Monthly Archives: August 2015

soaking playlist

 

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Make bath bombs? Throw your hair in a messy bun, slap on a face mask, grab a glass of wine (maybe a bathing companion), light some candles and listen to this playlist. Don’t hold back when it comes to bath time luxury.

Lay Your Cards Out (Alluxe Remix) – POLICA

Song For Zula – Phosphorescent

Memories That You Call (feat. Monsoonsiren) – ODESZA

You’re The Reason I Come Home – Ron Pope

The Weight – The Band

A Thousand Years – Christina Perri

Hung The Moon (Uh Huh Song) – Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors

Syrup & Honey – Duffy

Your Song (Bonus Track) – Ellie Goulding

Mad World – Jasmine Thompson

Fool for Love – Lord Huron

Truly, Madly, Deeply – Ray LaMontagne

All Eyes on You – St. Lucia

Coffee – Sylvan Esso

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Homemade Bath Bombs

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I absolutely love laying in the bathtub. In my opinion, nothing is better than a nice relaxing bath at the end of a long day. Dropping one of these balls into your bath water will instantly create a scented sanctuary. They bubble, fizz, and moisturize while the epsom salt helps restore magnesium and detox your body. These bath bombs are as fun as they are therapeutic.  It is like taking a bath in champagne! You will emerge from the tub with softened, lightly perfumed skin.

One of the exciting things about making bath bombs is being able to personalize them with oils and dried herbs. The possibilities are endless and once you start making them tons of new ideas come to mind. Make extra and save them for birthdays and holidays! My go-to essential oils for bath bombs include lavender, camomile, jasmine, grapefruit, mint and eucalyptus. I took pictures of several batches, but the listed ingredients will make 3 bath bombs using the large mold and 6 with the smaller mold.

Side note: the dried herbs were a fun experiment but very messy and will float in the water. If your plumbing is bad I recommend leaving them out.

Here’s a look at the supplies I used


  
  
  

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Baking Soda
  • 1/2 cup Citric Acid
  • 1/2 cup Corn Starch
  • 1/2 cup Epsom Salt
  • 3 tsp Coconut oil
  • 2 tsp Essential Oil
  • 3/4 tsp Water
  • 10 drops Food Coloring
  • Mold (the bigger mold is 2 3/4″ diameter) (the littler mold is 2 1/4″ diameter)
  • Sugar flower or dried herbs (optional)

Directions

  • In a bowl mix baking soda, citric acid, corn starch, and epsom salt.
  • In a different bowl mix coconut oil, essential oil, water and food coloring.
  • Slowly whisk the liquid mixture into the dry mixture. (Note: Pouring too fast will cause the citric acid to activate)
  • The consistency should be like wet sand.
  • If you want to garnish or add a sugar flower make sure to put that in the mold first.
  • Add a heaping amount of the mixture to both sides of mold and press together.
  • Lightly tap the top of the mold with a spoon and place bath bombs on wax paper.
  • Let dry for 1 to 2 days.

 

Let me know what you think!

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diy facial toner


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Creating  your own products is fun, and you know what is going into them. If you really look into what you are letting your skin absorb from store-bought items, it can be scary. Green tea is great for your complexion…it improves the skin’s elasticity, helps draw out impurities and reduce large pores. Plus its cost-effective, and great for gift giving!

Ingredients:

  • 1 Green Tea bag or 1 T loose tea
  • Lavender Essential Oil (90 drops total, 15 per bottle)
  • Boiling Water (2 1\2 cup)
  • Bottle for storage (6)
  • Labels (6)

Method:

  • In a large bowl pour 2 1/2 cups boiling water over 1 tea bag or approximately 1 T loose tea.
  • Let steep for 3-5 minutes.
  • Strain with cheese cloth or remove tea bags.
  • Put in the fridge to cool.
  • Put 15 Lavender drops in each bottle.
  • Funnel cooled tea into bottle.
  • Attach label

Let me know what you think!

Side note: the inspiration for this post comes from- www.xovain.com

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