Super Easy Bath Fizzies

Impressive Results Without An Impressive Mess

The Results Were Spa-tacular.

 

 The girls were so excited to make their own bath fizzies.   We were excited, too.  This activity gives you a great opportunity totally to kids about how science can be fun and easy.  It also gives you a chance to teach how important it is to follow directions.   As you will see in the recipe, if you pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients too quickly, you can cause a chemical reaction.  The kids had a blast—and they were really proud of their work.   We hope you enjoy this activity as much as we did!

 

 

 

We’d love to see your finished products—here’s what we used to make ours:

Things you’ll need:

  • 1 cup of baking soda
  • 1/2 cup of corstarch
  • 1/2 cup of citric acid
  • 1/2 cup of Epsom salts
  • 3/4 tsp. water
  • 2 1/2 melted coconut oil
  • 10 drops of essential oil—(we loved sweet orange)
  • bath bomb molds (we used ones from The Bath Company that we ordered on Amazon)
  • you can use food coloring, but we opted to skip it and keep them a gorgeous ivory color that works well with all bath color scheme.

Are you ready?  Let's do this!

  • In a medium bowl, mix together wet ingredients using a whisk and set aside. 
  • In a separate bowl, mix together the wet ingredients.
  • Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients very slowly.  If you pour it too fast it will cause a reaction with the citric acid.  
  • Slowly stir—it should feel like wet sand.
  • Fill each 1/2 mold until it overflows—don’t be shy. 
  • Press each half together and let it sit in the mold for 2 minutes.
  • Lightly tap the mold and pull apart.  
  • Let your fizzies air dry for 24 hours—and they will be ready to go! 

 

Measure carefully! You can talk about the differences between dry and wet ingredients.

Measure carefully! You can talk about the differences between dry and wet ingredients.

The kids had great questions about how just a little liquid could make their bath fizzies smell so lovely!

The kids had great questions about how just a little liquid could make their bath fizzies smell so lovely!

Be generous--you'll want two heaping halves to combine.

Be generous--you'll want two heaping halves to combine.

Tap very lightly and then gently remove the top first.

Tap very lightly and then gently remove the top first.

We rested ours on a plate that was lightly dusted with epsom salt.

We rested ours on a plate that was lightly dusted with epsom salt.

Here it is--the finished product! We had such a blast making these.  Enjoy!

Here it is--the finished product! We had such a blast making these.  Enjoy!

Kim Towers