Making your own bath fizzes ensures that you can create a natural, non-toxic bath fizz, choosing your own essential oil and added embellishments like dried flowers. So Jessie of Hiccup Baby Love, who makes and sells these bath-time delights on Etsy shared her recipe with us for creating non-toxic bath fizzes that are great as gifts, for children and for your own use! We made a bunch ourselves and absolutely LOVE them! The large cubes make for a really great bubble bath with relaxing aromas and dried flowers! We also created some fun letters using lavender essential oil for my little boy too and he loves watching the fizz reaction when dropped in the water. These are so fun and make wonderful gifts. I love knowing that my son is soaking in something that doesn’t have harsh chemicals. We highly recommend making some of your own!
DIY Non-toxic Bath Fizzes (makes four 2″ cubes)
8 ounces Baking Soda (soften and reduce any irritants on skin)
4 ounces Citric Acid for fizz (you can buy it here)
4 ounces Corn Starch (reduces any irritants on skin)
4 ounces Epsom Salts (helps detox for more soft skin)
2 tsp. water (no more!!)
2 tsp. Essential Oil for scent and aromatherapy (we used grapefruit for the floral ones and lavender for the lavender ones and letters)
2 tsp. apricot oil (adds vitamin E to soften skin)
For decorations we used dried, edible flowers and lavender from the garden. We also used these natural, non-toxic food dyes made from vegetables. The colors are a little lighter, but I likes the subtle hues.
Supplies: Silicone molds (this ice mold worked perfectly) measuring cups, natural food coloring, essential oils, bowls, decorations like dried flowers, non-toxic glitter or sugar cake decorations.
Mix all dry ingredients EXCEPT citric acid in a large mixing bowl (salt, baking soda, cornstarch).
In a separate small bowl, mix water, essential oil, apricot oil and food coloring.
Combine the wet and dry mixture, which should resemble the texture of dry/moist sand. Almost like a flour consistency.
Mix until the color is even. It takes awhile and it’s not just stirring, but rather pushing down with a spatula on the chunks of wet. Adding the food coloring helps you figure out if it’s well-mixed. An even color means a good mix. When you squeeze some in your fist, it should hold together.
Add citric acid and mix again (do NOT use your hands at this point as the pure citric acid is abrasive) and do not add water after you mix in the citric acid.
Add in your desired decorations and mix with a spoon.
Pack tightly into the mold and wait 24 hours for it to set, then remove. You can try to remove them earlier, but if it starts to crumble, let it dry longer.
Quick Tip: Don’t use the mold for ice after you’ve used it to make bath fizzes. The essential oils are strong!