Bath Fizzies are great, big Seltzers. You drop one into the bath tub after you get in. They will fizz and give off a cloud of scent in your bath while you soak in the benefits of the baking soda . A god send for an achy muscle day or a must for a bad attitude day. Wonderful fun!
What you will need : or purchase kit
1-1/2 Cup of Baking Soda
1/2 Cup of Citric Acid
WitchHazel in a fine mist sprayer
Essential Oil Fragrance
Large Bowl and Spoon
Lots of Patience
Lets make a batch of bath bombs!
Mix up baking soda, citric acid.
Now it is time to add a little Water Based powdered colorant. Just about 1/16th of a teaspoon or less will do! Really! Think in terms of crumbs here. Just a speck goes a very long way
The colorant is added and now we’re going to mix it in. You’ll notice that it seems to all disappear. Don’t worry about that. When your finished bath fizzie hits the water, all that color comes out in full force.
Adding fragrance or essential oils should be done by the drop. An amount as little as 1/4 teaspoon will probably be overpowering in the bath, so add drop by drop until you achieve the strength of scent you’re looking for.
Once your scenting material is well blended, then it is time for the tricky part. You need to give the mixture a couple of sprays of witch hazel. Be careful of adding too much. Once you add too much, there is no going back. It will set off the fizz.
So, spritz about 3 or 4 times and stir and spritz and stir, being careful not to over spritz before you stir. You’re going to get really tired of spritzing and stirring, but this is how it is done. If you take too long through this process, your Bath Bombs won’t stick together very well. Figure you’ll spend about 10 minutes spritzing and stirring.
When it is done, it’ll stick to itself a bit when you pinch it between two fingers. Then it should be ready for the mold. You will probably think it isn’t quite done, but if it begins to hold together, it is done. Be very careful you don’t overdo the spritzing. Witchhazel is quite good about not setting off your fizz, but if you give it too much Witchhazel, then it will set off your fizz. And adding more of the powdered ingredients isn’t going to stop it.
When you have attained the correct dampness press it into our mold with your hand. Press well. You need to press it in hard.
Here is what the molds look like once they are filled with the bath fizzies. Give it a good press all around with your thumbs.
Leave the bath bombs in the molds for about 5 or 10 minutes, then flip the mold over and tap it out. Give it one or two spritz of Witch Hazel again to let the outside of the bath bomb get a little crust on it. It will still be fragile, but this helps a bit in toughening it up.
Set them out in a dry place until you need to wrap them in lace or use them. You might want to let them sit over night before attempting to wrap them up or package them for sale.
When storing your bath bombs, be sure to put them in a very dry place. Humidity will help them go off. Some people will put them in an oven with very low heat to dry them out well before packaging them. This is a real good idea if you live in a very humid area. Here in the Utah desert, we don’t have to worry about that too much. haahaa.