Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Slow economy, slow food, slow down..

I was reading one of my cosmetic industry magazines and they had a small article about how women are stressed about the economy and state of the union. I feel this strain as well (especially after paying bills yesterday, and accounting our spending for four months, yikes!) they found that women splurge during these tough times on bath/cosmetics. While yay for me, and is it biased (it is a cosmetic mag after all) so I tried to think back on my own impulse purchases or wants since the first Dow free fall. Yeah I have wanted more bath stuff, I was able to swap my products with other Etsy sellers for some great products. I guess the cosmetics and bath product don't make us worry about our waistlines like chocolate, or how our bust line looks in a blouse. It's one size fits all, doesn't make you look fat, shouldn't make you break out, and should always make you look and feel better. Who doesn't want that while they watch their stocks move like a roller coaster at Islands of Adventure. While looking at that financial break down I also noticed a trend in our life, eating out. I'm not talking going to nobu for sushi, more like Carl's Jr for chicken nuggets, and I don't even like fast food. So I am back to the way my mama raised me cooking at home, there is even a whole movement behind it called Slow Food. Most meals can be made in half an hour with a little prep, and some sesame street on TV. Monday I made a cauliflower soup that was reminiscent of the baked potato soup from bennigans, and then revamped it last night with some saffron powder and an ounce of goat cheese. It does require some heavy machinery (a food processor or blender) but hey most of us have that in our kitchens. So here if you want an extra kick use one of the colored cauliflowers (I used one head of yellow and a normal white):
Serves six
2 heads cauliflower roughly chopped
1/2 sweet onion chunked
3 T butter
1/2 c heavy whipping cream
cooked crumbled bacon
shredded cheddar
sliced green onion, green part only
chicken broth to boil the cauliflower and onion in, about 20 min, or until tender
Spoon a third of the cauliflower/onion mixture and enough of the boiling liquid to blend to a nice puree. Add one tablespoon butter and some of the cream, blend smooth, and empty into a serving bowl and continue with the rest of the cauliflower mix (it took me about three fill/blend/empty reps with a standard Cuisinart) stir to combined all batches and serve each bowl with some crumbled bacon, shredded cheese, and slivered green onions. Leftovers refrigerate well, reheat on the stove with an ounce of goat cheese and a pinch or more of saffron powder, mmmmmm.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Trouble shoot

Well after getting the shipping fixed another bug appeared, my credit card processing. Seems my merchant account has been canceled but I am still getting billed, and they "don't have my new address" but I am holding this months bill. Grrrr.
Well it's not the end of the world pay pal still works. I just created a pay pal account for my hubby and ordered from with no problems. It takes one more step than just a straight credit purchase but with the customer service I have been getting from the internet merchant provider I may stick to just pay pal in the future.
Ok, so I hope this ends the run of hiccups, and I am very sorry if this affected your holiday shopping.
Resting her head,
Head Bather

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Shipping is fixed!

So I had been wondering what had been driving away all the viewers from my store so I called in my most thurogh editor, and sure enough she found the problem. My shipping was set to charge each item in the cart seven dollars and not the weight times the aprox cost (this is for priority mail). Well I got that fixed and for anyone who wants even faster I have added UPS service to the shopping cart. Now everyone should be able to purchase with out exorbant shipping amounts, and for anyone in the LA/Valley area email me about pick-up instead of shipping.
Sorry for any confusion and I hope this makes everyone happy again,
Head Bather

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Extream Homeade Escargot, and winter veggi

