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Bath bomb, Bath melt & Soap recipes (merged)
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Old 16-07-2008, 11:12 PM
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As far as I am aware you have to comply with safety standards for the sale of toiletries. You have to submit your soaps etc. to a lab for safety testing, together with your recipe or recipes and have to get each recipe retested if you change it. I thought about selling handmade soaps but the legalities of it were just too much of a faff for me, so I make for myself and friends and family now.

Also, be aware that if you go into large scale soap making you will need a lot of space. I make soap in 4.5lb batches, and each batch needs slicing and stacking to dry it out, which takes up a heap of room. The batches need to dry out for at least 6 weeks, ideally more, so they hang around for a long time, and you are going to need several batches even to do a craft fair or something.

The ingredients are expensive, and while you will get some people prepared to pay a premium for a quality product, you will get lots more who will buy Tesco value soap for 15p a pop!
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thank you for your help, I am asking as I work in a farm shop and wondered if it would be okay to sell them in their. But they would be okay to give to friends fo christmas and birthdays wouldnt they? I dont really know of any shops, I live in shropshire does any one know of any places near here?

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Old 17-07-2008, 6:09 PM
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You can buy pre certified soap from www.thesoaptub.co.uk you can then make your own soap and package it yourself. Have a read on the pre-certified section. HTH
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Old 18-07-2008, 10:35 AM
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If you are selling to the public, you will need to comply with the Cosmetics Regulations 1976 (and various updates). If you are giving them as presents to people you know, I think you should be ok. I work for a lab that carries out the safety testing and its not cheap!!

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Default Bath & Body Craft Recipies

Found this might come in handy for home made xmas pressies

http://www.allfreecrafts.com/bath-and-body/index.shtml

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Old 17-08-2008, 8:11 PM
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I've made the lemon bath salts on this site a few times this year and can vouch for them - they are fab... http://www.allfreecrafts.com/bath-and-body/index.shtml

Also intend making the chocolate cake ones on here for Xmas presents...
http://www.themerrychocoholic.com/ch...h-recipes.html

Ikea have some lovely glass jars quite cheap to put salts in.
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Hi Sarah I've merged your thread with this one to keep similar topics together and help others with searching.
And to include it in this thread.
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Old 18-08-2008, 5:28 PM
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Default Salts are fairly easy, too

Bath salts are one of the easiest and least expensive bath items to make and they are so beautiful as gifts. I put them in jars that I buy at tag sales and dollar stores. I decoupage the jars to add a personal touch and sometimes add little wooden scoops when I can find them.
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Bath salts are one of the easiest and least expensive bath items to make and they are so beautiful as gifts. I put them in jars that I buy at tag sales and dollar stores. I decoupage the jars to add a personal touch and sometimes add little wooden scoops when I can find them.
I added wooden scoops to mine too. Found some in a little cook shop locally.
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Received an email from this company offering free p&p on all orders placed before the end of August and sale items included bath bomb kits!

http://www.meltandpoursupplies.ashopcommerce.com/

I've used them before and the service was fab!
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You can buy pre certified soap from www.thesoaptub.co.uk you can then make your own soap and package it yourself. Have a read on the pre-certified section. HTH
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Old 17-10-2008, 7:12 PM
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Default Home Made Bath Bombs

I would love to have a go at making some of these for christmas presents but I have no idea where to start. I try and google but I am a big challenged when it comes to searching the web.

Anyone have a recipe for them please?
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Old 17-10-2008, 7:22 PM
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I use the recipes on www.craftbits.com in the bath and body section
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Old 17-10-2008, 10:35 PM
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Default i love bath bombs!

I used this recipe http://www.thesoapkitchen.co.uk/recipe_bath_bomb.htm. (Also used the craft bits one.)
Try this website: www.bath-bomb.com. They sell kits or you can buy the ingredients seperatly. (They have recipes too.) They also sell on ebay, their seller name is estheticals. There is also a seller called Bath bomb dot biz on ebay who sells all the ingredients and moulds. I am planning to get my next lot of bath bomb stuff from them, I haven't used them before but they have a good deal on postage, so it should work out cheaper than some other sites/sellers. You can also get packaging like cello bags and ribbon from these or other sellers, to make them look nice and professional.

Bath bombs are dead easy to make, so go for it! I'm sure you'll have some lovely HM pressies in no time!
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Old 17-10-2008, 10:56 PM
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Oh, I am so glad I found this thread!! I was going to buy bath bombs from Lush as wedding favours but now I think I will make them. I am already making the bouquets, wedding cake and invites, so this will be a seriously crafty wedding!
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Alleycat, I would def recommend making your own bath bombs as favours! You could try using novelty shaped ice cube trays (like heart ones) to make mini bombs. I am going to make some heart shaped ones, I bought the ice cube trays from here http://www.clutter-non.com/ as I couldn't find any in the shops, although I think Ikea might sell them if you have one near you. I have made them in a normal ice cube tray before so I know it works ok. I just lightly greased the tray with a little almond oil, using a pastry brush so they didn't get stuck. (You might need to give the tray a few gentle taps underneath to help them out.)

Good luck with your crafty wedding!
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Try this site it has step by step instructions in pictures http://www.instructables.com/
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Old 18-10-2008, 12:50 AM
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Homemade bath bomb recipes;

http://www.gingerbreadnook.com/mixes/bathbombs.shtml

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Old 18-10-2008, 8:13 AM
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Thanks everyone for replying and I am glad this has been helpful. I shall get looking at ebay as I can pay paypal which to me isn't real money and I won't miss it.

Thanks again

I shall try and post photos of the results
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Question Home Made Bath Bombs/Soap

Hello, does anyone here make there own and sell them? just wondering if you have to have them checked with anyone as i s'pose its a beauty product. dont really know much about it just thought it would be interesting to make and sell them along with my nappy cakes.

If anyone has got any pics of ones theyhave made would love to see them.

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