Bath Bombs. Bath Fizz. Bath Balls. Whatever you want to call them. Just so I don't upset anyone, I have decided to name mine sometbing crazy and illogical. Fizzier.
Who doesn't love a fun bath addition? Depending on how big your tub is and how long your showers are, bathing could save water and thus, be less wasteful. Baths are so relaxing and perfect time to get all that added pampering in!
Paying $5 or more for one though? Nah... not for this Smart Girl. I'll be adding new bathbomb recipes as often as I make a new batch, so stay on the look out. I'll try to remember to link the base back to this blog.
The basic recipe;
-1 cup of baking soda/bicarbonate soda (buy aluminum free if possible)
-1 cup of citric acid powder (found online in bulk)
-1 cup of medium sized salt crystals
- 1/2cup of arrow root powder (really helps your bath fizzier stay together and combine everything very smoothly!)
-1 cup of oil (I always use infused oils for added benefits, either avocado or grape seed oil)
-A few drops of scent of choice. I use essential oils and my base oil is high in vitamin E)
-Sprayer of plain rubbing alcohol (explained later)
Optional: Pigments. Liquid is fine but limit the use of water based pigments. Add very little and test to be sure it doesn't stain. Oxide powder pigments are fantastic!
Mix the dry ingredients and wet separately then mix together.
As half of your mold is filled, compact down as much as possible. This will form a nice, dense fizzier. Once you fill both sides, add a bit extra and spray the inside of both sides with alcohol. Press both sides together and keep pressure on both sides until the next day. Thump one side (the opposite side you plan to remove first) to loosen it up. Remove the NON-thumped side. If it comes apart, respray and reset. Allowing it to dry all over again.
Why rubbing alcohol? Cant we use something more natural?
Sure ya can! BUT. Prepare for the bath fizzier to seperate more and take longer to dry.
You will also want to use a water based, PH neutral liquid such as a TINY bit of water or saline. Too much and BOOM! Your fizzier just went to town.
Another tip? Try to make this when it's NOT humid... sadly here it's always humid in the Spring/Summer so I'm out of luck that I really wanted to make these now. I often let them dry out in the refrigerator!
And there you have it! Stay tuned for more recipes!
Feel free to comment any ideas you like! If I feature it in my blog, your Instagram page will get a shout from mine out AND you will get a FREE bath fizzier out of the deal!
Stay fizzier, friends!
The Smart Girl in Pants
Rules for the fizzier win:
1) To enter, comment on THIS blog post. Not Instagram or another post.
2) Anyone who comments and tags you, gets you BOTH double chances to win.
3) Free Shipping within the USA. If shipping outside the USA, I will free ship BUT any fees after that are not my responsibility.
4) You are expected to allergy test and use caution yourself. Do not eat, get into eyes or do anything else against the use of what this is intended for. Not for children or pets. I am not responsible in any way for the use of this gift.
5) Damages during shipping and lost packages are a bummer but I will not be able to resend, as this is a gift.
6) If multiple people comment the exact same thing, it will be a random pick on which one gets it. Be specific and I will accommodate the one I have the materials for.
7) If I take a while to make it, I apologize. I am just a Smart Girl and sometimes life gets in the way.
8) I will pick winners as I make them. One may be tomorrow or weeks. Please leave your email address in the comment or email me.
9) I may not have the EXACT thing to make your bath fizzier. I will use what I deem suitable.
The Smart Girl in Pants