Citrus Burst Hand Wash

Today’s a project is a simple, no-heat hand wash that I’m making 500g at a time these days because I can’t seem to keep hand wash around for long. There are just six ingredients, and since nothing needs to be heated up it’s a very easy weigh-mix-voila project—perfect if you’ve just run out of hand wash and need more, stat!

How to Make Citrus Burst Hand Wash

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Foaming Coconut Bath Milk

Last year I made some bath bombs that contained both milk powder and a surfactant, and while I loved them, I found that any large amount of milk powder negatively impacted the structural integrity of the bath bombs. I wanted more milk, dangit, but the bath bomb format just wasn’t having it! So, I decided to stray from the solid format and move to a lovely powdery concoction so I could really get my bubbly milky bath time goodness on without any fits of frustration from trying to get a bath bomb that had far too much milk powder in it to be a bath bomb.

How to Make Foaming Coconut Bath Milk

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Foaming Shaving Cream

One of my clearest memories from early adolescence was the discovery of shaving cream, and how utterly wonderful it was. A thin stream of colourful gel would transform into abundant, creamy lather for an utterly decadent shaving experience that usually smelled like fruit salad and unicorn burps. It was one of 13-year-old Marie’s favourite things. Anyhow, I got to thinking about those compact cans of lathery joy a few months ago, and figured I could probably make something quite lovely using a foamer bottle and some of my favourite ingredients. It took a few tries, but I did it, and it’s wonderful.

How to Make Foaming Shaving Cream

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Lemon Rose Foaming Hand Wash

It would seem I cannot get enough of all things rose and lemon these days. I’m ok with it 😄This foaming hand wash smells delicious, foams up into a wonderfully silky lather, doesn’t use too many fancy ingredients, and requires no heating! You can just measure everything into a single beaker, mix, and voila! Hand wash. With how much hand wash I seem to go through these days I love how quickly this comes together—it means I’m less likely to end up washing my hands with shower gel for a couple weeks. I mean, it still happens, it’s just less likely to happen 😆

How to Make Lemon Rose Foaming Hand Wash

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Five Alive Citrus Bath Parfait

I will happily admit that I motored through my Unicorn Bath Parfait very quickly—the luscious, silky bubbles and bath water was far too lovely to pass up if there was still some parfait in the jar! So, when Ivan from YellowBee dropped by with some very cool screw-top test tubes I knew what had to be done—more bath parfaits, with a fresh, summery twist 😄For some reason I’ve had Five Alive on the brain—I think I made a Five Alive soap back in 2011, and something got me to thinking that I should make more Five Alive things. For those of you who might not know, Five Alive is a blend of five citrus juices that usually comes in a blue can covered in dancing fruit—according to Wikipedia it’s widely available in Canada and the UK, but less so elsewhere. Anywho—the gist of it is “yay, citrus!” plus bath time delight. Let’s dive in!

How to Make Five Alive Citrus Bath Parfait

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Lavender Spruce Shower Gel

This fun, bright shower gel emerged out of a series of experiments I did last summer when I got a bag of Sodium Coco Sulfate for the first time. I basically tried combining it with a variety of different liquid surfactants and transforming those blends into shower gels, and then tested them over a couple months to see what I liked. This one immediately caught my attention for its fantastic spreadable gel consistency and amazing bubbles, and I thought it was high time I shared it!

How to Make Lavender Spruce Shower Gel

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