Today I am going to demonstrate the Chunky Bath Fizzy recipe with a twist. The Chunky Bath Fizzies recipe has been in our Recipes section for a long time. Since I’ll focus on an old recipe, with new pictures, what was old is now new again. Don’t overlook the Recipes Section. There are valuable things in there!
Collect your needed items:
Fragrance Oil (I’m going to use Strawberries & Champagne.)
Purple Raspberry Spray Color made on January 19 2009.
Plain water spray
Silicone heart mold
Metal mixing bowl and metal spoon
4 x6 flat bags
First things first. We need to WEIGH these ingredients. In the past we used recipes that were done by volume, but this recipe is different. Use your scale. If you are struggling with getting a scale, then email us for some hints. Choosing a good scale isn’t hard once you know what to look for.
I have now weighed the citric acid, baking soda, and cornstarch. Mix gently with the metal spoon.
Add the fragrance oil, and mix to break up all clumps. This mixture must be a free-flowing powder before we start adding color and water.
Mist lightly with the plain water; two to four sprays should be plenty. We are trying to add enough water to the dry chemicals so we can compress them into the mold, but we don’t want to start the fizzing reaction just yet. Stir, or fold over, the powder to mix thoroughly and not create a dust cloud in your kitchen.
Let’s spray again. Stir gently.
This time we will spray color; again, two to four sprays are plenty. Mix again. We will continue in this process of adding color or plain water to the mixture just until the whole mixture is slightly damp. The mixture should hold together when tightly compressed. (See the clod in my hand?)
Let’s press into the mold. Use the back of a spoon or a tamper to compress this powder completely. Each mold was filled with 2 tablespoons of dry/damp mixture before tamping begins.
We are using a silicone mold, so removal is easy as pie. Leave the tamped hearts to dry overnight.
In the morning we remove the mold and…. Viola! Our hearts are ready for packaging.
I have used the 4×6 flat bags for packaging these hearts. I tied the bags with a yarn ribbon.
Now wasn’t that easy?
If you don’t want to press the mixture into molds, you can press the mixture into a tablespoon and then lightly tap the tablespoon into your hand to release it. You can make multiple half ball fizzies and set them aside to dry where they won’t be bothered.
Next week is all about fun with Melt & Pour soap! Swirls, toys, shapes and curls! Great fun for an afternoon with the kids or for some peaceful time by yourself.