Monday, May 7, 2012

DIY Fizzie Bath Bombs



I love homemade bath fizzies. There is something magical and captivating about watching it fizz and bubble away down into the bath water. They seem to take on a new life once it hits the water.  They fizz, hiss, and melt, leaving the fantastic smell of essential oils, and at the same time the natural oil leaves your skin smooth, soft and super moisturized. It was a beautiful thing, plus super fun at the same time.




DIY Bath Bomb Recipe
Ingredients:
  • 1 cup Citric Acid
  • 1 cup Baking Soda
  • ½ cup Cornstarch
  • ½ cup of Sweet Almond Oil, Olive Oil, or Sunflower Oil
  • 5 to 8 Drops of Essential Oil (of your choice)
  • Spray Bottle filled with Distilled Water
  • Soy Food Coloring (optional)
Instructions:
  • In a bowl, place citric acid, baking soda, cornstarch and mix, then add the oil.
  • Add your choice of essential oil.
  • Mix well with a fork, then with your hands until a soft dough is formed.
  • If you find that the mixture is too crumbly, spray with tiny bit of water to moisten.
  • Knead into a ball, the consistency should be like soft biscuit dough.
  • Press the soft dough into any molds of your choice.
Tips:
  • You can add colored epson salt, oatmeal, dried herbs or flowers into the bottom of the molds for an extra special touch. Sprinkle in just before pressing the dough into the mold.
  • Silicone baking molds work the best.
  • Customize your scent to take full advantage of aromatherapy benefits. Lavender essential oil will bring calm and comfort. Peppermint essential oil increases energy and clears your mind.





I made one batch of eucalyptus fizzies to keep on hand, which is a great choice during allergy season and if anyone is feeling a bit of congestion. I also created a batch of jasmine fizzies with jasmine petals from our yard. Jasmine essential oil is known to have a uplifting effect on the mind and fights depression anxiety and stress.

If you simply don’t have the time, or don’t wish to make this bath bombs at home. I have handmade bath bombs available for purchase on my website.
Natural Garden Soaps Bath Bombs

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and visiting my blog.
Smiles, Paula

39 comments:

  1. So great! Can't wait to give them a try! Thanks!!!

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  2. Wow. What a great idea and thanks for the recipe. Seems easy.

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  3. Those look gorgeous and I bet they smell amazing too. Thanks for sharing! Vicky from www.messforless.net

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  4. Paula,

    Thanks for sharing this with us. I have a lot of allergies and trouble with scents, so I can customize this to my own needs. It also would make a lovely gift for others. I appreciate you giving us such great info and I look forward to trying this out.

    Have a great day,
    Maureen

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  5. Nice! I love this as a gift idea.

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  6. These are beautiful. I really must try these.

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  7. They look so pretty all packaged up! Great gift idea:) I found you on Tip me Tuesday:)

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  8. looks like a fun thing to try. Thanks for stopping by and sharing this at the Sunday Round up. I can't wait to see what you bring to share next week.
    Rose @ http://www.arosiesweethome.com/

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  9. Hi Paula! Thanks so much for stopping by today! :) Those Jasmine fizzies are super neat! Look forward to checking out your blog now!

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  10. I agree I love bath bombs as well!
    Thanks for linking up to our Sunday Round Up link party. Hope to see you again this weekend :)
    xoxo
    Heather

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  11. Where do you get the essential oils?

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    1. I buy most of my essential oils at our local health food store, called Richard's Whole Foods. You should be able to find essential oils at any health food store, such as Whole Foods Market that specializes in natural and organic items. Thanks for stopping by. ;o) Smiles, Paula

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  12. FABULOUS tutorial. These are beautiful and would be fun to give as gifts, too.
    <3 Christina

    http://igottacreate.blogspot.com
    The Mother Lode themed linky party is open

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  13. That is so creative! I never thought of making those yourself.

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  14. These just look so wonderful! I love bath fizzies & am excited to give this a try. Thank you so much for sharing at Sunday Round Up. I have featured you this week! :) http://www.kaylascreationsblog.com/2012/05/link-party-9.html
    -Kayla :)

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  15. That is awesome and creative! Also looks so pretty in the jars.

    http://fitcraftystylishandhappy.blogspot.com/

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  16. Thanks for the recipe! These will be perfect for summer. Thanks for linking up at Grits & Giggles!

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  17. This is so cool and pretty, too! Thanks for the recipe!

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  18. I have a Sunday Blog Hop going on right now and I would love for you to link up your cute blog. Stop by and join the fun!

    Danielle @ Blissful and Domestic
    http://www.blissfulanddomestic.com/2012/05/sunday-blog-hop-11.html Blissful and Domestic

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  19. I tried making theses yesterday and mine were nothing like yours. I followed the recipe but mine were wet and oily.......any tips or suggestions?

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    1. Heather, The only thing that I can think of is that you may have used to much water, try using less water. I hope that this tip is helpful to you. Smiles, Paula

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  20. Looks fun to make and use--unfortunately I only take showers!
    I am a follower.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  21. I am going to try these today along with your chocolate chip lip balm! I have peppermint e.o. on hand, so will scent them with that! thanks.
    Anna

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  22. Hi! Can you tell me how many fizzies this recipe makes? Thanks!! Christine

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    1. This recipe makes about a dozen bath bombs. Thanks for stopping by. ;o)

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  23. How long do you wait to remove these from the molds?

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    1. I let my bath fizzies dry overnight then remove them from the molds in the morning. Thanks for stopping by. ;o)

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  24. I was also wondering how many bath fizzies this recipe makes...I know it depends on the mold but maybe if you could guestemate? Thanks! can't wait to try it <3

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  25. Paula, just wanted to let you know I made your bath bomb fizzys for my girls and some friends for Christmas, and they were a big hit. They came out so nice. I scented them with Almond Biscotti and ground up dried rose petals for accent. Absolutely beautiful, thanks, I love this recipe!
    Anna

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    1. Anna, thanks for taking the time to post your feedback. ;o)

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  26. Hi! Can you please tell me how many bath bombs you made with this recipe? Thank you!

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    1. This recipe makes approximately a dozen bath bombs. Thanks for stopping by my blog. ;o)

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  27. Hi Paula,
    do you just let them dry (a little) and pop them out of the molds?
    Great idea anyway, thanks :)

    All the best
    Lena

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    1. Let them dry over night, then remove them from the mold. ;o)

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  28. Once the mixture is in the molds how long should it remain until removed?

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    1. I let my bath bombs dry over night in the molds then remove them in the morning.

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  29. can you use fragrance oil instead of eo?

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