We all have those days when nothing seems to be going right. When a recipe or project flops it can feel like a disaster. But every so often that very disaster turns out to be an opportunity in disguise.
Soap makers and handmade cosmetic formulators have come up with some pretty clever methods for making the best of bad batches. Just look at re-batched soap. Some of my favorite bars have come from hand-milled batches made after an experimental soap recipe tanked out. The same rule even applies to baking. If your birthday cake crumbles – don’t despair. A layered trifle or cake parfait is a beautiful alternative to what you’d originally planned.
And speaking of things that crumble, let’s talk about bath bombs and fizzies.
Even those who have mastered the tricky art of creating these products perfectly still have the occasional quake. Fizzies are often lost to fate when they drop from a table, roll to their doom, or suffer an unexpected hit from a less than gentle customer. It really can sting to see your hard work meet such an untimely demise, but don’t panic! All is not lost! Those crushed, crumbly, and even powdered products can find new life in the form of Fizzy Bath Salt.
Just mix your crushed bath fizzies with an equal portion of your favorite natural salt to create a gorgeous and unique bath treat.
We love Epsom Salt, Medium Sea Salt, and Medium Himalayan Pink Salt for this project. You can even color the salt using Pearlescent Mica. Whichever salt you choose, just make sure that it is completely dry and isn’t carrying any moisture or humidity. Some salts have a tendency to soak up ambient moisture – Dead Sea Salt being one of the most notorious – and that spells T-R-O-U-B-L-E for this kind of formulation.
Store your Fizzing Bath Salt in airtight jars to prevent them from premature fizzing or unplanned explosions. Try mixing and matching colors and scents between your bath salts and fizzies, and above all, embrace the experiment!
Bath Fizzie Recipes