FUN WITH BUBBLES!!!!!
well we wanted to make a bubble Bath that was going to be beneficial to the skin of the recipients so we looked into what sort of ingredients were good for the skin by looking at different Luxury Bath Items and their Claims of the wonders of their main Ingredients and from these comprised a list of some of the ingredients we may find at home or that would be easy to buy relatively Cheaply and we came up with:
Oats – moisterises skin and revitalized your skin clears up rashes and dried skin
Honey – is good for softening the skin. Because the glucose and fructose in honey is so easily absorbed, it is also able to reduce inflammation, minimise scarring, fight infection, and stimulate the new growth of skin and can be used to make a dressing for broken skin.
Lavender – It is a calming, relaxing oil, which combats stress and crisis, while the antiseptic properties helps with cold, flu and other ailments. It is excellent for asthma and migraines. Apart from that it supports female health and on the skin it has a healing effect, while preventing scarring and balancing the skin.
Rose – the roses benefits are very much similar to Lavenders and as we found out the people we were going to e gifting these too didn’t like the smell of Lavender rose became the most logical answer to use.
Raspberries – Research shows that this type of oil has certain healing properties since it is rich in antioxidants and other nutrients, as well as containing useful antiviral and antibacterial properties. some websites also claimed that it was good for acne and cleansing the skin.
Sea Salt – open the pores to purify the skin, cleansing away dirt, sweat, and toxins. They aid in the healing of dry skin, making skin softer and more supple. Salts can help improve common irritations such as insect bites, minor rashes, and calluses on feet, as well as more serious skin conditions like athlete’s foot, eczema, and psoriasis. High quality salts may also help improve the appearance of scars.
we then Googled each of the Items to find some evidence of the claims made about each Item. once we knew what each one did we started to think about what the people we were making it for likely to want from their bath products and with a little help this is what we came up with.
Nanna, Granny, Auntie Laura, Auntie Jo and Finella:
Oat and Rose Fusion Bag – Diced Oats and Rose Buds in a home made muslin Sac to be hung under the hot water while bath is being run and then left soaking in the bath or used as a Flannel to clean themselves.
Oat, Rose and Honey Bubble Bath – Rose oils (we had a couple of attempts at making our own before buying in three different types of rose oils as our didn’t turn out as well as hoped), Oats, honey, bar soap water bubble bath base and food colouring.
Livvy, Hatty and Millie:
Oat and Dried Raspberry Fushion Bag – Diced Oats and Dried Rasberries with leaves and cane in a home made muslin sac to be used the same as the above Oat and Rose Fusion Bag.
Oat, Honey and Raspberry babble bath – same as Rose but instead of adding rose oil added Raspberry Oil and in the girls ones pink food colouring and in Lennies, Jakes and Ginnys a brown to make it look like mud and then naturally we added lots of lovely plastic bugs as a “surprise”BUBBLE BATH SOAK MAKING
Step one: Cut up a Bar of Scentless Glycerine Soap into small chunks of about 0.5- 1 cm cubes and place in bowl for a later date.
Step two: take 1/2 a cup of Oats and place into a food Processor and mix into a very fine dust (this has to be a dust or it will not dissolve in the bath and will clog your drains.
Step Three: take 1/4 a cup of rose buds and mix in the processor until a fine mixture (as pictured above) and then mix with the Oats.
Step four: now add your chopped Soap to the Large Processor Jug and chop until fine and add in approx 2 pints of Warm water and mix until the soap is full dissolved adding the water as needed (I would suggest start with one pint and add more as needed) once all the soap is dissolved slowly add the oat and Rose (we also did Oats and Died Raspberry) and then leave it to settle and clump
NOTE: if you find yourself with more then you need now is when you want to be splitting it up and freezing any unwanted excess for use at a later date once fully made up you can keep for up to about 6 weeks but We tend to freeze it in Ice cubes trays and then take one cube at a time per bath. You can use the mixture how it is now you don’t need to do the other steps but the other steps will create more bubbles and also a stronger scent.
Step Five: Once it looks like the picture above (angel delight consistency) add more water until it makes a thick but runny consistency and repeat until it no longer thickens this is when you want to be adding the Bubble Bath Base, chosen oils/ scents and your food colouring.
Step Six: Bottle up and it is ready to use.
Step Seven: Have fun playing with it (this picture shows the amount of bubbles without the added Bubble bath.
We used a Soap Making Kit for this but you can buy special Base soap which you melt and add colour and scent too much in the same way as we have done these and in exactly the same way we do it at Sixpenny Handley.
Unfortunately what with everything that happened in Oct/Nov and Dec there will be a number of Posts that aren’t dated because although I know when I did them all I am trying to make the catching up Quicker by adding similar Projects together.