Thursday, December 9, 2010

Extreme Hydration Bath Bombs

Today was creation day in the bath bomb department!  I had been meaning to make some for quite some time now but was bored stiff by the though of doing something that everyone else had already done!  So me, being the genius I am, figured I'd re-invent the bath bomb. 

In traditional bath bombs there are 3 ingredients.  Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, and good old fashioned Water.  I know how exciting bath bombs are!  I still get excited by them, but I just wish they did more for the skin!  I mean really, whats the point of buying something that doesn't really benefit you in the long run?!?  Well I think I've solved that problem!

I realized that if I paired FUN with FUNCTIONAL I would have a heck of a brilliant product on my hand!  I started by mixing some Natrasorb (which is basically tapioca starch) with some butters that I had melted together.  I used Mango Butter and Aloe Butter for this particular bomb.  For those of you that have followed my blog for awhile you will know that I chose all of my oils for particular reasons, not just on a whim (which I seem to do everything else on).

I used Mango Butter because of its great moisturizing properties!  This wonderful little oil helps treat eczema & dermatitis, helps heal rashes, itching, and rough and tough skin.  It is also jam packed full of antioxidants (which we all know are fantastic for u!).  All in all I love the way this leaves my skin feeling.  The added bonus is that it helps fight those tiny little wrinkles that we are all trying to avoid.

Aloe Butter is another thing that your skin is going to love!  It is great for moisturizing and is easily absorbed into the skin.  It contains a ton of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and enzymes that help correct any deficiencies or problems in your skin.  People who suffer from psoriasis can benefit for this oil!  It also helps heal acne, burns, cuts & scrapes, and is great for relieving itching.  I don't know about you, but my skin gets ridiculously dry and itchy in the winter from this fridgid climate that I live in.

I mixed some Citric Acid and Sodium Bicarbonate together, added some fragrance oil (I blended Cranberries & Cherry Blossoms for this), and threw in some dead sea salts, for some extra luxury, and  then mixed everything together.  I placed the mixture in molds and then placed them in the freezer so they would solidify. 

I figured before I could tell you all about how amazing this bomb was, I would have to test this piece little magic out for myself.  Unfortunately I don't have a bath tub, so I used a plastic container filled with warm water and decided seeing as how my entire body wouldn't fit in it, that I would just test this out on my feet! I left my feet in for a whopping 2 minutes and all I can say is AMAZING!  They came out looking soft and supple and just plain good! I have my feet stuffed into some socks right now and they still feel extremely hydrated.  I know I'm going on and on about this, but I do truly thin that this is a fantastic product!

The one thing I noticed is that there was a little bit of an oily residue in the container after I was done.  This is obviously going to happen to your tub (because of the butters that are in it), but I guarantee that your skin will soak this up and love you (and Me) for it!  Once you get out of the tub make sure you put some lotion on to help lock in the moisture!  I just so happen to know where you can get some Cranberry & Cherry Blossom lotion to help with this (yes, I'm making a batch as soon as I finish this post!!)!

 
before
 
after
I'm currently in the process of putting these up in my etsy shop.  They will be for sale for $3.00 each.  They weigh 3 oz, and can come in a variety of scents.  If you have any further questions, feel free to email me at: customblendsbycorrine@gmail.com



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These sound fabulous! I love the breakdown on ingredients

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