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Sea Salt Foot Scrub

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Spring is finally here and the sun is starting to come out! Time to break out the flip flops, but first-exfoliation. This invigorating sea salt foot scrub is the perfect way to start off the sunny season. Peppermint and cinnamon essential oils add the perfect therapeutic effects, Shea oil is so moisturizing that you won’t even need lotion afterward, and potassium cocoate leaves your feet feeling squeaky clean!

**This recipe yields about 16 oz of scrub**

What You’ll Need:

9 oz Medium Dead Sea Salt
7 oz Extra Fine Pink Sea Salt
.05 oz Shea Oil
1.5 oz Potassium Cocoate
5 drops Vitamin E
2 mL Optiphen
2 mL Carrot Extract
3 mL Peppermint 1st Dist. E.O.
1 mL Cinnamon Leaf E.O.

Equipment:

8 oz Short Bail Jar
4 oz Bail Jar (2)
Scale
Glass Mixing Bowl
Fork
Droppers (5)

Measure out 9 oz Medium Dead Sea Salt and 7 oz Extra Fine Pink Sea Salt in a glass mixing bowl. Mix well.

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Add 0.50 oz Shea Oil. Make sure to shake the Shea Oil well before adding, as Shea Oil likes to separate. Mix well.

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Add 1.5 oz Potassium Cocoate. Potassium Cocoate is a coconut oil soap base with a very nice lather. Mix well, breaking up any clumps that may have formed.

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Add 5 drops of Vitamin E. Mix well.

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Add 2 mL Optiphen and mix well. While there is no water content in this recipe, we assume you will be dipping wet hands into the concoction, and we don’t want any bacteria to grow!

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Add 2 mL Carrot Extract and mix well. Carrot extract is soothing to chapped and uncomfortable skin, and adds an extra touch of moisture to the skin.

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Add 3 mL of Peppermint 1st Dist. essential oil and 1 mL of Cinnamon Leaf essential oil and mix well. Peppermint essential oil is said to have antimicrobial properties, boost energy, and help to relieve sore muscles. Cinnamon essential oil helps improve circulation and blends wonderfully with Peppermint E.O.

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Once fully mixed, scoop the foot scrub into the bail jars.

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To use, wet your foot down with warm water. You can soak your feet for 10-15 minutes in a warm foot bath to help soften the skin and help the exfoliation process as well.

Scoop a small dollop of the scrub into your hands and start scrubbing! A little bit of this scrub goes a long way. Careful if using in the shower, it can leave your tub slippery if you use too much!

Rinse with warm water. The Shea Oil in this foot scrub helps to leave your feet feeling smooth and soft afterwards, but you can certainly apply lotion afterwards if desired.

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Super Hero Bath Bomb

Final Super Hero Bath Bomb

BOOM! POW! SMACK! For the last blog of super hero month, we thought some onomatopoeia bath bombs were the perfect way to wrap up the month! We used water soluble paper to wrap these Energy-fragranced bath bombs in comic-book themed action words. Pop them in the tub and watch as the bath bombs fizz and the paper melts away, leaving your bath water soft and smelling wonderful.

**This recipe yields about three halves of the stainless steel bath bomb mold**

What You’ll Need:

1 cup baking soda
1/2 cup citric acid
5 drops cornflower blue la bomb
2 mL energy FO
About 3 oz clear M&P soap
Water soluble paper
Stainless steel bath bomb mold (3 halves)
Paint brush
Scale
Mug

**If you are not local, you can get all of this and more at Bramble Berry! They will ship directly to you!**

Directions:

Print graphics on water soluble paper (about two per page). Cut the paper into strips (8 1/2″ X 2″). Then cut a couple more blank strips (to use if you want them double wrapped).

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Combine 1 cup baking soda and 1/2 cup citric acid. Mix well. Make sure to break up any of the clumps that have formed.

Add 2 mL energy FO and mix well.

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Add about 5 drops of cornflower blue la bomb. Mix well.

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Press bath bomb mixture firmly into one half of the stainless steel bath bomb mold. Repeat with the other two halves, or until your bath bomb mixture is gone.

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Pop the bath bombs out of the molds after a couple of minutes. It helps to squeeze the mold slightly.

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Melt 3 oz of clear melt and pour soap.

