I couldn’t tell you how many variations of this recipe I have tried. Turns out fizzy bath bombs are temperamental and delicate little buggers and explode without warning, quite easily… Grrr!! Well, this final product is dead easy to make and will hopefully get you excited about the prospect of giving others a cute little hamper for Christmas or birthdays, or as party favours, with these beauties inside 🙂
Now, I know you’re probably wondering why there is a video for Cleaning Fizzies here… It’s because the recipes are exactly the same (except you can add your essential oils to the mixture if you like). No point creating extra work for myself now, is there?
Fizzy Bath Drops
Makes: 460 g (approx. 15 small or 5 large) Prep time: < 5 min. (plus setting time)
Extra Equipment Required
My Choice of Essential Oils
My favourite essential oils in this recipe are lavender and ylang ylang, but don’t be limited by my suggestions. Use oils that fit your budget, or those that you already have in your collection. Read here for more information on essential oils.
1. Add sodium bicarbonate, citric acid and colourant (if using) to a bowl and mix until combined.
2. Add carrier oil and essential oils, and mix until combined. Mixture should just hold form when squeezed together. If it isn’t holding together, add an extra teaspoon of carrier oil and mix again.
3. Spoon mixture into moulds and press down firmly until full.
4. Leave to set for 12-24 hours in a cool and dry place. After this time, turn moulds upside down and gently tap the bottom – bath drops should fall out easily.
5. Place on a tray or sheet of baking paper and leave to dry for a further 24 hours before storing in container of choice.
Add 3-4 drops, or 1 large drop to a warm bath.