first bath in years + first bath bomb ever! this is the twilight bomb from lush which has lavender in it and I was so frickin relaxed that I went to sleep right after this at like 9am and didn’t wake up until morning
This is a vegan coconut milk bath bomb that is meant to purify you and make your skin heavenly soft and free of all the dirt this world puts upon you. Scented with lemon, bergamot, and a hint of rose water, you will feel reborn and revitalized under the influence of Mother Superior.
Inspired by William Control’s ‘Mother Superior’ off ‘The Pale’ EP.
As a child of the 80’s, I can still remember the way my first stick of Teen Spirit deodorant smelled. The idea of going without scented deodorant sticks, or transitioning to something more natural like baking powder or the crushed leaves of an astringent plant or god-knows-what-else, is like asking me to give up on civilization as we know it. It is a deal-breaker. No way, Jose, am I giving up deodorant. It isn’t about preventing body odor–it is about artificially making myself smell like a mango smoothie or a garden in bloom. I even admit to buying one brand over another because of the colorful, friendly packaging. It is a lifetime of habit and consumer conditioning I just haven’t the desire to kick. Luckily, there are a variety of deodorants that are neither made of animal-based products nor are tested on animals in laboratories. Here then are two vegan deodorants that are readily available at Whole Foods, some specialty markets and drugstores, and over the internet. What I like most about them is they aren’t the hard-working fragrance-free sticks that smell like clay and sobriety. These are light and bright and lovely–JASON brand (Apricot) and Alba Botanica (Clear Enzyme Lavender).
This is my first Grace and Frankie fic! More to come. I just love them to pieces. Here on A03.
Grace anxiously licked her fingers before flipping the page, scanning the same paragraph twice, then a third time, not sure she was even digesting half of what she read. She took a sip of her wine, smoothing out the wrinkles in her blue pajama pants as she sat straight up on the bed, eyes shifting to the door every few minutes without even realizing it. When she caught herself, her stomach ached, pinging with guilt and questions she couldn’t yet find the courage to answer.
She and Frankie came home from their hot air balloon ride hours ago. Frankie disappeared into her studio soon after, coming down from the thrill of the experience, it’s breathtaking views, nothing but the wind and the smell of propane to distract them from the looming tension in their lives. Nothing else seemed to matter for the hour or so they soared above the city, nothing but the fact that things didn’t have to change, not yet at least. Grace could still feel the sun on her face, the pressure of Frankie’s hand on her back as they stood together, mostly silent, trying not to think about anything other than the fact that things felt good, just the way they were, in that perfect moment.
“Hey,” Frankie’s distinctive voice cut through the silence.
Grace jumped a little, looking up to find the other woman finally standing in the doorway, wringing her hands, fidgeting furiously before shoving them in the pockets of her denim nightgown.
“Hey,” the blonde cleared her throat, speaking softly as she removed her glasses, abandoning them with her book on the nightstand. “How’d it go? Did you talk to Jacob?”
“I did,” Frankie nodded.
“And?” Grace nudged.
“I told him I had a chance to think about things from a ‘higher plane,’ though I didn’t mention the balloon ride. I knew that would make him way too jealous,” she shared. “But I did say he was right. Santa Fe sounds like the perfect place for me, in many ways. It has everything I could want from a creative and spiritual perspective. Vibrant arts scene. Vegan food trucks. Mud bathing nudist colonies.”
“Uh huh,” Grace winced at the thought. “So…you said yes then? You’ll go with him?”
“No,” Frankie answered quickly. “I said I couldn’t. Not now, not ever. So we broke up. For good.”
“Wow,” Grace swallowed, a bit stunned. She ran a hand through her hair, heart racing. “But I…I thought you loved him?”
“I do,” she sighed. “But not enough to leave all this behind. My home. My family. You.”
Grace did her best to school her features, knowing her eyes said more than she wanted them to, but she kept breathing just the same.
