HOW TO MAKE DIY FIZZY BATH SALTS

Do you or your kiddos love bath bombs? I’m sharing a DIY fizzy bath salts tutorial that is so much easier than bombs, and works just the same. These salts eave your skin super moisturized and smooth.

We love it and the best part is it’s a wonderful kid activity—perfect for winter break entertainment!


Let’s get started, shall we? Gather your ingredients.

In your large mixing bowl add your dry ingredients starting with 1 cup of baking soda.

Audrey of Oh So Lovely Blog shares an easy and fun DIY fizzy bath salts tutorial. You get the same effect of a bath bomb with half of the work. Win-win!

Add in 1 cup epsom salts. I love lavender, but you can use unscented if you prefer.

Audrey of Oh So Lovely Blog shares an easy and fun DIY fizzy bath salts tutorial. You get the same effect of a bath bomb with half of the work. Win-win!

Next you’ll add one of the most important ingredients for your DIY fizzy bath salts – 1/2 cup citric acid. Citric acid is what gives the bubbling effect of bath bombs and salts. It’s my kiddo’s favorite part. 🙂

Audrey of Oh So Lovely Blog shares an easy and fun DIY fizzy bath salts tutorial. You get the same effect of a bath bomb with half of the work. Win-win!

Finally add in 1/2 cup corn starch and gently wisk all dry ingredients together.

Audrey of Oh So Lovely Blog shares an easy and fun DIY fizzy bath salts tutorial. You get the same effect of a bath bomb with half of the work. Win-win!

Now you’ll want to slowly pour in 3 tablespoons fractionated coconut oil – one tablespoon at a time, wisking slowly.

Audrey of Oh So Lovely Blog shares an easy and fun DIY fizzy bath salts tutorial. You get the same effect of a bath bomb with half of the work. Win-win!

Stir in 3-6 drops of your favorite essential oil. Again, I love lavender, but you can use any scent you’d like.

Audrey of Oh So Lovely Blog shares an easy and fun DIY fizzy bath salts tutorial. You get the same effect of a bath bomb with half of the work. Win-win!

Now, gather your 4 medium sized bowls and divide the mixture from the large bowl into the smaller bowls as evenly as possible.

Audrey of Oh So Lovely Blog shares an easy and fun DIY fizzy bath salts tutorial. You get the same effect of a bath bomb with half of the work. Win-win!

Now it’s time for the fun part – adding in your coloring! Pick 4 colors. You’ll want each bowl to be a different color.

Audrey of Oh So Lovely Blog shares an easy and fun DIY fizzy bath salts tutorial. You get the same effect of a bath bomb with half of the work. Win-win!

Add in 4-8 drops and wisk together.

Audrey of Oh So Lovely Blog shares an easy and fun DIY fizzy bath salts tutorial. You get the same effect of a bath bomb with half of the work. Win-win!

This part takes some time, so be patient. You can add in more color if needed. We added about 5 extra drops to get this color.

Audrey of Oh So Lovely Blog shares an easy and fun DIY fizzy bath salts tutorial. You get the same effect of a bath bomb with half of the work. Win-win!


One tip I learned as I got halfway through mixing in the color:
Mixing in the color takes some time, so I after I wisk the color in for a minute, I added the mixture to a lidded plastic container and shook for about 30 seconds.

This method really mixes everything together much more evenly and speeds up the process.

Audrey of Oh So Lovely Blog shares an easy and fun DIY fizzy bath salts tutorial. You get the same effect of a bath bomb with half of the work. Win-win!


Repeat these steps until you end up with 4 bowls of colorful bath salts.

Audrey of Oh So Lovely Blog shares an easy and fun DIY fizzy bath salts tutorial. You get the same effect of a bath bomb with half of the work. Win-win!

Finally, take your glass jar (or similar) and start to spoon one color into the bottom.

Audrey of Oh So Lovely Blog shares an easy and fun DIY fizzy bath salts tutorial. You get the same effect of a bath bomb with half of the work. Win-win!

Layer in your next color. PS. We tried a funnel for this step, but it didn’t work very well, so we stuck with the spoon method.

Audrey of Oh So Lovely Blog shares an easy and fun DIY fizzy bath salts tutorial. You get the same effect of a bath bomb with half of the work. Win-win!

Once that layer is full, add in the next color.

Audrey of Oh So Lovely Blog shares an easy and fun DIY fizzy bath salts tutorial. You get the same effect of a bath bomb with half of the work. Win-win!

And finally, add in your final color and gently pack it tighter until the jar is full.

Audrey of Oh So Lovely Blog shares an easy and fun DIY fizzy bath salts tutorial. You get the same effect of a bath bomb with half of the work. Win-win!

Add your lid and there you have it – your very own DIY fizzy bath salts! Aren’t they pretty?

Audrey of Oh So Lovely Blog shares an easy and fun DIY fizzy bath salts tutorial. You get the same effect of a bath bomb with half of the work. Win-win!

Viv tried the bath salts in the tub that evening and they left her skin feeling soft and moisturized. I can’t wait to try it out for myself! We made some for ourselves, but also made a handful extra for a few friends.

What do you think? Will you try to make some for yourself? I highly recommend it. You could even just do one color if you don’t want the layered look. So many options!

xoxo
Audrey

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DIY fizzy bath salts – An easy and fun tutorial giving the same effect of a bath bomb with half of the work. Win-win!

DIY fizzy bath salts – An easy and fun tutorial giving the same effect of a bath bomb with half of the work. Win-win!

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