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« on: January 04, 2012 09:45:58 PM »

I admit to laziness and apathy this year for the holidays (exacerbated by the unholy mess the house is in right now from renovations).  But we had a family gathering on the 23rd and I was feeling some last minute guilt from not baking this year, and not having made enough ornaments to hand out to everyone.  I had the supplies to make bath bombs sitting around for the past couple of months, so I finally sat down and made a few dozen to hand out to the ladies at the party.  As in I literally woke up at 5 am on the 22nd and said to myself - OMG - I should make bath bombs so I have something at least for the party!  Then, with the sudden burst of energy I had, I made cards to go with the packages too.



I packaged 3 bombs per cello bag and tied them off each with a card - making about 15 packages or so.



Here they are drying on the trays - in my empty craft room which DH had three fans blowing in, because he just finished with the drywall compound, and needed everything dry so they could start painting after Christmas (squeal!!!!).  My dogs were very curious about those strange smelly things on the cookie trays.



I made heart shaped lavender ones which smelled like <guess what?>.  I decorated with a smidgeon of lavender flowers when pressing into the molds.



These were a citrus herbal scent which were particularly yummy.  

They were so easy to make, and I will definitely be making them again in the future.  With better planning, I will be making some for our non-family annual gathering next year.  I had a lot of fun making them too - except for the large cut I had on my one hand - OW!

I posted a few times about it on my blog:

http://onyxnox.blogspot.com/2011/12/coming-up-to-wire-will-she-make-it.html

http://onyxnox.blogspot.com/2011/12/bombs-are-not-rocket-science.html

http://onyxnox.blogspot.com/2011/12/and-yes-she-crosses-finish-line.html
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« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2012 10:00:49 PM »

Those came out beautifully!
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« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2012 08:05:52 AM »

They did come out beautifully, I'm quite jealous actually. And I'll bet your crafting room will forever smell of oils, it's surely absorbed into the drywall in there! How nice.
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« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2012 08:36:17 AM »

Thank you both - oh I wish that the oils would absorb into the drywall!  Wouldn't that smell lovely?  However, the smells of primer, paint, and fresh cut and nailed oak overwhelm all - not that I mind - that is the smell of PROGRESS!!!!!

We're almost there - the walls are Carribean Aqua, the windows repainted, and the floor is laid.  The baseboard/trim is painted, the french doors bought - we are almost there!!!!
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« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2012 11:08:36 AM »

What an amazing party favor!
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« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2012 08:04:42 PM »

Those look nice! I would love to know how to make those!
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« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2012 05:41:29 AM »

They are sooooo easy to make - I was surprised how easy it was to put together, and rather irked with myself for not trying it sooner.  It is a bit messy (well, I am a bit messy) with bits of material getting on my work surface, and spilling a bit, but nothing a cloth and dustpan can't clean up.  Or you can just lay some newspaper on the table.  But it is all a matter of mixing well, until it feels right and clumps together well.  Even if the first batch or two is a fail for making a bomb, chances are, you can just add a bit more salt, and package it in a pretty bottle or jar and call it a bath salt - or use it yourself as such.  No waste in materials!

Here is the recipe/instructions I started with:

http://www.canwax.com/Bath-Bombs_c_157.html

Here is what I ended up with that I was happy with.
http://onyxnox.blogspot.com/2011/12/recipe-for-bombs.html

I'm going to give a couple to my neighbour today, and the recipe too, I think it is something she would like to make too.


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« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2012 06:36:02 AM »

OMG - I just brought the leftover bombs (all the citrus herb scent) I had to work a couple of days ago to pass out to my girlfriends and the response I got was amazing!!!!  Some had never heard of bath bombs before, and now I think I have several who want to learn to make them too! 
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