Wednesday, June 14, 2017

DIY Xbox 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)
2 tbsp coconut oil
2 tsp witch hazel or water 
1-2 tsp fragrance oil or essential oil (I used Wood Spice essential oil)
green mica


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.

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, 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 loosen the mold. (sometimes you need to let your bath bombs dry for a while after you have removed them from the molds)

After they have dried you can paint the Xbox lines on the sides of the bath bomb by mixing a little coconut oil with the green micas. (once mixed they should look like a paint). Then decorate your bath bomb and let paint dry for about an hour before using or gifting.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Lightning McQueen 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)
2 tbsp coconut oil
2 tsp witch hazel or water 
1-2 tsp fragrance oil or essential oil (I used Yuzu cybilla Fragrance oil)
Red, Yellow, and Orange mica


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 also added some cars toys inside the bath bombs for a fun little surprise.





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, 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 loosen the mold. (sometimes you need to let your bath bombs dry for a while after you have removed them from the molds)

After they have dried you can paint the Lightning Mcqueen design on the top of the bath bomb by mixing a little coconut oil with the colored micas. (once mixed they should look like a paint). Then decorate your bath bomb and let paint dry for about an hour before using or gifting.





Friday, June 2, 2017

DIY Guardians of the Galaxy Soy-Wax Candles




Things you will need
Soy wax Candle Jars (I re-used jars and lids from old candles I used up)
fragrance
I used
Groot-
Wood spice
Star-Lord- Black Cinnamon
Yondu- Cool Waters
Wax melting potcandle wicks
labels (I made mine on Avery.com)





This was a pretty easy project, and also pretty self explanatory, but I will explain what I did and give you some
tips and tricks to help ensure your candles turn out beautiful.

First you need to get your candle jars ready to go. If you re-use jars like I did you will want to make sure your jars are cleaned out completely and your jars are dry. Next you want to put the wick in you candle. I just used hot glued them to the bottom of
the glass.



Now its time to melt your wax. I didn't use an exact measurement because your wax amount will very depending on the size of your jar. A good trick is to fill the jar up with the wax chips and then add a little more to make sure you have enough. then start melting the wax chips down. (I used a double boiler method for this).

Once your wax is all melted its time to stir in your fragrance oil. This also will very depending on the size. But a good
guide is to add 1oz of fragrance for every 12oz of wax. (also check the flash point on your fragrance oil to make sure your candle stays fragrant)

Now its time to pour your wax into your candle jar. Another good tip is to hold your candle wicks in place by wrapping them around a
straw or pen.

let the wax dry before trimming the wicks. And after that you are good to go:)