The secret bubbly ingredient for DIY fizzy bath salts? Food grade citric acid, like you’d find in the canning supplies section of your fave retailer. The citric acid combines with baking soda and your bath water to burst fragrance throughout your bathroom.
The yummy fragrance comes from all natural essential oils. This is the brand of essential oil that I use in all my DIY recipes and around my home. Grapefruit is so uplifting and smells so good, it’s my go to oil for my DIY fizzy bath salts recipe. You could also use Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint or one of my fave blends, Stress Away.
Baking soda boost
We’ll use natural baking soda to make our citric acid fizz but that’s not the only thing baking soda can do. Baking soda is a pH neutralizer. Adding it to our bath water will soften the water and make bath time even more luxurious.
We’ll also be using two salts in this recipe but only one is a true salt. Sea salt is evaporated from naturally occurring saltwater while Epsom salt is actually magnesium sulfate- not salt at all! Epsom salt baths can help to soothe aching joints, tired muscles and provide a gentle but effective detox.
It is, and it’s easy to make! In a glass bowl, mix together:
¼ cup baking soda
2 tbs citric acid
¼ cup sea salt
½ cup Epsom salt
15 drops grapefruit essential oil or your oil of choice.
I like to add a few drops of red soap coloring to lend a little color to my grapefruit bath salt. Soap coloring won’t stain your skin or towels like food coloring might.
This quick and easy recipe makes a great gift for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, teacher appreciation or your next make-n-take!
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