If you saw yesterday’s post you’ll see that we launched our new bath and skincare line. So, you may be asking yourself why the foray into skin and bathcare? Aaron was trucking along with the jewelry and I was looking for something to do. I’ve always been crafty and so I set out to see if I could make some things that would bring me joy.
I’d always loved Lush but the nearest one to me is almost an hour away so I looked into making my own bath products, just for me, so I could destress at home. Little did I know it would open up a whole Pandora’s box…It turns out that there are tutorials for everything online from lip balms to bath bombs to lotions and so our kitchen became a science lab. My 5 year old joined in and had fun helping me out 😀
Bath Bombs are sneaky little fuckers. Make them on a rainy day and they’ll fall apart, add different colorants and some of them won’t color the bathwater like you want it too, add too much oil (or not the right type) and it will leave a film on the top of your bathwater. But when these things work, it’s like magic. The ones you see in our store right now took weeks of tests and trying out different fragrances and colorants. We’ll also be launching more bath bombs down the line, as well as a line for kids (where my own children have been guinea pigs – pleased to report that I haven’t burned their skin off!).
Next were lotions. I struggled with getting the right consistency – it was either too sloppy with excess oil (yes, as gross as that sounds) or it became hard as a rock with FAQs stating that you needed to freeze it, liquify it, whip it constantly and none of that worked for me. Finally, out of a mistake during one of these recipes I made a solid lotion with Kokum Butter that melts as soon as it comes into contact with skin. It was a really fun product but it sat in a silicone mold because I had no idea how to package this without it constantly melting in a person’s hands whenever they went to use it. Finally, we decided on a deodorant stick because that could mean the lotion could be easily applied, tossed in a bag, or even taken on a plane by adhering to FAA regulations and never be a messy problem.
Finally there were the body scrubs. We tried SO many different fragrances, oils, sugars, colors and even started to create a men’s line (which we WILL be revisiting over the next few months) but it came down to the three that we chose for our store. The sweet almond oil we used as a base wasn’t too oily and left our skin so silky soft at the end of a shower. We also added in bright mica powders – just because we’re grownups doesn’t mean we can’t have fun with our shower products!
All of our packaging is 100% recyclable and double-walled, preventing any of the oils from eating away at the plastic over time. As these products are made with all-natural ingredients, we do recommend that you use them by the “Use By” date which is written on every item shipped out. There are no preservatives in our mixtures, no colors that haven’t been approved by the FDA, as well as for their specific uses (e.g. all dyes/micas used in bath bombs are safe for bath bombs per the governing agency) and most of our ingredients can be found in your local supermarket.
We’ve worked incredibly hard. We realize YOU work incredibly hard in your life as well and we are dedicated to making your life just a little bit easier with all of our products. If it helps you destress once the kids have gone to bed, or makes you feel better about yourself after you’ve put in an 80 hour workweek, then we’ve done our job. Yes, we’re still selling our jewelry and plugs and that’s because we don’t just specialize in one product, we specialize in you and your multiple needs. We’ll also be posting a Spotify playlist every Monday so that you have something to listen to while shopping. Make sure to check back every Monday morning (and click on “SHOP” at the top of this page to see all of our latest products). With every product we introduce (and there are more to come!) our goal is to make your life just that little bit easier. We hope we help you accomplish that in the coming months.