Fizzy Bath Drops

I couldn’t tell you how many variations of this recipe I have tried. Turns out bath bomb 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 🙂

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

INGREDIENTS (links provided for ingredients available here at The Inspired Little Pot)

300g sodium bicarbonate

130g citric acid (milled to a fine consistency)

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

30 drops of essential oils of choice (contact me if you would like more information on the essential oils I choose to use)

30g carrier oil – fractionated coconut oil, sweet almond or olive oil

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

  • 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. I LOVE using this blend in my fizzy bath drops.
  • I use doTERRA essential oils only as they are 100% pure giving me peace of mind that my children are not swimming in fillers and unknown chemicals. Get them here.
  • Adding one teaspoon of Vitamin C powder (L-Ascorbic acid) 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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