Monday, May 17, 2010

Aromatherapy

Our crafty world has been smelling very good these last few days.  Starting with these:


 ...pilferred from the neighbors tree.  Since they were hanging well over our side of the fence I felt justified in cutting them off.  Oh my did they smell heavenly!

On Thursday Mr. Crafty World and I celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary, and he brought home this lovely bouquet of roses:


Over the weekend I decided to dabble a bit with some embroidery. 

 Those bullion roses are enough to drive anyone up the wall!  For my first attempt I'm happy enough with it, and finished it off as a small sweet bag filled with lavender.
Today while My Favorite Boy happily kneaded and squished some homemade playdough (scented with coconut extract!), I made some bath fizzers. 

 I haven't made these in years, and it was lovely to get back into it. 
On the left I have coconut/mango/pineapple with chunky sea salt and on the right is lily of the valley.  I used a vintage baking mold and I love how they look like little cakes.  I ran out of a few ingredients, but am definitely planning on making some more.  I have tried a lot of recipes for making fizzers, but this one has always been my favorite. 

Bath Fizzers
2 tablespoons of citric acid
2 tablespoons corn starch
1/2 cup baking soda
2-3 tablespoons light oil - I use almond oil, but you can use grapeseed, apricot kernel, even sunflower though it's a bit heavier.  Just make sure you aren't allergic to whatever oil you use!  I used 2 tablespoons.
1/4 or so teaspoons fragrance/essential oil
3-6 drops food coloring if you want
Mix everything in a bowl.  You will probably have to get in there with your fingers and rub it all together.  Shape it into balls (if you used lots of oil), or pack it into a mold.  Let it rest and dry out for a few hours before storing in an airtight container. 
Have fun!

I had four people express interest in the Polstitches chart.  I used the ultra scientific method of throwing a dice to pick the recipient.  I rolled a two, so that means it's going to Annette.  Annette, can you please email me and give me your address?  I will send it off shortly. 
Thank you to all those who left me nice messages; it really makes my day!

3 comments:

Pumpkin said...

Oh yummy! I see the lilacs are starting to come out here too :o)

Congratulations on 15 years! We'll be celebrating that ourselves this fall.

How neat is that! I didn't realize you could make your own!

Stephanie said...

Happy Anniversary! You house must have smelled heavenly.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Love the flavours/scents you have used in your bath fizzes - your baking mould gives them such a sweet shape.

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