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)

Ingredients

• 300 g sodium bicarbonate (bicarb)
• 130 g citric acid
• ½ tsp colourant – optional (see recipe notes)
• 30 g carrier oil (fractionated coconut oil and sweet almond oil are popular choices)
• 30 drops of essential oils

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.

Extra equipment required

Silicone moulds

Method

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.

To Use

Add 3-4 drops, or 1 large drop to a warm bath.

Recipe Notes

To colour these fizzies, you can use food colouring (natural is obviously my choice – beetroot powder or spirulina are my go-to’s); powder is the best option if you want to avoid the risk of premature fizzing.
When we think of chlorine, we think of public swimming pools, but chlorine is a common additive to our drinking water supplies, designed to kill bacteria living within it. Along with the bad bugs, chlorine also kills good bacteria and promotes the generation of free radicals within the body, specifically the skin. Free radicals have been linked to cancer and are something that we don’t want polluting our bodies. Most info I have read says to add between one teaspoon – one tablespoon of vitamin C (ascorbic acid) powder to bath water while it is filling, to help neutralise the chlorine present in unfiltered tap water. There is some info here you might like to read. And this podcast has some great info on chlorinated water.

Krissy Ballinger

Krissy Ballinger

AUTHOR & ADVOCATE FOR NATURAL LIVING

Krissy wants to see a world where people make conscious choices that honour both humans and habitat. It is her mission to gently guide people towards this beautiful way of life. With a background in education and health promotion, she devotes her time to increasing awareness on common and avoidable toxins, as well as educating individuals on simple ways they can adjust their lifestyles to better serve themselves, and the planet. Natural DIY is Krissy’s speciality, and she has sold over 80,000 copies of her recipe books, including her latest book, The Lifestyle Edit, the award-winning, Naturally Inspired - Simple DIY Recipes for Body Care and Cleaning, and her kids book, Make & Play - Natural DIY Recipes for Kids.

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