This winter I’ve been working on some new bath products with my partner in crime (who shall remain nameless). We’ve come up with some interesting results. These sweets are really lavender and lemon bath bomb cupcakes! The “cupcake” is a wonderful bath bomb that releases an amazing fragrance while fizzing away. In addition, it moistures as it disappears into the water leaving behind moisturizing mango and cocoa butters.
You can now find these cupcakes at Ivy Gate Cottage in Descanso!
I got the idea below from the “Soap Queen” (http://www.soapqueen.com). These are sweet little sugar exfoliators that smell like lime, lemon, lavender and (yum!) vanilla frosting!!!!!
These sweet little cubes are for your tub (what else?). They fit in the palm of your hand and are VERY sugary. Scrub dry skin away and moisturize at the same time with Vitamin E, shea butter and cocoa butter. I found them to be a bit too oily. They begin to melt on contact with your hand so back to the drawing board to make them more sugar-cubish.
These cupcakes are different than the ones we made earlier because the frosting is soap! My partner got the idea from KCherieSoaps. The cupcake is my amazing lemon bath bomb (VERY DENSE, SLOW TO DISAPPEAR AND MOISTURING) but the icing is “Vanilla Frosting” soap! When you place it in the tub, the bottom fizzes away (smelling and moisturizing, of course) but the top remains intact and is used as soap. It smells heavenly and, if you play your cards right, can be used for one or more baths! Here are little frosting “leftovers” that we plan to use as samples of new and interesting (and yummy) soap scents!
Extra Vanilla Frosting Soap!
As soon as the soap frosting cures (in two weeks), you can find these sweet cupcakes for sale at Ivy Gate Cottage. But we’ll soon have them available for sale on Etsy. Stay tuned!
If you’re in the San Diego area, plan to visit us during our special “Valentine Days” in Descanso (see the link at the top of page for Descanso Events) between Saturday (February 11) and Valentine’s Day (Tuesday the 14th). At Ivy Gate Cottage, I’ll have sugar scrub, soap, cupcakes and all bath supplies for 25% off the regular price and Phyllis will have her gorgeous fresh cut flower bouquets, balloons and other lovely flowering plants as well as a huge variety of gift items. Next door at Descanso Mercantile, lots of Valentine goodies will also be available as well as tea served throughout each of the four days and Valentine giveaways.
In the meantime, here’s to amazing bath experiences!