Whether you're celebrating Valentine's Day or not, celebrate February with us, to which kindness, love and care for yourself and others simply belong. For example, the fragrant and extremely fun production of colored sparkling water, which turns a bath into a visit to a luxury spa. They smell like flowers and leave the water rosy-burgundy. Thanks to the added dried yogurt powder and almond butter, they are not drying at all, on the contrary, the water in the bath caresses and softens the skin. And the floating rose petals after the fizzy dissolves? You will fall in love!
Why is it there?
Fizzy bath bombs are made up of baking soda and citric acid, which react together in water and thus create the desired effervescent effect and foaming. We have now learned to add baking powder with tartar to this dry base - tartar will make the sparkling wine hard and make it much easier to form.
To hold it all together, the dry mixture needs to be "soaked" - this is done by the dissolved delicate almond butter and the solubilizer Polysrobate 80, which, in addition to combining the dry ingredients, also ensures the even dispersion of the fragrance and butter in the water, and thus the richness of your bath. If Polysorbate was not used, the grease would remain on the surface and form one big greasy stain.
For pampering, add softening yogurt powder to the mixture and pink slices to please the eye. Epsom salt, which is most often used in fizzy drinks, has been thematically replaced this time with pink Himalayan salt.
It was not possible to make the love fizzy in other colors than deep pink and soft burgundy - mica powder is used for this - but, of course, your fizzy can play with other colors. And the smell? Beautiful, pure, floral, combining jasmine, orchid and rose. In addition, this fragrance does not contain any allergens. Trust us, you want to be loaded. :)
Breakthrough in sparkling wine production!
You may remember that in previous fizzy making tutorials, we used water and rubbing alcohol in a sprayer and rushed the mixing so the baking soda and acid didn't react before the fizzy was whipped.
This is over!
We have discovered a simple and absolutely great way to enjoy mixing sparkling wine in peace and joy. It's easy and very clever.
Just divide the dry part into two and add the citric acid with the tartaric vinegar to the mixture of baking soda and all other loose ingredients until mixed with fats and water. First, a "dough" is created from a portion of dry and wet ingredients, which is perfectly mixed and prepared without haste. And only then do we add citric acid, which does not start to react, because the wet things are already attached to the first part of the dry ones. Thanks to this, you can work in peace, without sprayers and without alcohol. It's divine!
What does it take?
Dry mix No. 1
- 416 grams of baking soda
- 40 grams of Himalayan salt
- 28 grams of yogurt powder
- 32 grams of almond butter
- 16 grams of Polysorbate 80
- 4 grams of rose water
Dry mix No. 2
- 208 grams of citric acid
- 50 grams of baking powder with tartaric acid
- Dried rose petals
How to do it?
Prepare a water bath and heat the almond butter with Polysorbate 80 in a heat-resistant bowl.
Meanwhile, in a large bowl, mix the baking soda, Himalayan salt, yogurt powder, mica powder, and rose petals well.
In another bowl, mix citric acid with tartaric acid.
When the butter with Polysorbate is liquid, remove the bowl from the heat and let it cool for a while. Then add pre-weighed cosmetic fragrance and rose water to the butter with Polysorbate.
Wear gloves on your hands. Pour the melted fats with the fragrance and water into a large bowl of baking soda, mix first with a spatula and then, as if you were making a crumb, start mixing and rubbing the mixture with your hands until everything is "wet" and uniform.
Only when everything is well mixed in a large bowl, sprinkle the mixture of citric acid and wine vinegar. Dip your hands in your shortcrust pastry once more and bring everything together thoroughly. You can tell that it is well mixed by the fact that everything has the same color and that the mixture holds its shape when squeezed.
And now it's time to shape the bubbles! The dough is very easy to work with, and thanks to the butter and the above procedure, the sparkling wine holds its shape beautifully. The molds can be made with special sparkling bombs, with the help of great pliers for sparkling bombs or to improvise and win with anything else - we used measuring cups and the sparkling wine looks beautiful. Remember that it is essential to squish the sparkling wine strongly and as firmly as possible, this applies to all forms. The more you squeeze the mixture, the harder the resulting fizzy drink will be.
If you want roses or glitter on the surface, simply pour the chosen decoration into the mold first and then the sparkling mixture.
When all the fizz is ready, let it dry overnight in a dry, warm place (like a table next to a heater) and then store it in an airtight container. Don't delay using it too much - fresh fizzy drinks smell and fizz best.
Happy and sparkling bathing!
I want to make it but I don't have all the ingredients!
Instead of baking powder with tartar, you can use more baking soda or potato starch. However, the stone of tartar takes care of the hardness of the sparkling wine and facilitates their production.
You can use other soft butter instead of almond butter.
The choice of fragrance depends on your nose, but we really recommend trying the mentioned fragrance.
Choose mica powders and pink slices according to the look you are creating.