Thursday, February 21, 2013

Add some Fizzle to your life! {DIY bath fizzies}




 This is a project I did over Valentines, but thanks to my camera cord could not post it sooner... but it does not need to be for Valentines Day, we can all use some fizzle in our life all the time right!  And these bath fizzies will do just the trick!

 I love Valentines Day, and I love giving unique Valentines that will make friends/family smile.  This year for my my neices, and family I made some Bath Fizzies... You know the kind you put in a warm tub of water, and they make the bath fizz, and then feel like silk.  Anyway, I thought it would be fun and different and does not involve sugar!

I found this recipe at Martha Stewart Crafts, love her!
Homemade Bath Fizzies

1/2 cup citric acid
1 cup baking soda
3/4 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup Epsom Salt
About 6 drops food coloring
10 to 15 drops essential oil(s)

spray bottle
Silicone ice cube trays/molds, I used a heart cupcake mold.

Directions
 
Stir together citric acid, baking soda, Epsom Salt, and cornstarch in a glass measuring cup.
Mix mixture together with a wire whisk.

Fill spray bottle with water, and add food coloring. Spritz mixture lightly (it should become damp but not fizzy) until you can pack mixture with your hands. It should be roughly the consistency of pie crust before you add the water.
Add oil, 1 drop at a time, until strength of scent is to your liking. Using a metal spoon or your hands, mix ingredients until color is even throughout (mixture will begin to dry out; when this happens, spritz until packable again). 

Spoon into ice-cube tray, or molds, I prefer silicone, because they are easy to pop out, . If the mixture begins to expand after pressing firmly, you have too much water.  Put mixture back into the bowl and let dry out for several minutes.  (This happened to me a few times).  If the mixture is too wet, it will not set up properly. 
 
Let dry at room temperature overnight. Pop out of tray gently. 

These are the fizzies we made for Valentines gifts!

These bath fizzies are easy and turn out great, my kids love them, and it makes bath time fun!

*Note: I found my Citric Acid at the local feed store, we use it to clean out the water lines to our turkey sheds... but I hear you can also find it at whole food stores, or even whine making stores!*
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6 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, I definitely need to do this! I've been obsessing over bath bombs/fizzes lately!! Great post!

    xo,
    derae.net

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  2. This is on my must-try list! Glad to know the recipe works!

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  3. Oh cool! I pinned this and will be making them soon. Thanks for the post!

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  4. I made these for Christmas gifts one year, and had the brilliant idea to color them green. DUH! They ended up making the bath tub look like it was full of pond scum. Total FAIL!

    *Not trying to be the grammar police, but the "whine" store made me giggle. I think we must have bought our children from there...defective products, but I love em! Haha*

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  5. What great idea!! they are so cute. Thanks for linking up to Artsy Corner:)

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