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Saturday, May 17, 2008

Bath fizzies

Making bath fizzies or bath bombs as they are also known, can be very rewarding. The best part is popping them into your bath and watching them fizz and swirl around, leaving behind their wonderful aroma as well as their healing properties.

One of the main ingredients, bicarbonate of soda (baking soda) is especially good for skin irritations and skin itchiness. Adding citric acid to this makes it fizz once it hits the water.

Have fun with these bath fizzie recipes and be creative. If you want a bit of color to your bath fizzies try adding a small amount of natural coloring or a colored clay such as yellow, pink, or red clay. You can also add a bit of texture and extra goodies by adding dried herbs or flowers. Be creative!

Basic recipe

  • 1 cup bicarbonate of soda
  • ½ cup citric acid
  • 20 drops essential oils
  1. Mix the bicarbonate of soda and the citric acid together in a bowl, make sure you get rid of any lumps.
  2. If you are adding colorings, clay, carrier oils, cocoa butter, or dried herbs or flowers add these now and mix again thoroughly.
  3. Add your essential oils and mix again thoroughly (did I say mixing was important!)
  4. Press this mixture into muffin tins being as firm as possible.
  5. Leave overnight then remove from the tins and place on a hard surface for another day until the bath fizzies are hard.
  6. If giving away as a gift, wrap in colored tissue paper and tie with a ribbon. Otherwise keep them in the bathroom in a nice container to remind you to use them in the bath!

Bucks fizz

This bath fizz is not to remind you of the band but the cocktail! Throw this one into the bath to fizz whilst lying back relaxing with a glass of champagne! Follow the basic recipe above, adding the clays in step 2.

  • 1 cup bicarbonate of soda
  • ½ cup citric acid
  • ¼ teaspoon red clay
  • ¼ teaspoon yellow clay
  • 20 drops Orange

Soothing lavender fizz

The added cocoa butter in this recipe will help to sooth and moisturize your skin. Add the cocoa butter at step 2 above, crumbling it into the dry ingredients then mixing it all together very well before adding the essential oils.

  • 1 cup bicarbonate of soda
  • ½ cup citric acid
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa butter
  • 20 drops Lavender

Tip: If you grow lavender in your garden, dry some out and add the flowers and leaves in step 2.

Exquisite rose fizz

This gorgeous aroma will leave you feeling divine. Add the rose petals and pink clay in step 2 above - these are both optional so don't worry if you don't have either on hand.

  • 1 cup bicarbonate of soda
  • ½ cup citric acid
  • 2 tablespoons rose petals
  • ¼ teaspoon pink clay
  • 5 drops Rose
  • 15 drops Rose Geranium
  • 5 drops Rosewood

Healing fizz

Another wonderfully moisturizing fizzie and perfect for dry or itchy skins.

  • 1 cup bicarbonate of soda
  • ½ cup citric acid
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 10 drops Chamomile
  • 5 drops Geranium
  • 5 drops Verbena

Please visit Aromatherapy Supplies to find out where I recommend you purchase any of the ingredients above that you don't already have.

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