This is similar to my regular bath fizzies except that it uses finely ground after-birth herbs for an extra boost. They are easy to make and similar to the bath bombs sold at places like Lush and Bed, Bath and Beyond (but without the artificial fragrances and colors).
If you are expecting or have any friends who are, these are a great thing to have on hand before the birth. The soothing salts and healing herbs combine for a wonderful post-delivery bath!
- 1 cup Baking Soda (I get mine from Mountain Rose Herbs)
- 1/2 cup Citric Acid
- 1/2 cup Sea Salt or Epsom Salt
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 2 teaspoons witch hazel (or slightly more) – Can also use water
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (or water)
- 1/2 cup finely ground after birth herbs (recipe here) or other herbs of choice- grind in a food processor or blender
How to Make Bath Fizzies
In a small bowl, combine the olive oil, witch hazel and vanilla extract and stir well. Add essential oils if using.
Add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients and very quickly mix well with hands (wear gloves if you have sensitive skin). Add powdered dried herbs.
Mixture should hold together when squeezed without crumbling. You may need to add slightly more witch hazel if it hasn’t achieved this consistency yet.
Quickly push mixture into silicon molds, greased muffin tins or any other greased container. Press in firmly and leave at least 24 hours (48 is better) or until hardened. It will expand some and this is normal. You can push it down into the mold several times while it is drying to keep it from expanding to much.
When dry, remove and store in air tight container. Use within 2 weeks.
Ever made your own bath fizzies? What scents and herbs would you use?