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DIY Bath Fizzies Recipe

Bath Fizzies are a relaxing way to unwind at any time of the day. Miss M loves her baths, and when Briana shared that she had made Bath Fizzies, and they were too easy, I knew I had found an excellent way to spend quality time with Miss M and pamper her.

Long, hot baths are our luxury at our house. We find so many benefits from soaking in a hot bath, says Town and Country Magazine. It elevates our mood, soothes our sore muscles, and helps us sleep.

These bath fizzies utilize baking soda, citric acid, and water, which creates a chemical reaction that causes them to fizz when dropped into a tub of water. Be sure to read through the instructions entirely before beginning.

An easy step-by-step tutorial to create your own amazing bath fizzies!

Bath Fizzies Recipe Materials

  • 1/2 cup citric acid
  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 3/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup organic cane sugar
  • About 6 drops food coloring
  • 10 to 15 drops essential oil(s)

Other Supplies Needed:

  •  2-ounce travel-size spray bottle
  • plastic pipette
  • silicone ice-cube tray
  • storage jars

heart shaped bath fizzies

Bath Fizzies Recipe Directions

  1. Stir together citric acid, baking soda, and cornstarch in a glass measuring cup.
  2. Pass the mixture through a fine sieve or a flour sifter into a mixing bowl. Stir in sugar.
  3. Fill a spray bottle with water, and add food coloring. Spritz the mixture lightly (it should become damp but not fizzy) until you can pack the mixture with your hands.
  4. Using a pipette, add oil, one drop at a time, until the strength of the scent is to your liking. Using a metal spoon or your hands, mix ingredients until the color is even throughout (the mixture will begin to dry out; when this happens, spritz until packable again).
  5. Spoon into an ice-cube tray, pressing firmly. Let dry at room temperature overnight. Pop out of the tray gently. Transfer to jars.

You may also like making these toilet bomb fresheners to keep your bathroom smelling fresh.


Martha Stewart Living, December 2008

About Julee: Julee Morrison is an experienced author with 35 years of expertise in parenting and recipes. She is the author of four cookbooks: The Instant Pot College Cookbook, The How-To Cookbook for Teens, The Complete Cookbook for Teens, and The Complete College Cookbook. Julee is passionate about baking, crystals, reading, and family. Her writing has appeared in The LA Times (Bon Jovi Obsession Goes Global), Disney's Family Fun Magazine (August 2010, July 2009, September 2008), and My Family Gave Up Television (page 92, Disney Family Fun August 2010). Her great ideas have been featured in Disney's Family Fun (Page 80, September 2008) and the Write for Charity book From the Heart (May 2010). Julee's work has also been published in Weight Watchers Magazine, All You Magazine (Jan. 2011, February 2011, June 2013), Scholastic Parent and Child Magazine (Oct. 2011), Red River Family Magazine (Jan. 2011),, and more. Notably, her article "My Toddler Stood on Elvis' Grave and Scaled Over Boulders to Get to a Dinosaur" made AP News, and "The Sly Way I Cured My Child's Lying Habit" was featured on PopSugar. When she's not writing, Julee enjoys spending time with her family and exploring new baking recipes.
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