Sunday, December 15, 2013

DIY Bath Bombs / Fizzies

After my DIY: Scented Bath Salts post and video, it was highly requested for me to do a DIY Bath Bomb tutorial! This takes more time, and is a little more messy...but a fun project! If you make the two projects together, it makes a great gift set for the holidays.

  • 2 Cups Baking Soda
  • 1 Cup Citric Acid
  • I Cup Cornstarch 
  • 2 TBSP Extra Light Olive Oil
  • 10 drops Essential Oil
  • Spray Bottle
  • Water or Witch Hazel
  • Food coloring / Soap coloring 
  • Twine
  • Jar or recycled candle jar
  • Cardstock / Tag
  • Dried Herbs / Sea Salt (Optional)
  • Silicone Ice Tray / Cookie Cutters 
  • Bamboon Spoons (I got mine here)
  • Combine dry ingredients in a bowl (baking soda, citric acid, cornstarch)
  • Add in extra light olive oil; mix. Add essential oil.
  • Combine water and a few drops of food coloring in a spray bottle.
  • SLOWLY start to spray mixture into the bowl, mixing as you spray. If you add too much water, it will start to fizz and expand so do this step slowly.
  • Keep adding water until it is a wet-sand-like consistently (Just wet enough that the sand will stick together.)
  • Pack mixture into a silicone ice tray. If you want to make a perfect square-shape, use a butter knife to scrape across the top. 
  • Let sit in the mold for about two minutes.
  • Pop out of mold and let them dry overnight.

  The measurements I used, with the tray size I used, makes between 50-60 small cubes which filled two large jars.

Video Tutorial:


  1. I really love how this thing looks, but....
    What does Bath Bombs is?? How do you use it?
    I know I sound a little out dated, but.. This is me, and this me doesn't know what is Bath Bombs.

    1. A bath bomb is just a little thing you drop in the bath and it fizzes and makes the water (and you) smell good and I know a lot of them have herbs or special oils for treating sicknesses but yeah their just basically for scent and to look cute and their fun :)

    2. Oooh, so that's why they called bath bombs.
      Thank you for the information :)