I absolutely love soaking in a hot bubble bath after a long day, and my favorite part is tossing in a bath fizzy, (also known as bath bombs), to make bath time fun and relaxing. Bath fizzies are a great way to add a touch of soothing fragrance to your bath, while helping to clean and soften skin.
Luckily, they’re super easy to make at home, and if you’re already making your own all natural deodorant, or natural lip balm, you’ll probably have the majority of the ingredients on hand, but you’ll need just a few more. This is one of my absolute favorite bath fizzy recipes, and it’s so easy to make, you’ll wonder why you ever bought them at the store!
Bath Fizzies Ingredients
- 1 cup Baking Soda
- 1/2 cup Citric Acid – (this is what makes them fizzy)
- 1/2 cup Sea Salt or Epsom Salt
- 1-2 tablespoons of melted Cocoa Butter or Shea Butter
- 2-3 teaspoons of Witch Hazel or Water – (witch hazel seems to bind better, but water works too)
- 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract (or water if going fragrance free)
- 15-25 drops of Essential Oils of choice – (these are optional, but I find Ylang Ylang combines wonderfully with the Vanilla)
- Silicone molds or bath fizzy plastic molds – (fillable plastic ornaments can also work as molds, but they be quite big)
- Combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl and mix well. (baking soda, citric acid, and salt)
- In a separate bowl, mix all the wet ingredients together. (melted cocoa/shea butter, witch hazel, vanilla, essential oils)
- Add the liquid ingredients into the dry and quickly mix them together with your hands (gloves are useful for sensitive skin).
- The mixture should hold together when pressed together without crumbling. You may need to add a few more drops of witch hazel to get the right consistency.
- Work quickly and pack your silicone molds, or bath fizzy molds with the mixture and press them in firmly.
- Let the mixture sit for 24-48 hours, (the longer the better), until they harden. If using a silicone mold, you may need to press them back down occasional as they will expand a bit as they dry.
- Once dry, remove them from the molds and store in an airtight container, or give away as gifts!
Additional Tips: To make more decorative fizzies, you can add dried herbs into the mixture before you add the wet ingredients. I find dried lavender looks beautiful for gifts. You can also add natural beet root powder for a bit of color to your fizzies, if you choose.
Do you uses bath fizzies at home? Have you ever made your own at home? Share below!