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How To Make Bath Bombs & Fizzies: {Recipes}

Posted By Tipnut On January 28, 2011 @ 12:19 am In Home Spa | 8 Comments

These are a nice, pampering treat to both give and receive (great fillers to tuck into gift baskets [1]).

ExamplesIngredients are varied and I included a few different ideas to inspire some creativity (round balls, heart shaped, cupcakes and multi-colored examples).

There’s also a video tutorial at the bottom and another recipe.

First, here are a few tips:

  • Tint them any color desired by adding drops of liquid food coloring.
  • If wishing to make them multi-colored, mix in separate batches and then pack individually (in layers or swirls). If colors are mixed together before packing, you’ll liking get an odd solid color instead.
  • If they fall apart or crumble too easily, they’re likely not being packed hard enough in the molds. It could also be that there’s not enough water.
  • If they’re cracking, it’s likely that too much water has been added.
  • Dry them overnight before moving or packing them then store in an airtight container.

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marthastewart.com

marthastewart.com

Snowballs [2]: Made with epsom salts, EO, a drop of food coloring.

With Witch Hazel [3]: Ingredients include citric acid, baking soda, witch hazel, coloring, fragrance or EO. Use a shaped or dome mold to shape them.

handcraftedsoap.blogspot.ca

handcraftedsoap.blogspot.ca

petitelefant.com

petitelefant.com

Cookie Scoop Method [4]: Ingredients include epsom salt, cornstarch, bicarb, citric acid, EO and olive oil. A cookie scoop or plastic easter egg half is used to shape the bombs.

Milk & Honey Hearts [5]: Yields about 6 large ones made in the form of hearts.

naturalbeautyworkshop.com

naturalbeautyworkshop.com

makeandtakes.com

makeandtakes.com

Royal Icing Cupcakes [6]: Sweet craft project made in paper cupcake liners and frosted with real sugar (Royal Icing).

Frosted Cupcakes [7]: Made in silicone cupcake molds, also topped with a real sugar frosting.

thecraftychica.blogspot.ca

thecraftychica.blogspot.ca

soap-queen.blogspot.ca

soap-queen.blogspot.ca

Mondo [8]: Ingredients used are citric acid, bicarb, pink grapefruit fragrance, witch hazel and red mica (so they’re pink).

Cubes [9]: Packed in flexible silicone ice cube trays. Display in glass jars once the cubes are hardened.

marthastewart.com

marthastewart.com

pipii.co.uk

pipii.co.uk

Simple [10]: Basic supplies needed: Corn flour (cornstarch), bicarbonate of soda (baking soda), citric acid, EO, food coloring (optional) and water. Use cookie cutters are used for the creative shapes.

Beach Shells [11]: Made with bicarb, citric acid, ground kelp, EO blend and packed into shells.

beyondagarden.blogspot.ca

beyondagarden.blogspot.ca

thecoterieblog.com

thecoterieblog.com

Soothing For Colds [12]: Use eucalyptus EO (to help sooth coughs/colds) or chamomile/lavender to help relax.

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Here’s a good step-by-step tutorial in video format. It’s a bit long at over 7 minutes, but it moves along quickly (includes some fun bloopers at the end)…


Summary:

  • These soften the skin, they are an emollient and they’re lots of fun–they start to fizz when they hit the water.

Supplies Needed:

1 cup baking soda
3/4 cup citric acid (causes the fizzing)
2 TBS white kaolin clay [13]
1 TBS grapeseed oil
2 tsp Polysorbate 80 [14] (or jojoba oil)
little bit of Vitamin E oil
1/4 tsp gel colorant
1/4 tsp Borax
1 tsp Fragrance oil
12 squirts of rubbing alcohol (mixed in 3 squirts at a time)

Quick Tips:

  • Wear gloves when mixing.
  • Mixture should be the consistency of damp sand before packing it.
  • For something different, place candy hearts on the inside of the molds before packing in the mixture. Hearts will be seen on the outside of the finished product.
  • Add dead sea salts to the extra powder mixture after making them (say you didn’t have enough left to fill another mold), seal in a ziploc bag and mix. Let the powder dry and then a nice fizzing bath salt is the result.

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*First published January 18, 2008 and moved to this page for better organization

This is an interesting recipe, first cook a batch of bath cookies then add them to the tub after they’ve cooled.

The batch yields 24 which is enough for about 12 soaks (if using 2 at a time).

My hard copy looks like a photocopy of a newspaper clipping, but I’m not sure which newspaper or who the author is.

Supplies Needed:

2 cups finely ground sea salt
1/2 cup baking soda
1/2 cup cornstarch
2 TBS light oil
1 tsp vitamin E oil
2 eggs
5 drops EO (choice)

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Mix all items together.
  • Gently roll dough into balls (approx 1″ in diameter, about 1 tsp).
  • Place each on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 10 minutes until lightly browned.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.

To Use: Drop 1 or 2 cookies into a warm tub and allow to dissolve.

Yield: 24 cookies

Also check out these these DIY Salts & Soaks [15].


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URLs in this post:

[1] gift baskets: http://tipnut.com/homemade-gift-baskets/

[2] Snowballs: http://www.marthastewart.com/264447/bath-snowballs

[3] With Witch Hazel: http://handcraftedsoap.blogspot.com/2010/10/how-to-make-your-own-bath-bomb-fizzies.html

[4] Cookie Scoop Method: http://petitelefant.com/how-to-make-homemade-bath-bombs/

[5] Milk & Honey Hearts: http://www.naturalbeautyworkshop.com/my_weblog/2009/02/oatmeal-milk-honey-hearts.html

[6] Royal Icing Cupcakes: http://www.makeandtakes.com/fizzy-bath-bomb-cupcakes

[7] Frosted Cupcakes: http://thecraftychica.blogspot.com/2008/05/project-cupcake-bath-fizzies.html

[8] Mondo: http://soap-queen.blogspot.com/2010/03/mondo-bath-bombs-in-progress.html

[9] Cubes: http://www.marthastewart.com/271871/bath-fizzies

[10] Simple: http://www.pipii.co.uk/pipii-notebook/craft-ideas/bath-bombs.html

[11] Beach Shells: http://beyondagarden.blogspot.ca/2011/07/how-to-make-beach-shell-bath-fizzes.html

[12] Soothing For Colds: http://www.thecoterieblog.com/2012/03/homemade-bath-bombs-bath-fizzies-for.html

[13] white kaolin clay: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaolin

[14] Polysorbate 80: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tween_80

[15] these DIY Salts & Soaks: http://tipnut.com/5-homemade-bath-salts-soaks/

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