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Smelly, Flowery, Bath Salty, Homemade Awesomeness for Your Valentine’s

by on Jan.31, 2012, under Crafts, Events, Meetings, Projects, Workshops

Homemade Bath Salts

Homemade Bath Salts

Hi Folks! Do you struggle with high priced personal hygine products that just slip right off your hands and wash down the drain? Do you know where to find bath salts? Are you wondering what are bath salts? Is your bathtub lined with half empty containers that keep lurking and crowding you in? Ever taken a bath over and over just to still feel shameful and unclean?

Well we have got just the thing for you! Midsouth Makers is proud to introduce our own specialty line of hand-made, personal hygene products! Our first exciting product is our individually made, scented bath salts. These bath salts are guaranteed to help you wash the shame, guilt, dead skin, and mud off all while making you smell like a bed of roses! With our patent-pending, scent-customizing, nano-globuoles you can upgrade your boring baths to soothing and relaxing.

But wait, there’s more. Also available is our Dead Sea Tupperware collection of Sugar Scrubs. These complex, imported creations feature a precariously balanced and highly invigorating body scrub. When applied to your skin, that special someone in your life will hardly be able to recognize you. Want to astound, amaze, and knock them off their feet? You better believe Midsouth Makers Dead Sea Tupperware Sugar Scrubs will get the job and you done!

How much does this excellent deal cost you say? For only $5 you will receive your choice of a 12 oz jar of bath salts or an 8 oz jar of body scrub. For a limited time offer, we will let you take advantage of our price points and include two additional jars of your choice for only $5 more. So for $5 you can walk away with 1 jar or for a mere total of $10 you can walk away with 3 whole jars of bathy goodness just in time for Valentine’s Day. Bring your loved ones, your friends, your friends’ friends, etc etc to Republic Coffee this coming Friday on February 3rd around 7PM where a making extravaganza of flowery, bathroom smellables will be available to you if you so desire.

Disclaimer: Midsouth Makers is in no way responsible if romantic endeavours do not transpire exactly as depicted. Midsouth Makers is in no way responsible for withheld affection for lack of receipt of bath salts and body scrubs on Valentine’s Day.

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Maker Does DIY Bath Salts & Soaps

by on Aug.06, 2010, under Crafts, Projects

Image provided by Mary

A couple of weeks ago I was looking at making my own wedding favors.  I stumbled onto two thing. 1: homemade soaps, 2: homemade bath salts.

I found some information from a few places and found that for soap making, there are 4 methods: Melt and pour-the easiest (but it’s compared to baking a cake using boxed ingredients versus cooking from scratch); cold process- mixing up your items from scratch, the lye, oils, ect; hot process- a similar variation of cold process; and rebatching- grinding up premade soap bars and adding in your own extra ingredients.   For the beginning of a new project I’d like to start with something a bit simpler, so I went with the melt and pour bases.   I found an inexpensive source for soap making supplies that had beginner kits (kits with small quantities of multiple items).  Within a week I received the supplies. I got a few different types of soap.  I got a few different oils for scent, and a few other items I thought might be a good idea.  I’ve always loved strawberry scented things, so I got some strawberry oil, seeds, and some pink soap dye to play with.

So on the next Friday, I was off work, thanks to pulling a 22 hour shift the night before. I started with making the strawberry soap.

First: I cut up a pound of Shea butter soap.  (A pound is a bit less than I thought it would be.  The mold I purchased holds exactly 2 pounds of soap and makes 8 total bars.  For my first batch I improvised with a Ziploc container lined with wax paper)

Second: I heated up my solid aluminum double boiler to melt the soap.  After the soap melted, I put a few drops of the strawberry oil in, I played with the amount until the smell was just right.  Then I used the soap dye and added it until the soap was a desirable color.  I also used strawberry seeds to add exfoliants to the soap.  Lesson learned: strawberry seeds float; they all ended up on what was to be the bottom of my soap.

Next I decided to make some lemony soap.  I used the goats milk soap and the honey soap.  Honey soap is a clear base, and goats milk is a solid base.  I melted the honey soap and used one scent on it – listea cubea. After the first layer had formed a shell on top, I melted down the milk soap and mixed a little yellow food color and verbena scent.  I am much more pleased with this attempt.

When looking online for small gifts I can use as favors at the wedding I found homemade bath salts…  To make them it’s surprisingly easy.  Pour in the salt of your choice- Epsom salt is the suggested.  Then you mix in your color- just 2-3 drops of food coloring.  Then mix in 2 tablespoons baking soda and the scent of your choice.  that’s it.  Simple.

I also accidentally found a body scrub that is only slightly more complicated.  It takes a whole 15 minutes to make a batch.  3 table spoons of: white sugar, turbinado sugar, 1 table spoon of glycerin, baking soda, and salt of your choice.  Then you add olive or almond oil to it until it’s about the consistency of a slushy. Last you add your scent, about 1-2 ml works perfect.  That’s it, and it works great!

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