DIY Fizzle Bath Bombs & Bath Salts

Hello Beautiful Momma,

Last week the kids and I made these amazing bath bombs that were a huge hit. They fizz like crazy in the bath tub and the kids were over-the-top excited. Definitely worthwhile!

This recipe is going to give you the maximum FIZZ you could possibly get in a bath bomb. It fizzes until it’s completely dissolved.

If you are wondering whether or not these ingredients are generally safe for children to bathe in, they are! And the best part is the food dye won’t stain your tub.

Citric Acid is a natural occurring ingredient derived from fruit. If you want to be extra-safe buy the kind that’s 100% food grade non-GMO. *link on bottom of post

These ingredients are edible – makes the water really soft, the coconut oil is moisturizing & essential oils smell amazing.

Don’t make this when you’re hungry. 🙂

Here’s what you need:

1 cup citric acid
1 cup baking soda
1/2 cup corn starch
1/4 cup coconut oil (melted)
10-12 drops of essential oil (lavender or peppermint is lovely)
10-15 drops of regular food coloring (I would caution against using colors that resemble bodily fluids: avoid yellows, reds) lol
Bath bomb molds (or get creative & use anything you want for molds)
1 small zip-lock bag

Magic-Grow capsule foam animals – Dollar Tree toy section
Dried lavender or dried rose petals – I had these on hand
*I have seen sparkles on bath bombs. I personally would avoid sparkles. Just sayin… 🙂

Here’s what you do:

Mix together all dry ingredients & set aside.

Scoop out 1 cup of the dry ingredients & place into small zip-lock bag. Add 10-15 drops of food coloring & seal bag. Squeeze & mix food coloring around with your fingers until blended. It may look a bit speckled.

Add contents of zip-lock bag back in with the rest of the dry ingredients & blend together.

In a separate bowl, combine 10-12 drops of essential oil with 1/4 cup melted coconut oil.

Gradually mix your oils into the dry ingredients, using your hands. The citric acid will react to the oil, so make sure you mix it right away.

Knead everything together until the ingredients clump together like damp sand.

If you’re adding a surprise foam animal, place the capsule inside the middle of your mixture as you’re molding it.

If you are using decorative dried flowers place it into your mold first. Then scoop mixture into your molds, packing it very tightly. Let the bath bombs dry in the molds for about 30 min. Pop them out & set gently on a flat surface to dry for 24 hours. They’re ready to go after that.

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(above) Epsom bath salts: I simply placed regular unscented Epsom salt into a large glass mason jar, added some drops of lavender oil + a few tablespoons of melted coconut oil + a couple drops of purple food dye + dried flowers. Smells divine.
Loving the speckles!
Lovely molds courtesy of Amazon Prime. Easy to pop out once it dries a little.
This is the colorant method I came up with. Keeps everything clean + adding food dye directly to your oils isn’t a good idea because it can separate.
This is the perfect texture. Damp enough to mold just like a sandcastle on the beach. Not too wet but moist enough to clump together.
Tucking-in a magic-grow capsule foam animal. Make sure to assist your child in the bath if you’re using it.
Oh the excitement! My preschooler sure loved his surprise animal. “It’s a Longneck Dino, momma!”
Just chillin. So happy.

Love & Blessings…

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