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These Blank Canvas Fizzies are PERFECT for so many applications:

  • In a steam bath or as shower drops for congested airways;
  • In the bath for a fun time for kids, or to help them with relaxation or congestion;
  • As toilet-cleaning drops (they work wonders with a light scrub);
  • In a foot spa;

…and the list goes on, and on, and on!!

I do have a little secret to share though, this Blank Canvas Fizzies recipe is exactly the same as my Fizzy Bath Drops.

BUT, this recipe is like a blank canvas.

Store your drops in a container or jar and add your choice of essential oils just prior to use. It’s so versatile and even a makes for a beautiful gift to give, perfectly paired with a bottle of lemon, peppermint or lavender essential oil for someone’s birthday, or maybe with eucalyptus or lemon for an under-the-weather friend. 

I’ve chosen to call this recipe Cleaning Fizzies in my new book, Naturally Inspired, but don’t be confused – it’s all basically the same 😉

BLANK CANVAS FIZZIES

Makes: 460 g | 16.2 oz (approximately 15 small, 5 large) Prep time: < 5 min. (allow 24 hours to set)

Ingredients

300 g | 10.6 oz sodium bicarbonate (bicarb)

130 g | 4.6 oz citric acid

30 g | 1.1 oz carrier oil (fractionated coconut oil and sweet almond oil are popular choices)

2-3 drops of essential oils (per use)

My choice of essential oils…

This varies depending on the intended use. See recipe notes below for ideas.

Extra equipment required…

Silicone moulds

Method

1. Add sodium bicarbonate and citric acid to a bowl and mix until combined.

2. Add carrier oil and mix until combined. Mixture should just hold form when squeezed together. If it isn’t holding together, add an extra teaspoon of carrier oil and mix again.

3. Spoon mixture into moulds and press down firmly until full.

4. Leave to set for 12-24 hours in a cool and dry place. After this time, turn moulds upside down and gently tap the bottom – fizzies should fall out easily.

5. Place on a tray or sheet of baking paper and leave to dry for a further 24 hours before storing in container of choice.

Thermal Appliance Method

1. Add sodium bicarbonate and citric acid to thermal appliance bowl and mix for 5-10 seconds on medium speed. Scrape down sides and repeat if required, until ingredients are combined.

2. Add carrier oil and mix for 5-10 seconds until combined. Mixture should just hold form when squeezed together. If it isn’t holding together, add an extra teaspoon of carrier oil and mix again.

3. Spoon mixture into moulds and press down firmly until full.

4. Leave to set for 12-24 hours in a cool and dry place. After this time, turn moulds upside down and gently tap the bottom – fizzies should fall out easily.

5. Place on a tray or sheet of baking paper and leave to dry for a further 24 hours before storing in container of choice.

To Use

Add essential oils directly to one fizzy (see recipe notes below for ideas for various applications). Drop into water (basin, bath, toilet etc.) and allow to fizz. Store in an airtight container, in a cool, dry place.

Recipe Notes

To colour these fizzies, you can use food colouring (natural is obviously my choice – beetroot powder or spirulina are my go-to’s); powder is the best option if you want to avoid the risk of premature fizzing.

My favourite essential oils in this recipe are as follows:
– congested airways (in the shower, facial steam, bath) – lemon, eucalyptus and tea tree.
– relaxing bath – lavender, frankincense, orange, ylang ylang, vetiver etc.
– toilet cleaner (drop in the toilet) – clove, tea tree and lemon.
Remember: don’t be limited by my suggestions. Use oils that fit your budget, or those that you already have in your collection. Read here for more information.

Did you know that adding one teaspoon of vitamin C powder to bath water while it is filling, helps to neutralise the chlorine present in unfiltered tap water, and I highly recommend getting some. For more info about the effects of chlorine, head over to the Super Soak – Bath Salts recipe.

Krissy Ballinger

Krissy Ballinger

Author, Advocate & Founder

Krissy wants to see a world where people make conscious, educated decisions that honour both humans and habitat. With a background in education and health promotion, she devotes her time to passionately increase awareness on common and avoidable toxins, in everyday items like washing powder and deodorant, and to educate individuals on how they can easily reduce their daily exposure, through simple and realistic do-it-yourself ideas and recipes.

Krissy has sold over 30,000 copies of her natural DIY recipe books, including her latest, award-winning book, Naturally Inspired - Simple DIY Recipes for Body Care and Cleaning, and offers honest and gentle guidance, education and 100+ natural DIY recipes on her website The Inspired Little Pot.

 

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