Learn how to make these Fizzy Bath Salts at home. Fizzy Salts are a great way to enjoy a relaxing bath and provide great cleansing and detox benefits for your skin. Plus the addition of essential oils can create more added benefits and a leave your skin smelling amazing!
WHAT ARE FIZZY BATH SALTS?
I have one more little twist on the popular Bath Salts…Fizzy Homemade Bath Salts! I have shared our homemade Bath Salts and a few specialized Bath Salt Recipes with you here in the past, including some Bubbling or Foaming Bath Salts just last week.
These are a nice addition to your bath and give off a little fizziness when added to your warm bath water…sort of like a bath bomb…but a LOT easier to make. And I like that you can add the exact amount you want to your bath water. You can make this recipe and leave out the essential oils (which is what I did) and then add the essential oils to your bath water along with the Bath Salts. This way you don’t have to have the same oils for each bath and you can add the oil that you may feel like for each bath.
HOW DO YOU MAKE A BATH BOMB FIZZ?
These bath salts have Citric Acid in them which is what gives them the fizziness.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF CITRIC ACID?
Citric Acid is used for treating several skin problems like mild acne, pigmentation, clogged pores, sun tanning, wrinkles, and dark spots. You can find Citric Acid in your specialty grocery stores and it is usually found in the Canning Section. You can also find it at Amazon here: Citric Acid
WHAT IF I CAN’T FIND CITRIC ACID?
CITRIC ACID SUBSTITUTE IN FIZZY SALTS
In my studying of Bath Salts, I came across some sites that said that you could substitute Citric Acid for Cream of Tartar (which can be found in the spices).
It is a lot easier to find Cream of Tartar than Citric Acid in some areas. Most sources suggested adding only 1/2 of the Cream of Tartar in place of the Citric Acid. Meaning, if you ended up using Cream of Tartar instead of Citric Acid in this recipe, you would substitute 1/4 cup Cream of Tartar in place of the 1/2 cup Citric Acid.
But…I did not test this out to see how it actually turned out and if the results were similar. So if you do that, I am not sure how it will turn out. If anyone tries it, I would love to see what you thought of the final results!
WHAT ESSENTIAL OILS ARE GOOD IN BATH SALTS?
It depends on how you are feeling and what additional benefits you want to get out of your fizzy bath salts. All you need are just a few drops of essential oils to add to the bath salt mixture. Some of my favorite essential oils or essential oil blends to use in this recipe are the following:
- citrus like lemon, lime or orange
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF EPSOM SALTS?
There are several benefits for using and soaking in Epsom salts dissolved into your warm bath water.
- Epsom salts can ease stress and relaxes the body.
- Relieves pain and muscle cramps.
- Helps muscles and nerves function properly.
- Makes insulin more effective.
- Can relieve constipation.
- Helps to eliminate toxins from the body.
WHAT INGREDIENTS ARE BATH SALTS THAT FIZZ MADE OF?
To make this, you will need the following ingredients:
MATERIALS NEEDED TO MAKE FIZZY HOMEMADE BATH SALTS
There are a few things you will need to make your bath salts. Here is a comprehensive list of necessary items and a few items that aren’t necessary but can make your bath salts a fun gift to gift this holiday season!
- mason jar
- cute jars with clamp lid
- food coloring (optional)
- wooden scoops (optional)
- essential oils
- body wash soap
- essential oils or essential oil blends
- bakers twine
- silver foil labels like pictured
HOMEMADE FIZZY BATH SALTS RECIPE
Fizzy Bath Salts
- 2 cups Epsom salts
- 1/2 cup Sea Salt or Rock Salt
- 1 cup baking soda
- 1/2 cup citric acid
- 7-10 drops Essential Oils
Mix all ingredients together and combine well in a large bowl.
Transfer into a clean, air-tight container.
Add a small scoop or two to your running bathwater by placing the salts under the running water, to activate the bubbles.
May last up to 3 months if kept in a clean, air-tight container. Do not scoop with dirty hands or fingers.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR MAKING FIZZY BATH SALTS
- Stir and combine Epsom salts and the dry ingredients together and combine the mixture well in a large mixing bowl.
- Slowly mix in the body wash and the essential oil.
- Scoop and transfer into a clean, airtight container or jar to store your fizzy bath salts until use.
- If gifting to someone you can add some fun embellishments to your bath salts jar like ribbon, bows or a cute little wooden scoop.
HOW TO USE FIZZY BATH SALTS
- Add a small scoop or two of your fizzy bath salts with a small wooden spoon, scoop or clean fingers to your running bathwater by placing the salts under the running water, to activate the bubbles.
- Warm water will work best.
- Soak in your bath salts for at least 20-30 minutes for the full benefits.
HOW LONG WILL FIZZY BATH SALTS LAST?
Your fizzy bath salts may last up to 3 months if kept in a clean, air-tight container. Do not scoop with dirty hands or fingers and introduce bacteria into your jar. Do not store in a really humid environment.
FREE PRINTABLE FIZZY BATH SALT LABELS
For these Bath Salts I used these Embossed Silver Foil Labels from Avery. It is so easy to fill in the template and then print them out onto the labels…and I like how fancy they make the Bath Salts look…like you paid a lot of money for them from a high end spa!
Or make your own labels, or download these labels on your own paper. Normally I use the Avery labels. Simply print out my handmade labels on some regular computer paper and then glue them onto the jar using a simple Elmer’s glue stick. I find it works so well and the label lays down nice and flat just like a sticker, but is so inexpensive.
Bath salts really can make the perfect gift! They can be personalized for different seasons and times of the year…and for who you are gifting the bath salts too. Make this DIY Fizzy Bath Salt recipe…I think you are really going to love them!
WHERE CAN I GET THE BEST ESSENTIAL OILS TO USE?
You can buy great quality doTERRA Essential Oils here: doTerra Essential Oils. If you would like to join my team, you can click on the link and sign up! I would love to have you join us!
Other Idea Room Sugar Scrubs/Bath Salts you might be interested in checking out:
- Bubbling Bath Salts
- Frankincense Sugar Scrub
- Chocolate Sugar Scrub
- Cinnamon Vanilla Sugar Scrub
- Coconut Lime Sugar Scrub
- Peppermint Sugar Foot Scrub
- Candy Cane Sugar Scrub
- Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub
- Lemon Sugar Scrub
- Brown Sugar Scrub
- Citrus Bliss Sugar Scrub Cubes
- DIY Shaving Cream
- Wild Orange Body Butter
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