Saturday, December 9, 2017

Essential Oil Bath Fizzies

I love bath fizzies. But they're expensive, and I'm very, very cheap. I've been trying to figure out a way to make them, and I think I've succeeded. The recipe I ultimately used included ingredients I had around the house, which is the best way to do hedgewitching on a budget!


  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 1/2 cup salt (I had Epsom handy, but I think you could also use Himalayan or sea salt)
  • 1/2 cup citric acid
  • 2 tablespoons of fractionated coconut oil (I think you could also use grapeseed or almond)
  • Around fifteen drops of essential oil, depending on your tolerance for the scent
  • Soap or food coloring

Gear needed:

  • Large bowl
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Cupcake molds or tin
  • Tablespoon

I mixed the baking soda, salt, citric acid, and coconut oil together in a large bowl until clumps started to form. I added the essential oil and soap coloring in last. I used soap coloring, because I have some that I've been trying to use up FOREVER. For essential oil, I used ylang ylang and lemon with a couple drops of jasmine, because I wanted something sunny and cheerful.

I mixed thoroughly, then spooned the mixture into my silicone baking cups. I packed the mixture in tight with the back of a tablespoon. Warning: do not fill your cupcake molds up to the brim! This mixture expands, and you'll have an unholy mess on your hands in a few hours that looks like it came from Mount Vesuvius. I learned this the hard way. You can see in the picture how my acceptable batch still has a lot of expansion bubbles on the surface.

Instead, pack your cupcake molds about half to two-thirds full. Put the molds to dry in a place they won't be disturbed for a day and ta-da! Bath fizzies!

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