Wednesdays used to be our Guest Blogger Series day; but, there’s just so many new and wonderful Paleo and real-food bloggers out there that we’ve expanded our series. We hope you enjoy the new view points and unique content; if so, we encourage you to show these guest bloggers your support by visiting their blog and social media links at the end of this post!
Today we welcome the genius behind Perfectly Natural Family Soaps who made us a perfectly lovely package of soaps and beauty products that we reviewed recently. It never occurred to us that one of our favorite of her creations, the bath fizzle, could actually be made at home! She is very graciously sharing her recipe for this fun, relaxing bath aid for you to make on your own! Soon, you, too, will be having a warm, relaxing, fizzing bath! Check out Perfectly Natural Family Soaps for this and many other awesome products, including a make your own bath fizzle kit!
Holiday prep seems to pass me by, I’m trying to get better but it is tough to pay enough attention to the calendar so far in advance. I wish I could say I was not one of those people out there saying, oh nuts I didn’t get mom a gift – quick stop at that flower guy on the side of the road.
So here I type trying to save you. Mother’s Day is just around the corner! Don’t stop by the big box store and get a mass produced item, for all that is good in the world – no side of the road flowers (they are great and beautiful) – this year you are going to hit the ball out of the park!
I have a fabulous Bath Fizzle recipe that is perfect for your mom, complete with four different scents so if you’re not sure what her favorite is you can make an assortment. These perfect skin softening delights offer mom the calming, invigorating, soothing, or enlightening bath experience she deserves this Mother’s Day, May 12th.
Bath Fizzle Recipe
- 2 cups baking soda
- 1 cup citric acid
- 3 tablespoons Kaolin Clay
- 1 tablespoon Fine Sea Salt
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil melted
- A spray bottle with rose water (water works if you have no rose water)
Original Sea Salt
- 1-2 teaspoons coarse sea salt
**this is the one pictured**
- 1-2 teaspoons coarse sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon peppermint essential oil
- 1 teaspoon lite blue mica
If you prefer a bath fizzles with no color just omit the mica.
- Fine Strainer of some sort – recommended for a smooth mixture that will hold together better but not absolutely required.
- 2 wide bowls
- Measuring cups
- Measuring spoons
- Spherical mold
- Measure dry ingredients (except sea salt) into a sifter. Sift into a bowl and mix well.
- Mix in Sea salt, mica, and herbs with your whisk.
- Add coconut oil and essential oil whisk together then use your hands to fully combine the mixture making it fine granules again.
- Add the water to the dry ingredients with a spray bottle (10-20 sprays at a time so you don’t cause it to fizz) mix with your fingers. Continue to add water until the texture is like a thick pastry it will start to hold together when squeezed.
- Press the mixture into the mold halves (or muffin tins). Press in well. If using molds, press the two halves together hard, without twisting.
- Let the bombs set for a couple minutes, then gently tap the molds on a table gently, and shake the fizzle out into your hand and place on a plastic sheet or waxed paper.
- Let the fizzles air dry and harden for at least 4 hours a day or two is better though.
- Once dry, store in an airtight container to keep in the essential oils and prevent the moisture in the air from causing the fizzle to fizz.
Drop one into a warm bath for a pick-me-up anytime!
I read your post but don’t have time to order the ingredients or materials I need online. Don’t worry everything should be easy enough to find at your local store that has an ethnic department. Citric acid has a super hero name of sour salt. Omit the Kaolin Clay (when you do this don’t try to hold large ball molds together it won’t work.) Mini cupcake liners, ¼ measuring cup, or a tablespoon measure can all be used for the mold.
And if you’re feeling overwhelmed on where to start, you can also purchase all the supplies you need for making your own fizzle on our site with this set (photo above links to set).
Hello! My name is Jennifer, I am from Rhode Island and have lived in this glorious ocean state for my entire life. I am the author of Soapy Homeschool Blog which is the musing of me and my family as we share our life and adventures of homeschooling, living with Celiac, and trying to find health and happiness through our walk in life. I am also the owner and artisan of Perfectly Natural Family Soaps. Our bath and body products offer a gluten free, dairy free, and natural alternatives to the mass produced chemicals that are so readily available.