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Silky Bath Fizzies Recipe with Essential Oils

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Is there anything more indulgent than a bath? I don’t think so. But why settle for just a normal hot bath when you can really make it luxurious with a silky bath fizzie and aromatherapy from essential oils and dried flowers?

This bath fizzies recipe combines simple ingredients with essential oils and lavender flowers for a luxurious bath soak. Our special ingredients make your bath water very silky, so you can rest and relax and enjoy being pampered at home.

These bath bomb fizzies make excellent gifts for the women in your life, too. It’s a great way to encourage self-care for someone who needs to take a little extra time for herself these days (don’t we all?).

Bath Fizzies on blue cloth

How to Use Bath Fizzies

These small bath bombs can be used when you are soaking in a bath. They are not soap, that will clean your skin. They shouldn’t be used in a shower, either.

When you are ready to use them, you can add one or two to the hot water of your bath. The number you need will depend on the size of the fizzies you make and the size of the tub. Then soak and relax!

Be careful when standing up and getting out of the shower after using any bath products. The oils and ingredients could leave a film in the bath. Always use caution and hold on to a hand rail to get out.

You might also like my Sinus Congestion Relief Bath Salts, too!

And for Christmas, these Christmas tree bath bombs make perfect gifts!

Store bath fizzies in an airtight container for up to 6 months. It’s best to store in an environment with less humidity. So while the bathroom makes the most sense to store them, you might want to keep them in the linen closet if your bathroom gets really hot and steamy with no ventilation.

Bath Fizzies in glass bowl

Helpful Tips

DIY bath fizzies are super easy to make. Here are some hints on how to make the process go smoothly. And how to customize them for yourself or for gifts.

  • Instead of lavender, you can use a variety of other dried flowers. Great ideas include rose petals or dried calendula.
  • Customize the essential oils to the fragrance that you would like. You can use one blend or combine blends.
  • I used Plant Therapy Immune Aid and Organic Germ Fighter essential oils in my bath fizzies.
  • This recipe doesn’t require the use of the dried flowers or essential oils. If you want to skip them, that’s fine.
  • Many of these ingredients can be bought at a dollar store or grocery store. For instance, the baking soda and corn starch can be found inexpensively at a grocery store. The epsom salt is cheap at the dollar store, but be sure to get an unscented variety!
  • Making the bath bombs is easy and pretty quick. Waiting for them to dry can take the most time. Be sure that you have plenty of time for the molds to set before you want to use them. Patience is key.
  • Humidity levels can really affect how quickly these molds dry. If you live in a hot and humid environment, like Florida, your time will be different than making them in Arizona or the Pacific Northwest.
  • To gift these bath fizzies, add several to a glass jar and tie with a bow around the lid. Or, for the very large ones (as seen below) wrap individually in cellophane and tie with a bow.
  • With these same bath bomb molds, you can make these toilet bowl fizzies which help cut the time cleaning the bathroom. Just don’t get them confused!
Bath Fizzies with dried flowers

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Substitute Olive Oil?

Yes, you can. But your bath fizzies might smell like olive oil. And the coloring might be yellow from the oil.

Can I Substitute Coconut Oil?

No. Coconut oil hardens at temperatures under 76 degrees. You don’t want the oil to start solidifying when it is part of the mixture.

Why Won’t My Mixture Harden?

This can be for a variety of reasons. The humidity level of your environment is a big factor is how fast the molds will set. Also, if you have added too much water, then the molds will not set properly.

Bath Fizzies Step 4

DIY Bath Fizzies with Essential Oils and Lavender

The number of bath fizzies made will depend on the size of your molds. This recipe made the 9 bath fizzies seen above, in varying sizes, with one being very large.

While this recipe can be made very quickly, you will need about a day for the molds to set. 

If you’re in a hurry, Pin This recipe to save for later!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup baking soda
  • ½ cup Epsom salt (be sure to get unscented, as many come with an unnatural lavender scent added) 
  • ½ cup citric acid 
  • ¼ cup corn starch (optional, but makes the water ultra-silky) 
  • 10 to 20 drops of essential oils
  • 2 tablespoons of almond oil or avocado oil
  • Water in a spray bottle with a fine mist (you will need very little water and want to add it very slowly) 
  • Dried lavender flowers (optional)

Supplies

  • Bath Bomb mold (this is the set that I used, it comes with a variety of sizes)
  • Gloves, optional (the mixture on its own can be a bit drying for your skin if you are making a bunch of them)
Bath Fizzies Supplies

Instructions

Step 1

Slowly mix all of the dry ingredients together. Don’t dump them all together quickly, otherwise there might be a cloud of dust.

