Donations to LGBTQ+ and Black Lives Matter Organizations

Hey guys! I have a new announcement about my business: 15% of the profits from all lemongrass bath bombs will be donated to several black lives matter organizations. The ones I’m planning on donating to now are Black Visions Collective, Campaign Zero, and Color of Change. I chose lemongrass because it’s one of the most popular bath bombs that I make. Also, I’m making rainbow ylang ylang bath bombs and rainbow may chang bath bombs! 15% of the profits for these pride bath bombs will be donated to LGBTQ+ organizations: The Trevor Project and GLAAD. This rainbow bath bomb will continue to be for sale after pride month is done. Racism and homophobia aren’t just going to vanish after black lives matter isn’t “trending” and pride month is over, so it’s important to continue to work towards change.

The “Secret Ingredient” of Bath Bombs

People often comment on how soft their skin is after using a Bubbles & Fizz bath bomb. This is because of one ingredient that several other brands of bath bombs don’t have: coconut oil.

Coconut oil is naturally moisturizing. It hydrates dry skin without making it feel oily or greasy, like some lotions do, and instead it leaves the skin feeling smooth and silky! A little bit goes a long way. There’s only 1/3 teaspoon of coconut oil in each bath bomb! The coconut oil in Bubbles & Fizz bath bombs is certified organic and non-GMO and is naturally refined, so you can be sure that everything you’re getting is good for your body. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the bubbles and fizz!

The After-Workout Bomb

One of the most popular bath bombs I make is the After-Workout Bomb. It’s purpose is to help you cool down and relax your muscles after a workout, so the recipe is a little different than my other bath bombs.

A main difference in the recipe is the use of Epsom salts. All of the other bath bombs contain 1/3 cup of cornstarch and 1/3 cup of Epsom salts. But in the After-Workout Bomb, there is 2/3 cup of Epsom salts and no cornstarch. The lack of cornstarch changes the shape of the bath bomb, but it’s worth it. Epsom salts are used to relieve minor aches and pains and soothe sore or tired muscles, so the extra amount is sure to benefit you post-workout.

The After-Workout Bomb also has a unique scent combination: peppermint and clary sage. Peppermint essential oil has a cooling effect, and it can help relieve muscle pain. Clary sage essential oil also has this cooling effect, is known for relieving stress, and blends nicely with peppermint! This bath bomb will leave you feeling clean and relaxed without stress, cramps, or sore muscles.

Valentine’s Day Sets: Bath Bomb and Jewelry!

For a limited time- from now until after Valentine’s Day- I have partnered with Catwalk Gems to sell sets of a Bubbles & Fizz bath bomb (strawberry or grapefruit) and Catwalk Gems jewelry (earrings or a bracelet)! Here are the details:

Bath bomb (strawberry/grapefruit) and earrings- $15

Bath bomb (strawberry/grapefruit) and bracelet- $20

Catwalk Gems jewelry is all handmade, and so are the bath bombs. Grapefruit bath bombs are all-natural, too! These adorable sets are the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for someone- or yourself! 🙂

For more Catwalk Gems jewelry, click here.

Valentine’s Day is coming soon- so make sure you order a set before it’s too late!

Aromatherapy: Is it All BS?

You may have heard about how aromatherapy can cure illnesses, improve organ health, boost immunity, and do all of these other amazing things. But is there any truth to that? Because you also may have heard about how it’s all fake, a scam by essential oil companies. So, what’s going on?

Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils (usually by smelling them or skin absorption) to promote health and well-being. People use aromatherapy for several reasons, such as using lavender oil to treat kidney stones. As great as these benefits may sound, there’s not much proof that aromatherapy is actually effective. Research is limited, and the few studies that have been done are small-scale and not the most reliable. It isn’t clear whether the results are caused by the essential oils used or if they are caused by other factors in the study and just correlated with the use of essential oils.

So, the medical benefits of aromatherapy may be a stretch, but there still may be some truth to other benefits. For example, there are claims that certain essential oils can reduce stress, anxiety, and depression symptoms. This makes sense because of the way the sense of smell works with the brain. Inhaling essential oils stimulates the olfactory (smell) system, which sends a message to the limbic system (the part of the brain responsible for emotions). This process is why sometimes a smell can trigger a specific memory, such as a certain perfume making you think of the summer you wore it. So although there hasn’t been much research to confirm emotional responses to essential oils, people report feeling calm or relaxed from oils such as chamomile or lavender, so go ahead and try it!

Although it can’t hurt to try aromatherapy to see how it makes you feel, there are some risks associated with improper use. There are some claims that you should ingest essential oils or apply them directly to the skin without a carrier oil, but it is not a good idea to do that unless directly instructed to by a medical professional. Essential oils can be wonderful, as long as they are used properly. But with that, there’s no harm in putting a few drops of peppermint oil in a diffuser or using a lavender bath bomb. Even though there isn’t enough conclusive evidence to make a claim on whether aromatherapy is effective or not, it may be beneficial for some people. So, go ahead and relax with a chamomile bath bomb!