Shower bombs are fun for everyone but unfortunately, most of the store bought ones contain dyes and fragrances. People with sensitive skin tend to either make their own bath bombs or pay the hefty price for fragrance-free.
These fizzy bath bombs are a wonderful solution! Plus, they’re easy and fun to make! They really don’t take very long to make either. It’s a process but doesn’t involve much time, just a little babying to make sure they turn out perfect.
Once you’ve finished making these DIY bath bombs, make sure that you store them in an air-tight container. They will last for up to two weeks.
Bath fizzies make a perfect gift for almost any occasion! Whether you’re in search of a low-cost bachelorette party gift or looking to surprise an upcoming house guest, these would be appreciated by almost anyone.
There’s something about a warm bath that just can’t be replaced with anything else. It’s one of the most soothing and relaxing things that you can do for your body and mind. A little R&R goes a long way with maintaining a healthy lifestyle!
Ingredients that you will need:
- 1/2 cup Citric Acid
- 1 cup Baking Soda
- 1/2 cup Sea Salt or Epsom Salt
- 1 teaspoon Olive Oil
- 2 teaspoons Witch Hazel or Water
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla or Water
- Essential Oils (optional) Some of my favorite to use in my bath bombs are peppermint oil, eucalyptus oil, or lavender oil. I always go with Barefut oils because of their amazing quality, price, and perks!
**You will also need a silicon mold or greased muffin pans to mold your bath bombs in.**
To make natural homemade fizzy shower bombs:
- Combine baking soda, citric acid, and salt in medium sized bowl. Blend well.
- In a small separate bowl, combine the vanilla, witch hazel, and olive oil together. Mix well. Add essential oils if you are going to include them and mix well.
- Add the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients quickly and mix together well with your hands. If you have sensitive hands, you should use gloves.
- Your mixture should hold together fairly well as you squeeze it. If it doesn’t, try adding a touch more of witch hazel until you achieve this consistency.
- Then, quickly add your mixture into your silicon molds or greased muffin tins. Press the mixture firmly and let them set for at least 24 hours but preferably 48 hours.
- If you see your mixture expanding during any time, don’t freak out. It’s normal! Gently push it back into the mold. You may have to do this several times until they are fully dried. *CAUTION* Also, make sure you keep these up from your little ones. I have a three year old and he was very interested in tasting them. I put them up on top of the fridge so he could not get to them and explained that they were not edible.
- When your bombs have dried, remove them from their molds and store in an air-tight container for up to 2 weeks.
Place one in the bottom of the shower. Enjoy the therapeutic benefits as you inhale the vapor from these soothing shower fizzes!
I used eucalyptus and peppermint oil in the batch that I made for this post. My family recently passed around a cold to each other and the eucalyptus really helped soothe our sore throats and opened our airways more.