in our homemade “Starbursts” recipe. So you see, there are multiple uses for citric acid. Who knew? You can get it on Amazon or at home brew shops. You can also get bath bomb molds and shrink wrap on Amazon, but those things are optional. This recipe yields 2 bath bombs that measure about 2.5 inches in diameter.
- ½ cup baking soda
- ¼ cup corn starch
- ¼ cup Epsom salt
- ¼ cup citric acid
- 4 tsp coconut oil (melted)
- 1 tsp water
- 1 tsp essential oil/fragrance oil
- Few drops food coloring (optional)
First combine all the dry ingredients. I should mention that I measure my ingredients using the “scoop and sweep” method. All my ingredients were in very large bags, which allowed me to put my measuring cup right in the bag, scoop up the ingredient, and sweep off the excess.
Once the dry ingredients are blended, gradually add the wet ingredients. You’ll want to add the wet ingredients slowly so that it doesn’t fizz too much in the bowl.
It should be moist enough that it will clump together when you squeeze it. Now you can fill your molds (use cooking spray on the molds first) or you can shape the fizzies in whatever you have available, like ice cube trays, cookie cutters (press the ingredients into the cutter), measuring cups, muffin tins, or just shaped into a ball with your hands.
If you used a mold (of any kind), let it sit in the mold for about 5 minutes, then remove from the mold and let it dry for 24 hours. This recipe has always worked well for me. You can shrink wrap these, or, if you are making a bunch of the same fragrance, store them all in a big glass jar.
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