DIY Rose Bath Fizzies Recipe- Vegan

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Cup Citric Acid
  • 1/2 Cup Epsom Salt
  • 3 Teaspoons Melted Shea Butter
  • 1 tsp. Rose Oil
  • 1/2 cup Dried Rose Petals *These are pretty but optional. If you do use them, make sure you have a mesh bath strainer so you do not clog your drain!
  • 1 tsp. Rose Clay-kaolin *Optional. I did not use them in the batch pictured. Adding the clay will add a rose color to your fizzies and it is great for your skin!

Instructions: 

  • Melt the shea butter until it is a liquid on low heat.
  • Mix all ingredients.
  • Form your fizzies using any type of mold.  (I used a mold but you could use ice trays, clear plastic ornaments, etc.) You can also just free form it and create balls.
  • Allow fizzies to dry.  I leave them out for a few hours-overnight. I place them on waxed paper on a cookie tray.  When dry, I store in an airtight glass container.

*Note:  This may be obvious but please keep your DIY project mixing bowls, pots, measuring cups, etc. separate from your cooking items.  I made the mistake of leaving my DIY melting/mixing pot in the sink soaking one day after making sandalwood body butter.  One of my children washed it and cooked rice in it.  Sandalwood rice may SOUND cool but I assure you it was inedible! 😉

DIY Herbal Comfrey and Calendula Salve

This easy herbal salve can be used on bug bites, cuts & scratches, or eczema.

It is super easy to make and gentle on your skin.

Ingredients:

  • Olive oil
  • Dried comfrey root, dried comfrey leaves, dried calendula blossoms. If you do not grow your own or have a local source, www.mountainroseherbs.com is an excellent company!
  • Beeswax
  • Shea Butter
  • Lavender essential oil
  • (A curious kitty- see bottom right in the ingredients photo- is NOT required! 🙂

Directions:

  • Fill a clean quart sized mason jar with dried comfrey root, dried comfrey leaves, and dried calendula blossoms.
  • Fill jar with olive oil and place the lid on the jar. I let this mixture sit for about 6 weeks, shaking the jar occasionally. I keep this jar in a cool, dark place.
  • After about 6 weeks, drain the herb & oil mixture using cheesecloth or strainer into a saucepan. (The goal is not to have any bits of herbs in the oil mixture.) Add about 1/4 cup beeswax pellets or shavings and about 1/4 cup shea butter and heat on low heat until shea butter and beeswax melts. Add several drops lavender oil and pour into clean glass jars.
  • Let salve cool then add the lid.
  • I store my salve in a cool, dry place. If you live in a hot and humid environment you could always keep the salve in the fridge. You will just have to warm with your fingers before applying.