I loved growing my own turnips, greens, radishes and other things in my "yarden" in FL, but here in CA I have a nemesis to all my best intentions, the Brown snail. Now I come from a family who values the culinary treat known as escargot, so I felt guilty at first with my desire to destroy what has graced my dinner plate in the past. Not anymore, my cauliflower has been reduced to Green twigs, the loose leaf lettuces are beginning to look the same, and I have still not had one of my own eggplants. So last night I went out with a flash light and a bucket and collected the little and big buggers, but decided to throw them away instead of squishing or cleaning for a later dinner. Before you gag too much remember these are the same animals you buy in the can at the store, but to eat the garden variety you have to clean them for two weeks by feeding them things like corn meal, flower and lettuce. While I am adventurous enough to have tried this, (I mean hell I have eaten wild boar that my DH took down back in FL) I just don't have the time/space right now.
While my own gardening attempts have been fruitless the Thousand Oaks farmers market has been a great find for all sorts of edibles. The latest has been colorful cauliflower, and why not science has shown that the more colorful the more vitamins and nutrients. So while I don't know if it was a genetically engineered or some old cultivar I went ahead and bought a head of purple and yellow cauliflower. They were delish and pretty I highly recommend it.
And now I head out with flashlight and bucket to stake my claim to my winter veg...sorry Mom but I doubt they would ship well.
Head Bather

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

The new mini kit!

So I realized many of us may not have time for a whole bath ritual during this busy season, though I still highly recommend it before that holiday party or family affair to get you in the mood. In my first apartment I was lucky enough to have a room with an adjoining bathroom (meant that at every party it was the communal bathroom but whatever) so before just about every party (or at least the ones I remember being especially fun) I took a ritual bath. I would soak in the tub with homemade bath salts or something bubbly with just candles lit and nice music, and then take my time getting ready for the event. But as we get older and add more things into our lives, from jobs, to significant others, to kids, time to yourself becomes a thing that you will get to after you do xyz. As that becomes your life sometimes a hot shower can be just as rejuvenating as a hot soak, so for that I have created a smaller Ritual Bath kit perfect for you. The three items you need for a quickie ritual, the face mask which you could apply before getting in the shower, a paraben free shower gel to cleanse and scent the air for a brief aromatherapy treatment, and lastly the moisturizer from a lighter body lotion to the more rich body butter. I am very excited about them I hope you are too. The perfect office gift or stocking stuffer will only be available for the holiday season, get yours today!
Love, Laughter and Light,
Head Bather

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Craft show afterglow

So I have just completed a whirl wind couple of months doing my first craft shows in my new home turf, and they were outstanding. Each one had it own flavor and flair and all were successful for me. There are so many new friends and vendors to list here so stay tuned I will be featuring some of my faves in the coming weeks. The great team at Ghetto Gloss are still hosting shows each weekend so if you get a chance check them out in Silverlake. I just finished the Bust Craftacular which was fabulous tons of great stuff and people to chat with. If you want to check out who was there just go to the Bust magazine website and check out the LA craftacular vendor list list and shop till you drop, I know I did. I didn't even get to watch my SNL, and had to stop my fam on the east coast from ruining it as we chatted after the Craftacular so for those of you who missed it here is my new favorite song.
Soaking my feet in the tub,
Head Bather

Monday, November 24, 2008

Give great face

So I must also tell you all about how great my skin has been for the the past month. I must attribute it to my own products (surprise surprise) I have been using the Earth Face scrub at least twice a week and a lotion I made very similar to the Balance lotion.. So the lesson for this month is exfoliate, exfoliate. Even in the not so dry areas like my home state of FL, we all need to rub away the dead skin that our face produces, if not we get rough patches, black heads and the horror of all horrors pimples.
My Sister will be enjoying her own tub of Earth scrub soon, I made sure it was big enough to share with my Mom since they are in and out of each others medicine cabinet for products. And if you just can't splurge right now get some baking soda out of your freezer and wet it till it's a paste, massage that all over your face and rinse well. There is no excuse not to take care of our skin so if you can get yourself some scrub and a good lotion and clean your way to great skin.
Head Bather

Upcoming events!

