Bath Fizzy Recipe (bath bombs)
Promised to post this awhile back......then spaced it out....sorry.
Bath Salts - (or bath bombs - or bath blitz)
1 cup baking soda
1/2 cup cornstarch
1/2 cup citric acid (can find this at any wine/beer making store and it is DIRT CHEAP)
Fragrance oil of choice
Food coloring - optional (at the dollar store, usually)
Spray water bottle - fine spray works best
Molds - anything will work - even muffin tins, but could be harder to remove them. Something with a 'little give' will make it easier to get them out. If you have no molds just roll them into small balls - about the size of a large marble or less than golf ball size.
Place all dry ingredients in large bowl and mix well.
Scoop out about 1/2 cup and place in smaller bowl. (only work with SMALL amts. at a time - you will see why)
Add two to three drops of fragrance and mix. Add food coloring - by the drops- if using, and mix well. When scent and color is satisfactory, add this back to big bowl and mix.
Scoop out about 1/3 cup of the blended salts and with a spray LIGHTLY mist while mixing with your hand. GO EASY ON THE WATER! These need to be damp enough to hold together - but if you over mist they will fizz!!
This should be enough for one shape......either put it into mold (press down hard to pack the salts in) to 'form', or roll into ball and let dry on wax paper. (the first time doing it it will be much easier to just roll in a ball)
If your salts seem to 'puff' or 'grow' you have added too much water. If really bad - place them back in bowl, mix up and try again.
To remove from mold - place a piece of cardboard over the mold and flip over. GENTLY press to remove the formed salts. It should have 'started to dry' but doesn't have to be totally dry at this point. When removed from mold - slide onto wax paper to dry overnight. If ball shape was used it should probably sit for a day or so to make sure the center is dry - depending on size.
These are super fun to make and people that 'bathe' absolutely love them!! And - as you can see - SUPER CHEAP to make!