My 3 Monsters: Day 11: Bath Bombs & Dollar Store Apothecary Jars

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10.11.2011

Day 11: Bath Bombs & Dollar Store Apothecary Jars


My daughter is obsessed with bath products.  Expensive-on-a-babysitting-budget bath products.  She gets the Lush catalog every month and peruses their website daily.  She would love to have a different bath bomb for every day of the week, every week of the year.  So I immediately thought of her when I pinned this:

Skip To My Lou has this great tutorial for making fizzy bath bombs {a la Lush}.  I've tried making bath bombs before and have been sorely disappointed.  They turned brown{???} and didn't fizz.  At all.  I was wary about trying again, but there was actually a picture of a pretty white bath bomb fizzing in a tub full of water on Cindy's blog AND the ingredients were affordable so there was not much to lose, I figured.  It's just baking soda, citric acid, essential oil, and olive oil -- easy cheesy.  The most expensive thing is the essential oil, but I happen to really like wintergreen, which is just about the cheapest one at Whole Foods, and there was a coupon!  I was too cheap to buy the mold that would give us a perfect round ball as pictured above so ours may not be as pretty, but they work just as good.


I wrapped them up in squares of parchment paper to help them keep their shape as they dried.  But then I thought that might be a pretty cute way to store or gift them if you tied a cute little ribbon on the top.


Fun, no?  Sis's creative brain is in overdrive now, inspired by her years of studying Lush.  She is already planning a second batch that is purple with glitter mixed in to give to all her friends.  So fun!  I can't wait to take a bath.  Now for project two:  I have been wanting to make some apothecary jars for a long time now.  I've seen all the different tutorials on all the craft blogs, but I've just never done it.

This tutorial on Someday Crafts is written by Heather Mann, the original Dollar Store crafter.  Not that you need a tutorial.  It's just as easy as you think -- use epoxy to attach a dollar store jar to a dollar store candlestick -- but they look fantastic.  I'm using mine in my Halloween vignette right now, but they will probably end up on the master bathroom vanity . . . filled with bath bombs.


Come back tomorrow for a super simple skirt and . . . . a GIVEAWAY!!!  Have a great day.

1 comment:

  1. LOVE the jars! I can't wait to run to the $ store and get a few to make my own.

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