Well it has been a very busy October and November, I had a great first show at the Holiday Hotness Bazaar which inspired us to reach for more. I am happy to announce that we will be at two more shows for this holiday season, the Ghetto Gloss Art/Craft and Vintage fair on the 29th and 30th, and the super great Bust Craftacular on the 6th of December. Not only am I super excited for the upcoming shows but I will also be featuring products by my good friend Harvest Moon Soaps. Leigh makes shave soaps, bar soaps, lotion bars, and lip balms with great scents for guy and gal.
The next show with the ladies from Ghetto Gloss is in the beautiful area of Silverlake in Los Angeles. It has lots of great creative spots to explore and great old houses that I so wanted to live in when we got here. The next show with Bust Magazine ,one of my favorite publications will be in Downtown LA at the echoplex. I am so excited, so if you are in town be sure to check us out at one of the two shows.

Happy Holidays,
Head Bather

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Checking in...

So it has been a while so let me catch you up...

I was part of a craft show (my first ever) it went very well for me and I met lots of great folks some of whom I only new as an email address until then. Great to put a name to an actual face, you all made me feel very welcome. Found a companion for sales and shows who will also be selling her products through Ritual Bath until her business is set up. It is great to have someone who is excited and interested as much as I am about bath products. We took a day off, then started applying to new shows the next one is in Silverlake with the boutique Ghetto Gloss on the 29th.

Went to the famous Roxy and saw a great show "Grace Potter and the Nocturnals" really enjoyed her and the guys, she will definitely be rocking my ipod. Then I got the plague (or just a bad cold at the same time as my toddler, you say tomatoes I say toematoes) and have only now begun to be aware of my surroundings. I swear there were elves that made all this mess, I can't believe I was that much of a slob for two days. =P

So I am back and getting better, stay tuned for more updates I have lots to talk about.

xoxo (opps maybe I should keep my germs to my self) ~WAVE~

Head Bather

Friday, October 24, 2008

Earth, and other things...

Well it is finally feeling like fall here in So-Cal, some of the leaves have changed colors. Though I know for some of you that are in northern climates are seeing some amazing colors, it is still more than this Florida girl is used to. Every where I look there a "fall festivals" or pumpkin patches around here, from the smallest pumpkin purveyor with a bounce house to the large farm set-ups that have corn mazes and all sorts of diversions. We even saw Becks and Posh at one such festival, entourage and all. It was great the guy running the carousel ran it twice for us and the misters kept us somewhat cooled off. We have been to about three or four so far and I gotta say it's nice to celebrate fall so much.
My bath products are just about labeled and ready for the show on November 8th, The Holiday Hotness Bazaar. The apothecary cabinet is full of products from large to small, everything for the gift giving season. Now I just need to remember to photograph it all for the websites so that anyone can pamper themselves. My happy accident from before has turned into "Earth" a sugar scrub. When I smell it I am transported to a lush, warm forest. Well I should go get to work labeling everything so I will sign off and get to work.
Check back later for photos of all my hard work.

Diving into the deep end,
Head bather

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Happy accidents and Holiday Hottness Bazare

We I am proud to announce that I will be participating the first annual Holiday Hotness Bazaar here in LA. Many hip local designers will be there selling their creations for the holiday season. What better way to spread your love to friends and family than to support local crafter's and artisans. Not to mention the feeling of knowing exactly where your products are coming from and attaching a person to that process. Hope you can make it if you are local!
So I have been preparing all my recipes for this sale and decided to adjust on of my recipes in one of my scrubs. Its a good recipe but it definitely changed the scrub so I have created a new item! The scrub is made primarily of sugar and some lovely nut oils, but the thing that changed it the most was the sea clay added to it. It has yet to be named but it is defiantly and earth mother creation, looks like earth and has a lovely herbaceous subtle scent. I just used it on my face (which is the ultimate sensitivity test for me) and my face feels like a baby's butt, perfectly conditioned and exfoliated. I can't wait to premier it at the show!

Going to jar my creations,
Head Bather

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Urban and Suburban gardening: growing in your patio

So in O-town I guess because of the "seediness" of Lee Rd. some would call that area urban. It was great in some ways and not so great in others. I was able to tear up the entire front yard and put in an organic "yarden", but driving by the drug deals on the corner not so great. So when we moved we wanted a place where neither of us was worried about walking down the street, which landed us in suburbia (that wasn't the only reason though to be fair). While we don't have a yard we do have patios with walls, so you bet I have things growing.

