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Friday, November 13, 2015

Bath & Body Videos and Tutorials with recipes

The online bath & body community has so many wonderful things to offer.  Today I am going to share with you a few (or more) of my favorite youtube tutorials.   Grab ya some coffee or beverage of your choice and enjoy!

This video is such a great one to watch.   It is a technique called SBHP which I absolutely love.  Marlon Jiles did a wonderful job explaining the process.  Free tutorials are just as good as paid ones.   Give this a shot and save some money.

This is another of my favorites.   Bernadette Munguia did a wonderful job of showing us hot process soapmaking in a crock pot.   Beautiful show!


Wanna make bath bombs but don't have citric acid..  Well here is the solution to your problem.   Bath bombs made with cream of tartar instead.  Well done!


This video is a must watch for you bath bomb makers.  Lex Hart shows you how to make spinners and floaters.  She also includes her recipe.   Great video Lex!

To make things even better.  Here is the tutorial Lex created on how to make the embeds she talks about in the previous video :)

To further assist you in your embed making for bath bombs. The beautiful Miss Irene of Body Bonbon has shared her recipe and technique for making her version of embeds.  If you have ever seen her bath bombs you will definitely be pleased with this video.


Just a little sample of Irene's work.   Be sure to watch all her amazing videos.  You will be happy you did when you see all the color shows.


This bubble bar video is compliments of Bonnie from Good Earth Spa.  She includes her recipe as well (I have provided it below as well) as a bubble test at the end of the video.  She also shows you how she makes her rolls.

  • 1/3 Cup Cornstarch
  • 1/3 Cup Cream of Tartar
  • 1 Cup Baking Soda
  • 1 Cup- 1 1/2 Cups SLSA (Sodium lauryl sulfoacetate)
  • 1 Tablespoon Tapioca Starch
  • 1/3 Cup - 1/2 cup Vegetable Glycerine
  • 1 Tablespoon Moisturizing Oil
  • 2 teaspoons, more or less Fragrance or Essential Oil
  • Colorant of your choice.
****   Lana's personal note:  Try to use the least amount of glycerin as you can.  The less you use the faster it will dry**********

Okay..  so now that you have watched some videos..  you can use the recipes I have shared in previous posts or you can use the ones provided in the videos to create fantastic gifts for your friends and family.  All of these can be made and ready in time for Christmas.   Who doesn't love usable presents :)

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Lana's Bubble Bath Dough Recipe

So here is a little freebie for you.   I have created a single use bubble dough recipe to share with you.  This is the one I mentioned in the previous bubble dough post.  This was a happy little accident when I was creating a different recipe and I was quite surprised at the results.    This is a single use item and it is not recommended to be reused.

Lana's Bubble Bath Dough


2 cups Cornstarch (have an extra ¼ cup ready in case you need it)
3/4 cup slsa
1/2 cup (120 ml)  jojoba oil
1/3 cup (80 ml) Cocamidopropyl Betaine (or secondary of your choice)
1/4 (60 ml) cup glycerin
2 tbsp jojoba beads (optional)
Fragrance at manufacturers recommendations (I used the highest allowed)
Liquid color to your liking.  If you use powdered you may need to add a bit more of a liquid.  I recommend increasing the betaine.
Preservative as recommended at the rate of manufacturers recommendations.   This product will be used around water therefore to protect the safety of all it should be used.

Measure out your dry ingredients into a bowl (except your jojoba beads). I find a stainless bowl makes mixing much easier. 
Gently mix then to distribute evenly.  
Measure out your liquid ingredients into a bowl (including fragrance and preservative) and mix to distribute them evenly. 
Now combine your wet ingredients into your dry and mix well.   Knead it until you get a non sticky dough texture.  If you find the dough is to sticky then add small amounts of cornstarch at a time.. You should not have to add more than a tbsp.
Once mixed add your jojoba beads and blend well or leave without additives.
Package and enjoy.

*** On a side note, this makes an amazing shaving dough.  My legs get super smooth and no nicks.   that is a BONUS***