Colour Explosion Bath Fizzies
It's been SO hot this summer that there's already been days we couldn't bare to brave the heat and head outside
Well, if we have to endure any more of those sweltering, beachless days, I've got you sorted! This is all fun, minus the sun and it's perfect for keeping your little loves entertained these school holidays without the risk of sunburn. These Colour Explosion Bath Fizzies are as almost as fun to make as they are to use!
- 2 tablespoons coarse salt (pink himalayan or epsom are you best options) I have used pink Himalayan for this recipe
- Food colouring (I have used liquid food colouring for this recipe to obtain a really vibrate colour the kids love)
- 1 cup bi-carb soda (sodium bicarbonate)
- 1 cup citric acid
- ½ cup corn flour
- ½ cup carrier oil (fractionated coconut oil or another light oil such as castor, sunflower, rice or grapeseed oil)
- 25 drops of essential oil, summer citrus scents are great for this time of year (grapefruit, orange, bergamot, lemongrass, ginger)
The day prior to making your bath bombs add a few drops of your preferred food colouring to a glass bowl then add your coarse salt. You want your salt to be wet but not soaking in food colouring. You are looking for a damp sand texture. If your salt is too wet, you can simply add more salt until you reach your desired result. Spread the salt out in the bowl and allow to dry overnight. The salt is going to be hidden in the centre of your bath bomb which creates the colourful explosion when it hits the bath water.
- Mix dry ingredients together in a glass bowl until combined.
- Slowly add the carrier oil followed by the essential oils. Mix until the ingredients resemble damp sand.
- To assemble the bath bombs you can use store bought moulds, ice cube trays or whatever you like. The key here is to use something that allows you to put a little of the mixture in the mould then a half teaspoon or so of coloured salts and then have enough room to put some more mixture on top, hiding the ‘colour surprise’.
- This recipe makes enough for approximately 5 round 100g bath bombs. If you are making these for your kids, I suggest making them smaller as there tends to be a lot less water in the tub and they always want to use more then one! Using too many can leave you bathtub a little greasy from the carrier oil.
- Let them set overnight, (my kids can never wait this long so take this step with a grain of salt, they work perfectly fine without the wait).
Run a warm bath and drop one in. It should fizz and release a beautiful aroma. Take care leaving the bath as it may be slippery.
Store in a sealed glass jar out of direct sunlight.
Tip: It’s best to make them in small regular batches like this and use within a month rather than storing them long term as certain temperatures and humidity can affect their fizz quality.