I almost missed the growing season out here but I seemed to have squeezed out a few summer veggies. I got a handful of black eye peas (didn't plant enough, I'll do better next year), One or two yellow crook neck squash, half a dozen under ripe tomatoes (kid needs to learn her colors, green growing, red ready) some lettuce, thyme, basil, stevia, and eggplant. You can see from the pictures there isn't that much ground but if you know what you want and it's growing habit it is just a matter of feeding and watering. Shallow roots get pots like window boxes so they can be mounted on the walls. Taller deep rooted plants like the eggplant or tomatoes go in the back against the wall so shorter plants like the squash and herbs can be in front. Climbers take center stage and help green up the walls. So if you have the desire but only a patio, with a little light and some creative planning you can eat home grown veggies.

Turning the old bath tub into a planter,
Head bather

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

The lab is open.

I have begun creating again! Today I mixed and poured a whole batch of lip balms ready to be labeled and photographed for my stores. It has been brought to my attention that I need more price points, and the lip balm is the first of many to come. It is full of good for you oils, coconut, apricot, Shea, cocoa and some bees wax and coffee butter to add a little color and body. While it is not as robust as your cup of joe in the morning it does have a subtle coffee aroma, but the best thing is it lasts on your lips with a shear layer of silky softness. While visiting last month my mother tried it out and was amazed at the staying power.
So get ready, get set, and get your next favorite thing for winter Love lip balm. It is named after the Love bath line because I thought what could go better with a little self love but velvet lips.


Head Bather

Friday, September 12, 2008

A woman in office...

So we are embarking on a part of history this season marks an election that will be remembered no mater what "color" gets into the white house. On one hand we have the first African American, and on the other the first woman in the "off white house" (my word for the vp's house). We have seen coverage after coverage on each sides experience and the latest was about Palin and how she would handle her first one on one with the press. Now I don't agree with allot of her positions or McCain's but I have to say the press could have done better.
For starters they (the press) are in a business concerned with selling their networks so they have to make their time on air riveting, but to be "fair and balanced" where was the one on one with the other vp candidate?
I know there isn't as much controversy over Biden as a vp and maybe that's because of his experience, fine, but how about each vp being interviewed at the same time with the same questions. I mean who but those in the loop of presidential coverage could have given the correct answer to "what is the Bush doctrine", and even then it apparently wasn't a well used term. I don't think that the press is completely biased to the Obama campaign (even though SNL did parody it, oh and where is Tina Fey to play Palin? get on it girl!) however I do think it is harder work for the American public to stay honest about the candidates on both sides. We have networks who are more concerned with ad revenue than honest journalism, and a public that only sees colors or sex if they trust the politicians enough to even pay attention.
So there is my two cents, I will go back to being creative now.
Oh and yes I did register to vote!

Going to fill the tub to relax,
Head Bather

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

I was due...

I have just recovered from a migraine attack, when I say attack I mean a three day assault. Could have been the chocolate overload or the mom's night out or that I haven't had one that "good" in a while. I must say most Rx's don't do anything but dull or sedate the pain or me, so I have stuck to the over the counter pain remedies for a few years and one of my concoctions. Anyone who has had migraines may tell you that a dark cool room is just the thing, and they are right. My bedroom and living room have very well lined draperies just for such occasions, they kept me in a constant state of twilight. This helped but the right side of my melon still felt like there were small construction workers breaking up the bone of my skull like an old concrete driveway. Cold also helps and since I had run out of one of the key ingredients in my headache concoction I settled for a damp towel to the head. The last and first thing is my all around cure all lavender oil applied directly to where it hurt. I would have mixed it with some peppermint but was all out, that usually provides the cool for a good amount of time.
Now I am happy to simply feel a dull ache occasionally or some disjointed head feeling. So I am back from the bed and headed to the tub.

