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April 24, 2005

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How to make your own fizzing bath bombs.

Posted on April 24, 2005 at 07:11 AM | Permalink

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My first reaction to seeing the term "fizzing bath bombs" was that the instructions would start out with "consume one can of baked beans..." *evil grin*

Seriously, though--thanks for posting this link, because this will be something fun I can make with my son. And bathtime would be a blast!

--TwoDragons

Posted by: Denita TwoDragons at Apr 24, 2005 4:00:33 PM

Denita, do you make your own bath salts? I make my own rather than by them from the store. Just mix Epson salts, sea salt, and kosher salt. Throw in a little food coloring, and mix it well. Then add whatever fragrant oil you like. I make blue salts and add "Ocean" oil I bought from Aires. I've also made it with white camphor and eucalyptus, rose, and peppermint. You can make a bucketload of bath salts this way.

Posted by: Trish Wilson at Apr 24, 2005 4:25:08 PM

Thanks, Trish! I'll have to keep that in mind--I'm sure it would be MUCH less expensive than shelling out a small fortune for a measly ounce or two of the store-bought stuff. Plus putting my own REAL essential oils in means I won't end up with a headache like the synthetic scents tend to do to me.

Mmmmmmm...homemade lilac bath salts...I'm diggin' it already! :-)

--TwoDragons

Posted by: Denita TwoDragons at Apr 24, 2005 7:07:24 PM

If you're interested in more of this sort of thing, there are 2 really good books out by 2 Canadian punk rock women, Tanya Barnard & Sarah Kramer. They're primarily vegan cookbooks,but also have really easy, economical recipes for stuff like bath bombs, facial cleansers/scrubs, toners, household cleaners, etc.

The first is "How it All Vegan" and has more of the cosmetic-type stuff, and the second is "In the Garden of Vegan" and has the yummier food recipes. I've got them both and use them all the time.

Posted by: Crys T at Apr 25, 2005 7:21:40 AM