So I got a little bit crazy with the fizzbombs this week. There are so many fizz bombs recipes like the lush kind out there on the internet that I can’t believe it took me this long to actually try them myself!
Since I purchased big amounts of the ingredients I didn’t just want to make a dozen of bath bombs so decided to go ahead and make some fizzies to put in my shower and some deodorizing fizzies for my toilet too!
HOW IT WORKS
To make any fizz bomb you need at least 3 ingredients: baking soda, citric acid (combined and put in water causes the carbon dioxide bubbles) and cornstarch (acts as a balancing component between the two previous). This means, that if you add more cornstarch and less citric acid to the baking soda your fizz bombs will dissolve slower and with less vigorous bubbles then if you’d used equal or more citric acid then cornstarch. So you can change the ratio of the ingredients depending how much you want the bath bomb to fizz when it comes into contact with water, this way you can create your own personalized fizz. Anything else you add to your fizz’s is to achieve a certain fragrance (essential oils), hydrating components (natural oils) and food coloring for esthetic purposes.
Here is a quick scheduled guideline I came up with the amount of ingredients varying the type of fizz bomb you’ll be making (*);
*Note that the recipe amounts given in this schedule are for approximately 3 x cupcake size bath bombs, 5 x 10 cm ∅ shower disks and 20x toilet fizzies.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
- Muffing tray or any recipient as you like. I used an extra egg tray I had from an old fridge for my toilet fizzies and a lid from a plastic container for the shower fizzies. So as you can see, anything will do.
- Optional latex hand gloves (to protect your manicure)
- Mixing spoon
- Measuring tools
- Baking soda Citric acid (online it comes in big amounts and cheaper) *Instead of citric acid, you could experiment making bath bombs with cream of tartar or lemon juice. I haven’t tried this personally but read that this will do as substitutes.
- essential oils;
Lavender & ylang ylang = relaxing
Mandarin & rosemary = energizing/uplifting
Lemon & geranium = deodorizing
- Water / vinegar + spray bottle
- bath salts; Himalayan salts (helps sooth muscles)
- hydrating oils; coconut oil / almond oil
- Food coloring
- Following the schedule for measurements and ingredients, you should always start mixing in a bowl the dry ingredients. Stir the ingredients and add the ‘wet’ ingredients.
- Now you have your base, if you are using food coloring drops you can add them now until you achieve your desired color. I wouldn’t recommend any for the toilet fizzes since it will leave a light color stain to you toilet.
- Add the essential oils. I like to be very generous and add about 30 drops, so 15/15 of each essential oil. You can vary this amount since every essential oil has different intensities.
- It’s time for the last step, which is achieving the perfect consistency by adding the right amount of water/vinegar. The way to control this is using a spray bottle so you can add little by little. Some light fizzes may occur but this is normal so just press down gentle the fizz. You should end up with a slightly tacky mixture that you can squeeze in your palm without being too sticky or crumbly.
- Choose a tray/mold and leave it dry overnight at room temperature. But if you live in a very humid environment you might have to put them for 45 min. at 170 degrees Fahrenheit / 75°C in an oven resistant tray.
In the toilet;
As for my toilet fizzies, they are subtle, cute and much better option than striking a match… I adore these little ones, not do they only deodorize, they actually help to kill bacteria. These are probably my favorite fizz’s to use. Guests will appreciate them too!
In the shower;
I have seen them online described as ‘Vicks disks’ using eucalyptus, rosemary and lavender essences. These have to be amazing to help out clear you noise in the shower when you got a cold, but I used mandarin and rosemary essential oils which combined together create the most comfortable and uplifting fragrance, perfect for that shower in the early mornings and kick of your day. All you have to do is place the fizz on your shower floor not too close to the head and let the mist gently hit it. I used a plastic container lid to create a flat round shape which I think is a good shape for it.
In the bath / foot tub;
I have to admit, I am not the biggest fan of bath bombs since I rather take my baths with big soap bubbles. The ‘wow’effect of the bath bombs just takes a minute or so but I do love them for my footbaths. They leave the feet incredible soft, hydrated and smelling good!
Have you tried these yet yourself?
X Josune, Your Beauty Script