Since Valentine’s Day is around the corner, I thought we would have the weeks leading up to February 14th focus on lovely gifts.
Today, I’m going to start with an easy project, Magic Color Bath Fizzies. This recipe has been in our Recipes Section for years, but I am going to demonstrate how easy this recipe is to make. This is a great project to do with kids. I’m going to make two batches. One will be scented with Blowing Bubbles Fragrance Oil and colored with Purple Raspberry Color, while the other will be scented with Eucalyptus Spearmint Fragrance Oil and colored with Ocean Blue Color.
Note: Blowing Bubbles Fragrance Oil has been discontinued, but you can use any fragrance of your choosing.
#1 Collect the items you need.
- Citric Acid
- Baking Soda
- Fragrance Oil of your choice
- One of the four powdered dyes (Grape, Purple Raspberry, Lemon Yellow, Ocean Blue)
- .15 cc scoops for measuring dyes
- Gallon size Zipper style bags
- Measuring cups
- Small transfer pipettes
- Decorative bags for giving
- 2 cups Cornstarch
- 1 cup Citric Acid
- 1-3/4 cup Baking Soda
- up to 1 tsp Fragrance Oil
- .15 cc scoop of your chosen color
#2 Measure cornstarch, citric acid, and baking soda into zipper bag, and mix together.
#3 Now that we have nice powder, let’s add the fragrance oil and powered color.
#4 Knead the bag to disperse any clumps of fragrance oil. It is easiest to knead if the bag is not overly inflated with air.
Whoops! I didn’t zip my bag closed all the way! At least this mess is easy to clean up.
#5 The clumps are all gone. We have a smooth white powder. Wait! White powder? Didn’t we just add a color? Yes, we did. These bath fizzies are white until you put them in water. Don’t believe me? Let’s test these Magic Color Bath Fizzies.
See! There is a reason these bath fizzies are called Magic Color!
#6 Fill the decorative bags with the bath fizzies and tie a bow around the top. Tada! Your Magic Color Bath Fizzies are finished.
These bath fizzies will go back to the shipping department on Monday!
General FAQ about Bath Fizzies
Q: Why do I need to put my bath fizzies in a bag? I’ve got this really cute jar I want to put them in.
A: The Baking Soda and Citric Acid react together to produce the desired fizzing action. This reaction releases a gas. If you accidentally get the Bath Fizzies wet while they are in a lidded jar, the pressure can make the jar explode. Glass jars can break if dropped on the bathroom floor.
Q: What is the recommended amount of bath fizzies to put in the bathtub?
A: We recommend the maximum amount to be 1/4 cup for a full bath. Try 1 Tablespoon to a partially filled tub first. Enjoy!