With Christmas less than 100 days away, there is always much thought about what to buy or make to spoil the special people in our lives.
Here is a really fun project to carry out at home in your kitchen. All the ingredients are quite safe to work with and it is fun to experiment with fragrances and additives.
You will need:-
Mould – I used a heart-shaped mould
3ml Fragrance Oil – I used Sweet Floral
3 drops Colour – I used Brambleberry pink
Lavender seeds – you could substitute this ingredient
80g Bicarbonate of Soda
40g Citric acid
5ml Sunflower oil
Bowl, scale, spoon, pipette
Add dry ingredients to your bowl and mix
Mix colour into fragrance oil, and then add to dry mix
Add oil and mix until squeezed mix retains shape (as per picture)
Add a little water to assist/ensure correct consistency
Using the moulds, scoop through the mixture and overfill
Press mould together hard and clean join
Leave to stand for 30 – 60 minutes
Gently remove mould and release fizz heart!
Place gently in a bag and finish with a ribbon and tag “Made by Me” to give to someone special.
Have fun with this recipe and be creative with colours, fragrances and different additives. Let me know how your fizz hearts turn out.