I couldn’t tell you how many variations of this recipe I have tried.

Turns out bath bombs are temperamental and delicate little buggers and explode without warning, quite easily… Grrr!!

Well, this final product is dead easy to make and will hopefully get you excited about the prospect of giving others a cute little hamper for Christmas/birthdays/party favours, with these beauties inside 🙂

Now, I know you’re probably wondering why there is a video for Cleaning Fizzies here… It’s because the recipes are exactly the same (excpet you can add your essential oils to the mixture if you like). No point creating extra work for myself, now is there? 😉

 

Makes: 460 g | 16.2 oz (approx. 15 small or 5 large) Prep time: < 5 min. (plus setting time)

 

INGREDIENTS 

300 g | 10.6 oz sodium bicarbonate (bicarb)

130 g | 4.6 oz citric acid

½ tsp colourant – optional (see recipe notes)

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

30 drops of essential oils

 

My choice of essential oils…

My favourite essential oils in this recipe are lavender and ylang ylang, but 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.

 

Extra equipment required…

Silicone moulds

 

METHOD
  1. Add sodium bicarbonate, citric acid and colourant (if using) to a bowl and mix until combined.
  2. Add carrier oil and essential oils, 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 – bath drops 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, citric acid and colourant (if using) 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 essential oils, 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 – bath drops 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 3-4 drops, or 1 large drop to a warm bath.

 

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.
  • 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.
  • I strongly suggest you check out the blog posts under “Recommended Reading“.

 

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