October’s Bath Bomb of the Month is Perfect Pumpkin! It smells like a Sweet Autumn pumpkin topped with the perfect touch of cinnamon and clove. Sweet sugary maple adds the finishing touch to this fabulous fall fragrance.
Sign up here or click on the picture to get this bomb in time for Halloween! I ship them all out mid-month, so you have a few weeks!
I’m also offering mini versions of these here in my Etsy store and they look like this:
I’m back at this wonderful 4-week long shopping event, held at The Linc Shopping Center, in the Marchesa Hall and Theater 6226 Middle Fiskville Road. It’s open 7 days a week, 10am to 10pm through Dec 24th and I keep my booth chock full of all of your feto soap favorites!
Handmade Shea Butter Soap
Shaving Soap, Gummy Bear Soap, Scented Ornaments
Candy Cane Bath Bombs
Lavender Vanilla Bath Bombs
Shaving Soap Gift Sets
I had fun making these and spreading the love for Valentine’s Day. I met with Mazzi Peled of Latika Soap for happy hour early this week and was able to give her one. I accidentally spilled some of my pink sugar perfume on it, and she was asking me “What is that smell coming out of your purse!” so I ended up giving her a scented valentine! What a happy accident since she loves the smell. We have similar philosophies about formulating & designing, so I love getting to chat with her.
Another way I choose to spread love is through teaching. Each fall I take on an adult intern at feto soap. They usually are on their way to starting their own bath & body business, but want some help learning techniques and production from an established business.
Last year, Kelly Darby of Lucy Kat Soaps was my fall intern. I taught her how to make soap & bath bombs, and she helped me package my products during the fall of 2013. We worked out an arrangement of both in-studio and take-home tasks (like entering emails into a spreadsheet & some packaging duties) because she lives in N. Round Rock and has two young children at home. She was super-organized about her babysitting schedule, so would let me know a week ahead when her studio or take-home task availability was. She also helped me at shows when she was available!
Unbeknownst to us, we had a couple of interests and people in common, like Taylor from Nothing But a Pigeon, a love for yoga and NPR. When she’s not busy chasing after her little ones, she’s working at a yoga studio part-time (like I did!) while she makes her fabulous party favors.
I had the pleasure of having both of them over for a pre-Valentine’s Day
lunch complete with chocolates and champagne! Since I didn’t want us all getting tipsy, I made a variation of Profanity Salmon for us while we snacked on the goat cheese and noshes Kelly brought over. I was too busy eating them to get a picture!
During our first session we discussed our ideas for our final project. We are going to be making bath bomb cupcakes. In order to make them, Mary is going to have to learn how to make bath bombs for the cake part & bubble bath frosting.
This is the equipment we used to practice making bath bombs:
Mary, making the bath bombs:
The bath bombs! Didn’t she do an awesome job?
Check back next week for Session Three: Soap Frosting
Session One: Soap Jello
For the past few weeks I’ve been working with my new assistant, Maddie. She’s been helping me out with various tasks, like shrink wrapping ALL of the lip balm I make, inventory, labeling, packaging & now making product! Here’s a picture of the first bath bomb she made yesterday:
It was lavender vanilla scented. We were experimenting with color when I was teaching her to make bath bombs. This one has Blue and Pink Clay and came out a little too dark for my taste. I did some “product testing” with one of these last night – the formula felt wonderful in the bath (Epsom salt & sweet almond oil) but I wasn’t a fan of the dark color of the bomb.
The ones in the background were colored with Wilton’s gel Violet and were closer to the purple color I wanted for these.
I’ve also changed up my sandalwood vanilla bath bomb from brown and white stripes to light brown with a sprinkle of ground vanilla bean on top:
I’ll be adding seasonal bath bombs to the shop for the fall with scents of pumpkin and peppermint.
What bath bomb scents do you want to see in the shop? Please comment and let me know!
I can’t wait for my new packaging to arrive so I can show you what I have been cooking up in my brain! Until then, Lisa
You asked, and I happily obliged! Here is my latest batch of bath bombs. You can order them online or get them directly from me at the Cedar Park Farms to Market this Saturday. They will make a great addition to any Easter basket! They are Giant Bath Bombs, weighing in at 7.5 ounces per bomb! Scents currently available are Oatmeal, Milk & Honey, White Tea & Ginger, Yuzu Japanese Citrus, Bamboo Sugar Cane, Pink Grapefruit, Sandalwood Vanilla, Lemongrass and Ocean Rain. Drop one of these into your bath and watch it fizz, like a giant alka-seltzer! Bath Bombs make bathtime fun AND soften your skin!
- Oatmeal, Milk & Honey has oatmeal added to the bomb, of course!
- White Tea & Ginger with oatmeal & white china clay
- Yuzu Japanese Citrus with Pink Clay
- Bamboo Sugar Cane with green and yellow clay
- Pink Grapefruit with pink clay and fun hot pink sprinkles!
- Sandalwood Vanilla with ground vanilla beans
- Ocean Rain with sea clay and tints your bath water blue!