Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Epic Bath Product Weekend

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 moisturizing.

 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 like these.




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 powder.




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.

31 comments:

  1. Where did you find recipes for these LUSH knock-offs? I've been wanting to try to make some, too!

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    1. I found a lot of information on YouTube and on Pinterest but, they weren't quite what I was looking for so I tested and developed my own. I'm working on tutorial and recipe posts and hope to have them up by November. They are super simple to make once you get the ratios down they are a lot of fun.Thanks for your comment Loralee, you are my first!

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  2. I can't wait to see what you put on here in November!! I'd love to make some of my own...
    This was a fun post to read =) I'll keep checking back!

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    1. Thank you so much HD I'm glad you enjoyed the post. Working on the tutorials, and Hope to have them up soon!

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  3. they look amazing!!! Now I want to make some myself!

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    1. Thanks T. You should try, they are a lot of fun.

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  4. These bath bombs look awesome! I can't wait for the directions on how to make them!

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    1. Thanks so much, I had a great time making them. I'll be filming the tutorials this weekend and will be posting all next week. Hope you like them.

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  5. I've been looking through all kinds of bathbomb and lotion bar stuff on pinterest, youtube, and google. This is the first I've actually loved how they turned out!! I hope you post recipes soon! I'm VERY interested in making bathbombs, lotion bars, and body scrubs for christmas gifts! :D

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    1. Kelsey, thanks so much for your lovely comment. I did a lot of research online and wasn't too impressed as well, so thought I'd create my own recipe and look. I'm so glad you like them. I'll be posting the tutorials all next week.

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  6. These are so impressive! I just started making bath bombs but they're nowhere near as creative as these, can't wait to see your post about making them :)

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    1. Thanks! I'll be posting them next week.

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  7. Any idea of when the post with how to make these will appear? :)

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    1. I'm am finally able to film the tutorials this weekend! I have to do it when no one is around so I don't ruin the Christmas surprise. I should have a post up on Monday with at least one of the products, then as I have them edited I will start to post the rest. Next week will be post heavy I promise!

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  8. My daughter and I are excited to begin making these for Christmas presents. When will you be posting the recipes? Thanks! Kristin

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    1. I'm so glad you and your daughter and going to make some! I've just finished editing the first video for the Chocolate Ice Cream Bubble Bath Truffles and will be posting today. I'm hoping to get the rest up within the next two weeks, though they are taking longer that I had anticipated. I'll keep plugging away! Hope you enjoy them.

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  9. What was the consistency of your bubble bar dough? I've been trying to make some of my own but I don't think I have the consistency correct.

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    1. Molly, I don't know what recipe your using but, the one I used (in this post) had a very wet sugar cookie consistency. I used another bloggers recipe for this batch, I won't say who's because I did not like it at all. They had said that the batch would take 3-5 days to dry, mine (and I followed the directions exactly) took almost two weeks to dry. When I brought them out at Christmas to gift, they turned to powder :(

      I've filmed the video for the recipe I came up with for Bubble Bars and it will be the next posted tutorial. I cut down on a lot of the ingredients and made them a lot simpler. They dried within 4 days and are a firm consistency. Though I do want to continue testing I am quite happy with them so far. Hope this helps and i'll get the ingredient list up soon.

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      Megs

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  10. I have to say I love your blog and I have probably pinned everyone of your products, but what I couldn't find the recipe for, was your epic bubble bar, could you please point me in the right direction for that it would be appreciated.

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  11. Dang, girl!!
    That's amazing. What did you use to mold the bath bombs?!? :)

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    1. I molded mine using plastic Christmas decoration. There is more information and a link on this post if you would like more information;

      http://www.megsmadeit.com/2013/11/my-go-to-bath-bomb-recipe.html

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  12. Hello! I love the snowmen, so cute! I'm curious...you know how all of lush's bombs fizz out on TOP of the water? Do yours do that? Thanks a bunch!

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    1. Jaime,
      Though most of Lush's products fizz on top of the water, mine do not. I think it's because I like to make mine very moisturizing and the oils and butters tend to weigh them down. I have also heard that adding Corn Starch to your recipe helps them to float but, I like to only add things to may bath product that is absolutely essential. Though I may test it out just to see if it does help them to float, because I have received that question a lot. Thank you for your comment and hope this helped a little.

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  13. Hi Megs, I made your luxurious bath bombs last night, they turned out Beautifully. I used Lavender and Grapefruit essential oils with matte Lavender mica. Thanks so much for your posts.

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    1. You are so welcome Paradise, I'm so glad you enjoyed them. That combination sounds amazing!

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  14. What are the recipes for all of the bath bombs and bubble bars????

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  15. You are awesome! You created all the things!

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  16. Wow...Such a brilliant job. My jaws are dropped and am more than happy that I found your blog. :-)

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  17. Two Questions:
    1) The link to tangerine & oatmeal bath bomb doesn't work. Will you please try to link in comments for me?
    2) Will 100% natural calcium bentonite clay work instead of Kaolin Clay?
    TIA! :)

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  18. Where can I find these amazing recipes?

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  19. Still unable to find some of the recipes... anyone know how to find them?

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