Friday, 27 July 2018

Creating natural Bath Bombs and Scrubs for JAI #419

Happy Friday and welcome back :-) This week has had it's up's and downs.... and a lunar eclipse as well!  Please note that this is a rather photo heavy post this week - enjoy :-)

This week's new challenge at Just Add Ink is suggested by Kelly and she'd  like us to add a Twist - that is using a product in a way that's not intended as it's obvious use. Our lovely design team have again excelled themselves and created a wonderful array of projects to inspire you so I hope that you can take a moment to pop on over and we'd love you to join us.

For some time, I've been thinking about trying to make some natural bath products both for personal use and for gifts. This was the perfect challenge to put those ideas to work! There are many ideas and recipes on Pinterest to try. I decided to go with this one to start with and make some bath bombs for this challenge. To make the large bath bomb the mould I am using is a plastic Christmas Bauble pack I got at Spotlight. 

I did of course change the flavour - this one using essential oils is a mixture of lavender and grapefruit and for colour, I did source some soap colourants so as not to colour the bath or recipients!! After you mix the dry ingredients, and add the colours and scents to the oils, whisk the mixture together and add a few little sprays of witch hazel toner in a spritzer til the mixture holds together when it is squeezed.

Then pack it in tightly to the bauble moulds, add more to allow for some wastage when closing and leave for about 5 mins to set before opening.

This one is a yummy Orange and Lemon  combo.

Then remove from the moulds and allow to dry  for 24 hours or so as otherwise, they will continue to release air and the pressure will cause the  moulds to do I know??

Also following the Twist theme, I filled some cute star Ice Cube trays to create smaller versions.

Then, I must admit, the creative juices were flowing and I went on to create 2 sugar scrubs and a salt one too. As far as scent goes...just follow your nose! For decoration, I used a mixture of sets that you wouldn't expect to see.

For this Lavender and Graperfuit salt scrub, I've used a retired Christmas Tag bundle for the tags. The Christmas Pines dies for the lavender sprigs and the Little Letters alphabet dies as labels.

Here,  the same Christmas bundle is used as a tag base, the "orange" is created from the wheel stamp of "Build a Bike" and the Letters name this, my favourite  - Orange and Clove sugar scrub.

The same stamps and dies are used here for this Lemon and Orange Sugar Scrub.

Yes, there are lavender and grapefruit star ( ice cube) mini bath bombs as well :-)

So it's Christmas all year round here and the house smells pretty amazing as well:-) 
Using moulds and bundles for creating every day products makes them so much more versatile and useful - and fun!

Card stock: Lovely Lipsitck, Mango Melody, Pineapple Punch, Whisper White, Silver Foil
Inks: Pineapple Punch, Mango Melody
Stamps: Build a Bike
Accessories: Big Shot, Merry Tags Framelits (retired), Little Letter Framelits (retired), Pretty Pines Framelits, Jute Twine
Non SU: Plastic Christmas Bauble pack (Spotlight), Small Jars ($2 Shop), Cellophane, Dead Sea Salt, Soap Colourants (Aussie Soap Supplies)

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope that you can take a moment to pop on over to Just Add Ink and see all the gorgeous inspiration from our lovely design team and I look forward to seeing what you will create with this fun new challenge too!


  1. What amazing handmade gifts you made, I LOVE anything made with essential oils as they smell so natural compared to the commercial perfumes. I really enjoyed reading your post and it has given me ideas to do the same so thanks for the inspiration. Hugs, Gwendolyn

  2. WOW, what a fabulous time you must have had making these! I love citrus scents, but they do not love me unfortunately.

  3. Wow Jan! I can almost smell these gorgeous creations! The packaging is so clever and fun. You have been so creative with those stunning tags! Looks like your Christmas present list is now complete!