Bath bombs, bath fizzies, whatever you want to call them are so fun and easy to make! You can make them as potent or as pleasurable as you’d like and they can aid in soothing your body in all sorts of ways, from achy muscles to chilling out. I personally enjoy making them with my kids and quite honestly they’re the ones that typically use them. I’ve tried taking baths in our little bathtub and it’s just awkward! I’m a long person (almost 5’10”), which makes the whole situation just ugly. Although, I will plop one in a foot bath every now and again. Anyway, I have a simple recipe below but by all means make it as fancy as you’d like. There are many recipes out there but I found this to be the least complicated with decent results.
Some common dried herbs to try include:
Chamomile, Lavender, Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Cinnamon, Rose Petals, Rosemary, Ginger, Oats, a bag of your favorite tea, sea salt, and so on!
Possible Essential Oils:
Chamomile (okay, super expensive so probably not an option), Lavender, Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Cinnamon, Rose (also expensive), Rosemary, Ginger, Tea Tree, Ylang Ylang, Patchouli, Clary Sage, Sweet Orange, Cedarwood, Vanilla, and more!
Olive Oil, Almond Oil, Apricot Oil, Jojoba Oil, Argan Oil, Buckthorn Oil, or Coconut Oil. You could even make an oil infusion using herbs and use that!
Feeling fancy and want to add color? Here are a few options:
Spirulina (green), hibiscus powder (pink), rose hip powder or extract (red), turmeric (yellow), beet root powder (purple), chlorella (green), mica (various), activated charcoal (black), cocoa powder (brown), peppermint powder (green), and others!
Bath Fizzies Recipe
2 cups baking soda
1 cup epsom salt
1 cup citric acid
1 Tbsp oil (such as jojoba, olive, almond oil)
1 Tbsp water (or witch hazel)
8-10 drops essential oils
1-2 Tbsp dried herbs (optional)
Muffin tin or silicone mold
- In a large bowl, add baking soda, epsom salt, and citric acid. Mix well.
- Add oil, water, and essential oils in a small bowl and mix well.
- Very slowly add the liquid mixture to the dry mixture. You may notice fizzing – keep stirring. Don’t dump the entire wet mixture in with the dry all at once. If you do the mixture will activate the baking soda and the citric acid and your fizzies won’t fizz when dried.
- Test to make sure the consistency is correct. The mixture should clump together when pressed in the mold. Not too wet and not too dry! If it’s too dry, add 1 tsp of oil to the mixture as needed.
- Add dried herbs (if using)
- Pack mixture into molds and allow them to air dry for 8 hours or overnight