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.
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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