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DIY – Coconut Ice Bath Bombs that Smell Just Like the Real Thing

Adorablest DIY Coconut Ice Bath BombsDIY – Coconut Ice Bath Bombs – without Citric Acid and using a SECRET ingredient ūüėČ These look just like the real thing don’t they? They smell just like the real thing too – YUMMY and DIVINE!

Just make sure you don’t take a bite!

Please Note: I have made this recipe for a SMALL batch. Sometimes I find that bath bomb recipes will make enough to compete with a Lush store, so if you just want to try a small amount, this Coconut Ice Bath Bomb recipe is for you. Each batch will only make 2 small to medium ‘slices’ of Coconut Ice. If you require more, simply double or triple (or more) the recipe. Also, this does not use Citric Acid, but a substitute – Citrus Juice. It still fizzes!

You will need:

  • Bicarbonate of Soda¬†Find it at your supermarket
  • Coconut Oil Use the non-refined sort – You WANT it to smell like coconut!
  • Epsom Salts¬†Find it at your supermarket or chemist
  • Cream of Tartar Find it at your supermarket in the baking section
  • Lemon or Lime Juice¬†Fresh or in a container
  • Imitation Strawberry Flavouring Essence¬†This is the SECRET ingredient!
  • 2 x Bowls for Mixing
  • Spoon¬†I used metal. I can’t stand dry ingredients with a wooden spoon (nails on a chalkboard for me)
  • Small Square containers / mould / mold
  • Baking Paper cut in strips to fit containers¬†SO much easier to remove the Bath Bombs when set!
  • Measuring Cups¬†Or similar
  • Presentation Wrap or Plate¬†Or similar

How To:

Adorablest DIY Coconut Ice Bath Bombs Steps 1 - 6Gather all your supplies and make sure you are in an area where you can make a bit of a mess.

Coconut Ice Bath Bombs Recipe: (SMALL BATCH for 2-3, multiply as needed)

  • ¬†1/4 ¬†Cup of Bicarb Soda
  • ¬†1/8 ¬†Cup of Epsom Salts
  • 1/2 ¬†Teaspoon of Cream of Tartar (MIX these 3 ingredients)
  • 1/8 ¬†Teaspoon or few drops of Citrus Juice (Will FIZZ – that’s normal)
  • 1/2 ¬†Teaspoon of Imitation Strawberry Flavouring Essence (for the pink part)
  • 1/2 ¬†Teaspoon + of Coconut Oil per Pink and White part

Adorablest DIY Coconut Ice Bath Bombs Steps 7 - 12

Method:

Mix all the DRY ingredients well (NO coconut oil yet), add your Citrus juice, then …

DIVIDE INTO TWO SEPARATE BOWLS.

Add your Strawberry Essence to one part and mix well.

Then add your Coconut Oil to both the PINK part and the WHITE part (in separate bowls)

The reason I add the Coconut Oil after is so you can better gauge the consistency because the Strawberry Essence counts as a wet ingredient and will slightly change the pink consistency.

The consistency you want is, when squeezed with your palm, it stays together … JUST. Not too oily, but add more Coconut Oil if it is still crumbly.

Adorablest DIY Coconut Ice Bath Bombs Consistency

Spoon your completed WHITE part into the container (lined with Baking Paper – makes it SO much easier to remove later).

Flatten down, then add your PINK part …

Adorablest DIY Coconut Ice Bath Bombs Steps 13 - 18Flatten the pink part – make sure you have equal height of the pink and white sections.

You can let dry a little, then slide then out (Did you use Baking Paper to help, or are you cursing right now?!)

YUM! Almost good enough to eat. These smell wonderful with the Coconut and Strawberry, just like Coconut Ice! The Epsom salts also give that Coconut fleck to them as a bonus, don’t you think?

I have tried them in a bath – they smell just as lovely in the water. You can EAT the imitation Strawberry Essence, so you can certainly bathe in it. It does not leave the bath water a vivid pink either, so no major cleaning after.

The Coconut Oil will soften your skin, as will the Bicarb Soda. The Epsom Salts will help soothe your tired muscles and the little amount of Citrus Juice will act as an anti-bacterial.

Try these FUN and FIZZY Coconut Ice Bath Bombs!

BONUS!! Free Printable Coconut Ice Bath Bomb Labels to finish if they are a gift – see below. Wrap with clear cellophane and a cute bow to finish or store in a jar. Enjoy!

