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 or bombs are easy to make at home, are fabulous for your skin, and make a great homemade gift


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.

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

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

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!

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


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.

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


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.


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

 If you have enjoyed this tutorial, please check out our Home-Made Herbal Bath Tea Bags and our Rosemary and Peppermint Foot Scrub. We'd also love it if you shared our post with your friends.


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 Kellie

    I want to buy your bath fizzes. They are perfect gifts.
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    March 21, 2017 at 3:26 am
  • Reply Linda at Mixed Kreations

    I have been wanting to try making my own bath fizzes, but I hardly ever take a bath unless I’m feeling bad. Guess I will have to make some for gift giving. Thanks for sharing!
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    March 20, 2017 at 9:46 pm
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

      I have seen shower cube versions on pinterest Linda, will look out for a recipe for you 🙂

      March 31, 2017 at 9:20 am
  • 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 Sarah - Craft Invaders

      Thanks Michelle, that’s a lovely thing to hear 🙂

      August 31, 2016 at 11:55 am
      • Reply Michelle

        See I’m back again for a little more Craft Invader inspiration 😉

        March 21, 2017 at 10:11 am
        • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

          We love having you pop by Michelle – you’re our award winning VIP blog friend! x

          March 31, 2017 at 9:22 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
  • Reply provokeasmileblog

    Love this! I have never been to lush but keep seeing their products being reviewed everywhere and I must say…I love a bath 🙂 I am going to definitely try this out! Thanks!

    March 29, 2016 at 5:01 pm
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

      Let me know how you get on – I went into Lush once and had to leave as I couldn’t stop sneezing lol

      April 1, 2016 at 9:36 pm
  • Reply Ashley -Healthy and Chic Life

    Thank you so much for sharing this…those are the prettiest bath fizzes I’ve seen! Would love to try and make some of these to force myself to relax for a bit! 🙂

    March 29, 2016 at 3:11 pm
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

      Thank you – there’s all sorts of essential oils you could use to help you relax, let me know if it works for you!

      April 1, 2016 at 9:38 pm
  • Reply Joce

    I LOVE baths products! It would be so much fun to make my own, I’ll have to give these a try. And they are so cute!

    March 29, 2016 at 2:40 pm
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

      They really are simple to make Joce, and much cheaper than the ones you see in the shops – no idea how the justify charging so much. Let me know how you get on if you make them 🙂

      April 1, 2016 at 9:39 pm
  • Reply How To Sunday #25 - Monkey and Mouse

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    March 26, 2016 at 10:33 pm
  • Reply Jenny - Monkey and Mouse

    These are gorgeous! They would make a fantastic gift, especially in a hamper with other homemade gifts. Thanks for the fab tutorial and for linking up to #Howtosunday
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    March 24, 2016 at 9:20 pm
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

      Thank you Jenny, they make a great gift, and are much quicker and easier to make than I expected – let me know if you try them!

      March 27, 2016 at 10:31 am
  • Reply Debbie

    Hi Sarah, what a lovely gift these would make. I assumed that bath fizzes were more complicated to make, but your ‘recipe’ seems quite simple. I’m not sure though, that my lot wouldn’t try to eat them instead as they do look good enough to eat.

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    March 24, 2016 at 5:00 pm
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

      My daughter informs me that my 10 year old son did try one – apparently he spat it out again pretty quickly – sometimes they have to learn the hard way lol. They were much simpler to make than I expected too, we will definitely being making them lots again in the future 🙂

      March 27, 2016 at 10:41 am
  • Reply Fiona Cambouropoulos

    Clio has been reading this with me, as a lush bath bomb addict she is very keen for us to give this one a go. I must say yours look very pretty and you can really hear the fizz in the video when it hits the bath. Another lovely creative idea Sarah, thank you for sharing with me on #Trash2Treasure

    March 20, 2016 at 10:44 pm
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

      Thanks Fiona and Chloe, and thanks for watching my video – again, not the slickest video out there lol, but it at least shows that they do indeed fizz! Hope you do give it a go – they really are simple to make 🙂

      March 24, 2016 at 1:16 pm
  • Reply Kerry

    I still have to try these, it’s on my to do list! And as I said before I even have a kit somewhere so really have no excuse! They look great x #HowtoSunday

    March 20, 2016 at 9:23 pm
  • Reply Midgie

    These look lovely and such a good idea for easter presents! I definitely need to have a go at these over the summer!

    March 20, 2016 at 1:20 pm
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

      Thanks Midgie, they would make a fab present, and would be really easy to customise 🙂

      March 24, 2016 at 1:17 pm
  • Reply Angela / Only Crumbs Remain

    These are so pretty Sarah, and a great gift idea. They must have smelly amazing with the tangerine fragrance oil, #HowtoSundays
    Angela x
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    March 20, 2016 at 10:03 am
  • Reply Becky, Cuddle Fairy

    These looks so amazing – too nice to fizz in a bath! They could be beautiful biscuits! Such a great idea to make your own & they’d make fantastic gifts too. Thanks so much for sharing with us at #bloggerclubuk x
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    March 18, 2016 at 1:23 pm
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

      Thanks Becky, my daughter informs me my son did try and eat one (he should know better at 10!) – apparently they definitely dont taste as good as they look lol!

      March 24, 2016 at 1:19 pm
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    So pretty! They look like delicious biscuits. Bet they smell good too! #PoCoLo recently posted…Top books for family travellers (and win a copy of This Book Stinks!)My Profile

    March 18, 2016 at 11:06 am
  • Reply Sarah James @ Tales From The Kitchen Shed

    What a lovely gift idea Sarah, they look so pretty too. I had no idea it was so easy to make bath fizzes, pinned for later x

    March 16, 2016 at 4:23 pm
  • Reply Kerry

    Love these, have to try this! x
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    March 15, 2016 at 9:26 pm
  • Reply Nikki Frank-Hamilton

    I love these! I am a huge fan of a hot bath and love to add a fizzie to spoil myself, so does my daughter! This would be a great project for us to do together, and you make it seem fairly simple with your great tutorial! Are the flowers just sugar pieces used for decorating cakes and cupcakes? I love how the finished product turned out!!!

    March 15, 2016 at 2:40 pm
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

      They are sugar flowers used for cakes 🙂 They are really simple to make Nikki – let me know if you and your daughter try them 🙂

      March 15, 2016 at 8:18 pm

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