Take bath time to the next level with your own DIY Bath Fizzies!
Also called Bath Bombs, Fizzies are a fun way to enhance your much-needed "me time." Drop your fizzy into hot bath water and enjoy the aromatherapeutic fragrance and skin-moisturizing agents released in each fizzy! Since one of our favorite past times in the Piping Rock office is creating fun DIY projects, we`ve tackled the fizzy challenge and created our own to share with you! What did we discover? Making your own unique Bath Fizzies is simple - just follow these steps!
What You`ll Need
1 part Citric Acid 2 parts Baking Soda Thayer`s Rose Petal or Lavender Witch Hazel Coloring (optional) Your Favorite Essential Oil(s) or Fragrance Oil(s)
Step 1: Get blending!
This step may be just the first, but it is also the most important. Blend your citric acid and baking soda, preferably with a hand-mixer to really make sure the ingredients are well combined and completely blended. Poorly blended Fizzies end up grainy, and we don`t want that!
Step 2: Add your coloring, if you`d like.
Without coloring, your Fizzy will be white ”which is fine!” but if you decide to take it up a notch, add your colorant to the blended citric acid and baking soda. Try to not add too much, as typical colorants will really pop once you add your witch hazel.
Step 3: Add your fragrance and/or essential oils.
Whether you decide to use Piping Rock`s rich fragrant oils or our aromatic essential oils, now`s the time! Add as much or as little as you`d like, using your nose as the ultimate indicator for when it`s the perfect amount for your preference. We used 15 drops of oil, combining Lavender and Grapefruit -¦ a simply divine floral-meets-fruity pair!
Step 4: Spritz time!
This step takes some attention, and sometimes trial-and-error (we ended up having to re-do our Fizzies after the first try, so don`t feel bad if you don`t nail it the first time!). Using a squirt bottle, spritz your witch hazel into the batch, stirring as you spritz to ensure the moisture is being well combined. Add enough witch hazel so the batch just starts to stick together. If you add too much, your batch could start to fizz prematurely on you, so be sure to keep an eye on how much you`re adding!
Step 5: Time is of the essence.
When adding the witch hazel, you will know when it`s time to add the mixture to the mold once it just starts getting sticky. Like we said, time is of the essence, so be sure to add to your mold before the batch gets hard! Feel free to play around with how hard you compact the batch into the molds the harder you pack the mold, the more dense and durable Fizzy you will end up with.
Step 6: The great reveal!
Once your entire batch is in its mold, let sit for a few minutes then simply flip and tap them out. Let your Fizzies air dry on a plate for 3 - 4 hours, and then they`re ready to go! Wrap in cellophane or small burlap bags and tie closed with a ribbon for a fun, unique party favor! How did your Bath Fizzies turn out? Which oils did you end up using? Did you add any other ingredients? Share your results with us in the comments!