Guest Post: Sherbet Surprise Bath Fizzies
Recipe type: Bath Bomb
This guest recipe from Holly Port involves two layers of bath bombs for a surprise color!
  • 3 Cups Baking Soda
  • 1 ½ cups Arrowroot Powder
  • 1 ½ cups Citric Acid
  • 2 oz. Shea Butter
  • 1.6 oz. Jojoba Oil
  • 3 Tbsp. Energy Fragrance Oil
  • .05 oz. distilled water
  • .05 oz. 99% alcohol
  • Irish Green La Bomb Color
  • Coral Orange La Bomb Color
  • Adobe Brick La Bomb Color
  • Stainless Steel Bath Bomb Mold
  • Mini meat baller (found at kitchen stores)
  1. Mix all the dry ingredients (baking soda, citric acid, arrowroot powder) together in a small mixing bowl. Blend well to break down any chunks and set aside.
  2. Mix the shea butter and jojoba oil and melt in a double boiler or microwave until completely melted and set aside. Next mix water, alcohol and scent in a small bowl. When butters and oils have cooled slightly combine the water mixture and oil mixture together. Add 2-3 tsp of the Adobe Brick La Bomb color to the liquid and stir.
  3. Using a hand or stand mixer, pour the oils into the dry mixture and increase speed slightly (one notch), making sure to mix well. Turn mixer down to low, mixing for an additional 1-2 minutes. Test the mix by squeezing it to ensure it can hold its shape. Now you are ready to ball!
  4. You can find a mini meat baller at most kitchen stores. Scoop up the mixture into the meat baller until overly full. Firmly squeeze the meat baller together and release. Gently remove the bath bomb and set aside to fully dry for 24 hours.
  5. Repeat steps one and two. Add less of the La Bomb colorant for contrast, or leave it white. I often like to leave my outer layer white because it tricks the kids :) In the photos shown, I used half Irish Green La Bomb, and half Coral Orange La Bomb.
  6. You’re now ready to mold together the larger and smaller layers. Fill one side of the Stainless Steel Bath Bomb Mold and gently place the mini fizzy inside. Next, mound the bath fizzy mixture on top of the mini bath bomb by mounding up the fizzy mixture like a snow cone. Place the other half of mold on top and press the two sides together until they touch.
  7. Turn over in your other hand and gently squeeze the flat spot on mold and lift up. Turn the bath bomb into the other hand and gently squeeze the flat spot on mold and lift!
  8. Place the fizzies on bubble wrap pieces to keep the bottoms from becoming flat. Allow the fizzies to fully dry for 24 hours. Package, and enjoy!
Recipe by Soap Queen at