Place one of the strips picture-side down and place bath bomb on top of graphic (flat-side up).

Wrap one side of strip around bath bomb and use melt and pour to glue onto bath bomb. Repeat with other side of strip.

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If you would like to double-band your bath bomb, repeat the above process, first with a blank strip, and then with a pictured strip. Have the strips be wrapped in opposite directions, as shown in the picture below.

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Pop them in the bath and watch as the paper dissolves away with the bath bombs!

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Peachy Keen Bath Bombs

Peachy Keen Final

Spring is finally here! While the weather is warming up, it’s still just so nice to relax with a warm bath and a glass of wine in the evening time. This week we were inspired to make adorable peach bath bombs that smell wonderful, look adorable, and help to soften your bath water. Hello relaxation time!

**This recipe yields about 4 peach bath bombs**

What You’ll Need:

Ingredients:

2/3 cups Citric Acid
1 & 1/3 cups Baking Soda (Sodium Bicarbonate)
4 mL Southern Peach FO
Cantaloupe la Bomb
Witch Hazel

**If you are not local, you can get all of this and more at Bramble Berry! They will ship directly to you!**

Hardware:

Leaves
Glass Bowl
Gloves
Plastic Bath Bomb Molds (4)
Clean-Up Tool
1/3 measuring cup
Dropper

Directions:

Combine 2/3 cups citric acid and 1 & 1/3 cups baking soda (sodium bicarbonate).

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Mix well, making sure to break up any clumps.

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Add 4 mL Southern Peach Fragrance Oil. Mix well, making sure the fragrance is fully incorporated and all clumps are broken down.

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Add 11 drops of Cantaloupe la bomb. Mix well with gloved hands to ensure color is fully incorporated. Using gloves is important otherwise you will dye your hands!

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Now the tricky part. Begin spraying witch hazel into the concoction. Continue spraying and mixing until you reach a consistency in which it keeps its shape after clumping into a ball in your hands. We sprayed 16 sprays. This is a very finicky amount, and can vary due to humidity and other factors.

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Begin pressing your bath bomb mixture into the plastic bath bombs. Be sure to pack tightly.

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Try to avoid having the bath bomb mixture packed into the crevices where the halves meet. This will make it easier to unmold.

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Wait an hour or so for the bath bombs to set up. Then, using a clean-up tool, wedge the square side in between the two halves of the mold. Go around the circumference of the mold a few times to help loosen the mold.

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Then begin prying the halves apart. Take your time gently pulling them apart. Be careful as to not apply too much pressure and send the bath bomb flying across the room and exploding everywhere.

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Gently push the leaves into the bath bomb.

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Allow the bath bombs to harden for another hour or so.

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Enjoy your adorably wonderful bath bombs with a relaxing bath and/or shower!

Did you like this blog? Then check out our Tuxedo Bath Bomb tutorial!

Or if you’re looking for something a little more advanced, Soap Queen’s Tie-Dye Bath Bombs may interest you.

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Coffee Clay Mud Mask

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Need an excuse to pamper yourself? This mask is your ticket!  It’s the perfect combo of clay, coffee, rose water and essential oil to get yourself glowing again. We love the idea of designating an evening every week to take a little extra time for yourself. This is an easy addition to a relaxing bubble bath, or a night in with the girls.

What You’ll Need:

2 tsp. French Green Clay
1 tsp. Coffee Grounds
1-1.5 tsp. Rose Water
2-3 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil

**If you are not local, you can get all of this and more at Bramble Berry! They will ship directly to you!**

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 In a small bowl, add the dry ingredients together.

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Once the dry ingredients are mixed together, add the rose water and tea tree oil to form a paste. If it is still too dry, add a few drops extra of rose water.

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Use fingers to spread the mask over the face. Be sure not to get too close to your eyes.

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Let sit for 5-15 minutes or until the mask hardens but doesn’t overly dry.
*When the mask is damp, your skin is being detoxified and infused with the clay’s minerals. When it starts to harden, your blood flow increases as the mask contracts, but once it starts to overly dry you can dehydrate your skin or cause irritation.

Rinse with warm water using slight circular motions. Pat dry with a clean towel and finish with a moisturizer.

