Saturday, November 29, 2008

Bath Fizzies - Gift Series - Day One

Final2Cinnamon Sugar Bath Fizzies are fun, easy, and very affordable! We added up the cost of the ingredients, divided it out and found these little bath treats are just 60¢ each!

This is the final project in our Christmas Gift Idea series. Now that we've shown you all of these projects, you will have all of the knowledge you need to create delightful gift ensembles that are the perfect gift for holiday party gift exchanges, office co-workers, as well as family and friends. We think making holiday gifts with your children or friends is the perfect way to spend quality time with the ones you love.

As an added treat we have created label designs for 4 of our favorite Holiday fragrances. You can put a professional packaging touch to your gifts with these labels. Click here to get the Cinnamon Sugar, Christmas Forest, Fresh Snow, and Cranberry Fig PDF files to print your own labels.

On to the recipe and bath fizzy fun...

bathfizzy1Ingredients:

1 pound Citric Acid
2 pounds Baking Soda
¼ ounce fragrance
Cappucino Mica
Shredded Glitter
Witch Hazel (in a spray bottle)
Mold - I used our guest party stars mold

bathfizzy5This recipe makes about 18 bath fizzies in a 2.5 ounce size. If you want want to make more (or less) just remember that it is always 1 part Citric Acid to 2 parts Baking Soda. Add as much fragrance as you like (our recipe produces a highly fragrant fizzy) and use LESS color than you think you need. The color will always look faded until they are used in the bath when they bloom and sparkle!

bathfizzy2Step 1
Measure out your Citric Acid and Baking Soda and thoroughly blend them together. Then blend some more! You can't mix them up too much. Making sure there are no clumps and that the mixture is very smooth is a key to having a great looking final product.

Step 2
Add your fragrance and mix it in well. If you find your blend is really lumpy and you can't break up the lump with your fingers, you can use a sieve to get rid of the chunks. If you fail to blend in the fragrance enough, it can cause "warts" in your final bath fizzy so blend, blend, blend.

bathfizzy3
Step 3
Set approximately a cup of the bath fizzy mix aside and add a few scoops of the Cappuccino mica to the main batch. Add a few pinches of glitter to the white mix. The glitter looks sooooo pretty in the bath.

Step 4
Check your recipe for consistency. It should stick together when you squish it in your hand as shown above. If it doesn't hold together, add a few spritzes of witch hazel, blend your mixture and do the squish test again.

I'll finish off this tutorial tomorrow, including information on how to make two-toned bath fizzies like the photo above.