My "Green Thing" has been DIY Beauty Products. It's like my special green superhero power. I know that's a bit weird, but the boothers all have one. I've made bath melts, body butters, whipped body butters, soap (which is pretty easy actually), face oils cleansers, hair pomade and scrubs.
I've heard that copy cat Lush bath bombs are easy peasy to make, so this week I decided I would make some.
The first recipe I tinkered with and it was kinda a flop. The bombs stayed mushy, I figured it was the result of me substituting epsom salts (which I didn't have) for brown sugar (which has a higher moisture content).
No prob, I can learn from failure.
The second recipe I stuck to. Everything was exactly as it should be. And STILL they are a mushy, somewhat poofy mess. Oh they still foam pretty well. But they look like crap.
(my bath bomb failures...)
My conclusion? One of the (few) drawbacks to living on the coast is that the air has a higher moisture content which is preventing the bombs to dry out properly.
On a whim, since I had the epsom salts out and since it had been a while I decided to whip up a sugar scrub last night. I tried it this morning and am flabbergasted with how soft and smooth my skin is. I didn't even need to put on my typical body butter moisturizer!
I may be crappy at bath bombs, but I sure make a mean sugar scrub.
Sweet Rosemary Mint Sugar Scrub (time- 5min)
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup epsom salts
1 tablespoon honey
2.5 tablespoons of sweet almond oil
3 drops orange essential oil
5 drops peppermint eo
5 drops rosemary eo (or whatever oils you want)
Whisk dry ingredients in a ceramic bowl. Add sweet almond oil and honey, whisk. Add essential oils (to scent preference). Store in a small mason jar. In the shower scoop a tablespoon per limb after cleansing. Rub gently and rinse. Done!