2.10.2011

LOVE WEEK: DIY Funfetti Fizzies For Valentine's Day


For this month's DIY, I wanted to make something that can be used anytime but is perfect for Valentine's Day. I decided to make heart-shaped bath bombs but with a surprise of confetti. Bath bombs are easy and cheap to make and are a wonderful way to relax. After scouring the web for various recipes and trying them out, I came up with this concoction. So fill up the tub with bubbles and get ready to relax!

Elle's Funfetti Fizzies
Time: 10 min prep (plus 3-4 hrs drying time)

Difficulty: Easy

Ingredients:
  • 1 small container of Baking Soda
  • 1container of Cream of Tartar 
  • Witch Hazel
  • Spray Bottle
  • Food Coloring
  • Essential Oils
  • Heart-shaped Mold
  • Optional: Confetti or glitter
Method

1.In a bowl, mix together the baking soda (about a cup) and the cream of tartar (about 1/4c).
2.Add 3-4 drops of food coloring, 1/2 small bottle of essential oils (more or less depending on preference) and stir. You'll want to add more color, because it won't look colorful, but it'll dye your tub if you do!
3.Add the confetti and mix, because who doesn't want a party in the tub?
4. Pour the witch hazel in a spray bottle.
5. This is the tricky part: spray the witch hazel into mix while stirring. Spray only enough to get the mixture to stick to itself. If you spray too much, it'll fizz (like it will in the tub). If you don't spray enough, it'll dry out. Notice that the color starts to show once you add the witch hazel.
6.Push into mold.
7. Leave for 10 min, remove from mold, and let dry for 3-4 hours.
8.Pop in the tub and enjoy. Happy Valentine's Day!
Options:
  • Traditional recipes usually call for citric acid and cornstarch. I'm forgoing both of these because my body reacts poorly to citric acid & I've read that cornstarch can cause yeast infections. If you want to use citric acid, double the amount of what I used for cream of tartar.
  • No mold? Use ice trays or cut a tennis ball in half and use that instead. I got mine at target for 50 cents apiece. 
  • The confetti is optional. I just added it to make it different and festive!

13 comments:

  1. These look so fun!! Such a great idea!!

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  2. Looks like fun to make and to use.

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  3. Those are really pretty, Elle! They could totally be w party favor of some sort...perhaps wedding shower!

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  4. how fun i never thought of making these! great tutorial. xoxo jcd

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  5. OMG how cute are these??? I am looking for a good Valentine's cookie recipe to send to my bf while he's in training (deploys to iraq in a few weeks now...sniff) I'm on a mish!

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  6. Love these! I'm having a post valentines tea party and these are definitely going in a goody bag for the guests!

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  7. Love these little fizzies! I made some a few years ago. I should make some again.

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  8. oh! I can't wait to make this, even though I don't have a bath tub

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  9. What a great idea. I should make for my bath obsessed friends!

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