Fizzy Foot Bath Bombs

By : | 0 Comments | On : July 29, 2012 | Category : Homemade Beauty

I was inspired by www.freshpickedbeauty.com ‘s recent post for wonderful rose petal bath bombs. I longed to make them, but realizing that I’ve used our bathtub…thinking…thinking…NEVER, I knew it was a waste of time and ingredients. Yet, the idea lingered; the thought of a tubful of fizzing water filling with fragrance then the soaking of tired skin, aahhh, I just couldn’t shake the comforting thought of this. How could I make this work for me? Blink, lightbulb goes off, foot soak!

I do make time for relaxing foot soaks because I can do something with my hands like reading, typing, and if I’m too tired, I could watch a few minutes of television. Seriously, am I the only one out there who doesn’t soak in a tub filled with rose petals? Overly dramatic, yes, but we are in the middle of a drought and I would feel so guilty filling the tub because in my mind after the soak comes the slogging of many buckets of water downstairs, through the main door, and out to the landscaping and gardens. I really don’t think Fresh Picked Beauty had THAT in mind.
I played around in the kitchen with this idea and came up with Peppermint-Tea Tree Fizzy Foot Bath Bombs. They smell wonderful and the “test” bomb was delightful leaving my feet pleasantly scented and soft to the touch. The only caveat: do not over spray them because it will activate the fizzing action. 10 spritzs  is all you need. Maybe 11 if your environment is really dry.
Enjoy them! And, leave me a comment to let me know you liked this post.

Peppermint-Tea Tree Fizzy Foot Bath Bombs
Makes: depends on the mold that you use
Ingredients
200 grams Baking Soda (plain old grocery store brand is what you’re looking for)
100 grams Citric Acid (you can Fruit Fresh anti-browning fruit powder from the grocery)
5 grams crushed dried mint leaves
5 grams Sweet Almond Oil (use olive oil in a pinch)
15 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
15 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil
Water in a spray bottle 

Preparation:

Mix together the dry ingredients.
Stir in oils.
Spritz then use your hands to mix in the water.
Quickly press into molds. If you don’t have a suitable mold, just make patties or blobs of the mixture.
Use parchment paper underneath while waiting 24 hours for them to dry! I found that any other surface caused them to stick.
Fill a tub or bucket that can contain both feet with warm water and drop in two bombs. Let the relaxing begin!

Just a few ingredients

Crushed mint, baking soda, citric acid, essential oils, and almond oil about to be mixed.

spray bottle of scented (plain works) water, ice cube tray too.

Peppermint-Tea Tree Fizzy Foot Bath Bombs!

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