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Enjoy, please leave a comment if you try these, Pin Away and share the LOVE ūüôā

Claire

DIY – How to Make Clay and Coffee Body Scrub with Free Printable Label Sheet

DIY-Clay-and-Coffee-Body-Scrub-AdorablestDIY – How to Make Clay and Coffee Body Scrub. ¬†This is a very simple recipe that you can use with or without the coffee. The coffee used in this scrub is actually from used¬†pods – refrigerated as soon as used, so as to keep fresh. They work great as an exfoliator!¬†Today is St Patrick’s Day, so this includes GREEN clay, but you could also use kaolin or any other body clay. Read on for the full tutorial …

I made a batch of this earlier, but wanted to make sure it didn’t dry out, lasted and kept fresh – and so I can finally give the go ahead and say that it works and keeps great! I didn’t mean for it to coincide with St Patrick’s Day, but since it contains GREEN clay, well let’s just go with that!

DISCLAIMER: Please TEST a small batch to make sure this is suitable for your skin. Some people may find just the (Green Clay) and Soap Free Wash is enough for their skin. Adding the coffee will of course make it more exfoliating and cinnamon can affect some people. Use your common sense, as with all ingredients that you are using on your skin.

You will need:

  • Green Clay. Or kaolin or any other clay that suits your skin.
  • Dermaveen (in Australia). Or a compatible ‘Soap Free Wash’
  • Used Coffee Pod. Must be freshly used and refrigerated immediately after.
  • Container for mixing
  • Spoon¬†
  • Small Scissors or Nail Scissors¬†CLEAN!
  • Container. Clean and airtight. I think you know where mine is from ūüėČ
  • Printer if you want to print the FREE PRINTABLE LABELS I’ve made for this scrub
  • Sticky tape or Laminator if you want waterproof labels

 

How To:

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Firstly, I need to stress that everything must be CLEAN. Wash your hands and all your implements you’ll be using. In the pictures you may see my fingers all mucked up – this is just so you could see the texture of scrub being made. Even if making for yourself or especially if making for friends as gifts, consider hygiene ūüôā This is also why I only use freshly used and immediately refrigerated coffee pods, as I have seen some not looking too great, if left in the machine for days.

Sprinkle your clay into your container and gradually add squirts of the soap free wash. Mix gently with a spoon.

Keep adding until the mix is able to be rolled and squished, but still hold its shape.

It actually feels like a nice, lightweight texture Рnougat like maybe? At this stage you can use just like this, without the coffee and it is a lovely, very slightly exfoliating scrub.

To keep going making the Clay and Coffee Scrub, just keep the clay mixture aside and then open your (cooled) coffee pod with scissors.

DIY-Clay-and-Coffee-Body-Scrub-Adorablest-Steps-9-16Before experimenting for this How To, I had never ventured into a used coffee pod before. This brand has a filter on the top and the bottom. I’m not sure if all pods are made like this?

Gently pry the filter out and add the coffee grinds to your green clay and soap wash mix. Depending on how grainy you like it, keep adding, but don’t make it too harsh.

Optional – You can add just a TINY amount of cinnamon. Be careful as it can stimulate the blood vessels of the skin.

Ensure completely mixed through and then fill your chosen container with your fresh batch. I keep mine in the fridge for freshness, but use within a couple of weeks.

I DON’T have sensitive skin on my face, therefore I have used this on my face as well as my body in the shower – but some may find it too harsh for their face. It is good a ‘Gardener’s Soap’ to help remove dirt stains on your hands too.

As mentioned before, use your common sense and TEST A BATCH FIRST! Everyone is different. I actually did a test of this on someone and the cinnamon, let’s just say, really brought their blood to their face – looked like they’d spent 3 hours in the middle of the day sun! It settled down and there were no long term consequences, but this ingredient must be used sparingly or not at all.

DIY-Clay-and-Coffee-Body-Scrub-Free-Printable-AdorablestDIY-Clay-and-Coffee-Body-Scrub-Adorablest-2Click Here for the FREE PRINTABLE CLAY AND COFFEE BODY SCRUB LABELS to finish your project. If you’ll be using the scrub in a wet area (and your printer ink may run), consider covering with sticky tape or laminating if you really want to keep the water out. Mod Podge may also work here to attach, seal and protect.

DIY-Clay-and-Coffee-Body-Scrub-Adorablest-1There we have it … hope you enjoyed the tutorial. Let me know if you make some.

Please Note: FREE PRINTABLE Labels for personal use only and not for commercial product or for re-sale – Thanks!

Claire

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