Have a spa day at home! A warm scented bath is a perfect way to unwind and relax. Scented Bath Fizzers (sometimes known as bath bombs) are simple and fun to use. Make a large batch of Scented Bath Fizzers to give some away to spa-loving friends.
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Commercial Bath Fizzers
Note: Don’t make or use homemade cosmetics if allergic to any of the ingredients. Work clean: mixing bowls,
utensils, hands and storage jars all need to be spotless. Small jam jars and lids which can be boiled are
ideal. Store homemade cosmetics in the fridge; they don’t contain the preservatives and antimicrobials of
commercial products. Use clean hands or a clean spoon to remove mixtures from containers. Don’t use
on broken or irritated skin or near the eyes.
*1/2 c (125 ml) almond oil
*6–10 drops essential oil of choice (lavender, bergamot, rose etc)
*1 c/ (220 g) baking (bread) soda
*3/4 c (125 g) cornstarch/cornflour
*few drops food colour (optional)
*muffin tin, soap mould or ice tray
Mix the almond and essential oils in a small glass bowl.
In a large glass or ceramic bowl, mix the baking/bread soda and cornstarch/cornflour. Sieve the powders together to remove lumps.
Add the oils to the dry ingredients. Mix thoroughly to a crumbly texture. Use a fork or impeccably clean fingers. The crumbs should be as fine as possible. The food colour can be added if used. Keep mixing until the colour is evenly distributed or leave it marbled if preferred.
Pack the Scented Bath Fizzers mixture firmly into the chosen moulds. It should hold together somewhat. Leave to dry overnight, covered with a clean tea towel.
Carefully turn the partially-dried Scented Bath Fizzers onto baking sheets lined with plastic film or waxed paper. Allow to dry completely, covered with a clean tea towel.
Store Scented Bath Fizzers in a sealed container. They will keep indefinitely if they are stored dry.
To use, drop one or two Scented Bath Fizzers (depending on final size) into warm bath water. Step in, sink down and relax!
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