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Basket of Bath Bombs

Making Bath BombsThis is a page about making bath bombs. Fizzy, relaxing bath bombs make a great gift or self indulgence.

 

Making a Washcloth Soap Pouch

Making a Washcloth Soap PouchUse pretty, colorful washcloths to make these useful and fun soap pouches. They are great for use in your home and to give as gifts. This is a page about making a washcloth soap pouch.

 

Bath Bomb

Bath Bombs Cracking After They've DriedIf your bath bombs are cracking after they have dried there are several reasons that this might be happening. Too much moisture or humidity in the air might be the culprit, likewise, if they have dried too quickly, cracking can also occur. This is a page about bath bombs cracking after they've dried.

 

Pears soap fish.

Crafts Using Bars of SoapThis page contains crafts using bars of soap. Soap bars can be fashioned into clever gifts.

 

Homemade Hair Towel Wrap

Homemade Hair Towel WrapThis is a page about making a homemade hair towel wrap. Treat yourself as though you were at a spa with a quick and easy homemade hair towel wrap.

 

A soft bath bomb dissolving in the bathwater.

Homemade Bath Bombs Won't HardenIf you are making homemade bath bombs and they won't harden it can be frustrating. This is a page about homemade bath bombs won't harden.

 

Making a Soap "Purse"

Making a Soap "Purse"This is a page about making a soap "purse". These cute soap holders shaped like little purses make great gifts.

 

Homemade Bath Salts

Homemade Bath Salts RecipesThis is a page about homemade bath salts recipes. A warm bath with aromatic bath salts added can be very relaxing.

 

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Making an Ice Pack With RiceThis is a page about making an ice pack with rice. This easy to make ice pack comes in handy for bumps and other injuries.

 

Pony Tail Holder

Making Your Own Pony Tail HolderThis is a page about making your own pony tail holder. There are lots of stores where you can buy ponytail holders, but why not make your own unique holders.

 

Homemade Bath Bombs - bath bomb still in cupcake paper

Homemade Valentine's Day Bath BombsHomemade bath bombs are a fun, to make and give, gift for a friend on Valentine's day or any special occasion. This is a page about homemade Valentine's Day bath bombs.

 

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Replacement Wax For A Paraffin SpaI have a paraffin spa for treating hands. The wax seems to have something in addition to paraffin which makes to wax softer and strips off easier. Anyone know what this is and how much to use per pound of paraffin? Kathy H.

 

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A jar of bath salts for Mother's Day.

Making Mother's Day Bath SaltsThis is a page about making Mother's Day bath salts. A container of Homemade bath salts is an easy project for an older child to make as a gift for their mom.

 

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Making White Flower OilHow do I make white flower oil? I have the ingredients, am just not sure how to mix it. I believe it takes 2 weeks, but I am not understanding why.

 

Simple Ribbon HeadbandsGather up some lengths of ribbon, elastic, and colorful buttons and get to work making a variety of simple ribbon headbands.

 

A collection of brightly colored bath bombs.

Storing Bath BombsBath bombs need to be stored in a dry place or at least in an airtight container. Some consumers even keep them in the freezer. The moisture in your bathroom is not good for them. This is a page about storing bath bombs.

 

Bath Bombs Are Hard and Flakey - mint green bath bomb balls

Bath Bombs Are Hard and FlakySometimes your ingredients may need a bit of an adjustment if the bath bombs you are making are too hard and flakey after drying. This is a page about a fix for bath bombs that are hard and flakey.

 

Cocoa Butter Cream Moisturizer Recipe - ingredients

Cocoa Butter Cream Moisturizer RecipeThis combination of coconut oil, cocoa butter, and olive oil works very well as a skin moisturizer. A little goes a long way, making it economical as well. This page contains a cocoa butter cream moisturizer recipe.

 

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Making Champagne PerfumeMix champagne and rose water for a unique and lovely fragrance. Make some for yourself and to give as a gift. This is a page about making champagne perfume.

 

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Bath Salts

How to Make Colored Bath SaltsBy adding food coloring to Epsom salts you can make pretty bath salts to use or give as a gift. This is a page about making colored bath salts.

 

A pair of bath bombs in front of other toiletries.

Making Bath Bombs at HomeBath bombs are a fun craft to make for yourself or as a gift. This is a page about making bath bombs at home.

 

A jar of turquoise colored homemade bath salts.

Homemade Invigorating Bath SaltsUse herbs and oils to invigorate your homemade bath salts. This is a page about invigorating bath salts.

 

A container of bath salts with a sunflower button and green ribbon.

Homemade Silky Scrub Bath SaltsThis homemade bath salt scrub is wonderful to use and makes a great gift. This is a page about silky scrub bath salts.

 

Eucalyptus Spearmint Bath Salts

Eucalyptus Spearmint Bath SaltsThe combined scents of eucalyptus and spearmint can be quite refreshing, making it a good choice for homemade bath salts. This is a page about eucalyptus spearmint bath salts.

 

Homemade Mint and Geranium Sprays

Homemade Herbal Insect Repellent SpraysThis is a page about homemade herbal insect repellent sprays. Many herbs are natural insect repellents.

