Monday

Sinus Bath Fizzy Recipe and GIVEAWAY!!!



I have had quite a few requests for my sinus bath fizzy recipe because of this post.  While I have made my bath bombs whole, most of the time I like to make them in halves.  They get stretched a little bit further and it leaves me the option of adding more if I need it while not wasting any if I don't.  So, here ya go:

My Basic Bath Bomb Recipe

8 oz. Baking Soda
4 oz. Citric acid
4 oz. Corn Starch
4 oz. Epsom Salts
4 Tbs. Coconut Oil
1/2 tsp. Vitamin E. Oil (optional)

Mix all the dry Ingredients except the citric acid.  In a separate container melt your coconut oil if it is in its solid state and combine it with your vitamin e. oil if you choose to use it.  Its a great skin conditioner but not necessary for the bomb to work.  Add your wet ingredients to your dry ingredients and start to combine.  Lastly, add the citric acid.  The reason you wait for the citric acid is so that it has less opportunity to react and begin to 'fizz' when you don't want it to.  When you pick up a handful of the mixture in your hands and squeeze it, if it stays in its form, it is ready to mold.  If it crumbles, you may need to add more oil, no more than 1/2 tsp. at a time.  Pack very tightly into your molds and release gently.  Let them sit for at least 24 hours to harden. 

For the sinus aspect you add:

1 tsp.  Eucalyptus Oil
1 tsp. Menthol Crystals.  (can be purchase at http://www.wholesalesuppliesplus.com/.  They offer free shipping with a minimum order.  You can also purchase smaller amounts from etsy sellers)

The menthol crystals will need to be melted.  I do so with the oil.  If you are melting with the microwave, DO NOT take a huge wiff when you open the door.  The menthol will smell really strong and you will clear your sinuses faster than you want to.  Don't worry though.  The finished product isn't nearly as strong.  The eucalyptus oil would be added at the same time as the vitamin e. oil or in place of it.

I hope my directions are clear.  Please email me if you have any questions. 



 To go along with this post, I am having a GIVEAWAY for a set of 4 half size sinus bath bomb fizzies!  All you need to do is comment on this post.  You can earn an extra entry if you like me on facebook as well.  Just let me know in your post that you did so for the extra entry.  It is best if you are already a follower so you will be up to date if you win.  Otherwise, please leave me a way to contact you.  Contest will close Saturday night and I will draw a winner on Sunday February 19th.  Good luck!

14 comments:

(un)Deniably Domestic said...

I have "liked" you and am posting here. Thank you for the recipe. I suffer all winter with sinus and am always looking for relief. I will give this a try. ~Kelly

unDeniably Domestic

beth said...

Wow , I really would love to try those sinus bombs! This time of year is always a struggle because I just refuse to take anymore antibiotics.Thanks for the chance to win!

Anonymous said...

Woot! I could use the sinus ones. I've been sick for a month with an upper respiratory infection... ugh!
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I am LOVD said...

This may very well be the answer to my prayers! Thanks for linking at the linky party. I'm a co-host!

thegirlwhodoesnthateherabusers said...

I just came accross your site on Pinterest...I have never thought of using bath bombs for my sinus problems...I'd love to try it! Thanks.

Natalie said...

I use to make bath balls all the time now no time, I've never made sinus ones just smell ggod ones! I will like you on face book too! I found you on blogaholic http://bridgetsdaughter5.blogspot.com

cheepincharge said...

love this idea! methol smells sooo good when you are sick.

Serendipity and Spice said...

How fantastic! I totally need a sinus one right now!
-Melissa
PS- I've started a Blog Hop- would love for you to stop by and join in.

Katie Goldsworthy said...

Great information!!! So helpful!

Thanks for linking up @ Creatively Living!

--Katie

CWBarnes said...

Wow - bath bombs for sinus issues! Can't get any better than that. Can't wait to try out the recipe. Luv your blog ... will "like" it for that extra entry too!

Seth said...

Can you use essential oils with this recipe as well? http://www.doitduo.com

Kimberly said...

Absolutely! Mix it up any way you want for a different fragrant blend. This one had the eucalyptus essential oil in it but if you aren't going for the sinus clearing, add whichever ones you please. :)

Kim Brininger said...

hi! I am new to your blog but I found it searching for bath bomb recipes. I am curious if your sinus recipe is safe for children. My 6 year old son suffers from chronic sinus problems and i would love to try it for him.

Anonymous said...

Hellooo!! Loved your recipe! But I havd another question how can I make lovely tags like the one that it is on the jar of the bath bombs? TIA!

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