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.
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!
To make this, you will need the following ingredients:
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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 of Essential Oils
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.
*Click here for a printable Fizzy Bath Salts Recipe.
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. I don’t normally use the Avery labels. I usually just 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!
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:
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