Have you ever tried making your own bath bombs only to add too much liquid on accident and have them turn into blobs? You too? Bath bombs are testy things and it takes a skilled hand to make them.
Recently, I made some beautiful rose milk bath bombs that turned out perfectly! I was so pleased with myself as I set them out to cure overnight that I even dreamt about the luxurious baths I’d be taking in the future. However, when I woke up in the morning to go check on them I found to my dismay that they had started reacting. Lo and behold it was pouring rain outside and the humidity had caused my perfect bath bombs to look a bit puffy. So disappointing!
At this point I thought to myself, I bet so many other people have trouble with these pesky bath bomb recipes too! That’s when I thought of the perfect solution: fizzing bath powder! You don’t need to add moisture and it doesn’t need to cure and be at the mercy of the elements. Plus, this is a way simpler alternative for those making homemade gifts for loved ones.
Fizzing Bath Powder Recipe with Peppermint, Lavender, and Lemon
This recipe is super simple to make and quick to throw together. You can even customize the essential oils you add to the blend to make your own personal scents to suite your fancy.
I added lavender for relaxation, peppermint for invigoration and mental clarity, and lemon for an uplifted mood.
Here’s what you’re going to need to make fizzy bath powder:
Loving Preparation – Fizzing Bath Powder
1. Before you begin, make absolutely sure your mixing bowl and utensils are dry before starting. Moisture is what causes bath bombs and bath powder to react and release gasses which aren’t good to seal up in a jar! Make sure everything that touches the fizzing bath powder is dry. Simple as that!
2. In a glass mixing bowl, add the epsom salts (if you want to add food coloring, now is the time to add it)
3. Next add your essential oils to the salt and mix well
4. Now add in the baking soda and citric acid and stir well to combine
5. Next, add the fizzy bath powder mixture to a clean dry mason jar and loosely cap closed. This is to ensure that no possible reaction gasses get trapped.
6. Wait several hours and check to see if the consistency is still powdery. If it is, well done! If it feels sticky or appears to have grown in size, then you won’t be able to seal it up because moisture got into your bath fizz somehow. If this has happened to you, you will need to package them in plastic only.
Run a nice hot bath and add bubble bath and bath oil if desired. Once the bath is filled, add a few tablespoons of fizzy bath powder to the bath, climb in, and soak your stress away. You can add more bath powder if you like!
Fun Fizzy Bath Powder Additions
• Cacao powder – trying adding some sweet orange essential oil for a lovely orange infused chocolate bath fizz.
• Ground vanilla bean
• Himalayan salt – for more detox effects
• Lavender flowers
• Peppermint tea leaves – just open a tea bag
• Powdered milk
• Rose petals
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