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Make Your Own Fun & Fizzy Bath Bombs

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This is the perfect overcast day activity to when you feel like spring is taking forever to get here!

What you’ll need:
1-5 drops of your favourite essential oil
1 tbsp water
2.5 tbsp of coconut oil or vegetable oil
A tsp of beet juice for colour (or a few drops of food colouring if you wish)
4 oz salt (epsom or mineral salts will work)
4 oz citric acid
4 oz cornstarch
8 oz baking soda
A large glass bowl
A whisk
A mold (optional as you can also just hand mold them)

Step One: Blend all the dry ingredients in your glass bowl and use a whisk to break down any lumps.

Step Two: Blend all the wet ingredients together. You could use a jar to shake it all together. To mix the two together, add your wet ingredients bit by bit to the dry ingredients, and stir steadily to blend. If you’re getting fizz then you are adding the wet ingredients too quickly. You may need to add the liquid only a tiny amount at a time. This takes patience!

Step Three: Once you have the lot blended you’ll have a mixture with a damp consistency that will hold together when pressed into a clump or a ball.

Step Four: At this point you have a short window to mold the mixture into bath bombs. Either press them into pre-built molds (this is the easiest way to go) or hand mold them (and good luck getting them spherical!).

Enjoy your toxin free bath bombs in a late winter tub!

The Benefits of Powerful Pomegranate

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The tart but sweet fruit that some believe was the fruit that Eve tempted Adam with in the garden isn’t just a good-lookin’ fruit. It’s full of benefits for your body, both inside and out. Add it to salads, use it as a sauce to simmer chicken in, and look for it on body care product labels. What makes it such an awesome ingredient?

It’s rich in anti-oxidants, which are exactly what your skin and body needs to fight the signs of ageing. Pomegranate helps to neutralize free radicals and protect your cells against oxidation.

Pomegranate sterols are extremely moisturizing. They penetrate cells deeply to nourish and plump and give you the look of radiant health.

Pomegranate has natural fruit acids that provide a gentle exfoliation effect when applied to the skin. As dead, dry skin cells are exfoliated away, fresh new skin is revealed.

It’s also chock full of Vitamin C which is exactly what the skin needs in order to form new collagen and increase elasticity.

See, no wonder it’s the starring element of our Pomegranate Day Cream, and it should play a role in your diet too in order to reap all of the wonderful benefits.

Environmental Defence: Chemical Detective Vancouver

Rocky Mountain Soap Company & Environmental Defence present

Chemical Detective Workshop Lunch & Learn

Maggie MacDonald, Toxics Program Manager at ED informs on chemicals we are exposed to every day, associated health risks, and provides tips and tools for safe alternatives to help reduce exposure.

This is a very informal event and we encourage you to participate and bring questions!

A light lunch will be provided.

March 30th, 12-1pm

Rocky Mountain Soap Company
Bentall Location
535 Hornby Street, Vancouver
604.336.0340

Seats are limited, please REGISTER HERE early to avoid disappointment

Environmental Defence has been working since 1984 to protect Canadians’ environment and human health. They are Canada’s most effective environmental action organization. They challenge, and inspire change in government, business and people to ensure a greener, healthier and prosperous life for all. Their vision is to create a world Canadians are proud to pass on to their children.

Soothe Your Skin With Honey

Mar24-Honey-BlogSocialDo you know just how good honey is for your skin? If you have raw, unpasteurized honey in your cupboard then you have all you need for a nourishing at-home facial treatment. Amazing for all skin types, honey has several qualities that make it wonderful for the skin, and its totally edible to boot!  …Read More

Arnica: Nature’s Nursemaid

Mar17-BlogSocial-VanRun2 Arnica is a cheerful yellow flower found high in the mountains, but did you know that it also packs a huge therapeutic punch?  It grows a staggering 3000 ft above sea level and the higher the altitude the stronger the fragrance. But we love it because it’s one of the star players in the world of homeopathy.

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The Tree of Everlasting Youth

Mar13-Blog-BeechTreeFrom mercury to pearl powder, a plethora of oddities have taken their turn in the fountain of youth spotlight, but would you be surprised to learn that we need to look no further than our own back yard? The beautiful Beech Tree with its grace, beauty and strength, is known as the ‘tree of everlasting youth’.  The tree itself is documented to live approximately 250 years.   …Read More

What’s In Your Lip Care?

Mar10-BlogSocial-PuckerUp1By now you’re probably somewhat aware that ingredients in mainstream cosmetics are under suspicion of being not so good for us. So, what’s the easiest way to go about avoiding the most dubious ingredients without taking a magnifying glass and chemistry set with you when you go shopping for products to prettify your pucker? This is where we can help. Here’s a beginners primer on the top 3 offenders to avoid when looking for lip products in particular.

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DIY Natural Tinted Lip Butter

Mar10-BlogSocial-PuckerUp2Did you know that its not that complicated to make your own tinted lip products? What a fun project for a grey day indoors, and what’s better than knowing exactly what’s gone into the concoction you’re polishing your lips with every day?

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Get a Calm Complexion with Chamomile

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Chamomile isn’t just for tea time. Did you know that this remarkable plant not only has a wonderfully calming effect on your mood, its also packs enough healing power to be one of the best natural oils to use on your face. If you’re prone to redness, acne, eczema and scarring, Chamomile Essential Oil is like a panacea for you sensitive types. We use German Chamomile in our Transformative Cleansing Oil because alongside Rosehip and Arnica it is one of the most nourishing oils in our toolkit.

If you’ve got some Chamomile Oil on hand you can also use it on scalps that are prone to dandruff, you can use it as a baby massage to soothe an upset wee one, and don’t forget that Chamomile tea is just the thing to calm an upset stomach and nervous anxiety.

This is one oil that should be in every natural maven’s cupboard.

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