I first made these fun fizzing bath bombs as part of a lavender inspired teacher gift but they quickly became a family favorite. They fizzle when they hit the water (which makes them a kid favorite) and they smell and feel wonderful (which makes them a mom favorite). They are easy to mix up and make a great gift for the Holidays or any occasion.
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- 1 cup citric acid (found in canning section or on Amazon)
- 1 cup baking soda
- ½ cup Arrowroot Powder (found on Amazon - or substitute cornstarch)
- ½ cup organic Coconut Oil
- 8-10 drops of your favorite essential oil(s)
- silicone mold or plastic wrap
- dried flowers or herbs (this is optional and though this makes them pretty it can be a little more messy when they stick to the side of your tub)
- Prep time: 5 minutes
- Cook time: 12 to 48 hours
- Servings: 12 tp 20
- Difficulty: medium
1. Mix citric acid, baking soda, arrowroot powder (or corn starch), and dried lavender (if using) in a mixing bowl. I used dried lavender that I purchased from Trader Joe's in their laundry section. Note: I choose Arrowroot powder as it tends to be more hypoallergenic whereas more people have allergies or sensitivities to corn starch.2. Measure your coconut oil. It is important that the oil be in its liquid form so if it is cold and solid you will want to gently melt it by placing your glass measuring cup inside a bowl or pan of hot water until the coconut oils is liquid.
3. Add your drops of essential oils to the coconut oil and gently mix as you pour it into the dry ingredients. I used a combination of lavender and peppermint oils as lavender is soothing to the skin and peppermint is refreshing. Of course you can use whatever oils you like. The Blog that I based this recipe suggests trying Lavender for relaxation. Wild Orange, Citrus Bliss, or Grapefruit to boost your mood. Or Eucalyptus or Respiratory Blend as a decongestant.
4. Mix all ingredients until it combines and can be pressed into molds or formed into balls by wrapping them in plastic wrap.
5. Let Dry
6. Once they are dry enough to stay together without falling apart (I let mine dry for 24 hours) then you can wrap them up and give them away or enjoy them yourself. To use them simply drop into your bath and enjoy the fizzle! Note: some suggest using in your shower and I found that you enjoy them much more in the bath.