*If you’d like, you can create this mask minus the rose water and essential oil and keep in a jar. When you’d like to use it, you can take out some of the clay mixture and mix the rose water and essential oil in your hand.

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Eucalyptus Shower Fizzy

shower-fizzy

The winter season always seems to bring congestion. Whether it’s road congestion, or nasal congestion it’s not a lot of fun to deal with.  However, we love to start our congested winter mornings with a eucalyptus shower fizzy to clear the sinuses and to wake up the mind. These are also a great addition to any care package!

What You’ll Need:

1/2 cup Citric Acid
1 cup Baking Soda
Cornflower Blue LaBomb
7 mL Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Cyclomethicone
Witch Hazel
Stainless Steel Bath Bomb Molds

**If you are not local, you can get all of this and more at Bramble Berry! They will ship directly to you!**

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In a bowl, combine the citric acid and baking soda together and break up any clumps that are formed.

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Using the cornflower blue labomb, add a few drops of color and thoroughly mix in until there are no more specks of color. Keep adding until you get your desired color.

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After the color has been mixed in completely, add in 7 mL Eucalyptus Essential Oil and mix mix mix!

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Since we are using so much essential oil, you may not have to add more liquid to the mixture. But, you’ll want to test it to be sure. Squeeze the powder in your fist, if it holds its shape when you open your hand you can pack it in the mold. But, if it crumbles, you’ll want to add a few sprays of witch hazel.

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Using a dropper, add a few drops of cyclomethicone to the stainless steel bath bomb mold and mix it around until it has completely covered the mold. This helps the shower fizzy to release from the mold.

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Tightly pack half the stainless steel mold with the shower fizzy mixture. We decided to only make half bombs this time around, if you’d like to make it a complete circular bomb, pack both halves together and smash together to adhere.

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Instantly unmold the shower fizzies and set them aside to harden.

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Keep in mind that because there is such a high concentration of essential oils in these fizzies, they are not meant to soak in a bath tub! Instead, set them on the floor of your shower and allow the steam to carry the scent.

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Shimmery Snowball Bath Bombs

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With thoughts of snow moving closer and closer, what’s more fun that the idea of a snowball fight…maybe a relaxing soak while the kids play outside? Drop these adorable bath bombs in with you and let your body release holiday tension. Plus, they look great waiting for you to use them!

What You’ll Need:

1/3 cup Citric Acid
2/3 cup Baking Soda
1/4 cup Epsom Salt
2 tbsp. Shea Oil
1/2 tsp. Stormy Blue Mica
2 mL Sparkling Snowdrop FO
Snowflake Sparkle Mica
Small 9 Ball Silicone Mold
Medium 9 Ball Silicone Mold
Short 8 oz Bail Jar

**If you are not local, you can get all of this and more at Bramble Berry! They will ship directly to you!**

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In a large bowl, combine citric acid, baking soda and epsom salt. Mix thoroughly with your hands and break up any clumps that are formed.

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Once all the clumps are broken up, add 1/2 tsp stormy blue mica and mix in completely. Next, add in 2 mL sparkling snowdrop fragrance oil and mix mix mix!

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Last but not least, add 2 tbsp shea oil and mix until completely incorporated. Once mixed, make a fist of the mixture in your hand and make sure it keeps its shape. If it doesn’t, add a couple drops of shea oil until you get the right consistency. You want to make sure they won’t fall apart!

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Now is the time you will pack it as tightly as you can in the small and medium 9 ball silicone molds.

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Leave the bath bombs in the silicone molds until they are completely hardened. We left them in for a couple hours, otherwise they will fall apart if you try to unmold them too soon.

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Next, fill a small ramekin with snowflake sparkle mica and start rolling the small round bath bombs in it until they are fully covered.

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Once the bath bombs are rolled in the snowflake sparkle mica, place them in a bail jar.

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Drop as many as you’d like in your warm bath and enjoy!

12 Blogs of Christmas Schedule:

November 14th DIY Vapor Rub
November 17th Christmas Mint CP
November 21st Eucalyptus Shower Fizzy
November 28th Lavender Rice Bag
December 1st Christmas Bubble Bars
December 8th Snowman Melt & Pour
December 12th Nose Chap
December 15th White Chocolate Lip Icing & Lotion
December 19th Travel Lotion
December 23rd Otion Cookie Exchange

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