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Sugar Cookie Scrub

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Let’s start the first of our 12 Blogs of Christmas with something easy, and also something that can transition easily for any upcoming holiday occasion. We love how the holiday season is filled with warm and delicious goodies, but oh man does it take a toll on any clean eating goals! Luckily there are some fun alternatives just like this yummy sugar cookie scrub.  It’s a great way to enjoy the sweet smells of holiday goodness and the softness of exfoliated winter skin.

What You’ll Need:

8 oz White Sugar
8 oz Brown Sugar
4 oz Coconut Oil
0.8 oz Shea Oil
6 mL Optiphen
10 mL Warm Vanilla Sugar Cybilla FO
16 oz Glass Jar

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In a bowl, weigh out the following:

2 oz White Sugar
1 oz Coconut Oil
0.2 oz Shea Oil
3 mL Optiphen
2.5 mL Warm Vanilla Sugar Cybilla FO

Mix together until completely incorporated with no clumps.

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In a separate bowl, weigh out the following:

2 oz Brown Sugar
1 oz Coconut Oil
0.2 oz Shea Oil
3 mL Optiphen
2.5 mL Warm Vanilla Sugar Cybilla FO

Mix until all of the clumps are broken down and all the ingredients are combined.

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Next, start layering the white and brown sugar in the jar. Be sure to pack in down tightly!

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Place a ribbon around the neck of the jar with a cute tag and you have the perfect gift!

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12 Blogs of Christmas Schedule:

November 10th Snowball Bath Bombs
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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Tuxedo Bath Bombs

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Treat yourself to relaxation close to your wedding day with these adorable bath bombs! This cute design makes for the perfect themed project as weddings near. 🙂

What You’ll Need:

2 cups Baking Soda
1 cup Citric Acid
1.5 oz Sweet Almond Oil
0.5 oz Chamomile Extract
6 mL Tobacco & Bay Leaf Fragrance Oil
1/4 tsp Luster Black Mica
1/8 tsp. Activated Charoal
Fractionated Coconut Oil
Small Paintbrush
Stainless Steel Bath Bomb Molds
Medium-Large Glass Bowls

**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 the baking soda and citric acid. Break up any clumps that may have formed.
You can use a sifter to help get rid of any clumps if that is easier.

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Once the dry ingredients are combined, add in the sweet almond oil and mix together until fully incorporated.

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Add in the chamomile extract and fragrance oil to the mixture. Mix well.

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Separate the batch evenly and put half into another bowl.

In one of the bowls, add 1/4 tsp luster black mica and mix in until there are no more clumps of color.

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In each half of the stainless steel bath bomb molds, add in a small amount of cyclomethicone until the entire mold is covered. This will help the bath bomb release from the mold.

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Once the cyclomethicone is added, fill half the mold with the black bath bomb mixture, and the other half with the white bath bomb mixture. Be sure your mixture is packed tightly into the mold.

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Push together the two half molds (with some force) until there is no extra bath bomb mixture to be seen between the two halves.

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Grab a fork (or butter knife) and tap the mold all around. This helps to release the bath bomb.

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In a small dixie cup or ramekin, combine 1/8 tsp activated charcoal with a small amount of fractionated coconut oil and mix until completely incorporated.

Take the small paintbrush and paint 2 or 3 small ‘buttons’ and a small ‘tie’ on the white part of the bath bomb. Then, paint a black band around the center of the bath bombs.

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Because this recipe uses black mica and a very small amount of activated charcoal in the buttons and tie, your tub may require a little bit of cleaning after a bath!

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Bridesmaid Pedicure Jar

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Brides, you want your wedding to be perfect…so you choose those closest to you to help you celebrate. But why not make the honor of being in the wedding a little more enticing? Spoil your potential bridesmaids and ask them to join your wedding party with these adorable pedicure jars. 🙂

What You’ll Need:

Glass Jar or Mason Jar w/ Lid
Pedicure Set
Epsom Salt
Nail Polish (we made our own with Plum Dusk Mica)
Small Lotion (we used our Shea Body Butter Base)

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We made our nail polish using our suspending nail polish base and plum dusk mica. We added 10 mini scoops of color and mixed until completely incorporated.

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The shea body butter base is great for feet because it is extremely moisturizing for dry areas.

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Fill the bottom of the jar about two inches full with epsom salt.

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Add the nail polish, lotion, toe separators, nail clippers, nail file etc. in the jar however you wish.

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On the computer create a cute label to ask your friend to be a bridesmaid. We decided on ‘Will you help me tie the knot?’. Print out on a waterproof label or regular paper. Cut to the size of the cap and adhere.

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Cap the jar and give to the ones you love the most!

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Black Sand Bath Truffles

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After a long day at the beach, these carribean blue salted bath truffles are the perfect addition to that relaxing bubble bath you draw at night! Sit back in this moisturizing bath while the black sea salt draws out impurities and the cocoa butter softens your sun kissed skin. So whether you’re unwinding from a hard day at work or a hard day of play, these salted bath truffles are the perfect addition to any evening!

What You’ll Need:

5 oz Baking Soda
2.5 oz Citric Acid
2 oz SLSA
3.5 oz Cocoa Butter
0.5 oz Tropical Punch FO
1/4 tsp. Caribbean Blue Mica
1 oz Clear Melt & Pour
Black Sea Salt

**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 weigh out 5 oz baking soda, 2.5 oz citric acid and 2 oz SLSA. Wearing gloves, break up any clumps that are formed.

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In a microwaveable safe container, weigh out the cocoa butter and heat in the microwave on 30 second bursts until completely melted.

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While the cocoa butter is melting, weigh out 1/4 tsp caribbean blue mica & a small amount of glycerin and mix together. This will make it easier to incorporate into the truffles.

