Vinolia Lemon Rose Bath Bombs

Every year from April 10–15 I observe what I call Titanic Week; the anniversary of the maiden voyage and sinking of the RMS Titanic. It’s not much of an event, but it is a thing I remember, and have every year since I was about 11. In honour of Titanic Week 2018 I thought I’d make and share some Vinolia-inspired bath bombs. Vinolia was the luxury soap given to the first class passengers on the Titanic, and was scented with lemon and rose. A few years ago I made a soap inspired by Vinolia (I even gave a bar to Robert Ballard!), and I adored the scent combination—sweet and bright, but not at all cloying. It’s fantastic and highly deserving of being turned into a batch of Vinolia Lemon Rose Bath Bombs.

How to Make Vinolia Lemon Rose Bath Bombs

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Lavender Spruce Bath Bombs

In the last several months I’ve gone from bath bomb hoarder to a multiple-bath-bomb-per-bath-user due to my self-made bath bomb boom (say that ten times fast!). I’ve been having so much fun whipping up all kinds of different bath bombs, playing with my recipe as well as different micas and scent blends. There’s a box in my bathroom full of bath bombs that would make 12-year-old Marie’s head spin (12-year-old Marie was known for hoarding a single bath bomb for upwards of a year for a time when it was truly needed—today’s stash is basically unimaginable bounty!). These lovely Lavender Spruce Bath Bombs have joined that box of wonder, and they well deserve the good company, and a good soak in the tub.

How to Make Lavender Spruce Bath Bombs

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Super Concentrated Lemon Dishwashing Paste

If you’ve been using liquid dishwashing detergent, prepare to have your world rocked. Seriously. Solid dishwashing paste kicks dishwashing butt in ways you didn’t think could happen. It’s so amazing that I was actually excited about washing dishes as I was developing this recipe. Solid detergent blows liquid detergent out of the water and I will never understand why it’s not more readily available in North America. But no matter, because now you can make your own super concentrated lemon dishwashing paste!

How to Make Super Concentrated Lemon Dishwashing Paste

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Milky Tea Bath Bombs

I’ve always loved Robbie Burns day, so when January 25 fell on a Thursday this year I knew I wanted to make something Scottish inspired. I’ve been loving bath bombs lately, so that’s where I started. As far as themes go, haggis seemed… unappealing… as did Chicken Tikka masala. So, I settled on milky tea. A British friend of mine once told me my Scottish ancestry was apparent in the vast quantities of milk I put in my tea, which I thought was rather amusing. Scotland by no means owns milk tea (it’s delicious, of course lots of other places have figured out it’s wonderful!), but whenever I think of Scotland I’m reminded of the lovely little cafe I visited when I was last in Edinburgh. The Edinburgh Larder served the most wonderful oat scones with clotted cream and jam, and beautiful milky tea. I was there in September, and it was rather prone to rain and chills throughout my visit, and so warm milky tea always makes me think of Scotland. Hence, these lovely bath bombs.

How to Make Milky Tea Bath Bombs

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Snowflake Bath Bombs

I am so in love with these Snowflake Bath Bombs that I just might not give any of them away. The fizz away enthusiastically, releasing a rich, creamy lather and leaving bathwater feeling cushiony and rich and incredibly lovely. On the night of our first big snowfall (I shovelled the walk three times that day) I dropped a couple of these in a hot bath and read some more of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondō, and it was great. Afterwards I crawled into my pre-heated bed (a bed warmer is seriously one of the best things I’ve ever bought) with silky smooth, happy skin. Aaah.

How to Make Snowflake Bath Bombs

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Pumpkin Spice Bath Bombs

It’s been entirely too long since I’ve made bath bombs, and with the return of cooler temperatures I couldn’t think of anything more appropriate than a lovely batch of glitter-sprinkled Pumpkin Spice Bath Bombs. A chilly night, a big mug of tea, a bit of tub-side Netflix, and a foaming, fizzing, fragrant bath sounds like heaven. In addition to the usual fizz of a bath bomb I also decided to add some foamy, lathery goodness to these bad boys for some extra bath time fun—whee!

Pumpkin Spice Bath Bombs

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