Los Angeles Times
FRANKINCENSE FIZZ FORTIFYING BATH BALMS
1 cup vitamin C (ascorbic acid)
2 cups aluminum-free baking soda
20 drops frankincense essential oil
10 drops laurel essential oil
10 drops blue tansy essential oil
1 tablespoon bentonite clay
1 tablespoon organic jojoba, olive, or coconut oil
1 spritz bottle of water
Molds such as muffin tins or silicone ice-cube trays
1. Thoroughly mix baking soda and ascorbic acid in a bowl. Add the essential oils to the tablespoon of jojoba, olive or coconut oil and then mix together quickly with the baking soda and vitamin C before the mixture starts to fizz.
2. Spray water onto the mixture one “mist” at a time and continue mixing. (The goal is to achieve a consistency where the combination is still crumbly yet able to hold its shape when pressed into the palm of your hand.) Pack the mix firmly into the molds.
3. Allow the balms to dry for a couple of hours in a warm, dry place, away from sunlight.
4. Enjoy within a month for a full fizz effect.