DIY Bath Bombs

Bath Bombs - Candy Coated Culinista

Bath Bombs – Candy Coated Culinista

Nothing beats a relaxing bath, and since I am on an “I can make this myself kick”. I decided to make some bath bombs.

Ingredients
• Sifter
• 1 cup baking soda
• 1/2 cup citric acid
• Mixing bowls
• Gloves
• Essential oil of your choice (see below for recommendations)
• Food coloring (optional for color)
• Water
• Ice cube tray, muffin tray or silicone mold
• Tissue paper

Assembly/Method
1. Sift baking soda and citric acid into a mixing bowl and, wearing gloves, mix well.
2. In a smaller bowl, combine essential oil, food coloring and 1 teaspoon water.
3. With gloves on, mix wet ingredients into dry ingredients until texture is crumbly and can just hold its shape when squeezed with your hands. Add more water, if needed. Work quickly so the mixture doesn’t have a chance to fizz.
4. Tightly pack mixture into molds. Let sit overnight (do not place in direct sunlight).
5. Tap molds to release bath bombs.
6. Wrap in tissue paper and store in an airtight container.
7. Use the bath bombs within two weeks, as they will lose their fizzing power if kept in storage too long.

Tips
• I found citric acid at the Bulk Barn; also most supermarkets carry citric acid. Look for it near the canning supplies.

Please Enjoy

My thoughts
These turned out well and left my skin feeling great and made my bath feel that much more special. Compared to what it would cost to buy them in store this is a great idea, with less chemicals, which is always good. The shelf life suffers, but in the long run it is better for your skin. Try to finish them off within 2 weeks for optimal fizziness. I used the remainder of mine over a month later and they still fizzed; so if you don’t mind them not being as explosive then you don’t have to worry about that.

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DIY Brown Sugar and Rose Lip Scrub

DIY Brown Sugar and Rose Lip Scrub - Candy Coated Culinista

DIY Brown Sugar and Rose Lip Scrub – Candy Coated Culinista

My lips get extremely dry in the winter and I have been through so many lip balms, lip therapy, lip repair it’s not even funny. It makes me feel like I am wasting my money on these products, so I am hoping this will help fight my winter lip issues.

Yield/Serving: 100 ml
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Difficulty level is: Easy

Ingredients
• ½ tsp agave nectar
• 2 ½ tsp extra virgin olive oil
• 3 tbsp demerara sugar
• 1 tsp granulated sugar
• 1 ½ tsp rose extract
• Mixing bowl
• Small container

Assembly
1. In a mixing bowl combine agave nectar and olive oil together.
2. Gradually mix in the brown sugar, granulated sugar, and then add the rose extract.
3. Spoon into a container and apply a small amount to lips and scrub for 25 seconds.

Tips
• Apply lip balm after exfoliating lips.
• Use honey if you don’t have agave nectar.
• Store in the fridge.

Please Enjoy

My thoughts
Nothing feels better than my lips after I apply this lip scrub and apply a layer of moisturizing lip balm.

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