Wednesday, May 25, 2011

I'm Ready for My Closeup

Here's a sneak peak at something from the June newsletter. Gardeners soaps are great gifts and sellers for the summer and this will be a quick and easy recipe.

Milk Baths and Bath Bombs

The post below has recipes for bath bombs made with added powdered milk. If you like to take milk baths a milk bath bomb will dispurse the milk throughout the water so it doesn't float around in clumps. Another way to prevent clumping if you're just using dry milk in your bath (its usually granular) is to grind it into a powder, it will dissolve better that way. The recipes below are from a while ago, we refer to French Vanilla as a new fragrance. That must be from at least 10 years back! Anyway, they are oldies but goodies. We hope you try them.

Milk Bath Bombs

Bath Bomb Recipes

Oatmeal Milk & Honey Bath Bombs:

1 cup of powdered citric acid

2 cups (generous) of baking soda

¼ cup powdered milk

¼ cup of ground oatmeal

1 tsp sweet almond oil

1 tsp. oatmeal/milk/honey fragrance oil

Mix the dry ingredients together, then add 1 tsp sweet almond oil and 1 tsp of Oatmeal Milk & Honey fragrance. Mix some more and then spritz with witch hazel from a spray bottle about 15 or so times, just to slightly dampen. Now pack your molds before it starts to harden. We used the Milky Way Bee & Honeycomb 3 cavity molds - they're as cute as can be and smell yummy.

Chai Milk Bomb

2/3 cup milk powder, ground (will grind down to ½ cup)

½ cup powdered citric acid

1 heaping cup baking soda

1 tsp sweet almond oil

¼ tsp each cinnamon, cardamom & clove powdered spice

1 tsp Vanilla fragrance oil

Mix all ingredients well by hand, spritz lightly with witch hazel and pack into molds. We made up this recipe without the witch hazel and packed it into 2 part round molds. They really had to be packed hard to stay together and they took a few days to harden up.

Mocha Latte Bath Bomb

Use the first four ingredients for the Chai Milk Bomb and sift with 1 tbsp of cocoa powder. Fragrance with ¼ tsp coffee fragrance plus 1/2 tsp chocolate fragrance. Blend well, spritz with witch hazel and pack into molds.

Mocha Coconut Bath Bomb

Start with the Mocha Latte Bath Bomb and add 1 tbsp. of grated cocoa butter. Fragrance with ¼ tsp each of chocolate & coffee fragrance oil plus ½ tsp coconut fragrance.

Orange Creamsicle Bath Bomb

Use the first four ingredients from the Chai Milk Bomb and fragrance with ½ tsp each of Orange Essential Oil & French Vanilla Fragrance (our newest fragrance!).

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Website Changes

As the new website nears completion I'm feeling a bit of sadness about saying goodbye to the old one. Since we are now sending newsletters directly to subscribers they are no longer posted on the site. Here are some pictures from the newsletters we did back in the day when we just mailed out links. These newsletters will disappear when the switch in made :(

Rubarb Bath Bombs Feb 05

Coffee Scrub Soap Apr 06

Honey Carrot Soap Apr 07

Our first soap popsicles for Gaye's birthday
Sept 07

Salt Soap March 08

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Sugar Scrub Label

I couldn't get a good picture of the label for this scrub in the newsletter and thought you might like to know what it said. The larger text reads Citrus Mint & Sugar Hand Therapy. Below in smaller text: Wet hands and massage with Sugar Hand Therapy working in to nails and cuticles. Rinse and wash again if desired. Pat dry. External use only. I used an Avery address label and then put the label on a gift tag for the mason jar and on the paper band around the cosmetic jar. (cosmetic jar not pictured here) If you could smell how good this blend of Orange and Mint is you'd know why you really need to put external use only on the label.