Bubbling Bath Salt Recipe
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Learn how to make fizzing bath salts.  This is a fun and easy recipe to make at home.  It's great for both kids and adults.  You can use your favorite body wash or bubble bath to make this bubbling bath salt recipe.


Taking a bubble bath is a great way to relax.  Epsom salt baths are also relaxing.  If you want to relax before bedtime, which one should you choose?


Now you don't have to choose with this bubble bath Epsom salt recipe.  This is like a bubble bath and Epsom salt bath in one foaming bath salts recipe.





This is a fairly easy recipe that looks like a bath salt and you use like a bath salt, but it's a foaming bath salts recipe.  When you add it to the water, it fizzes like a bath bomb.


This foaming bath salts recipe can have a lot of bubbles if you use a bubble bath or body wash with a lot of bubbles.  It's made without SLS, so it's easy for beginners to make.


How to Make Fizzing Bath Salts


Do Bath Salts Make Bubbles?


Regular bath salt recipes do not make bubbles.  They are meant for their scent or other therapeutic benefits.  


However, this fizzy bath salts recipe is meant to make bubbles.


How Do You Make Bath Salts Fizzy?


You can make bath salts fizzy a few different ways.  You can use citric acid and baking soda to create a reaction that bubbles and fizzes when it hits the water.  That's how I made these unicorn fizzy bath salts.


You can also use SLSa, which is used to create thick bubbles in bath bombs and other bath products.


The majority of my recipes are for home use, and I'm pretty sure that you don't have SLSa on your shelf.  For that reason, I want to show you how to make fizzing bath salts without SLSa.


Instead, I used a body wash for this bubbling bath salt recipe.  You can also use a bubble bath if you prefer.





Can You Put Citric Acid in Bath Salts?


Yes, you can put citric acid in bath salts.  However, you will also need to add baking soda if you want bubbling bath salts.  It's the reaction between the two when they get wet that creates the bubbles.


How Do You Make Fizzy Bath Salts Without Citric Acid?


If you want to make a foaming bath salts recipe without citric acid, then you will have to use SLSa or a body wash or bubble bath like I used in this recipe.


What Are Bubbling Bath Salts?


Bubble bath Epsom salt looks like a bath salt and you use it like a bath salt, but it fizzes and bubbles like a bubble bath.


How Do I Keep My Bath Salts From Clumping?


Bath salts, including this fizzy bath salts recipe, will clump if exposed to the air.  The salt draws moisture from the air, creating chunks.


As soon as you make this bubbling bath salt recipe, store it in an airtight container.  I don't recommend storing it in your bathroom because it is too humid.


Can You Put Bubbling Bath Salts in Plastic Containers?


Yes, you can absolutely put your bubbling bath salts in plastic containers.  If you use essential oils, then there's some concern about using essential oils in plastic.


However, they will be diluted, and the plastic should not deteriorate.


I prefer plastic for my fizzy bath salts recipe because I don't want broken glass in the bathroom if I drop it.  I'm clumsy, so it's a concern for me.





What Kind of Salt is Used in Bath Salts?


You can use Epsom salt like I did in this bubbling bath salt recipe.  You can also use sea salt.


The Best Bubble Bath or Body Wash for Fizzy Bath Salts Recipe


I used a body wash when I originally made my foaming bath salts recipe.  Keep in mind that the better the bubbles from your body wash or bubble bath, the more bubbles you'll get in the final product.  


Mountain Rose Herb just came out with an unscented bubble bath base.  It's all natural and made with aloe vera juice and plant derived surfactants for big bubbles without any sulfates or parabens. 



 


Essential Oils for Foaming Bath Salts Recipe


If you use a scented bubble bath or body wash, then you don't need to add any essential oils.  However, if you use the unscented base, then you can add 1 to 2 percent essential oils.  


You can use your favorite blends, but I recommend one of the following:



Or try one of these fun essential oil blends that smell like candy for your bubbling bath salts.


How Do You Make Easy Bath Salts?


This fizzy bath salts recipe is fairly easy to make.  If you're looking for more easy bath salt recipes, try one of these:



You can also find 30 bath salt recipes in my book Bath Salts.


Bubbling Bath Salts Ingredients


To make a foaming bath salts recipe, you will need the following:



Foaming Bath Salts Recipe


Step #1


Place the Epsom salts in a bowl.  Add the body wash or bubble bath.





Step #2


Add the essential oil to the jojoba oil in a small bowl.  Add to the Epsom salts and body wash.  Add food coloring if desired.  Stir well.





Step #3


Spread on a cookie sheet and let dry for 24 hours.  Stir it every few hours before you go to bed so it doesn't stick together.  If your house is humid, this can take longer than 24 hours.





Step #4


When it's dry, break up the large chunks and pour the bubbling bath salts in a jar.


To use this foaming bath bath salts recipe, add 1/2 cup to your bath as the water is running and enjoy!


Now you know how to make fizzing bath salts.  


diy, bath salt, bubbling bath salt
Yield: 2 cups
Author: Cari @ Everything Pretty
Estimated cost: $5

Bubbling Bath Salt Recipe

prep time: 15 Mperform time: 24 hourtotal time: 24 H & 15 M
How to make a bubbling bath salt recipe without SLSa or citric acid.

materials:

  • 2 cups Epsom salts
  • 1/3 cup unscented body wash
  • 1 teaspoon jojoba oil 
  • 2 drops  essential oil
  • 2 drops food coloring (optional)

tools:

  • Cookie sheet
  • Measuring cups

steps:

  1. Place the Epsom salts in a bowl. Add the body wash or bubble bath.
  2. Add the essential oil to the jojoba oil in a small bowl. Add to the Epsom salts and body wash. Add food coloring if desired. Stir well.
  3. Spread on a cookie sheet and let dry for 24 hours. Stir it every few hours before you go to bed so it doesn't stick together. If your house is humid, this can take longer than 24 hours.
  4. When it's dry, break up the large chunks and pour the bubbling bath salts in a jar.
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Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, and a goat. She loves coffee, Gilmore Girls, her chihuahua, and her kids, but not in that order.