Revitalizing Bath Fizzies Formula

Thereís 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 theyíre 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. Itís 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.

By Annie B. Bond


Kristen S.
Kristen S5 years ago

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.

Ingo Schreiner
Ingo Schreiner5 years ago


susan k.
susan k5 years ago

Sounds great I 'll give a try

Jennifer C.
Past Member 5 years ago


Nimue Pendragon

Oooh, lovely! :)

Robert O.
Robert O6 years ago

Thanks Annie.

K s Goh
KS Goh7 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Janine F.
Janine F7 years ago


Dee Williams
Dee Williams7 years ago

Great idea. Thanks for the recipe.