Essential Oils are so easy to incorporate in so many things we use in our lives. I wanted to share an easy recipe that you can whip up in your kitchen. It’s especially fun to do with friends and kids, and this mixture can be stuffed into any type of mold you like. I used this particular recipe at a workshop I hosted with 20 kids (ages 6-10), and we used those easter eggs they sell at the local dollar store. You can use other molds too, like the silicon trays that come in all sorts of fun shapes, as these little bath fizzies make great gifts too!!!!
Not only are you using 100% natural ingredients, but you are creating a DIY project that your children and friends can enjoy too – AND you are saving money. Bath bombs are usually filled with other ingredients like ‘fragrances’ and are more expensive than this little concoction to make.
To make approximately one dozen fizzy egg bath treats you’ll need:
1 ¾ CUPS BAKING SODA
1 CUP CITRIC ACID (in addition you can add 1 cup epsom salts for a therapeutic bath, but we omitted here as the epsom package doesn’t recommend using for children <6 years as it can act as a laxative – probably from ingesting the bath water!)
2 CUPS CORN STARCH
NATURAL FOOD COLORING/JUICES (made from beets, turmeric, grapes, etc.)
YOUR FAVORITE DROPS OF ESSENTIAL OIL (Lavender, Orange) – and of course I trust nothing other than Young Living essential oils! Click here to see Why Young Living?
OTHER MATERIALS NEEDED:
PLASTIC EASTER EGG CONTAINERS
GLASS BOWL FOR MIXING DRY INGREDIENTS
- MIX DRY INGREDIENTS TOGETHER IN GLASS BOWL
- ADD COLORING TO SPRAY BOTTLE (FEW DROPS), FILL WITH WATER
- DROP 15-25 DROPS OF YOUR FAVORITE ESSENTIAL OIL INTO DRY MIXTURE – STIR TO INCORPORATE
- SLOWLY SPRAY DRY MIXTURE WITH WATER/COLOR, GO SLOW AS YOU ARE TRYING TO AVOID THE VOLCANIC EXPLOSION! KEEP STIRRING UNTIL THE ‘REACTION’ SUBSIDES
- CONTINUE TO STIR MIXTURE, SLOWLING SPRAYING TO MINIMIZE/AVOID REACTION UNTIL CONSISTENCY IS LIKE WET STAND (LIKE THAT KINETIC SAND STUFF!)
- PACK EACH SIDE OF YOUR EGG (SOMETIMES IT HELPS TO OIL THE INSIDE OF THE EGG FOR EASIER REMOVAL – OPTIONAL)
- ADD A LITTLE EXTRA IN THE CENTER TO HELP JOIN THE TWO HALVES
- PUT HALVES OF EGGS TOGETHER AND LET DRY OVERNIGHT
There is a lot of science here, but art too. It takes a bit of practice and patience to get the consistency just so. When you over water the mixture it will continue to expand…..so keep some extra dry mixture on hand to add to the batch to calm it down!
Remember that this mixture can be added to silicon trays and other molds. You can also place in your freezer for 12 hours to rush the drying process along.
You can extract your beautiful fizzies and store them in an air tight container – I usually use a mason jar and keep it in the bathroom for bath time! As they also make great gifts, you can place them in mini mason jars, or even an egg container, print out your own fun labels, and give with love!
From my heart to your household, with love!