Love always,
Head bather

Thursday, August 28, 2008


I am so excited to announce that I am on the second page of the Google search of Ritual Bath. Wohoooo, work and careful attention is paying off. The Etsy store shows up first and at the bottom of the page is our beloved Tales from the Tub. Thanks to all who have visited or added the feed to their RSS readers. Don't forget to sign up for my monthly newsletter (it's at the left of this post), not only is it only monthly and has different info and contests then the blog but it is linked to my CafePress store. There you can find tees and totes with the RitualBath logo as well as some original artwork, and RitualBath does make small profit from each item sold. Not to mention the advertising you would be doing by wearing the label around town.

Thanks again,
Head Bather

P.S. I am working on some room sprays, and want your input so stay tuned!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Updating, Updating...

So I have a Cafepress store, yeah I know who knew, not many. So I have updated it somewhat and added some new art photography I have taken recently. I will be ordering for myself, need to market my stuff in a new local and get the brand out there.

So check it out, there are shirts, magnets, mugs, art, buttons, and even stuff for the kiddies. If you see something you like but not the image you want drop me a line I would be glad to make it happen for you. Make sure to sign up for the newsletter, don't worry I will only be in your inbox once a month (unless you win the contest then maybe twice) and there are great things there you won't find on my blog.

Going to fill the tub,
Head Bather

Monday, August 25, 2008


So I recently threw out my back (motherhood has many blessings, tight abs not one of them) lifting some of our boxes that have yet to be unpacked. This is not unusual for me; I have had back injuries before and have tried many things to relieve my pain. Creams and patches cool me down but the ache is still there, drugs just made me sleepy which I woke from in more pain from not moving, but this time I made a bath concoction. Now I only did this the one time and the feelings lasted for a few hours but they were great hours, and want to try it again soon.

First I put the little one down for a nap (essential step), and began to brew some seaweed tea (any type you might have in the pantry for soups and such) boiling water and steep for 20 to 30 min. Then I made a bath teabag of chamomile and lavender to throw in while the tub was filling. As I filled the tub I dropped in the tea bag, poured in Epsom salts (a cup or two), and poured in the seaweed tea (without the now slimy seaweed). It smelled of the ocean but felt wonderful to soak in for twenty minutes, which is the most you should be in a warm bath. I carefully got out of the tub and my back felt great, though I didn’t and wouldn’t go out and try to lift anything. Granted the next day my back still hurt but I was happy for a few hours and I didn’t smell like menthol.
Feel free to try your own mermaid soak and have daydreams of the sea. Let me know how you made it your own ritual bath.

Sitting up out of the bath,
Head bather

Saturday, August 23, 2008

To every thing there is a season.

Motherhood is getting in the way of bath rituals. I no longer take a bath with candles before going out with my hubby, but hey I don’t go out with him very often anyway. If we do get to spend time together we are lucky to get out of the house with a place to go.
However that said I do need them back if only for a centering of myself and not before a date. I feel relaxed during the bath, soaking in sea salts and essential oils, my shoulders finally let go of all the things they must support for the day. It last for a while too, even better if I can go to sleep right after.
So new goal for the coming month: once a week bath, and I will update you all here with the recipes and outcomes. Wither it was moisturizing or calming and how to make it for your own reentry into your bath ritual.
Going to write my To-Do list,
Head bather

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Here we grow again...

I have replanted, in many ways. We left behind a beautiful "yarden" in FL where around this time the aphids and ladybugs should be in full swarm. Well I have replanted our garden, in a way. We don't have a yard but we do have patios that even have small beds around the walls and in between the cement slabs. So a few weeks ago I got to planting and seeding every available space that I had, and I am now proud to say that everyone is sprouting and growing well. Oh and I am not done yet. I have wall space that I want to put window boxes up on for shallow rooted plants like lettuce or herbs. It is very exciting to see what is sprouting up next, yesterday it was corn, today it is the "Bolivian fat ass" pepper seeds a friend gave us. That is just one of our patios there are still two more to plant and plan. Just think, no yard but fresh veggies as the seasons go, pretty good trade off for me, I never did like mowing the lawn.

