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DIY Bath Fizzies

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I recently have seen a lot of recipes for bath fizzies and got so excited because I remember using these when I was little! I wanted to see how my children would react the first time they saw them, and was a little afraid they would love them so much they would want to use all of them (which they did)!

The thing I loved most about this recipe was how you could use essential oils! How perfect is that! Not only do you get amazing bath fizzies, but you get to make them therapeutic too! I decided that I wanted a batch for when I need to relax. My children needed a batch for when they needed to CALM down. And my family needed a batch for when we were sick.

Bath Fizzies:

Dry Ingredients:

  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 1/2 cup citric acid
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 oats

Mix dry ingredients together until completely combined and smooth. (I ground up oats in my blender and added about 1/4 cup of that too. It protects the skin from irritants and helps soothe skin that’s itchy or irritated.)

Wet Ingredients:

-Worry Free/Relax: Lavender, Relax, Tranquil, Worry Free, or Peppermint (I love the tingly sensation)

-Calming for Children: Calming the Child, Lavender, or Nighty Night

-Sick family: Germ Destroyer or Sniffle Stopper

-Skin problems: Soft Skin, Skin Soother, or Silky Soft

-Aches: Muscle Aid, Rapid Relief, Growing Pains, or Sore No More

  • 1/4 tsp of Meadowfoam  Carrier Oil (preserves the oils)
  • 1/2 tsp of Borax (an emulsifier)
  • witch hazel in a spray bottle (you will have to put it in a spray bottle)
  • natural colorant if desired (I left mine white)

Whisk all of the wet ingredients and Borax together in a large bowl.essential oil diy

Drizzle slowly onto the dry ingredients and blend thoroughly.

Mix with your hands until all of the ingredients are combined.

Lightly spray the mixture 2-3 times with witch hazel.

form in hand (1) The mixture should just start to hold together when pressed in your hand, like slightly moist fine sand. If it’s not sticking together, spray a little more witch hazel.

Pack TIGHTLY into molds. I ordered these fun ones off of Amazon.com, but you could use anything really.  Even a small (1/4 cup) measuring cup.  packed in forms (2)

Let the bath fizzies dry and harden overnight before you pick them up.

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You did all this hard (OK maybe not that hard) work, now it is time to take a fizzie and go relax in the bath!

 

*UPDATE

My children are loving the bath fizzies! They usually fight over who gets to put it in the bath. The are always wanting more than one! The best part about these fizzies though is how soft my children’s skin is becoming. My almost 18 month old usually has really bumpy skin, maybe eczema. Since we have been using these bath fizzies, yes just these past few days, his skin has become sooooo soft! I love rubbing his little arms when he comes out of the bath!

I am so excited that not only are these fun and my kids love them, but they are making their skin so much healthier! Thank you bath fizzies!

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29 thoughts on “DIY Bath Fizzies”

  1. Can someone tell me, please, where to purchase ‘essential oils’? I’m in Northeast Florida and would prefer to support a local business but online is OK, too.

  2. So the meadowfoam oil is awfully expensive for a 1/4 tsp worth per batch. Is there something else I could use or does this carrier oil have other uses?

    1. The carrier oil has other uses but you will find that is in most of our recipes because it will naturally extend the shelf life of the things we make. It has wonderful moisturizing and rejuvenating properties and is highly recommended for use in cosmetics and skin care products especially for its UV protection properties. It is a key ingredient in many different products such as suntan lotion, massage oils and lotions, hand/facial creams, hair and scalp products, cuticle repair cream, foundations, rouges, face powders, lip sticks, shampoos, shaving creams and various other balms.

  3. Lesson learned- the EO’s etched my pampered chef measuring spoon pretty bad. It also smells pretty strongly of EO’s after 2 rounds in the diswasher. Next time, I’m going to eyeball it 🙂

    1. I just got a set of measuring spoons and cups from the thrift store to use with my oils. It saves me from the oops!

  4. Hi Retha! I was just watching some of the recent videos I missed and came across sniffle stopper and this recipe. I LOVE the idea of using oatmeal. I don’t have borox on hand and I don’t have either of the oils, I do have FCO though. Do you think the recipe can still work?

    1. Hey Lindsay! I haven’t made these bath fizzies yet but I do believe that the borax is a key ingredient. If you do attempt to make them without this ingredient let us know how they turn out. Have a great weekend!

    1. Yes, you could do that and experiment a bit 🙂 Just make sure they are not skin irritating oils, and that safe amounts are used…

  5. Silly question…do you use the 1/2 tsp of EO when you make this for children? I don’t have any children’s synergies yet but I think I’m going to try this with mandarin, lavender, and roman chamomile.

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