When I was pregnant with Charlie, my aunt took me shopping and she insisted we go in this store to pick out some bath stuff. I was never a big bath person because of my frequent urinary tract infections, but these were all natural, so I figured I would give it a go.
As it turns out, I’m a huge fan of relaxing in a bath! I have not had a UTI since before Charlie, so I don’t worry about that too much, but I never want to chance that again.
That said, buying bath fizzies or bath bombs can get expensive! I picked up a few things to make my own and it’s much more cost effective. Plus, I know what I put in them!
I chose to make hearts this time around using a heart mold and grapefruit essential oil, but there are so many options!
To make multi-colored bath fizzies, make up a couple of batches and add different soap colorant to each batch.
- Combine all of your dry ingredients into a large bowl and stir together with a whisk.
- Place all of your wet ingredients in a small bowl and stir until they are well mixed.
- Slowly pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir. (They should start to clump in your hand.)
- Pack the mixture into your molds as tightly as you can.
- After a few minutes, carefully remove your bath fizzies from your molds and place them on wax paper.
- Allow them to dry at least a day before using.
- Store in an airtight container.
If they’re not clumping together, you can use a squirt bottle and spritz a little more water into your mixture. Not too much though, as they’ll start to fizz up and expand.
I decided to make some bath fizzies for a friend’s bridal shower. I thought they’d go great in a gift basket for a game winner. Another bridesmaid made homemade body butter, so we pretty much knocked it out of the park for these baskets!
To give as gifts, I just used some crinkle paper (like you stuff gift bags with) and put them in gift sacks. They turned out pretty cute for such little effort.