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Once the cocoa butter is melted, pour it into the dry powders and mix together until all is incorporated together.

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After everything is mixed together, add in the color and fragrance oil.

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When all the ingredients are mixed together, pour the truffles into your desired mold. Let it sit 2-24 hours until they are completely hardened.

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After the bath truffles have hardened, take them out of the mold.

Melt down a very small amount (1 oz) of clear melt & pour soap and drizzle it over each bath truffle one at a time.

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After the melt & pour is on the bath truffle sprinkle the black sea salt over top each.

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Set aside to dry.

Drop or crumble underneath running water in the bath and enjoy!
Be careful getting out of the tub as it may be slippery from the butters!

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Like this tutorial? Here are two different types of bath goodies you can make besides truffles!

Blue Bath Bombs
Bubble Bath

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Beach Body Polish

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Soaking up the sun this weekend? Next weekend? Why not enjoy a mini spa treatment before you head out?  This recipe is that perfect body polish you’ve been missing. A body polish is designed to removed dead skin cells and moisturize, much like a body scrub, however, a body polish is not designed to clean. Extra skin-loving ingredients will help heal any dry skin, and also hydrated skin helps that golden tan last longer!

What You’ll Need:

3 oz Coconut Oil
2 oz Medium Dead Sea Salt
2 oz Epsom Salt
10 mL Liquid Silk
1 mL Island Coconut FO
2.5 mL Optiphen

**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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Melt down the coconut oil and weigh out 3 oz into a bowl.

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Add 2 oz of the dead sea salt and 2 oz of the epsom salt into the same bowl. Mix until incorporated with the coconut oil.

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Now for the liquids. Add in the liquid silk, fragrance oil and optiphen. We use a preservative in this recipe because water will probably come into contact with the scrub in the shower, so we want to discourage any bacteria from growing.

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Scoop into a bail jar and apply 1-2 times weekly. The salts will help exfoliate and draw toxins out of the skin, while the liquid silk and coconut oil will help moisturize and leave a silky smooth feel perfect for the beach!

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If you like a scrub that also helps cleanse, then this sugar scrub bar is what you’re looking for!
http://otionsoap.com/sugar-scrub-bars/

This is another great scrub recipe that uses liquid soap instead of coconut oil!
http://otionsoap.com/salt-scrub/

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Blue Bath Bombs

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What could be better than soaking in a tub and relaxing your cares away? Adding a bath bomb with skin softening ingredients of course!  These guys are huge and great for adults and kids alike! If you haven’t kept up with our rainbow adventures this month see what we came up with for Red, Orange, Yellow & Green! And still coming up we will explore Indigo and Violet! BONUS: DIY Watercolor Tutorial at the bottom 🙂

What You’ll Need:

3 cups Baking Soda
1.5 cups Citric Acid
12 mL Cotton Candy Fragrance Oil
Cornflower Blue La Bomb Colorant
3 Stainless Steel Bath Bomb Molds
Witch Hazel (in a spay bottle)
Cyclomethicone (for stainless steel 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 large bowl combine the baking soda and citric acid. Get your hands in there and mix it up the best you can breaking up any clumps that have formed.

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After the two are mixed together, add 12 mL cotton candy fragrance oil. Again be sure to get it all mixed in thoroughly.

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Grab the witch hazel and spritz the mixture a few times then mix together. Keep spraying and mixing until you can make a fist with the bath bomb mixture and it holds its shape in your hand.

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After your bath bomb mixture is ready, pour a small amount of cyclomethicone into each half  of the bath bomb mold. Shake it up a little bit to be sure it gets all over the mold. This clear liquid will make your bath bomb come out very easily. If you don’t use cyclomethicone your bath bomb will not come out of the mold.

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Once the molds are prepped and ready pack the bath bomb mixture into half of mold.

When half the mold is packed, put a few drops of the cornflower blue la bomb colorant on top.

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After the color has been added, grab one more handful of mixture and cover the blue color.

Pack the other half of the mold together and smash the two halves together to make one big bomb.

Using a fork tap the mold all around. This will help loosen the mold from the bath bomb and come off easier.

You can either set the bath bomb on the table to dry (this will cause the bottom to become flat instead of round, or you can set the bath bomb on the table still in the mold so it hardens completely round.

If you don’t want to make hidden color bath bombs, just add the color to the bath bomb mixture before the fragrance oil step. Mix it in completely then go about the same steps! Start with a couple drops of color then add until your desired look is achieved.

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Like the look of colorful bath bombs? This SoapQueen tutorial has a new take on coloring bath bombs!
https://www.soapqueen.com/bath-and-body-tutorials/blooms-berries-bath-bombs/

Like bath bombs but wish they created bubbles?! This bath truffle recipe is great for adding moisturizing oils as well as bubbles for your nightly bubble bath!
http://otionsoap.com/ice-cream-bath-bombs/

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watercolors

How cool are these???

What You’ll Need:

1 cup Baking Soda
3/4 cup Vinegar
2 tbsp. Corn Syrup
1 cup Cornstarch
Red LabColor
Orange LabColor
Yellow LabColor
Green LabColor
Blue LabColor
Purple LabColor
Ice Cube Tray

In a large bowl combine the baking soda, vinegar and corn syrup. The vinegar will make the baking soda bubbly, don’t fret!  Just mix until everything is fully incorporated.

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Next add the cornstarch and mix until smooth. You don’t want to have any clumps.

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Once all the ingredients are added and smooth, fill each cavity of the ice cube tray 3/4 of the way full.

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Now you can start adding colors. Start with just a couple drops of each color.

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Use a small stirring utensil (we used a skewer) mix in each color completely. To make purple we added blue and red together.

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Let the watercolors sit for at least two days to completely dry out before using them.

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Then invite the kids (or not) and have fun!

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