A favorite recipe ~for relaxation

Seasons greetings and a warm welcome back to all of you. Last year was so much fun, so we’ve thoughtfully brainstormed a whole other list of some more favorite things to share with you. We trust you are all cozy and enjoying all the wonder and beauty this time of year has to offer. The trees are all up around here and we are all savoring the sparkle of Christmas.

We’re starting off Day 1 with a little recipe for relaxation.

After testing and bubbling and fizzing all the family members till we were permanently pruney- Leslie has perfected a wonderfully moisturizing, perfectly bubbly, fizzy, yummy smelling recipe for bath bombs! (Nobody was harmed in the testing of these, we all actually thoroughly enjoyed it!)

If you decide to make a batch I can guarantee after trying one for yourself, you’ll want to keep the whole recipe. But they also make wonderful gifts! It’s so much fun to create your own little package and even slap a homemade label on them. They are fun and safe to do with kids, or make girls night out of it! Here we go:

Bubbling Fizzy Bath Bombs

  • 2c. baking soda
  • 1c. citric acid
  • 1c. cornstarch
  • 2/3 c. sodium laureth sulfoacetate (optional: this is what makes the bubbles!)
  • ½ c. Epsom salts
  • ½ c. sea salt

Sift above together in a large bowl.

  • Add : 1T. grated cocoa butter.

Mix together in a squirt bottle:

  • 4 t. water
  • ½ t. borax
  • Add some food coloring if desired.

Add to the squirt bottle and mix by swirling:

  • 2 T. fractionated coconut oil
  • 2 T. jojaba oil or canola oil
  • 1 T. fragrance oil (optional: this is what makes them smell delicious!)

Add the contents of the squirt bottle to the dry ingredients and stir quickly with a wooden spoon. Add additional water from a spray bottle a little at a time and stir well each time just until the mixture will hold its shape when a handful of it is  squeezed in your hands. Press firmly into molds. Carefully release from mold onto cooling rack. Let dry overnight. Enjoy!!

Wishing you a warm and bubbly day! See you all tomorrow…

One Comment

  1. Posted December 17, 2011 at 8:16 pm | Permalink

    I made these with Leslie a couple of years ago. I loved the process of it, and the bath afterwards. A great Christmas relaxation recipe.

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