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Beauty || DIY || Cooling Bath Bomb Recipe

nick's vapour rub cooling the big chill lush bath bomb hack recipe DIY

Recently my little guy has gotten addicted to LUSH bath bombs… let me tell ya those things are not cheap! So instead of either letting him pamper himself out of house & home or burst his bath bomb dreams I decided to make some myself! How hard could it be to make a fizzy luxury bathing product? The answer, not hard at all and this is coming from a very craft inept person. Here’s my simple bath bomb recipe:

  1. 1 cup baking soda (Food grade, NOT washing soda)
  2. 1/2 cup citric acid
  3. 1/2 cup Epsom salts
  4. 1 tsp. water
  5. 2 tsp. coconut oil
  6. 1 tsp. vapour rub

nick's vapour rub cooling the big chill lush bath bomb hack recipe DIY

Mix dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.

Next add the coconut oil and vapour rub… mix lightly.

Here’s the only difficult part, adding the water. You don’t want to add it to quickly to the mixture or you will cause the fizzy bath bomb reaction. I found that it is easiest to use a spray misting bottle and spray a few times, mix with hands… spray a few times, mix with hands. Repeat this step until you get the mixture to start sticking together a little. You are not going for cake batter… more like still dry and flaky cookie dough. AGAIN DO NOT ADD TOO MUCH WATER or DO NOT ADD WATER TOO QUICKLY. You want to save the reaction for the bath later!

Finally, place mixture into moulds of choice. I used large silicon ice cube trays from Epicure. Go with what you’ve got! Cute cookie cutters, silicon cupcake trays, or just an ice cream scoop will do the trick. Press down on mixture, gently remove from mould and place on parchment paper to dry.

*If you want some added glitz, you can press a little more salt into the tops before removing from moulds.

There you have it easy cooling bath bombs! Perfect for cold season or hot summer days.

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Food || Local || Organic Grocery Delivery #YEG

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I’ve been using Spud.ca for over a year, it’s a convenient way to get organic groceries into my family’s life. With the extreme cold and a new born, grocery trips haven’t been easy lately. Luckily Spud comes to the rescue with anything from food to cleaning to even beauty supplies. They bring it to me rain or shine so I don’t have to drag the kids in the elements to the store. Plus, they support numerous local independent businesses and have a strong commitment to carry organic and natural products. It’s a win win. New to the service? Use my code: CREDM PARKIE for $25 towards your first order.  Continue reading

Beauty || Top 6 || Get Your Glow On: Mask Edition

One of the most constant beauty routines I’ve ever kept up has been bi-weekly masking. Maybe it’s the relaxing ritual or the visual results, either way masks are the skincare products I’ve used most for almost two decades. With that being said, you can guess that I’ve become quite the connoisseur over the years. And yes not all masks are created equal, here are my top 6 “Get Your Glow On,” masking wonders that have passed my test:

Odacite Deep Hydration $60 Green Beauty Option

Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask $12 Steal of a Deal 

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Tata Harper Resurfacing $58 Pore Reducer

Vichy Masque Peel $34 Exfoliation  

Origins Improvement Active Charcoal $26 Deep Clean Detox

Tatcha Luminous Sheet $25 Hydration & Lift 

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Home Decor || A Sneak Peek || My Living Room Redesign

I’ve got spring fever big time, I’m sure this warmer weather isn’t helping the bug. Every spring I get the urge to purge, clean and re-design my main spaces. Weather I’m moving furniture around the house to change the look or changing out key pieces the goal is the same: transformation.

Currently I’m working on a few projects: our master bedroom, dreaming of our patio and our most used area the living room. Before I go completely bananas in the living room I thought I would check in to show you the progress. Here’s a little sneak peek!

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Gold Geo Table: The Brick || Small and Large Log Tables: The Brick

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Gold Lamps: The Brick || Matching Grey Sectionals: The Brick

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White Animal Skull: The Brick (Decor and accents vary from store to store) || Geo Marble Trays: Anthropologie || Furry Pillows: The Brick || Throw: Anthropologie

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Lamp: The Brick || Gold and Marble Accent Table: The Brick || Geo Wood Panelled Accent Table: The Brick 

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