Bath fizzies, also known as bath bombs or bath seltzers, are effervescent tablets placed into the bathwater for fun or relaxation. Most bath fizzies are found in different shapes, mainly cubes, cylinders, miniballs and tablets. When the bath bombs hit the water, they fizz, bounce and swirl, creating relaxing bubbles and releasing a soothing aroma. Since many store-bought fizzies are expensive, it is best to make bath fizzies at home that will save you money and also allow you to use your favorite fragrances, aromas, essential oils and coloring. Adding a homemade bath bomb to a tub full of steaming water is a luxurious way to turn your routine bath into royal treatment, at no extra cost. Not only fun to make, bath fizzies are fun to use and fun to give away as gifts as well. Find the recipe for making fizzy bath bombs at home in the following lines.
Homemade Fizzy Bath Bombs Recipe
- 2 cups Baking Soda
- 1 cup Cornstarch
- ½ tsp Borax
- 1 cup Citric Acid
- 2/3 cup Epsom Salts (optional)
- ¼ cup Olive Oil
- Food Coloring (optional)
- 2 tsp Fragrance / Essential Oil
- Cookie Sheet
- Parchment / Waxed Paper
- Large Scoop (Utensil)
- Plastic Sandwich Bag
- Combine together baking soda, citric acid and cornstarch together in a large bowl. Mix well.
- Strain the mixture through a strainer or a wire mesh sieve to ensure that the mixture is smooth and well blended.
- Grind Epsom salts in a spice grinder or mortar and pestle to get finer grains. Add the Epsom salts to the cornstarch mixture and stir to get a smooth consistency.
- Take a jar or plastic container and mix olive oil, 1½ tbsp water and borax.
- Add fragrance or essential oil to this mixture. You can even add some drops of food coloring if you want.
- Pour the oil mixture into the cornstarch mixture slowly with one hand, while mixing the ingredients together using your other hand.
- Now, wrap the large scoop in a plastic sandwich bag. Scrape out a scoop of the bath bomb mixture from the utensil and release it into your hands.
- Sculpt and pack the bath bomb into a ball. The harder you pack the bath bomb, the denser, heavy and durable bomb you will get.
- Next, line a cookie sheet with parchment or waxed paper.
- As you complete making a bath fizzy, place it on the cookie sheet, allowing it to dry.
- Repeat with the other bath fizzies.
- Leave the bath fizzies to completely dry for about a week. For a faster process, bake the bath bombs in an oven at 200 °F for a few hours.
- Wear gloves in case you have added colorant to prevent your hand from getting stained.
- You can use a soap making mold to get the perfect shaped balls, however, it is not necessary.