“And…what did he say?”
“He said I should think about what that really means.”
“Yeah,” Grace practically whispered. “What, uh…what does it mean exactly?”
“I don’t know,” Frankie turned away, dropping her eyes uncharacteristically, pacing at the foot of the bed. “That I’m happy I suppose?”
“You know I am,” she told her. “Except…”
“What?” Grace waited on bated breath.
Frankie stopped moving, slowly looking up. It was so quiet, they could hear the waves crashing onto the beach from the other side of the house.
“Can I please sleep in here tonight?” she finally exploded, flopping onto the bed, grabbing hold of one of Grace’s ankles for extra effect.
“Not this again,” Grace rolled her eyes, shimmying away.
“Please? I know I’m not alone anymore, not metaphorically or even literally, but I did just break up with my boyfriend and I could use some extra human energy flowing in and around my aura right now. Please? Please, Grace.”
“Fine,” she relented, a bit too quickly.
“Oh thank you,” Frankie climbed up the length of the king sized bed, pulling the covers back, burying herself beneath them like she belonged there, like she’d done it a million times.
Most commercial bath products for babies and kids are filled with animal-based ingredients and a terrifying array of chemicals no human should be regularly exposed to. (Seriously, Google some of the mainstream ingredients sometime.) I’ve found a very easy option in California Baby’s Shampoo & Body Wash with a pump dispenser. It is widely available at Target and Toys R Us, in addition to places like Whole Foods and health food stores, and is a great, lazy all-in-one product. I use it as bubble bath, body wash, and shampoo for my preschooler and my baby. Simple!
Isn’t this bath bomb pretty? I love how the cinnamon and sugar sparkle! This was my first attempt at making a bath bomb, and you know, it was super easy. If you purchase bath bombs, you know how expensive a habit it is. Making your own will save you a ton of money, plus you can customize your bath bomb to your taste. Also, these are perfect for gifts; you know Valentine’s Day is approaching! If you just set-aside just 1 hour, you can make customized bath bombs for all of your family and friends.
This recipe is from the Winter 2015 Chickpea Magazine. The original recipe called for canola oil, I used olive oil, but you can use any oil you prefer. Coconut and almond oil would also be excellent choices.
I added the cinnamon and sugar topping to mine, and scented the bath bomb with cinnamon essential oil. The mold I used was a vintage baking pan. You can use also use molds that are solely made for making bath bombs.
If you want to add dried herbs or flowers to the tops, add those to the mold first, then fill with the bath bomb mixture.
I tripled this recipe, which made 3 medium sized bath bombs.
Ingredients for bath bomb:
2 T organic baking soda 1 T organic corn starch 1 T epsom salts 1 T non-gmo citric acid ¼ t organic olive oil (or oil of your choice) ¾ t organic cinnamon oil
Ingredients for bath bomb topping:
1 T organic pure cane sugar 1 t organic cinnamon
Mix together the sugar and cinnamon, and sprinkle into your mold(s) so it covers the entire bottom. Set-aside.
In a medium sized bowl, mix together the baking soda, corn starch, epsom salts, and citric acid. Set-aside.
In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil and essential oil.
Add the wet mixture into the dry mixture. Stir mixture together until it resembles wet sand. You can add additional oil if needed to get the right consistency.
Firmly pack the mixture into each mold(s). Let the bath bombs dry for 24 hours before gently removing from the mold(s). If the bath bomb it still a little damp when removed, let air dry for a bit.
Who wants some Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines Inspired Bath Bombs?
Hello all!!! @vampiredoeeyes & @beereckless are totally obsessed with Vampire, and would LOVE to make some bath bombs inspired by it. They’d do different clan inspired bath bombs–and maybe a character or two (Smiling Jack…ftw). They think it would be totally fun, but want to make sure there are still people out there who would be interested in these products.
If you would be interested in these….give this post a reblog or answer this with feedback and what clans you’d like to see! <3
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