There’s something magical about bath fizzies: the refreshing champagne-like bubbles and the soothing sound of snap, crackle, pop have a way of turning your bathtub into a party. It turns out that they’re also really good for your skin, if you make them with these all-natural ingredients. You can avoid the artificial fragrances and chemical additives of store-bought fizzies–and save a lot of money–by making them yourself. It’s fun, and they make great gifts, too!
Find out the simple directions for bringing a little revitalizing lift to your day, here.
1 cup baking soda
1/2 cup citric acid (your pharmacist can order this for you)
1/2 cup cornstarch
2 1/2 tablespoons light oil, such as sunflower
3/4 tablespoon water
10 drops essential oil (optional, but try peppermint or lemon for a real lift)
1 teaspoon raspberry or blueberry juice for color (optional)
1/4 teaspoon borax
1. Blend the baking soda, citric acid, and cornstarch in a medium bowl. Place the oil, water, essential oil, colorant juice, and borax in a lidded jar and shake vigorously until blended. Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ones and mix thoroughly to combine.
2. Firmly pack the mixture into half-dollar-size candy molds or cookie molds and allow to dry overnight. Carefully remove fizzies from molds and store in an airtight container.