Monday, February 20, 2017

diy oatmeal, almond milk & honey bath bombs- The HoneyBee Project

bath bombs by Stella Crown
Our menu today has sweet bath bombs because it’s Monday, it’s a busy and difficult day and doing something different from the ordinary, is absolutely urgent. I apologise for not posting anything about this luxury product until now; I was in lack of time. That’s why I did my best in this recipe for a bubble bath which will be unforgettable👌👌👍

Bath bombs are very easy to make, help you to relax your body and rejuvenate your skin after a hard day. They relieve the tired muscles directly while nourish and moisturise your skin.
Their use is very simple: Fill the tub with warm water, immerse the bath bomb and let it dissolve while it is foaming :) Alternatively, if you don’ t have a tub like me, you can use your bath bombs in a foot bath.
They are suitable even for children, turning the bath time into a play. 😀👏👏🔝

Do not expect to see any rich foaming because I didn’t use foaming agents such as SLS.

the recipe:
350 g or 12.3 oz baking soda
120 g or 4.2 oz citric acid
60 g or 2.1 oz corn starch
50 g or 1.8 oz almond milk powder
50 g or 1.8 oz honey powder
40 g or 1.4 oz early harvest olive oil
6 g or 0.21 oz honey food flavouring
witch hazel floral water
oatmeal flakes

the equipment:
-silicone mold for bath bombs
-cosmetic spray bottle
-high accuracy digital scale
-deep bowl
-silicone whisk
-hand mixer 
  • Before we start making our bath bombs, we sterilise tools, containers and work surface. Wear your gloves.
  • Weigh all the ingredients and set them aside. Pour a little witch hazel floral water in the bottle with the vaporiser (spray bottle).
  • Pass the baking soda, the citric acid and the corn flour, through the sieve, into the deep bowl, to remove chunks.
  • Mix the powders slightly with the silicone whisk. Add the almond milk powder and the honey powder. Mix again. Be careful not to lift dust.
  • Add the early harvest olive oil slowly with the one hand while you mix with the other. 
  • Continue stirring with the hand mixer now. Unfortunately you will get a little bit of dust, so keep some distance from your work surface.
  • Add the honey food flavouring and mix well with your hands this time.
  • Continue stirring with the hand mixer now while you spritz witch hazel floral water into the bowl. Do not stop stirring, otherwise the mixture will foam.
  • When the mixture is ready, its texture should be like wet sand. Check the consistency of powder with your fingers; when it can be tightly packed or shaped, stop spritzing (this may take a little while).
  • Pour few oat flakes in the bottom of your silicone mold. Firmly pack mixture in your molds and press well.
  • Pop out directly. If you don’t succeed the shape, pack the mixture back to the mold, press well and pop out again. Let the bath bombs dry for 24 hours.
  • The baking soda acts as a natural exfoliant, removing dead cells while offering a gentle cleansing.
  • The citric acid adjusts the pH and is an essential ingredient for frothy bombs.
  • The corn starch is not only suitable for sauces and soups :) It also keeps the skin moisture to normal levels, while giving a smooth texture.
  • Almond milk is rich in vitamins A, B, B2, D and E, fights free radicals and keeps the skin healthy and glowing.
  • I could use regular runny honey in the recipe but I didn’t want to risk and get my bombs sticky. So I turned to honey powder which has unlimited applications normally maintaining the properties of raw honey.
  • Early harvest olive oil is my favourite oil. It contains vitamins and provitamins, minerals and polyphenols, which protect cells from oxidative stress, active oxygen and free radicals.
  • The oat flakes are put for the effect to tell the truth and no, they will not clog your bathtub. However, this small amount is quite beneficial for our skin.
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