Friday, October 13, 2017

Holiday Bath Fizz Ornaments

Guys, I tried! I had high hopes this time. I had researched tips, I had big ideas, and I failed. Again. Miserably. At making Bath Bombs! I've tried these a few times a few different ways and it always ends in the same explosive mess! This time I added cornstarch, used a misting bottle, and added the fizzy last. And still, mushy expanding foam ensued! Heavenly smelling mushy expanding foam!

So, I'm throwing in the towel! I'm accepting the fact that I will not have nice, solid bombs for my bath. But... I have hope! I have a solution to still get the same fizzy fun and same relaxing bath without the mess!

If you're like me, and ready to bail on bombs, or if you aren't brave enough to try, here you go! My supplement! And even a simple craft to make it in to a cute little holiday gift--Bath Fizz Ornaments!

First, make a trip to the local craft store. Get some clear DIY ornaments. I went with the 2-half plastic ones since I was trying to mold bombs. But filling the glass ones with a funnel would work too! Then, pick out some pretty stickers. Smaller is better since you're going to put them on a round surface. Be sure to have some pretty complementary ribbon too. Next, make the fizzy filling:

1 cup Epsom Salt
1/2 cup baking soda
1/2 cup citric acid
1/4 cup cornstarch
12 drops each lavender and

Mix it all up in a bowl.

Of course you can swap out the essential oils for whatever you like, but this combo just smells SO good! It's also relaxing and good for your skin. If you really want to go holiday themed, maybe try some combo of cinnamon, pine, and orange. I'd avoid peppermint if you don't want the cooling sensation all over you!

Once your mixture is well combined, fill your ornaments with you bath fizz mixture. Either scoop it with the halves or funnel it in the top. I was able to get 6-2 1/4" balls out of this recipe.

*Be sure to tell your recipient that it is like bath salts, NOT bath bombs! You don't want them popping it open only to spill all over the bathroom!

Finally, thread your ribbon through the loop of the ornament and tie it off.

See, so pretty! They look like little snowballs. I bet you can guess what my kids' teachers are getting for Christmas! Now, go enjoy your festive, fizzy bath!

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