This moisturizing bath fizzy powder recipe nourishes skin with ingredients like mango and cocoa butters, safflower oil and Epsom salts. You can also use this same bath fizzy powder recipe to make your own moisturizing bath bombs.
My friend, Bambi, and I made this bath fizzy powder recipe together. Our initial plan was to make moisturizing bath bombs. We were more concerned about creating a luxurious and moisturizing bath experience over the splash of colors some bath bombs offer. Therefore we created a homemade bath bomb recipe with ingredients that moisturize skin and Epsom salt to help ease our aches and pains. (Bambi has had arthritis since childhood and I have fibromyalgia so we’re all about natural products that bring relief in that department.) Unfortunately, the humidity and heat was a little excessive that day and our bath bombs didn’t hold up in bath bomb form. So I simply crumbled the broken bath bombs into a powder and filled two mason jars with the bath bomb powder. Problem solved.
So you can basically use the same recipe to make either homemade bath bombs or bath fizzy powder. To make moisturizing bath bombs instead of the bath fizzy powder, simply use 2.75″ diameter Milky Way plastic bath bomb molds to create your bath bombs. (Alternately you can also try the metal bath bomb molds. While I don’t have any experience with these, I’m told they do not leave a “ring” around the center of the bath bombs.) This moisturizing bath fizzy powder recipe yields three bath bombs when using the 2.75″ diameter molds or will fill two 16 oz. mason jars when making bath fizzy powder.
Moisturizing Bath Fizzy Powder Recipe
1.8 oz. Epsom salt
11.25 oz. baking soda
3.8 oz. citric acid
2.4 oz. arrowroot powder
.75 oz. mango butter
.5 oz. cocoa butter
.35 oz. safflower oil
.6 oz. fragrance oil, of choice
bath bomb yellow powder color, to suit
You will begin by weighing out the dry ingredients.
Using a digital scale, weigh out the Epsom salt, baking soda, citric acid, arrowroot powder and color. Combine in a large glass bowl or large Pyrex measuring cup. Whisk the ingredients together until they are thoroughly combined. (Using a color specifically formulated for bath bombs will keep the product from leaving a ring of color in your tub.)
Next, prepare your wet ingredients.
Weigh out the mango and cocoa butters. Combine in a glass bowl or Pyrex measuring cup separate from the one you used for the dry ingredients.
Heat the butters in the microwave at 50% power until melted. (Alternately you may also use a double boiler.)
Now weigh out the safflower oil and the fragrance oil and stir into the melted butters. (If you prefer to use an essential oil, use .2 oz. of the essential oil of your choice.)
Slowly pour the dry ingredients into your wet ingredients, whisking with a fork as you pour.
Mix well until the wet and dry ingredients are fully incorporated with one another.
If you are making the bath fizzy powder, spread the mixture onto a baking pan lined with parchment or freezer paper. Allow to dry overnight. Or place in the oven on warm until the powder dries.
Use the parchment paper to pick up and pour the bath fizzy powder into your containers, then screw on the lids and label as desired for personal use or gifting.
If you are making bath bombs using this bath fizzy powder recipe, scoop the mixture into each side of your bath bomb molds so they are overflowing.
Now mash the two sides of the bath bomb mold together tightly, twisting to remove the excess from the outside back into your container of prepared ingredients. (If you pack one side of the mold and then pack the other side, your two halves won’t stick together.)
Allow your bath bombs to dry overnight in the molds, then gently remove from the molds the next day, wrap and label as desired.
Also, I’d love it if you could stop by Bambi’s shop on Etsy, Happy Tree Frog Studios. Bambi makes and sells beautiful handmade beaded jewelry. A recent breast cancer survivor, the extra money from her shop goes towards helping her pay off her extensive medical bills as well as purchase the medication she now must take daily for the next five years to help prevent a reoccurrence.
Don’t have time to make your own homemade bath bombs or bath fizzy powder? Buy them instead! Here are few of my favorite homemade bath bombs, bath fizzies and bubble bars from Etsy: Super Stellar Star Bath Bomb (pictured) by Leeloo Soap, Kumquat Kawaii Panda Bubble Bar by Spicy Pinecone, Just Peachy Bath Bomb by Two Wild Hares, Unicorn Horn Bath Bombs by Bathtime Revolution, Cupcake Bath Bomb by Lestari Botanicals, Sea Queen Sea Salt Fizzy Bath Powder by Copacetic Beauty, and Rose Fizzing Bath Salts by Trio Artisan Designs.
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