Even though this time of year is known for magic and happiness, we all know it can be especially stressful. Here's some things we are doing to try to keep our balance.
We wish you all the best as you navigate through this season. May your days be filled with peace and joy.
~Ben and Polly
If you're looking for a reprieve from the cold temps and from the hurried pace of December, make some time for a relaxing soak in the tub. We will often get questions about our bath bombs, so we thought this would be a good time to chat about all things bath related.
Why a Bath Bomb?
If you haven't used a bath bomb before, you might be wondering why they've become so popular. With lots of fizz and aroma, they leave your skin feeling silky-smooth. Here's why so many people love them. A bath bomb...
How Does It Work?
The two main ingredients of a bath bomb are citric acid and baking soda. These two components produce a chemical reaction that creates fizzy bubbles. The fizz is actually the release of carbon dioxide gas which causes the effervescence that releases the aroma and moisturizing effects of the bath bomb. Here's a break down of the ingredients.
What Makes Martha's Bath Bombs Unique?
If you haven't seen one of our bath bombs in real life, you may not realize how huge they are! Measuring three inches in diameter, these oversized bath bombs provide long-lasting effervescence and plenty of moisturizing power and scent.
The extra-large size allows us to load these up with so much scented goodness! For example, each of our Lavender Bath Bombs contain about 1 teaspoon or 5 mL of lavender essential oil. For perspective, a 5 mL amber glass bottle is a common size for selling small bottles of essential oil.
Are Your Bath Bombs More Natural?
Yes. Here's what's NOT in our bath bombs!
Why Give a Bath Bomb?
A bath bomb is one of those little luxuries that people might be hesitant to buy for themselves, but thrilled to use and enjoy. It's a great pampering gift for yourself or for a loved one. Especially in our current times, doing those small actions to care for our mental health is so important. Taking time to unwind and relax is just the thing so many of us need right now. So for the month of December, we're offering a 20% off coupon code for all bath bombs ordered from website. Use the code BATHBOMB20 at checkout to get this deal. You can shop our selection of bath bombs here.
Our First Window Display
If you're in Johnstown, stop by Malone's 740 Shoppe on Main Street for some holiday cheer. We decided to decorate our display with our Engagement Christmas Tree! We call it our Engagement Tree because on Christmas Eve of 1996, Ben proposed to me (Polly) right after he gave me this Christmas tree and set it up -- complete with lights, garland, and ornaments! This little tree will always hold a special place in our hearts, and we hope you can enjoy it to this Christmas.
Featured Holiday Scents
Wow! We can't believe the holidays are so quickly approaching! We are excited to share some seasonal scents and gift ideas with you. Here are some fragrances we are loving this December!
With the classic scent of a fresh cut Christmas tree, Winter Forest is a brisk and nostalgic aroma, reminiscent of a vast piney forest. It's a timeless and complex pine fragrance with unisex appeal.
Our Gingerbread Cookie scent is the perfect mix of sweet and spicy. You'll love the notes of orange, cardamom, raisin, clove, cinnamon, rum, vanilla extract, gingerbread, and tonka. This is a fabulously festive fragrance!
We created a new Gingerbread Cookie Gift Set in this adorable gift box! The set includes a Gingerbread Cookie scented lotion, sugar scrub and fragrance mist. Who wouldn't love to receive this charming collection? You can find it here on our website. Just choose the Gingerbread Cookie option in the drop-down menu.
Here are two more gift sets for December. They feature the Essential Lavender scent (left) and the Tobacco and Bay Leaf scent (right). Each gift set includes a lotion, a foaming soap, and a fragrance mist. You can find them with the other holiday gift sets on our website here. Just use the drop-down menu to choose these scent options. Other scent options include Sugar Plum Fairy, Lingonberry Spice, Sleigh Ride, Essential Peppermint, Winter Forest, Fresh Snow and Frankincense & Myrrh.
We hope you love giving these gift sets as much as we enjoyed creating them. Merry Everything!!!
New Holiday Gift Sets
We had so much fun creating these gift sets! These gift boxes each contain a nourishing lotion, a cleansing liquid soap, and a fragrance mist. Spread some positivity and holiday cheer! This would make a great gift for a friend, co-worker, neighbor, or host. We have seven varieties of this gift box, depending on the scent you choose. The fragrances include
We are also featuring two other gift sets -- this Bath Bomb Set and the Natural Beauty Set.
The Bath Bomb Set contains four oversized bath bombs, each three inches in diameter, that dispense long-lasting effervescence and plenty of moisturizing power. You'll receive a Lavender, Rosemary Mint, Vanilla, and Lavender Eucalyptus bath bomb in this ready-to-give box for $29.99.
With the Natural Beauty Set, you can pamper someone you love with refreshing Pure Rose Water, Hyaluronic Acid Serum, Pure Argan Oil, French Green Clay, Microdermabraision Cream, and nourishing lotion. All of this for $44.99, and it also comes in a ready-to-give box.
This blog is an interactive place where we can share more about natural skin care and how we create what your skin craves!