Bath fizzies with hidden messages make a perfect Valentine's Day gift.
- Secret messages template
- Waterproof paper
- Large bowl
- Baking soda
- Citric acid
- Essential oil
- Food coloring
- Spice or coffee grinder
- Small spray bottle
- Ball mold
- Kitchen towel
- Plastic wrap or plastic bags
- Bath oil (or any light oil), optional
- Bath salt, optional
Download template and print secret messages on waterproof paper. This floatable paper is ink-jet and laser-printable, it uses most inks, and inks won't run on this paper. Cut out message and roll it up.
In a large bowl, combine 1 cup of baking soda and 1/2 teaspoon essential oil.
In a spice or coffee grinder, grind 1/2 cup citric acid, 1/4 cup bath salt, and 2 drops food coloring. Grind to a fine powder, and add to the mixture in the large bowl. Begin whisking together thoroughly.
To mixture, add a couple of sprays of water. It should reach a crumbly consistency.
Fill each half of a ball mold.
Add message to one half of ball.
Using hands, pack mixture in, slightly overloading. Press mold halves together. Let sit several minutes; unmold.
To dry the fizzies, place them on a kitchen towel and gently wrap with towel to dry for 24 hours. Wrap or package fizzies in plastic to protect them from moisture.