For my birthday a couple weeks ago, one dear friend gave me a Martha Stewart Holiday Crafts book. I was DELIGHTED. This is the first craft that I have tried (and spruced up a little bit)- and its just in time for Valentine’s day. In the book, this bath fizzie recipe was listed under Mother’s Day- but I think its just the thing to treat yourself, or to include in a romantic Valentine’s Day basket for your significant other. The aroma they emit is darling, and even without a bath, setting one on the shower floor is enough to fill the room with yumminess. Add in this special little poem I wrote to go with, and its a sure to wow unique gift!
What You Will Need:
- The Recipe I followed is here at Martha Stewart.
- 1/2 cup citric acid (This was really tricky to find. After calling all sorts of canning and health food stores in my area, I had to buy it online.)
- 1 cup baking soda
- 3/4 cup cornstarch
- 1/4 cup organic cane sugar
- Food coloring
- 10 to 15 drops essential oil(s) (I used a scented oil for soap and lotion making that smells like Angel Food Cake. Its amazing.)
- Edible Glitter and Confetti (The edible part is essential. Otherwise it won’t dissolve and you’ll be left with glitter in your bathtub)
- Special equipment: 2-ounce travel-size spray bottle, plastic pipette, silicone ice-cube tray, storage jars
How it’s Made:
- 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, and add food coloring. Spritz mixture lightly (it should become damp but not fizzy) until you can pack mixture with your hands. I found that pressing a spoon full against the side of the bowl until it stayed firmly was a good determination.
- Using pipette, add oil, 1 drop at a time, until strength of scent is to your liking. Add in your desired amount of glitter and confetti. I found that this addition made the fizzie seem more luxurious, and special. The edible ingredients dissolve in water.
- Using a metal spoon or your hands, mix ingredients until color is even throughout (mixture will begin to dry out; when this happens, spritz until packable again).
- Spoon into ice-cube tray, pressing firmly. Let dry at room temperature overnight. I didn’t have a silicone ice cube tray, so I used a square silicone brownie tray. Also, I found this toy sand rake laying around, and it was the perfect shape to help me really press the mixture into the squares. Also, it left this pretty wood-grain texture behind.
- Print and cut out either the poem, or the tag, or the fizzie label I made to go with. Use ribbon to attach it, or glue it right to the jar! Tada! A special and unique gift.
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