Le Petit Marseillais (TM) + Luscious DIY Orange Blossom Bath Bombs!Monday, March 13, 2017
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Bonjour, Le Petit Marseillais™! France’s #1 body wash brand is finally available here in America! One of France’s biggest beauty secrets is coming and I got the chance to try out these delicious products before they hit shelves. They feature artful combinations of scents inspired by nature and are designed to transport you to the south of France. Oui! I loved their Orange Blossom scent so much, I was inspired to create these luscious DIY Orange Blossom Bath Bombs and I'll show you how you can have a bowlful of these beauties on your bathroom counter too!
The sunny packaging and the bright, fresh scents drew me in, but the formulas are creamy and moisturizing too, which is something I desperately need for my skin.
This is the Le Petit Marseillais™ Orange Blossom Extra Gentle Hand Soap. It's really gentle on my hands, which is a must for moms who wash their hands as often as we do, and the smell it leaves behind is a gorgeous, fresh, citrusy floral.
This carefully-curated collection features 17 products, including an assortment of eight body and hand moisturizers, two liquid hand soaps, six body washes, and a bar soap in a range of scents at affordable prices.
Makes: 7 large (2.56" diameter) bath bombs with a little left over
- 2 cups citric acid
- 2 cups baking soda
- 1 cup cornstarch
- 1 cup melted coconut oil
- 40 drops orange blossom fragrance oil (can use Neroli or Bergamot essential oils!)
- 1 bath bomb mold
- gel food coloring
- large glass bowl
- medium glass bowl
- measuring cups
- a spoon
- faux greenery
- disposable gloves (optional)
1. In a large bowl, thoroughly mix together the citric acid, baking soda, and cornstarch.
2. Add the gel food coloring to the dry ingredients and mix together by hand until you reach your desired shade of orange. I used a lemon yellow + a golden yellow and didn't even need to add red. Keep in mind that the color will deepen dramatically when the wet ingredients are added.
3. In the medium bowl, mix together the coconut oil and fragrance (or essential) oil. I used around 40 drops for this large batch because I wanted well-scented bath bombs, but you can add more or less to your scent preference.
4. Very gradually add the oil mixture to the dry mixture, rubbing it in by hand. When it is thoroughly mixed, you'll be able to squeeze a handful together and it will hold that shape.
5. Scoop and pack the bath bomb mixture into each half of the mold, overfilling it.
6. Push the two halves together while twisting it back and forth until the two halves *almost* meet, then squeeze them together as tightly as you can.
7. Use the spoon to gently tap on the top of the mold until it releases.
8. Use your scissors to cut a leaf with part of the branch still attached from your greenery and gently insert the stem into the top of your bath bomb, gently compressing any cracks if they happen.
9. Let them set out and dry for 24 hours before use and enjoy!
Have you tried Le Petit Marseillais™ yet? Will you be making these bath bombs? I love to read your comments!