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  • Writer's pictureVicki Liston

Homemade Bath Fizzies

Store-bought bath fizzies are expensive and you can't always find exactly the scent and color combination you are looking for. Make your own for a fraction of the retail cost and customize them to your exact liking!

You'll need:

* Baking Soda, corn starch, citric acid, epsom salt

* A carrier oil - I'm using coconut oil but you can also use olive, grapeseed, almond, canola, or other type of cooking oil. It's best to use one without a strong scent.

* Food coloring, essential oil, and water.

* Plastic bowl, plastic fork, a muffin tin, and measuring cup.

First, mix all of the dry ingredients together in the plastic bowl:

1 cup of baking soda

1/2 cup of cornstarch

1/2 cup epsom salt

1/2 cup citric acid

Then mix all of the wet ingredients together in the measuring cup:

2.5 tsp carrier oil

3/4 tsp of water

10 drops of essential oil

A few drops of food coloring

Very, VERY slowly, add the mixed wet ingredients to the dry ingredients bowl. Stir as you add and use the fork to work all of the ingredients together.

Keep stirring until everything is thoroughly mixed together.

Add the mixture to a muffin tin and press down very firmly until well packed.

Continue adding the mixture to additional muffin tin spots until you are out. I like to make up several small batches so I can create different color and scent combinations.

Allow to AIR DRY for a day or two. I know that's reallllly hard (I'm very impatient!) but air drying is the better way to make these. I tried baking them in the oven on low heat (200 degrees) and the fizzies ballooned up, expanded, and rose out of the muffin tins - yikes!! I kept squishing them down but they kept expanding - it was crazy! So, lesson learned - air dry.

After a day or two, carefully pop them out of the tin...

...and wrap up so they are air tight until you are ready to use. I use one to two per bath, depending on how strong I want the scent in the bath.

So cute!

Here's a quick video on the process:

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