Here are some bath melts we made last week. They are divine and very oily. I used the chocolate mold from Easter for these, so that's why they look like eggs. The recipe is here. I did find super cheap citric acid at the market attached to Ya Halla on SE Stark Street, thanks for the tip you guys.
I only made about 1/3 of the recipe because I had only a little coco butter. It made about 6 melts, which is perfect because I will want to switch scents by then. They would make amazing gifts, I am sort of shocked at how easy they are and how luxurious they turned out. I need more oils though, which will set me back a little $$.
Baking soda shampoo update:
I have tried it twice now, and since I don't wash my hair very often anyway (I have really dry skin) it's been about a week. It seems fine, but the apple cider vinegar rinse is too stinky. I am really loving my sugar scrub and the nice smelling homemade soap I have in the shower. I add a bit of rosemary essential oil to the baking soda/water paste and it's all smelling great and wonderful—and then I rinse my hair with very diluted apple cider vinegar and wow, the shower just sucks after that. All the nice smelling stuff doesn't matter any more because I feel like I am swimming in easter egg dye or salad dressing. There is absolutely no vinegar smell in my hair afterwards, it's just the application I find so stinky. So, I need to try a different rinse that won't involve vinegar. I love vinegar in food—I am surprised how much I dislike it on my head. I am going to search for a new hair rinse recipe and will report back. Tips?