Home-made Bath Fizzes

Home-made bath fizzes are really simple and fun to make at home. There are loads of different recipes you can use - ours is a pretty simple version, based primarily on what ingredients we have available to us, and what suits both mine, and the kid's skin.


Home made Bath Fizzes


For a plain bath fizz you will need...

150g of Citric Acid

300g Bicarbonate of Soda (from the baking aisle)

A little water


We also added 5 ml of Almond Oil and 2.5 mls of Natural Vitamin E (In a carrier oil), fragrance and colour.

Citric acid is considered by many to be a great product for treating skin problems such as mild acne, pigmentation, clogged pores, excessive sun tanning, wrinkles, and dark spots.

Bicarbonate of Soda is an alkaline substance that is reported to have antibacterial, anti-fungal, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties.

We used a Tangerine fragrance oil, which we have used before, and that has a scent we love. If you decide to use an essential oil for your bath bombs, please, remember, that essential oils should always be diluted with a carrier oil rather than being applied directly to the skin, and that not all essential oils are suitable to be used by all people (use particular caution with children and pregnant women).

The colour we used is one that is designed for soap making, you can also use food colouring but be aware that large amounts of it will mean giving the bath a clean after use.

Adding colour to our bath fizzes

Bath Fizz Mixture - Ready to shape

We simply sieved our Citric Acid and Bicarbonate of Soda into a Bowl, and gave it a really good mix. We find it easiest to do this with gloved hands - Citric Acid does sting if it gets into broken skin or your eyes, so we strongly recommend using gloves.

We mixed our oils together, and added the fragrance and colour to them, before adding it all to our mixture. The oil didn't cause our mixture to fizz, and we simply rubbed it into our dry mix until it looked well combined.

You simply want to add enough water to moisten your mixture, so it'll stick together. You are looking for the consistency of damp sand (see the photo above, right). Adding water will make your mixture fizz, and many of the tutorials I have seen suggest using a spray bottle to add a little at a time. We didn't have one available, so simply added a teaspoon at a time - with my daughter throwing it in while I mixed. This method worked fine for us, although it meant there was no opportunity to take a photo of this stage. In total we only needed to add about 15mls of water so please add cautiously - too much will cause your chemicals to react, and you'll end up with all the fizzing now, rather than when you add them to the bath!

Tangarine Bath Fizz


We used little silicon cup cake cases for our moulds - simply press your mixture in firmly with your fingers - we left ours rough on top so we could embellish them with some little sugar flowers. I think they would look even prettier with some dry petals added. The mixture does harden quickly, so you will need to work fairly fast.

Bath Fizzes drying out


Our bath fizzes had hardened enough to remove from their cases in less than an hour - we then left them out to completely dry before packing them into glass jars. They will absorb moisture really easily, so we recommend that you store them in an airtight container to maintain their fizz.

Here is a little clip showing them in action...

These are great fun to make (and use), and would make a lovely little gift. Please make sure if you do give them away as a gift that you include the ingredients you have used on the label - that will allow your recipient to make an informed choice to whether the ingredients you have used are suitable for them.


Jar full of bath fizzes

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Home-made Bath fizzes or bombs are easy to make at home, are fabulous for your skin, and make a great homemade gift


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  • Reply Joanna Jones

    Can you recommend any suppliers for the ingredients – particularly the citric acid, colours and oils?
    I had allergy testing last year by GP referral to Dermatology- after 45 years of increasingly bad eczema & strong steroids.
    I now know the 6 things I am allergic to and can avoid them on my skin ( namely Tea Tree, Limonene, Linalool, PEG-100, methylchloroisothiazolinone & methylisothiazolinone).
    It’s difficult to avoid them, (making my own products will help) but as a result I am eczema free, at last!! 🙂

    January 26, 2017 at 3:50 pm
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

      Hi Joanna, I’ve bought from before – they have the MSDS safety data sheets displayed on their site so you can check the chemical make-up of their products which is handy and would be great for you – so pleased to hear you are eczema free, it’s a horrible condition to suffer from x

      January 31, 2017 at 2:45 pm
  • Reply Michelle

    I just love your blog Sarah, I get completely lost in all your beautiful projects, I’m even neglecting Pinterest and I’ve never done that. I can’t wait to try these.

    August 27, 2016 at 8:39 am
  • Reply Thomas J

    wow, these are beautiful and look so tasty!

    April 22, 2016 at 3:40 pm
  • Reply Justine Y @ Little Dove Creations

    I love making my own bath fizzies! I’ve made a couple different ones on my blog. Yours are so pretty though, they look like little desserts! Those flowers on top are adorable! I love the idea of using almond oil, I’ll have to remember that for next time!

    March 30, 2016 at 2:17 am
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

      Oh I’ll pop over and check out your recipes – there must be loads of different variations you can use – I know we’ll be making them again, both for ourselves and for gifts 🙂

      April 1, 2016 at 9:28 pm
  • Reply Stacy

    This is great! They are so pretty. I try to stick to natural soaps since my kids have dry skin and eczema. We’ll have to give this a go…thanks for sharing!

    March 30, 2016 at 1:26 am
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

      Thanks Stacy, it’s hard when kids have sensitive skin. I didn’t even use wipes on my kids when they were babies – just water (and soap if I had to) and olive oil. They aren’t so sensitive now, but I still try and avoid too many undisclosed chemicals – atleast if you make your own, you know what you’ve put in it! Let me know if you try them 🙂

      April 1, 2016 at 9:33 pm
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