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Friday, December 9, 2016

Fair Friday-Bath Fizzies

Homemade Bath Fizzies

Today's project is one that is quick and easy. It is one of many that I did over Thanksgiving weekend.  I have always wanted to try making these and decided to give it a go when I found a recipe by Martha Stewart.

You use bath fizzies by popping one in the bath tub while running the water. They make a wonderful fragrance.  Sometimes they are called bath bombs and can be quite pricey to buy.

I used a vintage muffin tin I have had for ages. It was great for forming the fizzies into a pretty shape. You can use any muffin tin.  Some of them may crack when they dry. That is OK, they are still good to use.

I packed mine up in cellophane gift bags for friends where I work.  I got all of the ingredients on as I do for most of my projects.  This project takes a bit of mixing and a little patience, but the results are worth it.

1 3/4 cup baking soda
2 cups cornstarch
1 cup citric acid
small spray bottle filled with distilled water
10 drops essential oils ( I used a citrus blend for one batch and lavender and rose for another.)

  1. Sift the baking soda, citric acid and cornstarch through a sieve to remove chunks.
  2. Place 1 cup of this mixture into a glass bowl.
  3. Lightly spritz with the water, stirring after each spraying. Add slowly to avoid fizzing.
  4. Check the consistency of the mixture with your fingers. Stop spraying when it can be packed or shaped.  Be patient as it can take a bit of time to get to this point.
  5. Add the essential oil and mix well.
  6. Firmly pack the mixture into molds. Mine were 1/4 cup each.
  7. Allow the mixture to sit for 2 hours, then pop out of the molds onto wax paper.  Let the molded fizzies dry out for 24 hours before packing into bags.
  8. Repeat with the remaining powder.
To use for a bath, just add on fizzie to the bath water.


Chris Wodke
Founder & Manager Team CMT

Chris is a triathlete and long distance runner. She is a three time participant of the Boston Marathon.  In 2012 she finished 2nd at Boston in the Mobility Impaired Division. She was on the course in 2013 when the bombs exploded.

She has appeared three times at the Paratriathlon National Triathlon Sprint Championship. She was the 2012 and 2014 National Champion Paratriathlon Open Division Champion.

In 2014 she was the PC Open Champion at the Duathlon National Championship and at the Aqua bike National Championship in 2016. She represented Team USA at the Aquathon ITU World Championship in Chicago in 2015 and will represent the US at the World championship in Cozumel in 2016.

 In 2014 she represented the U.S. as a paratriathlete at the Pan-American Triathlon Championship in Dallas, Texas.  She has won state championships in cycling and triathlon.

She travels around the country raising awareness of CMT.

She is the author of the book, “Running for My Life” that details her experience as a CMT affected athlete.

You may visit her author page at:

Team CMT is a group of athletes and supporters working to raise awareness and to find a cure for CMT. We have 207 members in 38 states. We also have members in Australia, England, Scotland, Canada, Vietnam, Turkey, Finland, Scotland, France, Poland, Iran and Sweden. If you wish to join us visit our web site; or

CMT or Charcot-Marie-Tooth is the most commonly inherited peripheral neuropathy. It affects over 155,000 Americans (as many as MS).  It is a disease of the nerves that control the muscles. It is slowly progressive, causing loss of normal function and or sensation in the lower legs/feet and arms/hands.

Symptoms include; muscle wasting in the lower legs and feet leading to foot drop, poor balance and gait problems Atrophy in the hands causes difficulty with manual dexterity.

Structural foot deformities such as high arches and hammer toes are common.

Poor tolerance for cool or cold temperatures and many people have chronically cold hands and feet.

Additional symptoms may include fatigue, sleep apnea, breathing difficulties and hearing loss.

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