Monday, March 8, 2010

Irish Rain Fizzing Salts

by Allison B. Kontur (

You will need:

3 oz Epsom Salts
2 oz Baking Soda (Sodium Bicarbonate)
1 oz Citric Acid
2 oz Lathanol LAL
0.50 oz Dendritic Salt
2.5 ml (1/2 tsp) Rain Fragrance Oil
1.25 ml (1/4 tsp) Peppermint Fragrance Oil
20 drops D&C Green #5, Liquid Colorant
8 drops FD&C Yellow #5, Liquid Colorant
Face Mask Rubber Gloves
Zipper Style Plastic Baggies (Gallon Size)

Phase 1: Combine Epsom Salts, Baking Soda, Citric Acid & Lathanol in a zipper style plastic baggie. Wear a mask and work in a well ventilated area to avoid inhaling dust particles. Mix thoroughly to combine all ingredients.

Phase 2: In a separate glass mixing bowl, combine dendritic salt and fragrance oil until combined.

Phase 3: Add ingredients from Phase 2 to the mixture from Phase 1 in the plastic baggie and blend well to incorporate fragrance throughout the entire mixture.

Phase 4: Add colorant to the mixture in the baggie. Seal bag, pressing out most of the air and use your hands to "squish" the mixture around until the color incorporates throughout. This may take some time, but it will help contain the dust.

Phase 5: Package in an airtight container.

Note: This product functions similarly to a bath bomb, except it is in powder form. Excess moisture will set off the "fizz". The finished product should be stored in an airtight container and protected from damp, humid environments.

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