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So, I have found some local shops to host my wares, and my fans will soon be seeing bath stuff, fireplace dazzlers, as well as anything else I might be able to craft on my fancy new sewing machine
(Thanks again, Teresa!)
So keep your eyes peeled, there is big stuff in the works ;)
 
 
Sorry it has been so long since I updated the smelly blog!  I'm so busy getting ready for our big move!  LilyPrism is comin to beautiful San Diego!!!  I look forward to new local ingredients, and new friends :)
 
 

How to Create Natural Aromatherapy Shower Steamers

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Turn your shower into a steamy spa experience with all natural shower steamers that you can make right in your kitchen!

Steps

  1. First, gather your ingredients. To make about a dozen cookie shaped shower steamers, you will need; 1 cup baking soda, 1/2 cup citric acid (you can find this at most health food stores, just call around), 1/4 cup each of epsom salt and cornstarch, 1/2 cup witch hazel(also available at health food or drugstores), 1/6 cup honey. You will also need about 2 tbsp of your favorite essential oil. It will seem very strong, but it creates a very nice shower environment when it activates.
  2. Mix all dry ingredients thoroughly, I put my baking soda and citric acid through a fine sieve just to make sure there are absolutely no lumps. This really makes a difference, so be vigilant!
  3. Dump in your essential oils and extras, perhaps you want to add flower petals from your garden, or like my lemon poppy cookies you can add poppy seeds or crushed herbs. Mix this up well, I use a fork, it is easiest to mix well and clean after.
  4. In a spray bottle, mix 1 part honey to 3 parts witch hazel. Shake well!!! Spray your dry ingredients three times and mix quickly. Do this until you can pick up about a spoonful and squeeze it together without it crumbling. It will not form a shape easily in your hand so don't worry about that.
  5. Quickly pack your mixture into molds, and quickly unmold them and place on a flat surface, such as a cookie sheet. Let dry overnight, and when you take your next shower place one on the floor in front of you, with you in between it and the spray. Let the steam do most of the work, if you don't like a very hot shower you can let the spray hit it every now and then to release a burst of oil into the air. As it melts, it will run over your feet and leave them nice and soft, too :)
  6. Enjoy!

Tips

  • On cornstarch: Some people may not like to use cornstarch for fear of mold, but I have not had a problem with it. I like to add cornstarch, epsom salts, and honey, because as it melts it runs around your feet leaving them nice and soft, an added benefit!
  • On colors: Some people will add dry colorants, but I prefer to stay all natural. Do you really care what color the shower floor is?
  • For molds, I like to use easter eggs and then smoosh them into cookies when I unmold them. Do not let them sit in the mold, as they will either refuse to leave the mold or crack apart upon exiting. You can form them however you like, as long as the bottom is flat (unless you like chasing things around your shower!).

Sources and Citations

  • Lilyprism.weebly.com is my website, where you can find more bath products that I make in my own kitchen, and I update my blog often with helpful tips, updates, and random musings.

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So after a hard day of scouring the web, I found some great supplies at Target lol.  I am currently sitting in front of the boob tube, working on a pot of assylum and dianthum I just harvested from my garden.  Tonights batch:  Le Flow'ry Lavender
Mmm, like a stroll past my garden..

Edit:  I can't believe I burnt my dang flowers!!!   Argh!  My head hurts now :(
Off to go pick some more.  Yeesh.
 
 
Ok, so another busy day behind me.  Last nights midnight oil led to the creation of a batch of new exclusive bombs, Belgian Waffle, get em while they're hot! 
   Workin on the website, coming up with ideas, waiting for my garden to grow so that I can harvest some awesome new scents.  Stay tuned folks, it's gonna be a big week!
 
 
   Hiya!  Thanks for visiting my website, I'm really excited about this business, I've been creating all kinds of stuff since I was a teenager, and I'm really happy to finally expand on my hobby :)

   So today I am working on a brand new product, I don't want to ruin the surprise so I'll just say that it has absolutely nothing to do with bathtime..  well, in most situations anyway lol.  It's gonna be cool!!! I'm so excited, I've been working on it for a long time and can't wait to make it available to you guys! 

   Also, I'm expanding my bomb line, instead of just one style bomb, I'm making the option available to have either extra fizzes or extra moisture, because I heart variety.   So that's what we're working on tonight, and I will post some pics later :) Ciao bella!