This was such a fun project. This may seem like a complicated beauty DIY at first glance, but it is really quite simple. I was really surprised on how well these homemade bath fizzies turned out.
I chose to make Lavender Bath Fizzies, but you could certainly make any scent & color you like.
What You Need:
1/2 cup citric acid (I used this)
1 cup baking soda
3/4 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup white granulated sugar
About 5-10 drops of food coloring
10- 15 drops essential oil(s) (I used Lavender)
Lavender Buds (like these)
Meat Baller (I used this one)
Combine Corn Starch, Baking Soda and Citric Acid in a glass bowl or measuring cup. You will want to sift the mixture to remove any clumps.
Next add the sugar and stir.
Fill a small water bottle about half way with water. Add food coloring. Cap the bottle and give a gentle shake.
Mist the mixture with the colored water. Mist gently stir, mist, stir…. You do not want to mixture to bubble and foam, you just want to color the mixture.
Continue misting and stirring until you have reached your desired color. (You don’t want to get the mixture too wet.)
When you can pack the mixture with your hands, you will want to stop misting.
The mixture will be damp and will hold together when pressed.
Now add your essential oil one drop at a time and mixing as you go.
I added some dried lavender buds.
This step is optional. I just thought it added some flare and dimension.
You are now ready to make your balls.
Pack one side of the meat baller with the mixture.
Pressing and holding the side you packed, flip and mound the other side.
Press the meat baller together and wah-la! (Make sure it is packed tightly)
I was able to make 7 bath fizzies. Allow the fizzies to set up over night. (They will harden)
If you want to give these as a gift you can wrap them individually in cellophane bags and ribbon or you can place them in a jar.
Fill tub with warm water…
…drop in the bath fizzy….
It is important to note…. my beauty DIY recipes do not contain any preservatives. How long the bath fizzies keeps depends on many factors. It is always a good idea to inspect the bath fizzies prior to use.
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….and don’t forget to take along this week’s craft coupons if you will need supplies for this project.
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