Fizzy Bath Salts Recipe

Last Updated on June 2, 2022 by Ellen Christian

Try this fizzy bath salts recipe for an easy way to make foaming bath salts with pink Himalayan salt. Make these fizzing salts and start pampering yourself.

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Try this fizzy bath salts recipe for an easy way to make foaming bath salts with pink Himalayan salt. Make these fizzing salts and start pampering yourself.

Fizzy Bath Salts Recipe

There’s nothing more relaxing at the end of a long day than a bubble bath with these fizzing bath salts. There’s just something relaxing about a warm bath and your favorite body wash.

Yes, you can use two different bath products in the same tub. I do it all the time. These fizzy bath salts are one of my favorite homemade bath salts recipes.

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What are bath salts?

Bath salts combine sea salt and baking soda. They are used to help soothe muscles, relieve pain, and detox the body.

Are bath salts safe for sensitive skin?

Some bath salts can be irritating to sensitive skin. However, pink Himalayan salt is quite gentle and should not cause any irritation when used as instructed.

If you want to experiment with different scents or ingredients, I recommend starting with a small amount of bath salts. This will help you ensure they are safe for your skin type before using them regularly. Otherwise, you can stick with the traditional recipe of Epsom salt and baking soda for a soothing and relaxing bath experience.

Best salt for foaming bath salts

This recipe is for pink Himalayan bath salts, but you can use any type of salt you have on hand. I like to use pink Himalayan salt because of its purity and color.

ingredients in small white bowls

Fizzy bath salts ingredients

You will need these ingredients to get started making bath salts.

You will also need a large bowl and a whisk.

What are Himalayan salts?

Himalayan salts are sea salt from the Himalayan mountain region in Asia. They contain dozens of trace minerals and nutrients that can help boost health and wellbeing.

You will need these ingredients to get started making bath salts.

Are fizzy bath salts safe?

Yes, fizzy bath salts are safe for most people. However, if you have sensitive skin or allergies to any ingredients, I recommend testing a small amount of the salts before using them regularly.

Adding too many essential oils or fragrance oils to your mixture may irritate sensitive skin.

combining powders in a large bowl

What makes bath salts fizzy?

The citric acid in the bath salts reacts with the baking soda to create fizzing bubbles. This is what makes fizzy bath salts so fun and relaxing!

You can make the same type of mixture when you make bath bombs. You may want to try a few of these bath bombs recipes:

a box of essential oils and exfoliating scrubber

Best essential oils for fizzy bath salts

There are a variety of essential oils that you can use in this recipe. Lavender is my favorite choice for its calming and relaxing properties. Try mixing it with eucalyptus, mint, or orange oil to create your own unique scent.

Here are a few more essential oils you can add to your DIY fizzy bath salts:

  • Peppermint essential oil
  • Citrus essential oils
  • Rose essential oil

It’s important not to add too much fragrance oil or essential oil because the liquid can make bath salts start to fizz. Be sure the dry mixture stays as dry as possible.

What do I use for soap colorant?

There is no soap colorant in this fizzy bath salts recipe. If you want to add soap coloring, you can use mica powder. Mica powder comes in a wide variety of colors you can use in this bath salts recipe.

Do not use liquid food coloring as it can start the fizzing process when it reacts to the foaming ingredient. You will want to use mica in fizzy salts.

a jar of salts near a stack of wash cloths

Can I add Epsom salts?

Yes, you can add Epsom salts to this recipe if you want. I would recommend adding ¼ cup of Epsom salt to the recipe.

It may impact how much your bath salts fizz if you add too much. Experiment to find the right combination for your bath salts mixture.

How to use fizzy bath salts in your bath

Simply pour the salts into your warm bath water and watch as they start to fizz and bubble. You can also use them in a foot bath if you prefer.

How to store fizzing bath salts?

These fizzing bath salts can be stored in a glass jar or airtight container with a lid. I like to keep mine in a mason jar to reuse later.

Make sure the lid is tight, so the salts don’t get wet and start to dissolve. Store fizzing bath salts out of direct sunlight.

Are you ready to make these fizzy bath salts for your bath? Follow the simple instructions below to get started now!

combining ingredients in a bowl

How to make fizzy bath salts

Here are the simple steps to make this fizzy bath salts recipe. Prep time is about 30 minutes from start to finish.

small bowls of salts and powders

  • Combine the citric acid, Himalayan pink salts, cornstarch, and baking soda in a large mixing bowl, and stir well with a whisk for about 1 minute.

adding pink salts to the bowl

  • If you want to use mica powder, you should add it to your fizzing bath salts dry ingredients.

adding sweet almond oil to the ingredients

  • Slowly pour the sweet almond oil while whisking the entire time. It’s very important to slowly add the carrier oil to the dry ingredients. If you go too fast, it will start to fizz.
  • Use ¼ cup of fizzy bath salts in your very warm bath.
  • Store bath salts in an airtight container for your use or in small jars for gifts

How to package as a fun gift idea

You may want to package these fizzy bath salts as a cute gift idea for friends or loved ones. There are many simple ways to do this, including putting them in small glass jars with lids, creating bath salt bags with fabric, or even making a cute DIY packaging box for your bath salts.

Whatever method you choose, just make sure the bath salts are dry and won’t get wet when stored. You don’t want them to start dissolving before your loved one has a chance to use them in their bath!

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Try this fizzy bath salts recipe for an easy way to make foaming bath salts with pink Himalayan salt. Make these fizzing salts and start pampering yourself.

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Fizzy Bath Salts Recipe

Try this fizzy bath salts recipe for an easy way to make foaming bath salts with pink Himalayan salt. Make these fizzing salts and start pampering yourself.

Try this fizzy bath salts recipe for an easy way to make foaming bath salts with pink Himalayan salt. Make these fizzing salts and start pampering yourself.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Active Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost $15.00

Materials

  • ¼ cup Himalayan pink salt
  • ½ cup baking soda
  • ¼ cup corn starch
  • ¼ cup citric acid
  • 2 tbsp sweet almond oil

Tools

  • whisk

Instructions

  1. Combine the citric acid, Himalayan pink salts, cornstarch, and baking soda in a large mixing bowl, and stir well with a whisk for about 1 minute.
  2. If you want to use mica powder, you should add it to your fizzing bath salts dry ingredients.
  3. Slowly pour the sweet almond oil while whisking the entire time. It’s very important to slowly add the carrier oil to the dry ingredients. If you go too fast, it will start to fizz.
  4. Use ¼ cup of fizzy bath salts in your very warm bath.
  5. Store bath salts in an airtight container for your use or in small jars for gifts

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