Add some excitement to your shower!

Another official creative endeavor for the month!  I thought this would be easy, so I merrily went along creating my batch of amazing heart shaped bath fizzies after combining about a zillion different recipes I found.  I’m sure you can guess where this is heading . . . epic fail.

Here is my first batch:


Yep, just a big clump of stuff!

I didn’t give up, I just did a little research and discovered that my mistake was in adding the water too quickly.  So if you give this recipe a try (and I would since it really was simple once I got the hang of it), go slow with adding the water.  I plan on breaking the failed batch in pieces and using them myself, so even if you mess up, they won’t go to waste!

Successful Bath Fizzies

  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 2/3 cup citric acid (find it in the canning section or Amazon: Citric Acid – 1 Pound – Food Grade , Non-GMO, Organic, 100% Pure)
  • 1 cup arrowood (or you could use cornstarch if you prefer)
  • 1 and 1/2 T olive oil or jojoba oil
  • essential oils (I made three batches:  Eucalyptus, Peppermint and Lavender)
  • water in a spray bottle

Step 1:  Stir together the baking soda, citric acid and arrowood until well mixed.

Step 2:  Pull out 1/3 of the mixture into a smaller bowl (makes it easier to handle and also to create different scents).  Add 1/2 T oil and 5 to 10 drops essential oil.  Mix well.  Repeat this process with rest of fizzy mixture.


Step 3:  Here is where things get tricky . . . spray the mixture with water a LITTLE bit at a time and stir rapidly with a fork.  What you apparently want to do (and NONE of the tutorials I first found mentioned) is make sure the added water doesn’t cause the mixture to fizz.  When the ingredients start to stick together and become a bit crumbly, stop and move to step 4.

See the difference? Right has water and oils added.
See the difference? Right has water and oils added.

Step 4:  Spoon into mold or mini cupcake tin pressing hard with spoon – you want the mold packed and smooth.  Let it dry at least 2 hours.


Step 5:  Turn the mold over and the fizzies should just fall out.  They will still be a little delicate so be careful.  You may even lose a few.  Just set those aside for your own use!


This recipe made 3 batches of 5 to 6 2-inch fizzies.

What an exciting little addition to your bath or shower (or your kids bath- they LOVE these).  If you need more energy, try peppermint.  If you are congested, Eucalyptus or RC would be a great scent to use.  Try lavender for a calming (but fun) bath for your kids.

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