Cinnamon Sugar Bath Fizzies are fun, easy, and very affordable! We added up the cost of the ingredients, divided it out and found these little bath treats are just 60¢ each! This is the final project in our Christmas Gift Idea series. Now that we’ve shown you all of these projects, you will have all of the knowledge you need to create delightful gift ensembles that are the perfect gift for holiday party gift exchanges, office co-workers, as well as family and friends. We think making holiday gifts with your children or friends is the perfect way to spend quality time with the ones you love. On to the recipe and bath fizzy fun…
update: Now that the entire series is posted learn to make guest soap here, lotion here, and sugar scrub here.
- 1 pound Citric Acid
- 2 pounds Baking Soda
- ¼ ounce fragrance Cappucino Mica
- Shredded Glitter
- Witch Hazel (in a spray bottle)
- Mold – I used our guest party stars mold (NOTE: The Guest Party Stars mold has been discontinued. It has been substituted with the 6 Cavity Christmas Assortment Silicone Mold.)
Get the kit from Bramble Berry with all the ingredients to make this project. Choose from two great fragrance combinations. Traditional Christmas Forest & Cranberry Fig or a more modern Cinnamon Sugar & Fresh Snow.
This recipe makes about 18 bath fizzies in a 2.5 ounce size. If you want want to make more (or less) just remember that it is always 1 part Citric Acid to 2 parts Baking Soda. Add as much fragrance as you like (our recipe produces a highly fragrant fizzy) and use LESS color than you think you need. The color will always look faded until they are used in the bath when they bloom and sparkle! Step 1 Measure out your Citric Acid and Baking Soda and thoroughly blend them together. Then blend some more! You can’t mix them up too much. Making sure there are no clumps and that the mixture is very smooth is a key to having a great looking final product. Step 2 Add your fragrance and mix it in well. If you find your blend is really lumpy and you can’t break up the lump with your fingers, you can use a sieve to get rid of the chunks. If you fail to blend in the fragrance enough, it can cause “warts” in your final bath fizzy so blend, blend, blend. Step 3 Set approximately a cup of the bath fizzy mix aside and add a few scoops of the Cappuccino mica to the main batch. Add a few pinches of glitter to the white mix. The glitter looks sooooo pretty in the bath. Step 4 Check your recipe for consistency. It should stick together when you squish it in your hand as shown above. If it doesn’t hold together, add a few spritzes of witch hazel, blend your mixture and do the squish test again. I’ll finish off this tutorial tomorrow, including information on how to make two-toned bath fizzies like the photo above.
Hi! I have been having a common problem with my bath bombs. I’ve had a few batches go (not sure how to describe it), well, mushy after shrink wrapping them. I am guessing that it’s because I wrapped them when they weren’t 100% dry, but I give them about 24 hours to dry before I wrap them. They basically react in the wrap and leave a salt exoskeleton that is like dropping a salt soak in your tub, no fizz at all. At first I thought it was that I was making them too wet to begin with and then while they cured they lost their reaction, but not all batches come out this way and I use the same amount of witch hazel every time so I have ruled this out. Do you have any suggestions?
I use baking soda, citric acid, epsom salt, canola oil, sweet almond oil, fragrance, dry powder color, and witch hazel
I would go back to basics and just do Sodium Bicarb + Citric Acid + Fragrance/Color + Witch Hazel and see how that works.
If you’re having the fizzies turn soft on you, I would make a drying chamber with an air tight container and some of those little bags that come in vitamins/new shoes (desccant pack) and keep the fizzies in there for a couple days before wrapping and see if that helps.
Thanks! I sell them professionally, so I don’t want to get rid of the oils that my customers love, but I will definitely try out that dry container idea! Thank you!
I use alcohol instead of witch hazel.
Becky with Bramble Berry says
Alcohol can be used like witch hazel but we personally do not use it because it doesn’t behave the same way as the witch hazel. But it is totally okay to use alcohol if it works for you!
-Becky with Bramble Berry
You can buy it at http://www.brambleberry.com or in the grocery store. It’s usually near the rubbing alcohol in a big 16 or 32 ounce bottle. It’s commonly used as an astringent.
You could add liquid food coloring and EOs to a sprtizer but liquid food coloring is water based so it might start the reaction for fizzing a bit too early =)
Where do I find witch hazel? Is the alcohol a problem skin-irritation wise, or is there somewhere I can find witch hazel without it? And couldn’t one just add liquid food coloring and essential oils to the spritzer?
I just had a batch go off with a recipe that used water (I live in Oregon, and “low humidity day” is not really an option). So frustrating. 🙁
Charity, I’ve seen recipes that use water instead of witch hazel. I’m not sure if it’s my technique or the climate in Washington state, but every time I use water, I get a fizzing reaction a little early and end up with fizzy, growing bath bombs. If I use witch hazel, my bath bombs turn out hard and not fizzed yet. But, I have seen recipes with people using water. It’s just never worked for me.
Laura, Ditto on the food coloring – it’s water based and I’ve always had my fizzies turn out gummy or growing when I’ve tried to use liquid food coloring rather than a dry powder or La Bomb colorants (which are in liquid glycerin).
Carol, I tap mine out right away – within a minute or so of making them.
These look great! How long do they stay in the mold?
Is it safe to use a few drops of food coloring instead of the mica? What about food-safe glitter?
SO excited for my kit to show up! I’ve been squealing at your tutorials all week!
I mix my scent, liquid color and water in a mister and gently mist the dry mixture, stirring every spritz or two. It works really well and I know the consitancy (and when its time to stop spritzing) as it changes, second by second. For me its failproof!
I have read other recipes that use water instead of witch hazel. What is the benefit of using the witch hazel instead?
If you use water, it makes the “bomb” fizz prematurely. Witch hazel doesn’t do that, so it’s a better choice.
I haven’t had much luck with water at all! =) Witch Hazel is my wetting agent of choice for sure.
Thanks for the Christmas idea. 🙂