 

Making Lip Balm

Making Lip BalmThis is a page about making lip balm. Making your own lip balm is not as difficult as you may think.

 

Homemade perfume in a glass bottle.

Homemade Perfume RecipesThis page contains homemade perfume recipes. Homemade fragrances for your body or home can be made using essential oils combined with a fixative.

 

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Hair Accessories

Making Your Own Hair AccessoriesThis is a page about making your own hair accessories. Homemade hair accessories such as bows, combs, and barrettes are fun to make and can be easily coordinated with your wardrobe.

 

Making a Soap Swan

Making a Soap SwanThis vintage craft can be a cute decoration for a bathroom. This page is about making a soap swan.

 

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Oatmeal Shower BagThese little bags are great for your skin. You can also hand them out as party favours for adults.

 

Homemade Hair Bows

Homemade Hair BowsThis page is about homemade hair bows. You can make your own hair bows to perfectly match an outfit and for special gifts.

 

Striped shower curtain in bathroom

Making a Shower CurtainThis page is about making a shower curtain. A custom shower curtain is an easy project to make and can be made to match your bathroom and accessories.

 

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Homemade Products for People With AllergiesMy son is allergic to the shampoos and underarm deodorants he has been using. Does anyone know of hypoallergenic shampoos and or deoderants? If you know a homemade formula for these items, I'd also be interested.

 

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Homemade Mesh PoufHow can you make a homemade shower/bath mesh pouf?

 

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Tomato Juice and Milk CleanserCombine the juice from one very ripe tomato (processed in blender and strained) with 5 oz. of fresh whole milk. Apply to the face and neck and leave on for 10 minutes. Rinse and pat dry. Do this once or twice daily for a week for a deep cleansing of skin. Caution: Not for sensitive skin.

 

Bath JellyEmpty the packet of gelatin into a bowl and set aside. Boil 3/4 cup of water using a saucepan or Kettle. Carefully pour the hot water into mixing bowl and mix it with the gelatin powder. Let the gelatin dissolve completely.

 

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Mud Mask With Apples In ItI was wondering if anyone knows how to make a mud mask with apples in it?

 

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Citrus Jubilee Salts - Orange Lemongrass Bath SaltMix dry ingredients together first. Sift. Add scent. Mix well then sift together to incorporate the scent...

 

Christmas Bath Salts

Christmas Bath SaltsI have a long Christmas list and a small budget, so I wanted to make cute personalized gifts that had a lot of bang for my buck. I have a friend that sells essential oils, so several ladies got together at her house for a crafting night to make scented bath products. I came up with this packaging idea.

 

containers of lip balm

Lip BalmMy lips have been so dry lately and I couldn't find my usual lip stuff. Instead of going out and buying yet another one, I made some. I had all the ingredients, but that's because I make lots of homemade hand salves and foot balms, etc.

 

Mint Lime Sugar Scrub - add ingredients to a bowl and mix well

Mint Lime Sugar ScrubSugar scrubs are expensive to buy, but easy and cheap to make. If you grow your own mint, it will be even cheaper. This is for the body, not the face. It makes a thoughtful gift.

 

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Homemade Mint and Geranium SpraysAll you need to make these two sprays are mint leaves, geranium leaves, water and spray bottles.

 

How to Make Natural Tinted Lip Balm - open containers of 6 shades of lip balm

How to Make Natural Tinted Lip BalmMaking your own lip balm is wonderful because you know what ingredients are going in them, and you can control the scents and colours. Here, I'll show you how to make six shades by using ground turmeric and beetroot powder. This is not only for colour's sake, but for the great antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits.

 

Making Bath Bombs  - three balls in a plastic bag, they can be decorated to look like a snowman

Making Bath BombsI made these as stocking stuffer snowmen for my adult children, but they are a treat anytime of the year! Unfortunately I didn't take a final photo of them with their "faces on", but it was a simply drawn as a bunch of dots (similar to smiley faces really) made with a Betty Crocker Easy Writer 4 decorator pen.

 

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Making Bath BombsI am making bath bombs. What do I use to colour them? I want to use a natural product.

 

Bath Bombs Are Hard and Flakey - mint green bath bomb balls

Bath Bombs Are Hard and FlakeyI'm fairly new at making bath bombs. My first batch turned out great, but since then I've had issues. Now my bombs are hard, but flakey. What is the issue? Do they need more liquid?

 

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Making a Swan from Bar Soap and Rubber NeckWho remembers how to put together a swan with vintage rubber swan necks and bar soap and I think yarn. This may have been a craft in the late 70s or early 80s.

 

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Making Bath BombsI am a first time bath bomb maker and I was not able to put the mix in the molds as soon as I finished mixing the ingredients and it hardened. I was wondering if there was a way to salvage it and still be able to make bath bombs or do I need to throw it away and start over?

 

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Making Perfume Using Essential OilsI have recently used essential oils to make hand scrubs, but I would like to learn how to make perfume. Does anyone have a good recipe and advice on how to find the best oils and which ones blend well together? I love the idea of making my own fragrance without all the chemicals.

 

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Storing Bath BombsDo your bath bombs have to be in the freezer till you are ready to use them? I took mine out of the freezer and the next day it deformed.

 

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