Southern Mom Loves: Le Petit Marseillais (TM) + Luscious DIY Orange Blossom Bath Bombs!

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!


If you haven't heard of the Le Petit Marseillais brand yet, you will. They are one of the most beloved consumer brands in all of France for a reason, and now I know why!


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.


This is the Le Petit Marseillais Orange Blossom Extra Gentle Shower Crème Body Wash and it has the same lovely scent as the hand soap and doesn't dry out my skin. I love showering with it!


The body washes are paraben-free, phthalate-free, pH balanced, and not tested on animals.


The Le Petit Marseillais Shea Butter, Sweet Almond & Argan Oil Nourishing Body Milk Lotion is one of my favorites. As the name suggests, it is a milk lotion. I wasn't sure if it would be enough for my super-dry skin, but it contains just enough nourishing oils to really moisturize without leaving your skin greasy. Love it!


The scent of this one reminds me of summer and you can bet I'll be stocking up on this one. I can't wait to check out some of the other scents too!


Affordable + Gorgeous, they will be available in March at Walmart and will be located in the specialty bath & body aisle (where the loofahs are sold!)


The Orange Blossom scent was intoxicating and I wanted to bring that into one of my favorite types of fun bath goodies.


Bath bombs! They're easy and fun to make, and you can scent, color, and shape them any way you like.


I wanted to make a big batch of huge bombs that would match my new bath products to perfection.


And also look super-cute. ;) I used faux foliage to make these look like real oranges. How amazing did they turn out?! I'm so pleased with the way they look in my bathroom.


For these bombs, I'm using 2.56" diameter molds because I wanted these to be large and spherical. You can find these inexpensive molds in lots of places in different sizes and materials, but I would recommend you pick up one made of metal instead of plastic.


Orange Blossom Bath Bombs

Makes: 7 large (2.56" diameter) bath bombs with a little left over

Supplies:
  • 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
  • scissors
  • disposable gloves (optional)


Directions:

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!


These beautiful, bright bath bombs will look gorgeous out on your counter, but if your bathroom gets steamy I would recommend storing them in a clear jar with a tight lid.


Because you know what happens when bath bombs get wet...



These are packed with moisturizing oils so it will make your tub slippery. Be careful getting out!


The Le Petit Marseillais tagline is: Sunny, It’s Our Nature. I see why. These products are the epitome of sunny. :)


The full collection can be found both at Walmart and online at Walmart.com. Enjoy!


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Have you tried Le Petit Marseillais yet? Will you be making these bath bombs? I love to read your comments!

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