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Fizzy Bath Drops

I couldn’t tell you how many variations of this recipe I have tried. Turns out bath bombs are temperamental and delicate little buggers and explode without warning, quite easily… Grrr!! Anyway, this final product is dead easy to make and will hopefully get you excited about the prospect of giving others a cute little hamper for Christmas/birthdays/party favours, with these beauties inside 🙂

Make your own Fizzy Bath Drops | The Inspired Little Pot

Makes: 460g (approximately 15 small, 5 large)

INGREDIENTS 

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300g sodium bicarbonate (bicarb)

130g citric acid (milled to a fine consistency)

1/2 tsp mica or powdered food colouring – optional (pantry item/market/supermarket)

30 drops of essential oils (my oil of choice is lavender) *see notes below

30g carrier oil – fractionated coconut oil, sweet almond oil or olive oil are the most common choices

silicone moulds

METHOD
  1. Add sodium bicarbonate, citric acid and colouring (if using) to a bowl and whisk until well combined.
  2. Add essential oil and carrier oil and whisk until mixture is thoroughly combined and just holds form when squeezed together. If it isn’t holding together, add another 5g of carrier oil and whisk again.
  3. Spoon and pack mixture into moulds, and press down firmly to fill.
  4. Leave to set for 24 hours in a cool and dry place. After this time, turn moulds upside down and gently tap the bottom. Bath drops should fall out easily. If not, leave for a little longer.
THERMAL APPLIANCE METHOD
  1. Add sodium bicarbonate, citric acid and colouring (if using) to bowl and mix for 15 seconds on medium speed.
  2. Add essential oil and carrier oil and mix for 15-20 seconds on medium speed until mixture is thoroughly combined and just holds form when squeezed together. If it isn’t holding together, add another 5g of carrier oil and mix again.
  3. Spoon and pack mixture into moulds, and press down firmly to fill.
  4. Leave to set for 24 hours in a cool and dry place. After this time, turn moulds upside down and gently tap the bottom. Bath drops should fall out easily. If not, leave for a little longer.
TO USE
  • Add 3-4 small fizzy bath drops, or 1 large fizzy bath drop to a warm bath and delight in the effervescence.
  • Store in an airtight container, in a cool, dry place.
NOTES
  • Don’t be limited by my essential oil suggestions. They can be substituted with oils that fit your budget, or with those that you already have in your collection. I recommend that you source essential oils from a brand you trust. Do your research. Ensure that crops are grown and harvested without the use of pesticides and that chemical processes are not used when the oils are extracted. Do not rely on statements on labels such as ‘100% pure’. I now stock essential oils from brands I trust – you can check them out here. Refer to this blog post for inspiration on essential oil blends.
  • I use natural food colouring, as my kids love these fizzy drops. You can use any food dye, however, powder is the best option if you want to avoid the risk of premature fizzing.
  • Adding one teaspoon of vitamin C powder to bath water while it is filling, helps to neutralise the chlorine present in unfiltered tap water, and I highly recommend getting some.

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