Monday, September 16, 2013

D-I-Y: Bath Fizzies

D-I-Y: Bath fizzies
You can customise these bath fizzies with dried herbs, flowers and essential oils according to your mood or the person you’re giving them to. Chamomile creates a relaxing bath, whereas jasmine is sensual and uplifting. Bath bomb moulds are available from some craft shops and online, but you can also use large silicone ice-cube trays or bun tins.

Makes 6-8, depending on the size of the mould.
300g bicarbonate of soda
150g citric acid, available from chemists and online
5 tablespoons dried chamomile or dried
jasmine flowers
12 drops chamomile or jasmine essential oil
witch hazel
spray bottle
bath bomb moulds or large silicone ice-cube trays or bun tins

Sift together the bicarbonate of soda and citric acid several times until everything is well blended. Mix in the dried flowers and sprinkle over the essential oil.

Spray on some witch hazel, stirring the mixture with your other hand as you spray. You need to spray just enough witch hazel to get your fizzies to stick together, but not so much that they start to react and fizz.

As soon as the mixture holds together like damp sand when you squeeze it in your hands, place it in your moulds, packing it in quite tightly to ensure a sturdy bath fizzy. Leave the mixture to set in the moulds for an hour, then turn out onto baking parchment and leave to harden for a few hours or overnight.

The bath fizzies will keep for several months in an airtight container.

Source : Nature and Health


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