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Homemade DIY Fizzy Bath Bombs

This beautiful DIY bath bomb recipe made from natural essential oils would make the perfect homemade pamper present for a special someone.

Ingredients

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  • 300g bicarb soda
  • 130g citric acid, milled to a fine consistency
  • 1/2 teaspoon mica or powdered food colouring – optional (pantry item/market/supermarket)
  • 30 drops of essential oils of choice, I love grapefruit and wild orange
  • 30g fractionated coconut oil
  • silicone mould

Instructions

NORMAL METHOD:

  1. Add sodium bicarbonate, citric acid and colouring (if using) to a bowl and whisk until well combined.
  2. Add essential oil and carrier oil and whisk until mixture is thoroughly combined and just holds form when squeezed together. If it isn’t holding together, add another 5g of carrier oil and whisk again.
  3. Spoon and pack mixture into moulds, and press down firmly to fill.
  4. Leave to set for 24 hours in a cool and dry place. After this time, turn moulds upside down and gently tap the bottom. Bath drops should fall out easily. If not, leave for a little longer.

THERMOMIX METHOD:

  1. Add sodium bicarbonate, citric acid and colouring (if using) to bowl and mix for 15 seconds on medium speed.
  2. Add essential oil and carrier oil and mix for 15-20 seconds on medium speed until mixture is thoroughly combined and just holds form when squeezed together. If it isn’t holding together, add another 5g of carrier oil and mix again.
  3. Spoon and pack mixture into moulds, and press down firmly to fill.
  4. Leave to set for 24 hours in a cool and dry place. After this time, turn moulds upside down and gently tap the bottom. Bath drops should fall out easily. If not, leave for a little longer.

Notes

TO USE:

  • Add 3-4 small fizzy bath drops, or 1 large fizzy bath drop to a warm bath and delight in the effervescence.
  • Store in an airtight container, in a cool, dry place.

Natural Food Colouring: you can use any food dye, however, powder is the best option if you want to avoid the risk of premature fizzing. Also, adding one teaspoon of vitamin C powder to bath water while it is filling, helps to neutralise the chlorine present in unfiltered tap water. Tip: You could also use almond oil or olive oil in the place of doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil.