As we wind down from summer and prepare for the coming fall season, not only am I ready to get warm and cozy. I am looking forward to experience the season change and the positive effects that cooler weather has on me. It's time to shed some skin and get rid of the toxins from stress and bad habits accumulated while having summer fun.
Me personally, I over indulged and can't wait to get started with a cleansing bath to soak and relax getting those pores clean and muscles lose. Rejuvenation is on its way! If only it will cool off! It's been much too hot in southern California to take hot baths. I'm looking at 89.4° inside today. I'm hoping we'll get a much cooler fall season or soon I will have to move to a better climate. ;-) Really though, I-am-not-kidding!
There are wonderful things you can add to your detox bath, from the ordinary to the most exotic, additions like Epsom salt and baking soda or essential oils and seaweed. In the meantime, while I wait for cooler weather I will be working on some soaking recipes to marinate in.
Here are some bath recipes you can use wherever you are to sit back and enjoy a certain calm you can't get any other way. Bon bain chaud!
Here in Cali' there's an abundance of fruit, in particular, avocados and bananas. Hmm, sounds like the beginning of a glorious soap. What a great combination! This is going to boost conditioning like crazy and make this soap super luxurious. I've added to the batch some coconut milk in addition to my eggnog base (Don't trip, never enough milk and dairy for me...) and silk of course, for a bomb lather! This is a vegetarian friendly soap fragranced with patchouli, lemongrass and sandalwood. I've topped it off with a Santa Fe blend Red Rooibos tea for some pretty. It's quite splendid, so I shall call it Splendor!
Hello, my beauty!
Lately, I've been restocking and working on new recipes. I recently entered a recipe to a food contest at Bristol Farms featuring peaches and vanilla. Of course, my recipe was for soap featuring those two ingredients. I know I won't win, but thinking outside the box is what I do. Besides which I have a new recipe to add to my line of soaps. You'll be seeing some new and beautiful soaps soon coming. ♥
Just soaping a bit and finally made a soap with coffee and pumpkin. I named this beauty Pumpkin Chai Latte. I infused olive oil with coffee and blended these into my basic tallow recipe. I do love what tallow contributes to my soapmaking. Used my eggnog recipe and pureed pumpkin to add to the base oils and scented it with fo/eo coffee and spice blend. It took a while for the fragrance to develop but now I'm in love with the spiced aroma of pumpkin bread and the subtle note of black coffee. Turned out different than I thought, but still pleased.