Essential Oil Fizzing Shower Bombs

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Who doesn’t love fizzing bath and shower bombs?  I know I do, so I wanted to try my hand at making some.

Simple is the key here.  I’m not adding any oils or Epsom salts like I would if I were making bath bombs.  These can be used in the bath, but they are mainly for the shower.

Here’s what you’ll need:

Step 1

Whisk together your baking soda and citric acid.  Make sure there are no baking soda lumps.

Step 2

A few drops at a time, whisk in the water.  Do NOT pour it all in one spot, it will fizz up and you’ll have to start all over again.

Step 3

Mix in the food coloring.  Once again, not all in one place.  You may want to add more or less to get your desired color.

Step 4

Whisk in the essential oil.  I used peppermint for this one.  We also made lavender and Breathe bombs.

essential oil peppermint

Step 5

Make sure all of your ingredients are well combined.  It should feel like damp and clump together like the picture below.  It should NOT be wet.

damp mixture

Step 6

Press the mixture into the mold and press down with a spoon to make sure it’s compacted well.

press in mold

Step 7

Let these dry overnight. It’ll be hard to not want to pop them out immediately and use them…it will make a mess, they won’t be fully set up…leave them overnight.  They’ll come right out of the mold the next morning.  Then just store in a cute jar or bag them up and give them away as gifts!

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My kiddo was sick over the weekend, so to give him an extra boost of the Breathe oil, I put a couple of extra drops on the shower bombs (I put 2 in his shower) right before he got in the shower.  I place these toward the back of the tub so they don’t immediately fizz up and go down the drain.


We also made a pink grapefruit sugar scrub that was the best thing EVER.  I’ll have the steps for it up by the end of the week!





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