Fizzy Mermaid Bath Sprinkles Recipe - Easier to Make Than Bath Bombs!

Mermaid inspired DIY bath bombs

These delightful mermaid-inspired bath fizzy sprinkles are easier to make than a bath bomb but just as fun to use!

Instead of having to make sure your moisture balance is just right for packing the fizzing bath bombs into molds, the fizzy bath sprinkles get the same bath-time effect but with less work and a larger margin of error.



If you have kids who love mermaids, they will love these mermaid-inspired bath sprinkles.

Just sprinkle the dry bath sprinkles over a warm tub of water for a fun and fizzy experiment!

The essential oil blend I used for this bath fizz is soothing and calming. 

You may find after a soak in a warm bath with the "sweet slumber" scent that your kids are ready to snuggle in and go to bed more calmly than normal.

Let me know how it goes for you!



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DIY Fizzing Mermaid Bath Sprinkles
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How to Make Fizzy Bath Sprinkles:


How to Make Bath Fizz Step 1: 

In a medium-sized mixing bowl, carefully whisk together the baking soda, citric acid, and cornstarch.


How to Make Bath Fizz Step 2: 

Add in the drops of Sweet Slumber essential oil blend.  

Don't have that? Plain lavender essential oil will work in a pinch.

Use a whisk to mix it into the dry ingredients.

How to Make Bath Fizz Step 3: 

Slowly start to mix in the bubble bath a teaspoon at a time.

Pour just a little bit in at a time and mix thoroughly to help make sure you have an even moisture level. 

I find mixing it with a gloved hand works the best.

Keep adding a little bubble bath at a time until you can squeeze the mixture together and it will hold its shape. 

It's ok if you don't end up using the full amount called for in the recipe.


How to Make Bath Fizz Step 4: 

Crumble the mixture into small pieces and chunks onto a baking sheet and let air dry for a few hours.

How to make mermaid inspired bath fizz sprinkles



How to Make Bath Fizz Step 5: 

Transfer the mixture into your jars and add the sprinkles on top.

How to make fizzing bath salts



How to Make Bath Fizz Step 6: 

These make super fun gifts and will last in an airtight container for a couple months.

Learn how to make easy DIY bath fizz powder. This easy recipe lets you make fizzy bath products with baking soda, citric acid and essential oils. It's a fun way to get an at-home spa experience. Your kids will love adding these to their bath water. This easy beauty craft makes a great gift for mother's day, stock stuffers or your favorite mermaid wannabe. #creativegreenliving #bathbomb #bathfizz #bathsalts #DIYbeauty #greenbeauty #essentialoils


How to Make Bath Fizz Step 7: 

When ready to use, simply sprinkle over a warm bath and enjoy the fizzy little bubbles.


That's it!
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Mermaid inspired DIY bath fizz

How to make DIY mermaid-inspired fizzing bath salts. This easy recipe uses essential oils, baking soda, citric acid and a secret ingredient to make a fun, fizzing bath salt recipe that is perfect ffor a DIY spa day. This Lush inspired experience will help you unwind. These homemade bath salts make a great gift as well! #creativegreenliving #lush #bathsalts #bathbomb #bathfizz #essentialoils #DIYbeauty #DIYspa #giftideas



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PRINTABLE MERMAID BATH FIZZY SPRINKLES DIRECTIONS



Homemade Mermaid Bath Fizzy Sprinkles

Yield: 2 jars of bath sprinkles
Author: Carissa B
Estimated cost: $5
prep time: perform time: 10 Mtotal time: 10 M
These fizzy bath sprinkles are fun and easy for kids to make. Sprinkle a little or a lot over a warm tub of water to watch them make a fizzy, soapy foam. Your kids will love adding these to their bathtime routine. Soothing essential oils make them perfect for winding down in a nighttime bath before bed.

materials:

  • 2 cups baking soda
  • 1 cup citric acid
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 4 drops of "sweet slumber" essential oil blend
  • 2-3 tablespoons bubblebath
  • Sprinkles

tools:

  • Mixing bowl
  • Spoon
  • Baking sheet
  • Jar for storage

steps:

  1. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, carefully whisk together the baking soda, citric acid, and cornstarch.
  2. Add in the drops of Sweet Slumber essential oil blend. Don't have that? Lavender essential oil will work in a pinch.
  3. Slowly start to mix in the bubble bath, you’ll want to pour just a little bit in at a time and mix thoroughly to help make sure you have an even moisture level. Only add in more bubble bath until you can squeeze the mixture together and it will hold its shape.
  4. rumble the mixture into small pieces and chunks onto a baking sheet and let air dry for a few hours.
  5. Transfer the mixture into your jars and add in the sprinkles on top.

NOTES:

To use, sprinkle the bath fizzy sprinkles over the top of a bathtub full of warm water.
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Carissa Berg Bonham

About the Author:

Carissa is a lifelong crafter and mom of two creative boys. Her goal is to empower families to make easy projects and healthier choices that are beautiful and delicious! 

The owner and lead writer at Creative Green Living, she is an award-winning writer and most recently won the ShiftCon Media "Best Green Lifestyle Blogger" award in 2019.

She is also the author of several books including Beautiful Smoothie Bowls (Skyhorse, 2017), Proven Techniques for Keeping Healthy Chickens (Skyhorse, 2018) and The Little Green Book of Mothers' Wisdom (Skyhorse, 2020).

Her projects have been featured in magazines like Kids Crafts 1-2-3, Urban Farm Magazine, Country Sampler: Farmhouse Style and more. Follow her on PinterestInstagramTwitter or join the Creative Green Living Tribe.
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13 comments

  1. These bath salts look like so much fun to use! Also, that Sweet Slumber blend must make your bath smell amazing.

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    1. OMG it's SOOO nice. Helps you feel ready to go to sleep.

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  2. The sprinkles are so cute and this recipe is perfect to make on days when it's too humid for making bath bombs.

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    1. For sure! And have you ever been working on a bath bomb recipe and you realized it has too much moisture and is kind of expanding instead of staying put in the mold? You can just decide it's going to be bath fizz sprinkles and spread the mix out to dry on a cookie sheet like I do here instead.

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  3. These are so pretty! What a beautiful gift idea. I can't wait to make these.

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  4. These are so cute! These would be such a cute gift!

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  5. Hi! Can you add colouring to these?

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    1. Hi, Amy! You sure can. If it's powdered coloring just mix it in with the dry ingredients before adding the bubblebath. If it's a liquid coloring, mix the coloring into the bubble bath before mixing it with the dry ingredients.

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  6. Do these sprinkles melt in water? Hate to give these to someone and it discolor the tub or worse clog their drain. Thanks

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    1. That's a great question. These sprinkles do dissolve in water over the course of the bath. If you are worried the intended recipient may not take a long enough or a warm enough bath to let these specific sprinkles dissolve, you can try a smaller sprinkle like these pretty sugar stars which are tiny and will dissolve much faster

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  7. I can’t wait to try this! Perfect idea for gift giving.

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  8. I’m wondering about finding a gentle bubble bath as the link for the one in recipe is just for the essential oil.

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    1. Thank you for letting me know that link isn't working! It looks like the Sweet Slumber bubble bath has been discontinued but I think another gentle bubble bath like Babo Botanicals Lavender and Meadowsweet Bubblebath would be a great substitute.

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