Thursday, 28 March 2013

Make your own beauty products: volcanic bath fizzers

There are times when it is more economical and fun making your own beauty products than buying them from the shops. What about starting with some volcanic bath fizzers, to make your or your children's bath time more special? 

Here is a recipe which I found in The Times newspaper, on 2 June 2011 and I have tried a few times...good luck and have some fun!

  • Witch hazel
  • 50g citric acid
  • 100g sodium bicarbonate
  • 3 drops food colouring
  • fragrance such as rose water or your favourite essential oil
  • a cookie-cutter mold [or even better a rubber mold]  
  • [rubber gloves, optional]

Bath fizzers ingredients


  1. mix together the citric acid and sodium bicarbonate
  2. add your favourite colour and smell
  3. [using a spray bottle] spritz the witch hazel on to your mixture and keep stirring until the mixture starts to stick together
  4. quickly pack the mixture into your mold and leave there for 4 minutes
  5. take the bath fizzer out and leave it to dry in a cool place for 4 hours
  6. pop the fizzer into your bath and see what happens

Bath fizzer
To make the bath fizzer shown in the picture I packed half the amount of the mixture into a table spoon used as a mold.

In my experience a rubber mold works better than any other type of mold, because you can push your bath fizzer out of the mold more easily.
Do not use too much witch hazel or your fizzer will start bubbling  and growing out of control, just spritz a small amount at a time.
When you transfer the mixture into the mold press it firmly, leave for a few minutes and press it again, adding more mixture if necessary.   
You may want to use rubber gloves to protect your hands. 

Have you ever made a bath fizzer and which recipe do you use?

COMING SOON: Make your own luscious lip balm! (click here)

Other recipes:
Make your own Coconut Cleansing milk (click here)
How to make your own Camomile toner (click here) 
Make your own Two Phase Eye makeup Remover (click here) 


  1. How fun! This is such a cool idea to save money, I can't stand buying those over-priced bath goodies...and I must say, your little bath fizzie looks just as cute as the expensive brands!

  2. Thank you! As a beauty junkie I do not only love buying beauty products but also making my own ones every now and then for fun.

  3. where can I get the citric acid?

    1. Hi there, you should be able to get it at any pharmacy counter or buy it online. Hope it helps.