Mold of choice
I have bought these items specifically for making natural bath and body products, they are not used for food use or preparation.
1 Cup Citric Acid
2 Cups Baking Soda
70-80 drops of Essential Oil
50ml Spray bottle – fill the bottle with *Witch Hazel and add 1 tablespoon of Castor Oil
Sift baking soda into your bowl.
Add your essential oil. I tend to use a blend of essential oils, rather than a single essential oil.
Use the back of the spoon to blend the oils into the baking soda. This step takes some time so don’t rush it. You want to get the clumps of essential oil blended throughout the baking soda, this can take 5 to eight minutes.
Once blended, sift your citric acid into the bowl and stir through.
Use your witch hazel and castor oil spray to mist the mixture in the bowl, while you stir/blend the mixture with your other free hand.
I tend to mist and then work it through the mixture, I repeat these steps until the mixture is damp enough to hold together when pressed in your hand. You may find that you may have to do this about eight to ten times. Don’t panic if it doesn’t happen right away. However don’t spray in the same spot all the time. Repeat after me – “Spray and work through, spray and work through”.
Once it gets to that stage you need to work quickly to place your mixture into your chosen molds.
Make sure that you pack the mixture in tightly. I tend to leave them in the mold over night and then pop them out the next day.
When you remove them place them on some wax paper and leave to air dry for another 24 hours. Then place your shower fizzies into a container and keep in a cool dark place.
Run the water in your shower and make sure that the water is hot, when you hop into your shower and place your fizzie on the shower floor and inhale the essential oils. You will find that the fizzie will dissolve once in the shower. I love to start my day with a shower fizzie and its been great to use during winter.
If you would like some suggestions on what oils you could use, send me an email or leave a comment below and I can recommend some blends specifically for you and give you a formula to use.
*You can use water instead of the Witch Hazel, just make sure you add the Castor Oil.