Sunday, August 28, 2016

Apple Cider Bath Bombs (Lush Dupe)



bath bomb ingredients

2 cups baking soda
1 cup corn starch
1 cup epsom salt
1 cup citric acid
1 tsp sodium lauryl sulfoacetate (Optional)
4 tsp coconut oil
2 tsp witch hazel or water 
1-2 tsp fragrance oil or essential oil (I used apple cider)
3 packs of pop rocks 


For the bath bombs first mix all of the dry ingredients except for the citric acid and the pop rocks. You want to mix wet and dry ingredients separately and then mix them together then, add citric acid. This makes it so the reaction with the baking soda and citric acid doesn't start when you add your wet ingredients. After everything is mixed you want your mixture to be similar to wet sand and stick together on its own. I added the pop rocks after everything was mixed. 


When I mold my bath bombs I lightly overfill both sides and then push them together. If you want to make sure your bath bomb stays together, you can lightly tap one side of the mold with a spoon, take the mold off, and then check if the bath bomb is still together. After molding your bath bomb, secure your mold with a hair tie.


Let your bath bombs dry in the mold for 24 hours until you remove the molds. You can lightly tap the mold with a spoon to lossen the mold. (sometimes you need to let your bath bombs dry for a while after you have removed them from the molds)

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Foolish Mortals Bubble Bar


Bubble Bar Recipe

Dry ingredents
1 cup sodium lauryl sulfoacetate (SLSA)
1 cup baking soda
1/2 cup corn starch

1/2 cup cream of tarter 

Wet ingredients
1/2 cup liquid glycerin
1 tbsp oil (I used olive oil)
1 tbsp water
1 tsp fragrance oil (I used sweet pachouli)
Purple and black food coloring 


First, I put the dry ingredients in my kitchen aid and move on to the wet ingredients. With the wet ingredients you want to first measure them out and then stir them together until all ingredients are well incorporated. This is really important because if you don't mix them first your bubble bars won't stick together. Next, you want to mix wet and dry ingredients. When mixing everything together you will want to cover your kitchen aid because the SLSA can get into the air and make you cough and cause discomfort (some people like to wear a mask when working with SLSA but that is optional). After mixing everything you are ready to mold your bubble bars. Note if your mixture is not sticking together now it won't stick together later so you need to add more glycerin until a dough like consistency is achieved. 

Next I rolled my mixture into cones and rolled them in black sprinkles and purple mica.

Let dry for a few hours before using or gifting.

To use
Hold bubble bar under running water and watch the bubbles form:) Be careful, your tub may become slick when using bath products like this.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Jack-O-Lantern Soap Jellies



Hey everyone, Todays DIY is going to be a super cheap, easy, and fun recipe. These soap jellies are so cute and so much fun to play with in the bath. My kids LOVED them. you can also make these using any mold or container to customize your soap:)

soap jellies recipe

1/2 cup shower gel
1 cup water 
2 packets unflavored gelatin
pumpkin mold
fragrance oil

First mix your shower gel and you gelatin together in a liquid measuring cup. Then boil your water and mix it with the shower gel mixture. Then pour into mold and let set up in fridge for 2-3 hours. 

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Pumpkin Lavender Bath Bombs


bath bomb ingredients
2 cups baking soda
1 cup corn starch
1 cup epsom salt
1 cup citric acid
1 tsp sodium lauryl sulfoacetate (Optional)
4 tsp coconut oil
2 tsp witch hazel or water 
1-2 tsp fragrance oil or essential oil (I used pumpkin spice & lavender rain)



For the bath bombs first mix all of the dry ingredients except for the citric acid. You want to mix wet and dry ingredients separately and then mix them together then, add citric acid. This makes it so the reaction with the baking soda and citric acid doesn't start when you add your wet ingredients. After everything is mixed you want your mixture to be similar to wet sand and stick together on its own. 

I made two mixtures, one orange with the pumpkin spice fragrance and one purple with the lavender fragrance. When molding I just layered the colors in the mold to create the two color effect 

When I mold my bath bombs I lightly overfill both sides and then push them together. If you want to make sure your bath bomb stays together, you can lightly tap one side of the mold with a spoon, take the mold off, and then check if the bath bomb is still together. After molding your bath bomb, secure your mold with a hair tie.


Let your bath bombs dry in the mold for 24 hours until you remove the molds. You can lightly tap the mold with a spoon to lossen the mold. 


Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Sparkly Pumpkin Bubble Bar (Lush Dupe)



Bubble Bar Recipe

Dry ingredents
1 cup sodium lauryl sulfoacetate (SLSA)
1 cup baking soda
1/2 cup corn starch

1/2 cup cream of tarter 

Wet ingredients
1/2 cup liquid glycerin
1 tbsp oil (I used olive oil)
1 tbsp water
1 tsp fragrance oil (I used Harvest Moon)
Orange food coloring 

Decorations

Cinnamon Sticks 
Light gold mica
Kings gold mica


First, I put the dry ingredients in my kitchen aid and move on to the wet ingredients. With the wet ingredients you want to first measure them out and then stir them together until all ingredients are well incorporated. This is really important because if you don't mix them first your bubble bars won't stick together. Next, you want to mix wet and dry ingredients. When mixing everything together you will want to cover your kitchen aid because the SLSA can get into the air and make you cough and cause discomfort (some people like to wear a mask when working with SLSA but that is optional). After mixing everything you are ready to mold your bubble bars. Note if your mixture is not sticking together now it won't stick together later so you need to add more glycerin until a dough like consistency is achieved. 


Next I rolled my mixture into pumpkin shaped balls and covered them in a mixture of kings gold and light gold mica. Then I used a butter knife to make little creases on the top of the pumpkin to make it look more like a pumpkin. Then I topped them with the cinnamon sticks for the stems.

Let dry for a few hours before using or gifting. (this could take a few days)

To use
Hold bubble bar under running water and watch the bubbles form:) Be careful, your tub may become slick when using bath products like this.




Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Witches Ball Bubble Bar (Lush Dupe)


Bubble Bar Recipe

Dry ingredents
1 cup sodium lauryl sulfoacetate (SLSA)
1 cup baking soda
1/2 cup corn starch

1/2 cup cream of tarter 

Wet ingredients
1/2 cup liquid glycerin
1 tbsp oil (I used olive oil)
1 tbsp water
1 tsp fragrance oil (I used witching hour)
Purple food coloring 
Basil

Whole cloves 
Whole star anise herbs

First, I put the dry ingredients in my kitchen aid and move on to the wet ingredients. With the wet ingredients you want to first measure them out and then stir them together until all ingredients are well incorporated. This is really important because if you don't mix them first your bubble bars won't stick together. Next, you want to mix wet and dry ingredients. When mixing everything together you will want to cover your kitchen aid because the SLSA can get into the air and make you cough and cause discomfort (some people like to wear a mask when working with SLSA but that is optional). After mixing everything you are ready to mold your bubble bars. Note if your mixture is not sticking together now it won't stick together later so you need to add more glycerin until a dough like consistency is achieved. 

Next I rolled my mixture into balls and covered them in the basil and herbs.

Let dry for a few hours before using or gifting.

To use
Hold bubble bar under running water and watch the bubbles form:) Be careful, your tub may become slick when using bath products like this.