Thursday, May 2, 2013
Mother's Day is coming (in North America)! Products for newbies!
whipped butter, a body oil, or a lotion bar. These are all lovely and fairly foolproof products.
100 grams Epsom salts (about 1/4 cup)
A titch of colour
up to 2 ml (2/5 tsp) fragrance or essential oil
Mix all three ingredients together. Package. Rejoice.
You can add up to 1/2 the amount (50 grams or 1/8 cup) fine sea salt. Do not use Dead Sea salts here as they will draw water to the package.
FIZZING BATH SALTS
1/4 cup Epsom salts
2 tbsp baking soda
1 tbsp citric acid
up to 2 ml fragrance or essential oil
Mix all the ingredients together. Package. Rejoice. Do not use a ton of liquid colour in these as they will set off the fizz in the baking soda and citric acid and ruin the product.
my foot care kit in this post complete with minty foot salts, fizzing foot bath bombs, and a foot scrub. Couple this with a lotion bar and you've got yourself an awesome gift your mom will adore! She might even squee a little!
bath truffles (aka bath melts). Awesome!
And don't forget packaging! There are so many cute containers and bags and labels - they really do make the product go from great to un-freakin'-believable! Here's a list of templates you might like.
Related post: Mothers Day's (2010) - more complicated recipes
Bath salts with Natrasorb
Creating foaming bath salts with Natrasorb
Bath bombs & bath salts
Modifications for whipped butters
Lotion bars (the start of a series of four posts)