i’ve been on a diy beauty products kick lately, particularly natural ones. i read about how the rms living luminizer
is an amazing natural product that is used on all sorts of celebrities for a sheer “lit from within” glow. looking at the ingredients, they were so simple & natural that i thought i could make it myself without paying almost $40 for such a small container. it turned out beautifully & i took notes on what worked !
(p.s. if you’re not the diy type or are short on time, i’m selling these in my etsy shop
keep reading for the tutorial & swatches !
i recently tried out homemade bath bombs thanks to the inspiration from a beautiful mess — the perfect mother’s day gift! i made a few adjustments . . recycled packaging and measuring instead of weighing ingredients & i thought i’d share !
what you need :
1 3/4 cup baking soda
2 cups cornstarch
1 cup citric acid
1 cup epson salts (i used lavender)
3-4 drops food coloring (optional, we also used edible glitter for a few)
5 drops essential oils (i used vanilla)
1 tsp water
1 1/4 tsp coconut oil (heat it up a little in the microwave first)
plastic easter eggs
clean spritzer bottle
empty half dozen egg cartons
gold spray paint
first we spray painted the cartons gold — fancy !
whisk together the dry ingredients . .
& combine the wet ingredients & slowly add them to the mixture. we ended up with a rather dry formula so we started using a little spray bottle to wet it more. it should still feel more or less dry to the touch but be able to stick together if you smush it in your hands
then we formed the bath bombs! we filled up each half of the egg so that it was over flowing & squeezed the halves together. then we removed one half to let it dry out a little before removing the other side . . .
we ended up with about 16 eggs! (we also added edible glitter to a couple of them !) then we left them to dry out completely overnight & worked on the packaging in the meantime . . .
a little faux-calligraphy & watercolor labels for the boxes . .
& that’s it !!
they work wonderfully & make a great craft for kids! if making the label isn’t your thing i’m offering these ones to download for free here & here !
thanks to my sister-assistant for helping with this post !