How To Make Bath Cookies
Everyone loves cookies, but please don't eat these! These are for your bath! Yes! These cookies are meant to be crumbled under running water into your bathtub to provide you with a fragrant, skin-softening experience that makes bath time a little more fun! Below, you'll learn all about how to make bath cookies for yourself, or to gift as a gift.
This recipe makes about 28 bath cookies. I use 3 cookies at a time per bath, but you can use more or less.
***Want to see a video tutorial? Scroll down to the bottom of the post!***
What You Need
3 ounces of oil (olive, grapeseed, or sweet almond)
2 ounces of shea butter
3/4 cup Epsom salt (or sea salt)
1 cup cornstarch
1/2 powdered milk (I use powdered goat's milk)
1 cup baking soda
1/2 cup citric acid
5 teaspoons fragrance oil (I use SaveOnScents.com brand. Simply enter SouthernGirlGoods@gmail.com as your referral code. It helps me out a lot! )
How To Make It
1. Sift all of your dry ingredients together in a large bowl. You want to make sure there are no clumps.
2. Melt the shea butter and oil of your choice together in a double boiler. (You can use a microwave if you have to.)
3. Slowly stir the oil/shea butter into the dry ingredients.
4. Add in the fragrance oil, and mix until it is the consistency or cookie dough. You don't want it to be overly dry so that it cracks when you press on it, but it shouldn't be so oily it runs everywhere, either.
5. Scoop out the dough using a tablespoon. The dough should not be heaped into the spoon. It should be flattened.
6. Roll the blob of dough into a sphere, then place it on a piece of parchment paper and flatten it into a cookie shape. Do this with the remaining dough.
7. Decorate your cookies with sprinkles, herbs, or colored sugar.
8. Let these dry for 24 to 48 hours. If they aren't dry and hardened by that time, place them onto a few pieces of paper, which will absorb any extra oil and help them dry faster.
To use, crumble a few cookies under running water into your bath tub. Be careful!!! The oils in these will make your bathtub a little slippery. Store your bath cookies in ziplock bags or any other container that will keep out moisture.
How To Make Easy Solid Lotion Bars
I absolutely love lotion bars! They are less messy than regular lotion, you don't have to worry about them spilling out into your handbag, you always use the perfect amount, and they make awesome gifts!
**If you would like to see a video tutorial, scroll down to the bottom of this post.**
This recipe is really simple, because you don't have to use any particular measurement for the ingredients, such as teaspoons or cups. As long as you use equal amounts of oil, wax, and shea butter, you'll be just fine. You can also add in a bit of essential oils to give your solid lotion a nice fragrance, but this is optional.
What You Need:
1 part beeswax
1 part organic olive oil (coconut oil is fine too)
1 part shea butter
a silicone mold
a few drops of essential oils (optional)
How To Make It:
1. Measure out the beeswax, olive oil, and shea butter, and put them into a Pyrex measuring cup.
2. Add a few inches of water in a saucepan, then place the measuring cup in as well. Heat the water to boiling, then turn it down to a simmer.
3. Gently stir the beeswax mixture until melted, then remove the measuring cup from the water.
4. Let the melted wax mixture cool a little, then stir in any essential oils you want to use.
5. Pour the mixture into a mold, and let harden. Store lotion bars in a ziplock bag, empty mint tin, or any type of container you like.
Cotton Candy Lip Scrub
I love lip scrubs. I also love cotton candy. Combine the two, and you have a lip scrub that is good enough to eat! This scrub is so easy to make, and is a great gift idea. Simply scoop a little out of the container, and buff it onto damp lips. Wipe it away and then apply your lip color. Using a lip scrub every day helps rev up circulation making your lips plumper, removes dry skin so your lip color goes on more smoothly, and helps keep them hydrated.
What you need:
5 tablespoons white sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil (almond oil is good as well)
6 drops cotton candy flavoring (you can get this in the candy-making section of most craft stores)
2 drops blue food coloring
2 drops pink food coloring
How to make it:
1. Set out 3 small bowls. In the first bowl, mix together 2 tablespoons of sugar with 3 drops of flavoring, 2 drops of blue food coloring, and 1 teaspoon of oil.
2. In the second bowl, mix together 2 tablespoons of sugar with 3 drops of flavoring, 2 drops of pink food color, and 1 teaspoon of oil.
3. In the third bowl, mix together 1 tablespoon of sugar and 1/2 teaspoon of oil.
4. In a separate bowl with a snug-fitting lid, place the blue sugar one one side, the pink sugar on the other side, and the white sugar in the middle. Gently swirl the colors together with a knife, spoon, or skewer.
This scrub will keep for a couple months if sealed tightly and kept away from moisture.
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