Monday, January 3, 2011

Easy Bath Fizzies

We are back from our little break and are feeling refreshed! We hope you all had a great holiday! We don't know about you, but after all the holiday excitement we are definitely ready for a little relaxation and pampering. We came across this recipe for Easy Bath Fizzies that fit the bill perfectly! While there are many similar recipes out there, we like this one because it does not contain citric acid, which can sometimes be tricky to find. This one uses things you probably already have on hand!

What You Need:
  • 1/2 cup baking soda
  • 4 drops essential oil (we chose peppermint!)
  • 4 drops lemon juice
  • 8 Tbsp. witch hazel
  • spray bottle
  • silicone molds (ice cube trays are a great size)
First, put your baking soda in a bowl and set aside. Then mix your oil, lemon juice, and witch hazel in the spray bottle (this allows you to better control the amount of moisture you add). Spray the witch hazel mixture onto your baking soda, stirring as you go. Keep adding more until the baking soda starts to sticks together (about the consistency of wet sand).

Press the baking soda mixture into your mold. We chose beach-themed ones - what's more relaxing than the beach?

Carefully pop your new Bath Fizzies onto a plate. Many of ours broke during this step, so if that happens for you simply scoop the mixture up and press into your molds again. We found that simpler shapes worked better. Let them dry for several hours or overnight. Then drop one or two into your bath and enjoy some much-needed relaxation!
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15 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh! This is perfect! How completely fun and something my kids (and I) would LOVE!!!! Can't wait to make these!!!

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  2. I love this! I love giving my lady friends and family bath stuff for holidays as presents. And I crochet a lot of things to go with whatever I get, but now I can make it ALL! Thanks so much for this post

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  3. What a fun activity! These would be fun to give to girlfriends for Valentine's Day too. Thanks so much, I'll be linking.

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  5. That looks like it would be fun for all ages...lol...Have a great day.

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  6. I love it. My kids love having something fun in the tub like special soap, etc. We'll get working on this today. It's a snowday!

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  7. you are so right, I do have everything at home right now!! thanks, sounds heavenly

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  8. These are so cool! You should add it to my Blog Hop that just started today! http://www.localfunforkids.com/home/2011/1/6/fun-for-kids-friday-blog-hop.html

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  9. Like all the other ladies - this is so fun! I LOVE my baths and recently went on an essencial oil buying kick but didn't know what to do with them all once I bought them! (this happens all the time with me.) Clicked to follow! thanks ladies!!!

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  10. What a fun idea! I could use some serious relaxation! Thanks for linking up to Fantabulous Friday!

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  12. I tried this recipe and they didn't fizz.. They just melted into a pile in my bath tub. Maybe I didn't do something right but I followed ALL directions!

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  13. @S. Davidson - They won't fizz as well as they would were you to use citric acid. But they do have a little fizz to them. And they make the water nice and soft! Sorry it didn't work out for you- thanks for trying it out, though!

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  14. I can't find witch hazel in the stores here in the netherlands. What's an alternative for this to make bath fizzles???
    great job on the tutorial!!@

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  15. Is there a common store (drug stores, walmart etc.) to buy citric acid? I know I can order it online but want it sooner..I want to make these :)
    myserendipity.beth@yahoo.com

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