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How-Tuesday: Fizzy Bath Salts with Sudzi and the Etsy Labs handmade and vintage goods

During the month of July, Etsy Labs hosted a how-to every day and we took the opportunity to make videos too. In this first video, the lovely Mary Helen of teaches how to make persimmon fizz bath salts, which is a fun project to do with kids by the way (comes in handy with science fair projects too!).

Mary Helen is a bath and beauty whiz and she’ll be teaching a class on beginning soap and toiletry making here at the Etsy Labs in Brooklyn. Mary Helen also works at and has arranged for a 5% discount off your bath and body supplies by using the code ETSY4847.  Thanks Mary Helen!


We hope you love these quick, fun videos and craft along with us! For this project you will need the following supplies:

  • 1/2 cup Citric Acid
  • 1 cup Baking Soda
  • 1/2 cup Dendritic Salt
  • 1 cup Sea Salt, Medium
  • 1/4 Ounce Persimmon Fragrance Oil
  • 1/4 Teaspoon FDA Coral Mica Powder
  • 2 16 Oz. PET Jars
  • Measuring cups and measuring spoons
  • Mixing bowls

Looking for more Etsy Labs how-tos? Check out what we’ve been up to!

  • Piggy

    Piggy says:

    Great video! :) I can't wait to try out :D Thanks for sharing, Mary!

    6 years ago

  • ornametal

    ornametal says:

    YAY! Go Mary! Good luck at the Labs tonight babe!

    6 years ago

  • scissorina

    scissorina says:

    Fab how-to! (And good luck tonight!! Go MH!)

    6 years ago

  • alexladydesigns

    alexladydesigns says:

    that's great! i've never seen salts that fizzed... i've tried to make bath bombs before with not-so-stellar results, so it's great to see this recipe!!!

    6 years ago

  • HelloCrafty

    HelloCrafty says:

    nice article you can also get supplies right here on Etsy! Dead Sea Salts Citric Acid

    6 years ago

  • TheCraftyDragonfly

    TheCraftyDragonfly says:

    Awesome video! Thanks!! ♥

    6 years ago

  • GreenRoom

    GreenRoom says:

    I ♥ HOW-TO's!!! Hey Etsy Admin Guys... can you do a how-to on those awesome vinyl wall decals??... please o please o pretty please :) xoxo Lakia Nakole aka (GreenRoom)

    6 years ago

  • fernfiddlehead

    fernfiddlehead says:

    Hey -- that was fun! She's fun!

    6 years ago

  • SoapStore

    SoapStore says:

    Very cute video.

    6 years ago

  • LusciousNaturals

    LusciousNaturals says:

    Please, pretty please do not store these in glass containers-- salts w/ baking soda have been known to explode!

    6 years ago

  • dharma8designs

    dharma8designs says:

    what a great instructional video! thanks. any advice on where to get supplies?

    6 years ago

  • Sudzi

    Sudzi says:

    I'm glad everyone liked the video! LusciousNaturals is right, don't use glass for these bath salts. PET Plastic is plenty sturdy and should keep your fizzy salts safe and sound. You can get these supplies here on Etsy or at Be sure to use the discount code, ETSY4847 if you shop there to get 5% off qualifying products! Feel free to convo me if you have any other questions!

    6 years ago

  • KanhoroZG

    KanhoroZG says:

    great video, music was a nice tie into it too.

    6 years ago

  • walkinthewoodsllc

    walkinthewoodsllc says:

    Well done MaryHelen!!!! I've been making such salts for years (only minus the synthetics) and your instruction is AWEsome!

    6 years ago

  • ModFarmgirl

    ModFarmgirl says:

    Great video! Thank you Mary!

    6 years ago

  • amberellis

    amberellis says:

    That was cute, thanks so much. I look forward to MORE! Have a good one.

    6 years ago

  • vwendy

    vwendy says:

    This is soooo cool! I can't wait to learn how to make it and give it to my friends!

    6 years ago

  • BlancheHelene

    BlancheHelene says:

    Would like to try making some scented bath salts, if I COULD FIND THE TIME.

    4 years ago

  • BlancheHelene

    BlancheHelene says:

    Would like to try making some scented bath salts, if I COULD FIND THE TIME.

    4 years ago

  • BirdsandMoose

    BirdsandMoose says:

    I just made some! I doubled the batch and will be getting more jars over the weekend to quadruple the batch. My house smells lovely :) I chose Satsuma for the scent and used red and green mica. I was also lucky enough to get a little bit that wasn't enough to fill a jar... for myself :D

    3 years ago