DIY Bath Fizzies

Both of our kids LOVE bath time!  I grabbed some bath fizzies at the store to put in Kevin’s stocking for Christmas and he was so excited to try them.  The first time we used one, the whole upstairs smelled weird.  They were “Birthday Cake” scented…so there’s that, but the smell lingered all night and was so gross.  The second time we used one (because I forgot to throw them out before he could request another one), his face got in the water and he told me his cheeks were burning…um what?! All the children out.of.the.tub. And the bath fizzies went right in the trash.

I started searching for recipes to make our own and found a good one that has worked great!

Here’s what you’ll need:

1 C baking soda

1/2 C citric acid (I got mine here)

1/2 C cornstarch

1/2 C epsom salt

2 1/2 TB almond oil

3/4 TB water

Essential oils of your choice (more on that later)

Food Coloring (optional)

Bath Fizzies Molds (I got mine here)


The oils we chose were Peace and Calming and Lavender because these are great for calming before bed, and Grapefruit and Lemon because they are uplifting and Lemon is good for detox. Next time I would use the Gentle Baby blend as well.2017-01-15_0001


-Mix dry ingredients and wet ingredients separately.

-Then SLOWLY add wet ingredients and mix into the dry ingredients, again stir or whisk slowly.  I added about 1 tsp at a time and stirred, then repeated until it was all mixed. If you do this too quickly, the citric acid will react! You still might see some fizzing, that should be fine.

-Then, fill the molds with the mixture-there is a trick to this. If you press too hard when you pack the molds, it won’t come out, if you don’t pack it firmly enough, it won’t stick together. It might take some trial and error, but you’ll get the hang of it!

2017-01-15_00032017-01-15_00042017-01-15_00052017-01-15_0006Once the fizzies were formed into balls, I just set them on these silicone molds to dry, which worked great because they were soft. You could try just a regular baking rack as well.

These have been so fun, they fizz when you drop them in the water and I know exactly what’s in them with the added health benefits of essential oils for my kids!

Let me know if you make them! I’d love to hear how you like them! If you want to know more about oils, I’d be happy to chat! Leave your email in the comments or email me at and I’ll get in touch!



July 16, 2017 - 10:20 pm

Leslie - How long do you keep them in the molds before taking them out and letting them dry?

July 18, 2017 - 8:57 pm - Just a few minutes and then leave them on a soft surface to dry out before putting them into a container!

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