Learn how to make these Fizzy Bath Salts at home. A great way to enjoy a relaxing bath and provide great cleansing and detox benefits for your skin.
I have one more little twist on the popular Bath Salts…Fizzy 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.
EPSOM BATH SALT
These bath salts have Citric Acid in them which is what gives them the fizziness. 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
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 suggested adding only 1/2 of the Cream of Tartar in place of the Citric Acid. So if you ended up using Cream of Tartar instead of Citric Acid in this recipe, you would add 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!
Fizzy Bath Salts
To make this, you will need the following ingredients:
1. Mix all ingredients together and combine well in a large bowl.
2. Transfer into a clean, air-tight container.
3. Add a small scoop or two to your running bathwater by placing the salts under the running water, to activate the bubbles.
4. May last up to 3 months if kept in a clean, air-tight container. Do not scoop with dirty hands or fingers.
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.
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.
Giving this as a gift for Valentine’s Day? Add some cute Valentine’s Day Tags and you have a nice but inexpensive gift idea for a friend or family member…or a nice gift to yourself!
DOTERRA ESSENTIAL OILS
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
- Myrrh Bath Salts
- Homemade Bath Salts Recipe
- 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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Are you supposed to add some body wash to this mixture? You list it above but not in the ingredient amounts.
Oh no! Sorry! That was a mistake! Thanks for catching that. The body wash is for the other Bubbling Bath Salts!!
Hello, thanks so much for this idea. My question is this…how much of this salt mixture can be added to bath water? Is a couple of tablespoons adequate?
yes! That should be fine!
Also, what exactly do you mean by rock salt? Like what can be found in the spice isle? What did you use?
Thanks bunches! :)
The rock salt is a large crystal usually used for making ice cream. It is found in the baking aisle and sometimes is labeled as ice cream maker salt!
The fizz did not last long, is that normal or should I add more citric acid to my mixture? I did not expect for it to last for the entire bath but mine only lasted seconds while sprinkling it into the water.
The Idea Room Assistant says
Yes, that is normal. Maybe try adding a bit more citric acid. You will have to let me know if that helps.
What if you dont have rock salt?
I have everything else because I usually male barg bombs, but looking to make the process easier. Can I just drop the rock salts or do more Epsom salt?? Thank you!
The Idea Room Assistant says
It is better to use a larger grain salt with this recipe. Thank you.