Well that was on busy weekend and I think my Instagram feed got over loaded to say the least.
Two Christmas' ago I bought my mom a few Lush bath products mainly their
bath bombs. She loved them! To the extreme, she would horde them and only use
them on "special occasions".
So Last Christmas I bought her a lot more. But, they're not cheap, quite the
opposite. While we were discussing this year’s
Christmas which is fast approaching, they were what she really wanted again.
So as a crafty person I thought to myself "It can't be that hard to make" and
so began the planning and research for the epic bath product weekend.
If you follow me on Instagram, you will have more than likely been
deluged by the mass quantities of bath product that I posted. Though they did
not all get a photo post a fair few did.
I started the weekend off as any good weekend should start--- on the Friday!
I took over the dining room and organized all the ingredients I would need.
Bath bombs were the first attempt I made and quickly realized I had been
right--- not hard and quite a bit of fun. I made a "Vitality" (Peppermint,
Spearmint, Eucalyptus, Wintergreen, Orange, and Grapefruit) essential oil scented
fizzy. As well as two different types of Lavender Bath Bombs.
I was then onto some bath melts and lotion bars, which are essential melted
butters blended together and molded. The first set was Cocoa Butter, Mango
Butter, Shea Butter and a little Aloe Butter. I sprinkled a little black and
pink salt into the bottom of the molds and refrigerated.
The Snowman bath melts were probably the most fun to make, which is fitting
because they are moms favourite. They are made with a bath truffle base which
is part bath melt and part Bath Bomb. They fizz but are also very
Molding them was pretty simple. I rolled the base into a ball then squished
it down with my hand. Pushed in indents along the side and kept flattening
until I had the shape I wanted. Then I rolled out the head and attached it to
the base squishing it slightly to make it look like it was melting.
I used Juniper Berry's for the coal buttons and eyes and molded a little of
the dough (coloured orange) for the carrot nose.
I made two different bubble bars. The red and white swirls are... you
guessed it candy cane scented! Perfect for Christmas and they look super cute.
I've never given Mom a bubble bar before but I hope she likes them; they will
also be Christmas gifts for some of my friends (and maybe one for me).
The second one I made is scented with Jasmine essential oil and while making
them I realized that I love the scent of Jasmine! How have I never known this before?
I twisted these and left the peak, I thought they looked really fun that way. I
used Neon food colouring in blue and lime green.
The Detox Bath Bombs were made, I know with seaweed powder, Epsom salt and
ginger chips and clove oil to name a few things. I know she is really going to
Grapefruit Bath Bombs with Dead Sea Salt topping
Rose Bath Bombs with dried rose petals
Tangerine and Oatmeal moisturizing Bath Bombs
Chocolate Ice Cream bubble truffles with cocoa butter and dutch press cocoa
All in all I went through 18 lbs. of baking soda, 9 lbs of citric acid, 20
lbs of salt and made 22 different bath products.
It was a very productive weekend.