You can make bath bombs at home using natural herbs and ingredients that are better for you than those that are store-bought. You can invent your own combination, like oatmeal rose; you can really get creative here. Understanding the ingredients is important to successfully making your own bath bombs. Fine sea salt, for example, is integral, because it makes the bath bomb fizz up. Another important aspect is oil, which helps moisten the mixture without causing it to fizz up before you want it to. Witch hazel is a great natural binder.
Bath bombs are fun creations that you can customize by using different herbs, flowers, essential oils and colors.
For this recipe you will need baking soda, citric acid, sea salt, melted coconut oil, essential oils, witch hazel and wax paper.
When you finish your bath, make sure you take precaution as the floor could get slippery from the essential oil used in the bath bomb.
“At the bottom, there are also two full bath bomb recipes, including photos. These too are from Jan’s book and show just how versatile the basic bath bomb recipe can be. To make the basic bath bombs seen in the photos, use the basic recipe along with rose kaolin clay, rose petals, and rose geranium essential oil.”
With handmade goat milk and rose clay soap, you can enjoy a luxurious, sultry experience in the comfort of your own home. Goat milk in particular has wonderful skin-softening benefits, and the added benefit of being gentle on skin. Goat Milk also has the unique benefit of containing lactic acid, which can help remove dead skin cells. It’s also naturally anti-biotic. Rose makes it smell beautiful, and coconut oil will give the soap an added level of nourishment for the skin. Goat milk and rose clay soap is easy to make from home.
The ingredients needed for this soap include castor oil, cocoa butter, coconut and olive oil, shea butter, goat milk, lye, and a fragrance.
In order to make this soap you will need to freeze the goal milk overnight to prevent the lyre from burning the milk.
You can add any essential oil you’d like to the candle to make it smell the way that you like.
“Goat milk contains alpha hydroxy acids, such as lactic acid, which can help remove dead skin cells. It is also an excellent moisturizer because is rich in natural lipids, which lock in moisture and help maintain the ideal pH level of your skin.”
These bath salts are perfect for soaking in a tub with because they are soothing and good for sore muscles, because they contain magnesium, which is perfect for your muscles, especially if you have been working them tirelessly. These bath salts are made with two unique types of bath salts that prevent clumping. It also contains a dye that turns the water a pretty purple color and the lavender scent is great for aromatherapy. These salts will give you a spa like experience.
Lavender oil is a great oil to use because it can help sooth muscles, prevent inflammation and it smells nice.
Dendritic salt has more surface area than regular salt and is better at absorbing things so it holds fragrances better.
When you are mixing together the bath salts you should wear a mask to prevent inhalation of materials and dust.
“They are dendritic salts and Natrasorb. Both have very unassuming INCIs—sodium chloride and tapioca starch, respectively, so they’re quite unassuming on ingredient labels, but they’re both quite different from plain ol’ table salt and tapioca starch.”
A salt bar has about 50 percent of it’s oil weight as salt. Sea salt works great and you can also add color infusions that look natural. With natural ingredients like Turmeric, Alkanet Root, Ratan Jot, Paprika you can infuse amazing color into your soap bar. By filling up jars with coconut oil and placing these ingredients on top. You can let them sit in a warm place until the color naturally combines. You can also boil for fast infusion.
Some good powders to use for coloring include turmeric, paprika, alkanet root and ratan jot.
You will either need a cold or warm infusion in order to get the soap to turn the specific color you’re looking for.
Your results will vary depending on how long you allow the oil and colorants to infuse with each other, so mess around with the timing until you get results you love.
“Simply place the jars of coconut oil and herb powder in a warm place. Your coconut oil needs to be melted in order for the infusion to work. Place in a warm sunny window or outside if it is warm where you live. You can infuse for a couple of days or even weeks! If your coconut oil will not stay melted…it will not infuse. Try a warm infusion.”
Trying to sell oils can be a tough business. First it’s important that you figure out what kind of oil you will be selling. There are a lot of different oils for various purposes such as skin care or for food products. Figure out what price point you are trying to target. Maybe you want to be a luxury brand or maybe you want to have a business that focuses on being natural. Make sure you know how long you oils can stay good before getting rancid.
Butter usually deals with plant based lipids whereas fats deal with animal based lipids.
Oils are usually compromised of fatty acids and vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. All oils, butters and fats are lipids except mineral oil.
When it comes to oils you should always consider things like the shelf life, the price and how available it is.
