Can you guess from the sneak peek what I’ve been making?
No, it’s not food. I know from past experiments that baking is just not my thing. Making on the other hand…
This is a project I’ve been wanting to try for a while, and I finally thought ‘why not’ and bought a few bits from the baking section and went to work.
The recipe I used was a DIY version of Lush’s ‘butterball‘ and it called for 1 cup of bicarb soda, half a cup of citric acid and half a cup of grated cocoa butter. Add a few spritzes of witchhazel and some essential oils and now I have my very own bathcakes in my favourite refreshing/relaxing scent. A super duper strong combinaton of west indian lime, lavender and spearmint. Really good for those lazy morning baths on your day off.
I haven’t tried one in the bath yet, but the tester bit that I put in water fizzled quite nicely so I think I can call experiment #1 a success.
I didn’t have any moulds on hand, so I bought a packet of jelly cups that were on special and used the plastic from those. I didn’t really allow for expansion of the mixture, so they ended up a little too big for the cute muffin cases I bought, but I think I can get away with it.
Next time I won’t use quite so much essential oil or cocoa butter – I was a little heavy handed with both. But indulgent buttery moisturising refreshing baths.. . aahhh, how can you go wrong? See?