Fantastic easy recipe great for handmade gifts, anyone who loves a bath and a really great recipe for kids to make as well.
1 cup Baking Soda (Bicarbonate of Soda)
1/2 cup Citric Acid (available from supermarkets)
1/2 - 1 1/2 teaspoons Water
15 drops of essential oil -optional
Few drops of colouring -optional (I used mica, can use food colouring)
Molds -plastic or silicone are best (plastic/silicone cupcake cases work well - I used some old chocolate making molds I had)
Sift baking soda and citric acid into a large mixing bowl. If adding essential oil add now and mix well with a spatular. If adding food colouring add now. Add 1/2 tsp of water at a time and mix well, you may only need 1/2 tsp or you may need upto 1 1/2 tsp water depending on the mix -if adding essential oil and food colouring etc. Note: The mix needs to be fairly dry not too wet but able to be to be pressed into some sort of mold. Leave for 30-45 mins then press mix into molds. Leave in molds for a few hours then carefully remove from molds. Leave bath fizzes out in a cool dry area to dry overnight. Store in a air tight container. Now you can either use the bath fizzes or package up as gifts.
Body Scrub (sugar scrub) for silky smooth skin
1/2 cup sugar (white or brown)
1/4 cup sweet almond or sunflower oil.
Mix together and store in a glass jar. Rub on before showering. Stand in the shower to rub on as it can make a bit of mess. It is worth spending two minutes making your own sugar scrub, only thing is it needs to be used within a couple of weeks of making it. Leaves the skin so soft. Add a few drops of essential oil of choice for something more special. Can't go wrong with a bit of lavender essential oil, I use it in just about everything.
Foot Scrub (seasalt scrub)
1/2 cup quailty fine sea salt
1/4 cup sweet almond or sunflower oil
Few drops of tea tree essential oils - natural anti-fungle and anti-bacterial properties.
Mix together and store in a glass jar. Rub on before showering or soaking feet in a foot bath. It is worth spending two minutes making your own scrub. This will last in a conatiner for a couple of months. Leaves your feet feeling renewed.