My kids and I both love baths. They like to play in the tub, I like to soak! We all love bath fizzies though! And these Heart DIY Bath Fizzies make great gifts! All ages love these heart bath fizzies. Kids love the cool effect of the fizz and adults enjoy the spa like feel and the natural, relaxing scent from the essential oils used. What makes this recipe great is that all natural ingredients are used so these natural bath fizzies are beneficial for the skin. It is easy to make bath fizzies and these moisturize and soothe dry skin as well as leave it soft and nourished after you get out of the tub.
All Natural Bath Fizzies Tutorial
You can make bath fizzies in about 10-15 minutes but you should let them dry out overnight before you use them. This recipe makes 5-6 homemade bath fizzies.
Bath Fizzy Ingredients
- Citric Acid
- Baking Soda
- Corn Starch
- Epsom or Himalayan Salt
- Liquid Coconut Oil
- Lavender Essential Oil
If you read this DIY bath fizzies ingredients list, it is all stuff you probably have around the house except for citric acid. If that freaked you and made you wonder, are bath fizzers safe? Yes. Citric acid is all natural and has antioxidant properties. Citric acid is found in juice of citrus and it actually really good for the skin. It is thought to be beneficial for everything from mild acne to lessening wrinkles and dark spots. It is a completely natural ingredient in this bath fizzy recipe. Citric acid can be purchased in a variety of places, including online and in the supplement sections of health and grocery stores.
Baking soda is known for its cleansing properties among other benefits and will help to create the fizz.
Cornstarch is good for soothing skin and it also useful for creating the binding effect that holds the bath fizzy together.
Epsom or Himalayan Salt both have a relaxing, detoxing effect when used in a warm bath. Either way, use a finer grind to help the bath fizzies hold together better.
Coconut oil is a light oil known as a great skin moisturizer among its many benefits.
The essential oil is used to add a lovely scent to the bath. I chose Lavender because it has a relaxing aromatherapy effect. I am a Young Living distributor so if you want to order them though me, you can do so here.
Bath Fizzy Recipe Supplies:
- Heart Shaped Mold
- Measuring Cup
- Measuring Spoons
- Medium Size Mixing Bowl
How To Make Bath Fizzies Instructions:
Grab all of your ingredients and supplies and head to the kitchen counter to make these homemade bath fizzies.
Start with your dry ingredients. In your mixing bowl, add 8 oz (1 cup) of baking soda, 4 oz (1/2 cup) of epsom salt, 4 oz of corn starch and 4 oz of citric acid. Gently whisk those together.
Gather wet ingredients: 2 tsp of lavender essential oil, 3/4 tsp of water and 1 tsp of coconut oil. In a small bowl add wet ingredients and mix well. Or add the wet ingredients to jar, then cover with a lid and shake.
Pour one teaspoon of the wet mixture at a time into your dry mixture, mixing well as you go. Once everything is mixed it should hold together lightly when you squeeze it in your fist. (If it does not, spray it with a bit of water or drizzle a few drops of water, mix well, and try again.)
Pack the slightly sticky mixture into your molds. I grabbed my mold at Michael’s Craft Store. It’s actually a heart muffin pan.
Once the mixture is packed, lay out a soft towel on the counter and a piece of parchment paper on top (this helps prevent towel marks from being left on your fizzie). You will use this in the next step.
After you have let your fizzies dry for 10-15 minutes, flip your mold over on to the parchment paper and the fizzies should fall right out. You might have to gently tap the bottom if one or two are stuck.
Let them dry on the towel and parchment for 24 hours before using them. This allows them to set up and harden.
If you prefer to use a silicone mold, you will need to leave your homemade bath fizzies to dry over night or for a minimum of four hours before removing them.
Your bath fizzies are now done. They are ready to used or stored in airtight container for use later or to be gifted.
How To Use Bath Fizzy
Just add one bath fizzy to your bath water! It will fizz and bubble and as it releases a wonderful aroma. It is such a fun bathing experience and you will enjoy the effervescent bubbles. Relax and enjoy!
Printable Bath Fizzies Recipe
Giving handmade gifts during the holiday season can reduce waste and save money. One of my favorite gifts to make and give is bath fizz. They are such a pretty DIY gift and everyone enjoys a nourishing bath!
Have you tried making your own products with essential oil recipes before? Do you think you will give this DIY recipe a whirl and make bath fizzies yourself? I know you will love the relaxing results next time you are in the tub!