Friday, May 12, 2017

Mooncake Press Bath Bombs


I purchased a 100 gram Mooncake Press from ebay and have been playing with the different templates that came with it. Here I'm showing photos on Bath Bombs I've make with 4 different (of 8) templates. The Bath Bombs all weigh about 120 grams each. In the picture above is my 1st batch scented with Pineapple.
 
These ones are Blackberry Sage Tea.


And the pink ones are Black Raspberry Vanilla.
Green with Green Tea. They all have a sprinkling on cosmetic glitter, I put a bit in the mold but you can sprinkle it on after too, and set it with a spritz of rubbing alcohol.

Here's a close up.

I like just a bit of colour on the top. Originally (with the Pineapple fragrance) I was putting the layer of colour last so it was on the bottom.

Group shot, thanks for looking!

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Rose Wax Sachets

 
 
I posted some pictures of wax sachets on my Facebook a while ago and finally got around to making some. I used a soap mold, but you can use anything as long as its not too big. Here are mine.
 

I used the Breakaway Hearts Milky Way Mold, this gave me one side with a design. Believe it or not it was tricky to drill a hole in the centre of the hearts though:) So my bits in the sachets are rose petals, lavender buds and artificial greenery (just a bit of the artificial stuff, I wanted a touch of green but no potential of shriveling & shedding).
 

Here's the soy wax after melting and colouring, you can see its a lot brighter in liquid form. You can put a drop on to some freezer paper and check the colour before you pour it.
Here's everything in the molds, it starts to cool and harden fairly quickly. I scented the wax pretty heavily with rose fragrance oil, they are sachets after all. This is a link to the mold, if you're using it for soap you can cut along the lines of the bars and get individual guest soaps with a heart on each soap, but I don't recommend trying that with wax.
These were fun and easy to make and I'm hoping to do some matching candles before Mothers Day.
Any questions, let me know:)
 


Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Bath Bombs + Embeds + Mica Painting

The batch of bath bombs pictured below are hiding pink & purple embeds, sorry you can't see them and I wasn't smart enough to take of picture of them before I placed them in the bombs. I made the embeds with equal parts citric acid and baking soda, plus a fair amount of powdered colourant. They were dampened with rubbing alcohol but witch hazel would work too. I made mine a little too wet and it took a few days for them to dry, they weren't the prettiest but it doesn't matter.
I mixed some micas with alcohol and practiced a little painting on this plain bath bomb I had left over from Christmas. I've used gold, silver mist and purple haze micas.

Then I was brave enough to try it on these hearts. I'm not a good painter so I'm really just highlighting the design on the bath bombs.

The larger hearts I had to do more freehand. These hearts were made in a baking tray.

Here's the tray (from Dollarama) it was $3.00, not sure if its for cookies or cupcakes. I'm sure it would make nice Melt & Pour soaps too.
These are the micas mixed with alcohol. If you have any left over it will dry up but you can add more alcohol and use it again.

And below you can see the pink/purple/fizz/foam from the bath bomb. I added polysorbate to my bath bomb mixture which created the foam and also emulsified the colours and the water.

Thanks for looking/ reading, any questions let me know!