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Do you know what is in that heavenly smelling Bath bomb or candle? Are you having a bath in a chemical soup? Have a look at what could be effecting you while you relax.
What is in these ?
Firstly how relaxing, to lay in a nice deep bath, with hopefully a little peace ( from someone calling you for something! ) and perhaps a glass of wine and candles ( I will put some info on candles below)
Maybe some fizzy scented bath bombs.
That was a relaxing thought, until I saw what was in them!
I have to admit I wasn’t aware of the chemicals that could be in these.
It hadn’t crossed my mind.
Firstly the Fragrance or Perfume as we have seen before , hides a multitude of sins. YUK!
Then it can also have Hormone disruption, Parabens, Dyes and other chemicals, explained on this link by HEALTHLINE.COM
Here is a video on how to make these with natural ingredients, so that you really can relax in the bath!
The lady has made some very beautiful Bath Bombs.
They look easy to make, something you could make with your children too.
Since first writing about these I made up the mixture for my daughter to try in the bath, I didn’t have anything to form the shape so just mixed up the ingredients. I did use a bit of food colouring , more of a paste really, very strong in colour, which made the bath go blue! so glad it was just the bath and not my daughter!
It was simple to do, and being able to add your your own essential oils was lovely. The recipe we used did have some oil added which was to help moisturize the skin. The only problem with that was if you got your hair wet, you needed to rewash it. I definitely will try to make these again, when I have found some containers to form the shapes.
BY OUR RAW BEAUTY
These are made without harmful chemicals and colors.
BEAUTY by EARTH – Organic Bath Bombs and other products
BATHORIUM – BATH BOMBS Organic with natural ingredients.
SKY ORGANICS– They make a whole range of products including Bath Bombs for adults and children.
Rocky Mountain Soap Co– Natural Clean products including Bath bombs .
Bathing salts are another wonderful way of relaxing in the bath,
THE HOUSE AND HOMESTEAD have a lovely sounding bathing salt recipe made with Epsom, Sea salt, Baking Soda and essential oils, the exact amounts are on the link. Sounds very relaxing, they suggest that it is very helpful for muscle relaxation , I think we could all do with that at the moment.
THE SPRUCE CRAFT Have a powdered milk bath recipe, using powdered milk, either goat or buttermilk are some of the options, essential oils, an optional use of Epsom salts, baking soda or sea salt.
They all seem to have a basic formula with a couple of varied ideas. This is a simple to put together present for somebody too, just make sure to label the ingredients, we have so many allergies in our family, we read everything!
NATURAL BATH SALTS
They are often a mixture of Sea salt, Epsom salts with Essential oils.
Herbivore Ylang Ylang, Vanilla planifolia Extract with salts, some pink Himalayan, sounds very relaxing.
French Girl Rose Sea Soak-Ylang Ylang, Soothing Rose Scent with Epsom, Himalayan Pink Salt.
Just a little note on candles , a good friend of mine, suggested looking into candles. Having seen some information on just how they are made. Again not everything is the same and you can find more natural products without the toxins.
We are breathing in any fumes from these, not something I was really aware of.We often used to light candles in the evening or at a dinner party to give a nice relaxing mood. It has really made me look at where we were purchasing these from.
I love to have candles in the bathroom when I take a bath. So I agreed to add a finding on these too.
I visited Pennsylvania in the USA years ago and the Amish people made the most amazing candles, I have never seen such works of art before or since. They have many hand dipped varieties too.
LOVE TO KNOW explains the different candles through the past and the problem nowadays with using Petroleum products to make certain candles. I guess it makes them cheaper to produce. I wish some of these items have warning labels on them so it makes you aware of what you are buying.
Of course you can still find natural products for example made with Beeswax.
NORFOLK BEESWAX COMPANY sell some pure Beeswax candles.
EXQLINE sell these amazingly pretty non toxic candles made from Natural Soy Wax in travel tins, a great present. Scented candles made entirely of natural organic and plant pure soy materials ( from link)
FONTANA CANDLE COMPANY – Based in the USA and making candles from Beeswax, coconut oil and Essential oils and a wooden wick. These beautiful candles look amazing.
A family business of three!
As they mention if you search for natural candles often soy candles come through as a search result, not all of them unfortunately are pure.
MAKING YOUR OWN NON TOXIC CANDLES