If there's one thing I am known for, it's my love for spa days. Seriously, it all began on my 13th birthday when my cousins and I all went to a spa for mini massages. Fluffy white robes and tranquil music truly transports me to another realm. Sadly, spa days aren't a weekly (or monthly) excursion so instead I bring the spa to me! Much like my other self-care concoctions, these bath fizzies are super simple to make and you can actually enjoy the process.
Supplies You'll Need...
-Bath Fizzy Molds
- 1 cup baking soda
- 1/2 cup corn starch
- 1/2 cup citric acid
- 1/2 cup epsom salt
- 3 teaspoons water-
~1 teaspoon lavender, lemon, or sweet orange essential oil (depending on the essential oil brand, you may need less)
- 2 teaspoons coconut oil- plant-derived non-toxic food coloring (optional)
- 2-4 bags of herbal tea (I used Tazo Passion)
Recipe Adapted from A Beautiful Mess Blog
Please note: The amount of bath fizzies depends on the size molds you use. Step 1: In a medium bowl combine the dry ingredients, whisking carefully to remove any clumps.
Step 2: In a separate bowl mix wet ingredients (water, essential oil, coconut oil, and food coloring if using). If you’re using coconut oil, give it a quick melt in the microwave or on the stovetop first so it will more easily combine with the other ingredients.
Step 3: Slowly pour the liquid mixture in with the dry mixture, whisking as you go. If you notice the mixture fizz, you may be adding the liquid too quickly. Once all the wet ingredients are combined with the dry, check the consistency by squeezing a small amount of the together in your hands. It should hold up, sticking together in one of two big chunks. If it’s still too powdery to hold together, just add a tiny bit more water and mix until it does hold together.
Step 4: Fill each half of your bath bomb molds with some of the tea leaves and then add the mixture until it’s overflowing just a little. Press together tightly. Place the bath bomb on a tray and allow to dry out just a little (10-12 minutes) before removing one side of the mold. Wait 15-60 minutes for the bath fizzy to dry and remove the other side gently, holding the fizzy in one hand. Be cautious and gently because these may fall apart easily. If they do fall apart, salvage the mixture back into the mold and wait until dry.
Step 5: Once bath fizzies are completely removed from the molds, allow them to dry for at least 8 hours or overnight before use. They are best stored individually in plastic wrap or wax paper, in a dry area.
Once complete pop one these beauties in a warm, candle lit bath and put on some tranquil music for your own mini-spa day–you deserve it!