January 12th, 2012DIY Wedding Favor Idea – Homemade Bath Fizzies / Bombs
As the cold of winter is upon us a lot of us indulge in things during our free time that scream warm and cozy. Soaking in a hot bath is one of things that comes to mind for me and adding some relaxing bath products like homemade bath fizzies or bath bombs just ups the comfy cozy factor. That’s why I thought they would make an awesome affordable diy project for all of you looking for a favor your guests will be excited to take home and use to relax after partying the night away at your wedding or party!
They hardly cost anything to make (fantastic for your budget!) and if you wrap them up in a cellophane bag or shrink bag with a pretty ribbon or even drop them into cute little jars with a label and directions they will look really cute at your guests seat or on a favor table! Plus since you are making them yourself you can make them in colors and shapes to match your theme! (Think pretty soft green and aqua blue seashells for a beach wedding or icy blue snowflakes or snowballs for a winter wedding!)
I found my recipe on the Martha Stewart site and wanted to share!
You will need…
- 1/2 cup citric acid (You can often find this at a local authentic indian food markets or home brewing (wine/beer) supplier. If no luck there search on google and a ton of options come up!)
- 1 cup baking soda
- 3/4 cup cornstarch
- 1/4 cup organic cane sugar
- About 6 drops food coloring or gel tones
- 10 to 15 drops essential oil(s)
- 2-ounce travel-size spray bottle (filled with water or witch hazel – Some recommend the witch hazel instead, saying they turn out better!)
- plastic pipette
- baking, candy or ice cube mold(s)
Let’s get started!
- Stir together citric acid, baking soda, and cornstarch in a glass measuring cup.
- Pass mixture through a fine sieve or a flour sifter into a mixing bowl. Stir in sugar.
- Fill spray bottle with water (or witch hazel), and add food coloring. Spritz mixture lightly (it should become damp but not fizzy) until you can pack mixture with your hands.
- Using pipette, add oil, 1 drop at a time, until strength of scent is to your liking. Using a metal spoon or your hands (you will want gloves so you don’t risk staining your hands!), mix ingredients until color is even throughout (mixture will begin to dry out; when this happens, spritz until packable again).
- Spoon into mold, pressing firmly. Let dry at room temperature overnight. Pop out of tray gently.
Then you are ready to put them in jars or bags and pretty them up! Add some ribbons, labels with name and directions and you have yourself completely customized wedding favors your guests will love!
If you would rather watch a video showing how to make your own fizzies I found a great one on youtube by DIYBathBodyandHome. Her recipe is very similar only she also adds soluble dextrose which helps make the fragrance in the bath bomb last longer (Can’t go wrong there!) and she adds sweet almond oil so the bombs are moisturizing. She also oils her mold with the almond oil so they slide out easily. Great idea!
If you use these instructions to make bath fizzies for your wedding please send in photos so we can share!