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...oh what a relief it is :)
I wanted to make a foot bath bomb for Mother's Day, but couldn't locate any powdered citric acid here locally :(
I did find out Alka Seltzer is mainly baking soda and citric acid so I decided to Google it and did a version of what I found.

Posted by Candice C. from Wylie, Texas, United States • Published See Candice C.'s 49 projects »
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  • How to make a foot bath. Foot Fizzies - Step 1
    Step 1

    I got a box of 36 effervescent tablets for a couple of bucks - lots cheaper than the real thing! - so that'll make 18 foot fizzies, unless you don't mind the stamp on the top, then you can skip step 4 and have 36, but mine were made as gifts so I decided to cover that stamp up.

  • How to make a foot bath. Foot Fizzies - Step 2
    Step 2

    lay out the effervesent tablets on a paper towel face up (if they have anything stamped on them) but mind the weather - if it's too humid out when you're doing this they'll start to bubble from the moisture in the air before you can get to them all. you might need to only open one packet at a time.

  • How to make a foot bath. Foot Fizzies - Step 3
    Step 3

    place a single drop of peppermint extract (tried the oil - never would dry for me) on each tablet and let them start to fizz.

  • How to make a foot bath. Foot Fizzies - Step 4
    Step 4

    once they're kinda sticky and bubbly, take two and mash them fizzy sides together being careful not to break them.
    if they're too fizzy wait a little longer, or just wipe them off with a paper towel and try again.

  • How to make a foot bath. Foot Fizzies - Step 5
    Step 5

    place back on the paper towel to set up.
    if they continue to fizz up and slide off center while sitting, wipe off and press together again.
    when they start to dry they'll calm down and stick tight.

  • How to make a foot bath. Foot Fizzies - Step 6
    Step 6

    mine took a few hours to get good and stuck, but once there doesn't seem to be any moisture left, put them in an air-tight container.

    I put mine in a pimento jar 'cause it's cute and little :P

  • How to make a foot bath. Foot Fizzies - Step 7
    Step 7

    when you're ready to soak your feet (or even your hands) drop a couple of tablets into your warm water basin (my husband prefers them under his feet) and enjoy :)
    they make the water soft, and while they're fizzing they release peppermint scent into the air.

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FooFoo
FooFoo · Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, DE
wahaha gift for my boyfriend's sis!! <3 Smart idea Happy
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Candice C.
Candice C. · Wylie, Texas, US · 49 projects
I really don't know... never heard of that being an issue. I think peppermint is commonly used in foot products, though. I guess if it does, let us know.

one thing I did notice recently is these do have a shelf life. I would try to use them up within a couple of months or so after making them. mine got kinda dark looking after sitting for a while and then they sorta stuck together... I don't think I was able to dry them out completely because it can be so humid here, and they continued to slowly break down in the jar! so... watch out for that ;)
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KT
KT · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 12 projects
Wouldn't the peppermint bother cracked feet?
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Sugarlishes
Sugarlishes · Fort Hood, Texas, US · 136 projects
o.o wow! tis is great!
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Pinky T.
Pinky T. · Spring Hill, Florida, US · 7 projects
cute idea! lavender would be nice too..
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Maggi
Maggi · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 8 projects
Fizzies!

you can order citric acid through your local pharmacy.. but it is a little more expensive :-/
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Cupcake girl
Cupcake girl · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 28 projects
Sound nice! Happy
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