How to Make Bath Bomb Fizzies
I love those huge, round bath bombs but I did not have that mold on hand so I decided to make smaller bath fizzies from some heart-shaped silicone molds I had. They made a smaller sized bath bomb, but it is actually the perfect size for a bath because it does the trick and produces lots of fizz and scent. Sometimes, larger bath bombs might look pretty, but they slick your tub up like a grease track….not fun getting out!
To make my bath bomb fizzies, I used citric acid which I did have on had from making homemade cheese. Baking soda and essential oil, were two additional ingredients used to concoct some of the prettiest little heart-shaped bath bombs ever. I did add some red food gel, but this is optional if you have an allergy or want something 100% natural.
Ok, so there is a learning curve to making bath bomb fizzies- and drum roll please—PATIENCE. You must have a serious case of patience while making these because they need to set for at least 4 hours to harden up. the longer, the better!
- 1 cup Citric Acid
- 2 cups Baking Soda
- 3 toothpicks worth of food gel
- 20-30 drops of grapefruit essential oil *or your fav blend
- 1 tablespoon of olive or almond oil
- small spray bottle of water -will need a few spritzs
In a bowl, mix the baking soda, and citric acid
Lightly spritz the mixture until it can be shaped with your hands. You do not want it so powdery, but also not fizzing already
Using gloved hands, mix together to work the food gel throughout
Pack mixture into molds firmly. Press hard because this is how you will get the shapes to form solidly.