Homemade Fizzing Bath Bombs

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How to make your own Fizzing Bath Bombs

As a Lush addict, I was so excited to learn that I could make my own fizzing bath bombs for a lot less! When looking for ways to make them, I wanted to make sure they contained no chemicals, dyes or synthetic fragrances. After a couple of batches, I found my favorite and can’t wait to experiment with different essential oils. 

How to make fizzing bath bombs

 What you will need:

1 Cup Baking Soda
1/2 Cup Citric Acid (can be found in spice/canning section or health food stores)
1/2 Cup Corn Starch
10-15 drops of Essential Oil (I used Lavender)
2 Tbsp. Almond Oil (you can use Olive, Grapeseed, Jojoba, etc.)
Witch Hazel in Spray Bottle

Making your Bath Bombs:

First mix the dry ingredients together in your mixing bowl. You want to make sure everything gets mixed well and that there are no lumps. I also added a tablespoon of dry lavender buds that I had on hand, you can also try dried chamomile leaves. If you don’t want leaves floating in your bath, you can leave them out.

How to make fizzing bath bombs

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Next add 10-15 drops of essential oil and 2 tablespoons of oil. Mix well using hands, you want to make sure that the oils are equally distributed in your mix.

How to make fizzing bath bombs

Next, you will want to spray witch hazel, a few squirts at a time. You’re looking to get just the right balance between wet and dry, like damp sand. If it’s too dry, it won’t stick together to make bath bombs. If it is too wet, it will start to fizz. You want it to be just wet enough that if you squeeze it in your hand, it forms a nice clump and stays clumped.

how to make fizzing bath bombs

Now it’s time to put the mixture into your molds. You’ll want to pack the mixture in as tight as you can. This will help them keep their shape. You can use all kinds of molds, I used heart shape cookie molds.  You can even hand-shape them into round balls. I also packed some into small plastic cups to make the round shaped bath fizzies.

how to make fizzing bath bombs

You can gently pop them out after a few minutes or let them dry overnight. Wrap bath bombs in plain tissue paper and store in a plastic, airtight container until you’re ready to use them.


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