Make Fizzy Bath Tea with the kids and give it as gifts or enjoy it yourself. A great science project to be learning from too!
These are so easy to make and is a great alternative to bath bombs. Get the kids involved by letting them choose colours and fragrances. We like to choose colours according to flavour, Blue for bubblegum, orange for tutti-fruity, pink for berry, yellow for lemon. There are a huge variety of flavours on the market. You can find it at your soap making store.
You will need:
- 1 cup baking soda
- 1 cup corn starch
- 1 cup citric acid
- Heat seal tea bags
- Food or cosmetic grade powder colouring
- Essential oils or soap fragrance
What to do:
In a bowl, thoroughly mix the baking soda, corn starch and citric acid. If you want to make different colours and fragrances, divide the mixture into smaller bowls. Add a pinch of the colouring and mix well. Add 1 or two drops of essential oil or fragrance mixing as you add the liquid.
Remember a little bit goes a long way. Here kids can learn that the citric acid is the reason for the fizz.
Fill the tea bags about three-quarter way and seal. You can seal the tea bags with the edge of a hot iron, heat sealer or hair tongs. (Another great learning opportunity, why do you need heat?)
If you want to give it as a gift, print or make a pretty label and pack it into a clear container. (Fab opportunity to be creative!)
You can also fill your tea bags with Epsom salts and fresh herbs from the garden like these Lavender Bath Salts. Let the kids add one or two fizzy tea bath bags to their bath and watch the colours mix(another good example of a science experiment).
Make these fizzy bath tea and have fun learning too!