When a tropical vacation is not a possibility, fragrance can transport you to new locations. These bath bombs are scented with Pikake Flower Fragrance Oil. The pikake flower is commonly used to create Hawaiian leis and has a lovely floral scent. Rosy Pink La Bomb colorant gives the bath bombs a feminine color, and rose petals add a finishing touch. Toss these bath bombs in the tub to fill your bath with the scent of Hawaii!
Bath truffles are a great way to add skin-loving oils to your bath water and your body. Bath truffles are made with more oils or butter than the typical bath bomb, but still produce plenty of fizz. Made with shea oil, cocoa butter and Creamsicle Cybilla Fragrance Oil, these Orange Creamsicle Bath Truffles smell absolutely delicious. Inspired by a classic creamsicle ice cream treat, they are easy to make and fun to use. They do pack a powerful punch of skin-loving oils which can (and does) leave your tub oily so be careful when exiting the tub!
When you’re ready to use, place the bath truffle into the bath and allow to melt and fizz in the tub. The oil and butter will soon appear in the tub water, giving the skin hydration and moisture. Because of the extra oil, bath truffles do make the tub slippery, so be careful when stepping out of the tub. I also keep a washcloth nearby so I can wipe down the tub (really, it is *that* luxuriously moisturizing) after I’m done bathing to clean it up right then and there. If you’d like another recipe for bath truffles, check out this Soap Queen TV video.
Lavender is a classic scent that conjures images of serene fields of purple-hued flowers. Created with Lavender 40/42 essential oil, drop one of these mondo bombs into your tub to create a relaxing and luxurious bath experience. Pink Brazilian clay and purple Brazilian clay give these bath bombs a subtle ombré effect, while giving the fizzy a firmer texture.
Melted shea butter gives your bath water extra moisturizing properties. It also helps the bath bomb hold its shape. When making bath bombs, witch hazel is a great ingredient to have on hand. In order for the bath bomb to hold its shape, you must achieve a texture similar to wet sand, but adding water can set off the fizz reaction. Spritzing the dry mixture with witch hazel gives a moist, moldable texture without setting off the reaction. You can learn more about witch hazel in the Sunday Night Spotlight: Witch Hazel post.
The holidays may seem far away, but they will be here before you know it. If you plan on creating homemade gifts for family, friends and loved ones, now is the time to get started. Crafting gifts early cuts down on stress and makes the holiday season more enjoyable. With a little preparation, this will be the year for a handmade holiday!
At the end of a long stressful day, nothing beats a steaming shower. The hot running water and soothing vapors create a great way to relax and unwind. If you’d like to improve your next shower, these Aromatherapy Shower Fizzies harness the power of aromatherapy to create a calming experience. Use the ‘Soothing Blend’ to unwind in the evenings and, the ‘Awakening Blend’ to perk up your mornings.
Simply toss the fizzy on the floor of the shower and let the aromatherapeutic vapors envelope you. The “Awakening Blend” below is the perfect way to get moving in the morning. The citrus essential oils are uplifting to the spirit and smell amazing too. Easy to make, these shower fizzies will make showering your favorite part of the day!
My brother Erik and his beautiful wife Cheriss are expecting their first child any day now. We are beyond excited for them and were so happy to host their baby shower. Cheriss did not want a ‘traditional’ baby shower. She wanted a crafty, DIY, activity-based morning of fun that was less about “guess the new Mom’s circumference” and more about creating. We did a DIY Onesie Painting station, a DIY mimosa station, and an advice station.
The weekend is almost here, and after a long day on your feet, it’s always nice to come home and relax. Summer is around the corner too, which means it’s time to break out the sandals and get your toes in flip flop shape. To help you out, we’ve put together this handy free instruction sheet that will guide you through how to use the series of tutorials we’ve shown you this week.
This fizzy bath bomb foot soak is step one in our luxurious home pedicure routine. The soak contains 1st Distillation Peppermint Essential Oil, which leaves a pleasant cooling sensation on your feet, while the Epsom Salts are calming and soothing.
The Round Bath Bomb Clam Shell Mold acts as both the mold and the packaging for these little bombs, and you can complete the entire project by attaching the cute tag, which is available for free as a PDF download.
This Valentine’s Day, skip the chocolates and the roses in favor of some handcrafted goodies. From now until February 5, we’re rolling out several special tutorials and discounts as part of Show Your Love, our special treat for you and your special someone. Keep your eye on the blog and subscribe to our newsletter to be first in the know about special deals, discounts and lovely soapy tutorials!
Here’s a kid-friendly bath bomb tutorial guaranteed to make bath time tons of fun. It’s a spin off of the recent Hidden Color Bath Bomb tutorial, where a secret stash of super concentrated color appears once the bath bomb is activated in water. This time around, instead of color the secret stash is full of glitter! What a fun and unexpected treat for bath time adventures.
1/2 Cup Citric Acid
1/2 Cup Corn Starch
1/2 Cup Epsom Salt
1.5 Tablespoons Avocado Oil
My basic bath bomb recipe was seeming a little “vanilla” lately (aka: in need of a change). So to spice things up and continue with the bath bomb theme of the week, I mixed it up by adding Fine Grained Dead Sea Salt and some Himalayan Pink Salt for garnish. The salts combined with the new Orange Grove Fragrance Oil is just what I needed to make extraordinary double duty bath bombs!