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DIY Bridesmaid Gift: Organic Bath Fizzies

Editor’s Note: Re-sharing this fun DIY for your bridesmaids!

I love making my own apothecary goodies and they happen to make the sweetest additions to a bridesmaid basket or welcome box for your wedding guests. I recently whipped up some organic bath fizzies and because they were so easy to make and would be the prettiest wedding favors ever, I thought I’d share the process with you guys!

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Materials:

– 1/2 c. Arrowroot Starch/Flour
– 1/4 c. Organic Cane Sugar
– 1/2 c. Baking Soda
– 1/4 c. Citric Acid
– Silicone ice cube trays (as molds)
– Essential oil (I substituted French soap shavings)
– Food coloring (optional; I didn’t use any)
– Measuring cup
– Spray bottle (with water)
– Bowl
– Jar or glassine bags for storage/presentation

Note: These measurements will make approximately two ice cube trays of bath fizzies. I used a few recipes I found on Pinterest as the inspiration for this recipe so measurements are loose.

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Directions:

Step 1 | Mix together citric acid, baking soda and starch in your bowl. Stir until the mixture is very fine.

Step 2 | Mix in sugar and 10-12 drops of your chosen essential oil. Instead of an essential oil, I used one of my favorite French soaps (from our vacas to Provence) and grated the shavings into the mixture. This not only added an amazing rose scent but also a subtle color and nice texture:

DSC_1054Step 3 | Add 5-7 drops of food coloring if you desire (I didn’t) and spritz your mixture lightly with water from your spray bottle. Continue stirring. When you start seeing the mixture begin to fizz, make sure you keep mixing. You should add enough water to make the mixture damp but not overly saturated. This was the hardest part for me and I’m sure it gets easier with practice. I quickly learned that I didn’t add enough water to my first batch and on my third batch I had added too much water – gotta aim for Goldilocks here – good luck! 😉

Step 4 | Scoop the damp mixture into your silicone ice cube trays. I had these heart-shaped trays at home so I just went with what I had but don’t be afraid to get creative. There are so many cool shapes out there from cupcake wrappers to squares to starbursts – have a little fun with it! Also, this is probably the messiest step as you can see … so get ready for clean-up duty!

DSC_1062Step 5 | Let the bath fizzies dry. Depending on how much water you used, this could take 8-24+ hours. My first batch dried much quicker than my last. Just pat them to see if they’re dry – when they are, they should pop out of the mold easily. Some may crumble a bit but that’s okay – they don’t have to be completely perfect!

Step 6 | Place your fizzies in a jar or glassine bag and finish with a pretty ribbon and/or notecard.

Step 7 | Enjoy!

DSC_1085 Since I didn’t use food coloring with my fizzies, I wanted to inject a little color so I placed rose-colored rock candy pieces around for visual appeal.

DSC_1095 DSC_1076DSC_1123 DSC_1092Hope you enjoyed this tutorial and if you have any questions, please feel free to ask in the comments!

Want more wedding DIYs? Here are a few favorites from the CB archives:
– Organic cranberry lip balm
Glittered Skeleton Key necklace
Cinnamon Bath Salts
– Coconut Milk Conditioner
– Gilded Oyster Shells
(these make great gifts for your bridesmaids or as an inclusion in a welcome box for guests!)

Photos + styling by moi.

ps. The milkglass and vintage bottles shown in this post are available for purchase. If you’re interested, just send me a note at sarah[at]classicbrideblog[dot]com.

2 Comments

  1. Trish Stone Trish Stone

    Thanks for the guide! I’ll have to try this one of these days. Just a quick question, you said you switched out essential oils for soap shavings? Does this make much of a difference and if so what do you feel works better?

    • Hi Trish – I used soap shavings simply b/c I didn’t have an essential oil on hand. The oil would probably be optimal but it’s purely personal preference. 🙂 Let me know if you end up making some!

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