Add in the essential oils and mix together with your hands. 

Stir in the oil.

Bath Fizzies Step 1

Step 2

Very slowly, start to add in a tiny bit of water at a time. You will want to make sure that each time you add water it is completely mixed in before you start to add more water. Only add enough water so that when you squeeze a handful of the mixture it will hold together.

squeezing bath fizzies mixture in hand

**Note: If you add too much water or add water too quickly, it will activate the citric acid, causing it to fizz and expand before you want it to, which is in the bath! So it is 100% worth going slow on this one step. 

Step 3

Add a pinch of the dried flowers to the center of one half of the mold (one of the two cups).

Bath Fizzies Step 2

Next, place some of the mixture on top of the flowers. It doesn’t have to be pressed in, you can just scoop some up with your fingers or a spoon. But you do want the cup to be overfilled with the bath fizzy mixture.

Step 4

In the other half of the mold (the other cup), scoop up more of the mixture. You want both cups to be overflowing with the mix.

Quickly smash the two cups together and give them a gentle twist. I find this helps to sort of lock the sides together. Wipe off the extra mixture back into the bowl.

Step 5

Gently tap each half of the mold with a soft item like a pencil eraser (if you use something hard it could dent the mold) to loosen the mold from the mixture. Then, carefully remove the mold cups and set the bath fizzies on a tray to fully dry. This will take about 24 hours, depending on humidity. 

Bath Fizzies Step 3

Step 6

You will know when the bath fizzies are completely dry when they feel like porcelain and are rock hard. 

Bath Fizzies Step 6

Looking for more DIY beauty products? You’ll love my other recipes, including Chocolate Mint Lip Balm, a super easy whipped coconut oil lotion and a super moisturizing dry skin balm.

Also, these solid beeswax lotion bars are perfect for traveling or giving as gifts.

You can also print out this DIY recipe below.

Bath Fizzies in glass bowl

Silky Bath Fizzies Recipe

Prep Time: 1 minute
Active Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 1 day
Total Time: 1 day 16 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This bath fizzies recipe combines simple ingredients with essential oils and lavender flowers for a luxurious bath soak.

Materials

  • 1 cup baking soda
  • ½ cup Epsom salt (be sure to get unscented, as many come with an unnatural lavender scent added)
  • ½ cup citric acid
  • ¼ cup corn starch (optional, but makes the water ultra-silky)
  • 10 to 20 drops of essential oils
  • 2 tablespoons of almond oil or avocado oil
  • Water in a spray bottle with a fine mist (you will need very little water and want to add it very slowly)
  • Dried lavender flowers (optional)

Tools

  • Bath Bomb mold
  • Gloves, optional

Instructions

  1. Slowly mix all of the dry ingredients together. Don't dump them all together quickly, otherwise there might be a cloud of dust. Add in the essential oils and mix together with your hands. Stir in the almond oil.
  2. Very slowly, start to add in a tiny bit of water at a time. You will want to make sure that each time you add water it is completely mixed in before you start to add more water. Only add enough water so that when you squeeze a handful of the mixture it will hold together.
  3. Add a pinch of the dried flowers to the center of one half of the mold (one of the two cups). Next, place some of the mixture on top of the flowers. It doesn't have to be pressed in, you can just scoop some up with your fingers or a spoon. But you do want the cup to be overfilled with the bath fizzy mixture.
  4. In the other half of the mold (the other cup), scoop up more of the mixture. You want both cups to be overflowing with the mix. Quickly smash the two cups together and give them a gentle twist. I find this helps to sort of lock the sides together. Wipe off the extra mixture back into the bowl.
  5. Gently tap each half of the mold with a soft item like a pencil eraser (if you use something hard it could dent the mold) to loosen the mold from the mixture. Then, carefully remove the mold cups and set the bath fizzies on a tray to fully dry. This will take about 24 hours, depending on humidity.
  6. You will know when the bath fizzies are completely dry when they feel like porcelain and are rock hard.

Notes

  • If you add too much water or add water too quickly, it will activate the citric acid, causing it to fizz and expand before you want it to, which is in the bath! So it is 100% worth going slow on this one step.
  • Instead of lavender, you can use a variety of other dried flowers. Great ideas include rose petals or dried calendula.
  • Customize the essential oils to the fragrance that you would like. You can use one blend or combine blends.
 

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