True Natural Beauty comes from within...

True Natural Beauty comes from within...
Welcome, to my natural bath / beauty and clean eating blog, where nature is our pantry....take a few quiet moments to enjoy free recipes and tutorials using natural ingredients. Have questions about recipes or where to find these ingredients? Put your question in the comment box and I will be happy to answer .............Anna

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Soothing Bath Fizzy Bomb

Updated 9/6/16  Feeling the need to relax, I got out the ingredients to make a new bath fizzy bomb recipe.  I wanted a soothing, skin softening fizzy bomb.. Here's what I came up with.....

First I chose a warm and cozy-up fragrance, Black Raspberry Vanilla. Perfect.  

Then I chose my ingredients:  Citric acid which is an organic acid from citrus fruits that neutralizes the trace metals in water making it S O F T !

Then baking soda which is known to soften skin naturally as well as soothe. Love it. It is the combination of the citric acid and baking soda which causes the lovely fizzing in a bath bomb.

Corn starch which is another natural skin soother, and makes the water just a bit creamy.

Epsom salts another lovely skin soother and muscle relaxer that packs a magnesium punch!

Just a small amount of grapeseed oil was added to bring extra moisturizing, not greasy at all.

Whatever size batch you choose to make, keep the citric acid and baking soda at a 1 : 2 ratio. Meaning if you use 1 cup citric acid, you need to use 2 cups baking soda. To that I add 1/2 cup corn starch. Blend dry portion well.
The liquid portion is .3 oz water, .3 oz witchazel, 1.3 oz grapeseed oil, .4 oz fragrance (optional)
Combine all your liquids and drizzle into your dry mix as you stir with a whisk.
A pastry cutter works good too. Mixture should be the consistency of damp sand
and hold together after squeezing it in the palm of your hand.
Put mixture into your mold, and pat down. Pop it gently out and allow to dry overnight. You can sprinkle dried rose petals in the bottom of the mold before adding mixture for a home spa feel!

If you make bath fizzy bombs, try this variation, you'll love it.  If you'd rather not make these goodies yourself, you can purchase them in my Etsy shop.


Chaotic Disarray said...

I love the sounds of this bath bomb could you share how much of the corn starch, epsom salts and grapeseed oil that you are using for them?

Anna from Natures Home Spa said...

Hi ! I put the amounts as a ratio in the post because people like to make different sized batches. But I will give you a basic amount to start with, which is the one I use:

1 cup citric acid
1 cup corn starch
2 cups baking soda
essential oil or fragrance amount to your own liking. For this size I use 4 small droppers full.
This is the base recipe.

If you want grapeseed oil in it, understand that it makes your bath bomb a "bath oil bomb" and is slippery in the tub! Just drizzle in a small amount before you spritz with witchazel, 1-2 tsp or so.

If you want to add epsom salts, trade out some of the corn starch amount for some epsom salt.

What brings success with these bath bombs is the ratio, keep that correct and you can use various additives to make great, natural bombs that fizzle beautifully !

Ratio: 1:1:2
citric acid:corn starch:baking soda

Spritz this with witchazel until it will hold up when squeezed in your palm.

Hope this helped! Good luck!

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