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Revitalizing Bath Fizzies Formula

Revitalizing Bath Fizzies Formula

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.

INGREDIENTS

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.

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By Annie B. Bond

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Annie B. Bond

Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on anniebbond.com, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.

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12 comments

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1:59AM PST on Jan 29, 2013

Great.

10:41AM PST on Jan 2, 2013

Do you know if the borax is critical? I think I'm allergic to it as the last time I used it in my laundry I broke out in hives.

10:15AM PST on Dec 12, 2012

thanks

4:13AM PST on Nov 8, 2012

Sounds great I 'll give a try

5:43AM PDT on Sep 21, 2012

Thanks.

11:26PM PDT on Sep 9, 2012

Oooh, lovely! :)

6:52PM PDT on Aug 8, 2011

Thanks Annie.

12:35AM PST on Feb 6, 2011

Thanks for the article.

9:30AM PDT on Jun 28, 2010

thanks

6:28PM PDT on May 8, 2010

Great idea. Thanks for the recipe.

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