Fizzing Bath Bombs


                                 Author Janice Cox


Fizzing Bath Bomb

Bath Bombs are fun and easy to make and when dropped into a warm tub create a effervesant fizz releasing relaxing bath salts and natural oil into your tub.  You can change their bathing effect just by using a few different ingredients.  For an enegizing bomb use a few drops of peppermint oil or for a relaxing soak try lavender oil. 

1 cup baking soda
1 cup  cup citric acid powder
1 /2  cup corn starch
1 /2 cup light oil (almond, sunflower, etc.)
5-6 drops peppermint  or lavender essential oil
2-3 drops food coloring (optional)
Plastic molds such as muffin cups, ice cube trays, candy mold or measuring cups

Mix together all ingredients until you have a crumbly dough.  Form into balls or press into plastic molds.  Let sit for a few hours to dry and harden, gently tap the mold to release the bath bomb.  Continue to air dry. To use: Drop one bath bomb into a warm tub.
Yield: 20 ounces, approximately 6 bath bombs

Recipe From Natural Beauty at  Home by Janice Cox (Henry Holt and Company) for more recipes and ideas visit her website at www.JaniceCox.com