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Apr. 15th, 2007


mamagaea

I think I figured it out!



I noticed that if I wash first, you know, doing hair and body and stuff, I don't get as oily with the bath bombes! I had half a Lavender Haze and plopped it in the bath after I washed. It didn't fizz as much, which doesn't really bother me. And the softness felt great! The oil still got on me, but it was light and soft instead of sticky and oily. It was really cool! I am assuming the soap in the water helps to absorb some of the oil. I really felt nice getting out.

I'm gonna have to try the Pink Shag next.


Tee hee
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Mar. 30th, 2007


mamagaea

Maybe oil's not for me

So, I decided to try the Think Pink Grapefruit bombe from D'lish. The things are huge, for one thing. But I bought one of those drain blockers so I could fill the tub up more.

I filled the tub to the brim, soaked for a while in the clean water, and then dropped the whole thing in. It was cool watching it fizz and stuff. Rose petals started going everywhere and the entire surface of the water was covered in glitter. All the oils in the bomb started going everywhere and sticking to my skin and the sides of the tub. I soaked in it for a while because it felt nice. But it really is mostly a soaking thing, isn't it? You can't really wash in a tub filled with oil, rose petals, and glitter.

So, I got out and watched all the water bead up above the oil slick that covered my body. I stood in the living room and stood on a towel so the water could drip off. I don't smell like grapefruit. I don't know what I smell like, but it is a soft smell. I rubbed the oil all over my body, and now I'm all slippery and covered in glitter.

I don't think I like bath bombs. I think I am definitely a bubble girl. Bubbles get you clean. They don't stick to you like oil. Gonna have to figure out what I'm gonna do with all the bath bombs I bought.

Anybody want to buy some D'lish bath bombes? Cut rate prices!

Mar. 27th, 2007


mamagaea

New Layout

I hope everyone likes it. One of these days I will learn how to do layers by myself and then I can make it really custom. But I hope everyone likes the layout for now.

Thanks Nichole for letting me tinker. :) *HUGZ*

Mar. 19th, 2007


mamagaea

D'lish Product Test #1

Lavender Haze Bubble Bar
Lavender essential oil will calm and soothe the body, mind and spirit. Bubbles will embrace you and leave your skin soft and pretty.
Lavender Haze Bubble Bar
I was very disappointed with this product. You get a bubble bar and you expect bubbles, right? NOT. Also, they say you can get 2-3 baths out of one bar. NOT! I wasn't hardly getting any bubbles at all, so I added more to see if the volume of bubbles would increase. It didn't. So, yes, my skin is soft, and yes I smell all lavendery. But all there were for bubbles were just a small skin of bubbles on the surface with LOTS of clear water poking through the surface area. VERY disappointing.

Now, I may have a smaller bubble bar than what is normally sold because mine came in a Bakery Bag gift set. But even if, this product still doesn't produce enough bubbles to buy this at full market price. I'm glad I got it on clearance.


mamagaea

Cool Bath Sites

Ok, so I've been searching around the internet looking for cool bath companies. So far I've found:

LUSH, D'lish, Blissful Bath, and Me! Bath and Body. Bauble Bath is kinda cute too, but I'm not too sure about them. Melt also looks pretty cool, but their in person shops are only in Arizona and Colorado. At least Lush and D'Lish have products here where I live in the Portland, OR area.

What other places do you know of?

Mar. 18th, 2007


mamagaea

More instructions

Found this 48 page guide to making bath bombs too.

http://excellentlivingguide.com/bb_fastguide.html

mamagaea

Making your own Bath Bombs!

Bath Bombs:
Recipes and instructions

(and other FUN bathtime projects for kids AND grownups!)

Bath Bombs, or Bath Fizzies, are like giant alka-seltzers for your bath - they spin, whirl and swirl in your bath while releasing scent and skin-softening agents. They make bath time SUPER fun!

Basic Bath Bomb Recipe

Gather your ingredients:


• 1/2 part citric acid
• 2/3 parts baking soda
• Witch hazel
• Coloring of your choice
• Fragrance oil of your choice
• Bath Bomb Mold


BLEND BLEND BLEND BLEND the citric acid and baking soda – this step is super important – if you don’t blend well, you end up with a grainy bomb. We actually use a mixer on our larger batches.


Once you’ve blended really well, add your colorant. Dry pigments or a specialty bath fizzy colorant like La Bombes work best – don’t add too much though – the color shows up once you add the witch hazel.

http://www.teachsoap.com/Teachpix/bomb_fragrance.jpg
Add fragrance oils to your personal nose preference.


Now, this is the difficult part. Spritz (with a squirt bottle) the witch hazel onto your batch while stirring with the other hand. When your batch sticks together when squished, you need to start putting it in molds – time is of the essence. If you wait too long, the mixture will get hard. If you spritz too much, the mixture will be too wet and “grow” (start the fizzing reaction) on you.


Put the bombs in molds – wait a few minutes and tap them out. Let them air dry for 3 or 4 hours and voila! Wonderful, hard bath bombs. The harder you pack the bath bombs, the more dense, heavy, and durable bomb you will get.

All found at the Teach Soap website. Pretty cool place!

mamagaea

SCORE!!!

D'lish Bath and Body products. Found ON SALE, 50% off and then another 25% off that!

According to the prices on the boxes, I got $109 worth of product for $41 bucks! But if you go to the D'lish website, http://www.dlishus.com, their calculator and prices equaled $133! I REALLY SCORED!

This is everything I got:
The Full Score!

This is just the bubble bars and bath melts:
Bubble Bars and Bath Melts
There are 2 Lavender Haze and 1 Think Pink Grapefruit bubble bars, and 1 Pink Shag and 1 Lemon Souffle bath melt.

These are the bath bombes:
Bath Bombs
3 Violet Daze, 1 Birthday Cake, 1 Bliss, 1Peppermint Frost, 2 Lavender Haze, and 1 Think Pink Grapefruit

What's cool about the bath bombes is that you can crack them in half and use them for 2 baths, which is super cool because they are HUGE!

Visit my Scrapbook Gallery for close up pictures and descriptions from the D'lish website!
D'lish Bath Gallery (and some Lush)

SCORE!!!! WHOO HOO!!!!

(x-posted in my journal)

Mar. 11th, 2007


mamagaea

Birthday Lush

Went to Lush for my birthday. My mom bought me -

Coalface Soap and Bathos Bubble Bar


I can't wait to try them out! The Coalface is supposed to be awesome for oily and problem skin. And the Bathos has Violet, Jasmine, and Ylang Ylang in it. Supposed to make the water purple. Mmmmmm. Soaking in purple water. It's gonna be awesome!