“Oil is the term makers usually assign to lipids that are liquid at room temperature. While most of them are plant-based, exceptions exist. Mineral oil is one as it is derived from processed, purified petroleum. Emu oil is another as it is liquid, but animal based.”
Plain old soap is one of the best ways to protect yourself from the coronavirus. This is because soap dissolves the fat membrane which is what essentially kills the virus. The most ideal surface for a virus is the skin because the virus is able to for a hydrogen bond with the skin. It’s also organic and has dead cells and fatty acids which viruses are attracted to. Soap essentially destroys a virus by changing the structure of the virus. Alcohol can help with the coronavirus as well, but plain old hand soap is the best way to combat it.
Soap is showing to be more effective than disinfectants for protecting against the Covid virus.
Because the virus is held together by hydrogen bonds, skin is the most ideal surface for a virus to live on.
Soap dissolves the virus structure so getting the virus off the skin is the most effective defense against Covid.
“Disinfectants, or liquids, wipes, gels and creams containing alcohol (and soap) have a similar effect but are not as good as regular soap. Apart from alcohol and soap, antibacterial agents in those products don’t affect the virus structure much.”
Making milk soap takes some time to get the hang of, if you are just starting out with making soap, then you will want to view additional blog posts to get a better idea of what to do during the creation process. Milk soap is very delicate and soft, and everybody loves the blend of milk with oats and honey. You can also make a design on top by dragging some of your extra mixture across the top into the shape you desire.
Using goat milk in soap makes for a very smooth bar that is very healthy on your skin.
It’s important to use safety precautions when making milk soap. If you’ve never made soap before you may want to start on an easier project.
This milk soap makes a nice yin-yang pattern which is similar to the designs in popular coffees.
“I mixed the milk and lye using fluid milk this time, and I had the measuring cup sitting in cold water. After I got it all mixed, I left it sitting in the water bath for about 2 hours. When I came back to it, the lye solution was 72 degrees F.”
Cleanliness is one of the top priorities when it comes to staving off the virus, especially for seniors. When the owner of the soap company had an incident of her own that lead to pneumonia, it caused her to think in terms of all of those seniors that would need help with getting their necessities. That’s when she got the idea that she would give the soap, made with high quality ingredients, to seniors who could use them to keep clean and to pamper themselves.
With the Covid epidemic, it’s more important than ever to wash our hands; McGillicuddy SoapCo. is one company offering natural soap products with fragrants.
They’re giving discount cards to Seniors so people can feel loved in these hard times.
This project started out by looking for bath bomb tutorials and turned into a serious soap making business.
“Seniors receiving the soaps will also get a discount card with a buy one, get one free offer. The card will contain a code to redeem the deal on the McGillicuddy SoapCo. Facebook page. A website is being developed, but may not be up-and-running until the coronavirus crisis is over.”
The amount of salt you need to use for these salt bars makes them very firm pretty quickly, so you will want to find the perfect window to cut the soap into pieces. If you wait too long to cut the loaf soap, then you will just end up with bars that crumble instead of staying together. You will want the loaves to be warm and semi firm to the touch to get them to be perfectly cut without crumbling.
Making salt soap in loaf molds is tricky and the bars might come out crumbly. You can try to avoid this by cutting while they are still warm.
You can use a spatula after pouring your mold to create a bit of texture and uniqueness to your soap.
You can also use freezer paper to have slits in the mold pour. This way the bars are split up from each other.
“Cut the loaf into bars when the is still setup but still warm! There is a short window after you pour your soap from when it changes from fluid to setup enough to cut, without being crumbly. It will still usually be warm to the touch. I’ve had this window occur anywhere from 20 minutes after pouring up to 1 hour.”
During the outbreak of Coronavirus people who make soap at home may wonder about the efficacy of their product when it comes to reducing likelihood of infection. Making Soap Mag examined common commercial soaps versus homemade to answer this question. Soap is a mixture of oil and lye. Water will dissolve the lye or alkaline component. Washing hands with soap uses the properties of the soap compound to remove oils and so foreign particles from hands. Homemade soaps although different in composition from commercial brands still contain the basic properties of soaps and will effectively remove the virus from hands with enough washing.
Soap and water is more effective at combating illness than hand sanitizer is, as long as you use it for twenty to thirty seconds.
In order to make soap, you need the exact same ingredients as commercial soap, the only difference are the type of fragrances added.
Homemade soap is made with natural ingredients, and is superior to commercial soap, therefore it costs more, but for good reason.
“Real soap is the result of the combination of alkaline (lye) and oils. Any plant or animal oil will saponify, or make soap, when combined with lye and the water required to dissolve the lye.”