How to Make Bath Fizzies

by Jade Shutes

These are easy to make and fun gifts to give.


  • 2 cups Baking soda
  • 3/4 cup Citric acid
  • 1/4 cup or so of dried herbs (dried roses, lavender, calendula, and/or chamomile buds work well)
  • 20-35 drops Essential oil (depending on essential oils used and desired strength)
  • A cookie sheet with wax paper placed on it.
  • Molds to press into

I used 18 drops Lavander (Lavandula angustifolia), 15 drops Mandarin (Citrus reticulata) and 3 drops Patchouli (Pogostemom cablin).


Combine the baking soda and citric acid.  Stir well.  Add in 1/4 or so of dried herbs.  Stir.  Slowly add your essential oils, stirring between every couple of drops.  Once all drops are added, stir all these ingredients really well.


Next, you are going to spritz lavender or other chosen hydrosols into the mixture. Stir between every couple of sprays.  It will take about 40-45 spritzes to complete the preparation.

Once the mixture looks almost like a scone like mix then you can press into balls or press into different molds.  If you are going to use molds I recommend only using ones that don’t have intricate corners as they become challenging to press out.

Fill molds with mix and press down well.  Continue adding mix until mold is pressed and at the top.  With any remaining mix you can make a ball or two.


Allow the molds and/or balls to sit over night to dry and harden.  Next day. Remove from molds and package in cloth or other recyclable bag.


Wrapping Your Bath Fizzies

Today we found some pieces of fabric (I am a collector of fabric and wool fiber/yarn) and some wool yarn. We packaged up the bath balms like this.



And here is Soren with his fizzy wrapped.