Scrubbing the dirt from my nails,

Head Bather

Monday, July 21, 2008


Well during tonight's bedtime rituals I was struck with a thought, baths for children are good clean fun. From fruit colored, and scented bath wash to toys designed just for the bath, kids have it made. We value this time to clean away the days exploration in the sand box as well as fun water play with rubber duckies.
As adults we use this time to decompress or pamper ourselves. Yet many of us feel guilty when we want to buy our own "bath toys", but I say we deserve a little bath time fun. Use it to listen to music you haven't in a while, a book you are enjoying, or just breath deep in the lovely scents of a lifetime ritual.... The Bath.
Shutting the bathroom door,
Head Bather

Sunday, July 20, 2008

At long last

Ritual Bath is settled! We have finally unpacked and set up most of our things in beautiful Southern California! I am feeling the creative muse whispering in my ear and I have many plans for the coming months, one of which is my blog space. I will be posting more often now and hope all you bathers keep me to it. I have some new art ideas as well as some bath products or improvements on my kits. So stay tuned and if the bath water gets cold drop me a line and I will warm it up.


Head Bather

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

More jewels

Well as I continue to work out of a smaller space I have found more things to create. I have started with earrings with cute two person names (you have two ears after all). Dangling earrings with semiprecious stones, glass beads, crystals all designed to give your ears a little love. I have also continues to create artist trading cards as one of a kind art. Some are pencil others are watercolor, all signed dated and will never be created again.

I miss all my bath products I only have body butter and it is getting to warm here to have so heavy of a lotion, I miss my balanced line body lotion. I would create more but my blender and all my utensils are in storage. I will survive for now, hope you will to. Enjoy the pretties in the meantime.

Wishing Laughter, Love and Light,

Head Bather

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

More Ritual

So RitualBath has landed in the lovely state of California. The weather is beautiful, the landscape is vibrant and full of vegetation (which I am told is somewhat rare), and the traffic has not been as horrible as many say (remember I had to deal with I-4 in Central FL for about ten years).

Since arriving I have felt very creative and explorative, and since I do not have my kitchen lab set up yet I have been exploring one of my other loves: Beads. It is not like I had to go out to find supplies, I have more than enough stock piled and it has been soothing to revisit something that has brought me such solace in the past.

So without further a due I introduce RitualJewels! The line begins with my Goddess necklaces, each with a Goddess in mind by color and design. They also have a pocket to stash small trinkets, aromatherapy or anything else you might want to wear around your neck. These are a work in progress so keep an eye out for more from my newest and oldest venture.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Westward Ho!

So I am still in the midst of moving westward, circling the wagons. Which reminds me of the days when families would try to make their own fortune and head west, sometimes only sending the members of the family that could work labour. Later the rest of the family would come out after they had built a home and set up their homestead.
It seems in this day and age we have forgotten some of those old ways. We seem to want every thing instantaneously, yet sometimes we have to wait it out for the sweetest reward. So I am taking strength knowing that in the days of telegraph and trains people managed to move cross country. If they could manage to move when it took months rather than hours to get somewhere, I am excited to drive my own wagon train west.
Packing up the soap,
Head Bather

Friday, February 29, 2008

LA woman

Well it is official Ritual Bath is moving to California, LA somewhere. As I begin the packing I am reminded how wonderful my experiences here in FL have been. To all who have helped me along the way, Thank You. To anyone who I have helped along the way, Thank You as well.
I plan to add more products, bath and others to my Etsy store when I get settled so check back. I will try to post during the craziness of moving, just thoughts and how I relax (yeah right) through this transition.
Soaking it up,
Head Bather

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Day before Valentines

So I don't know what changes, if it's the hormones or living with someone for a while that does this, but Valentine's day is not as Oh LaLa for me as it used to be. That is not to say that I don't enjoy my V-Day with the one I love, I truly do, but I don't get all fluttery like I did when I was in my teens and early twenties.
I could in part be due to hormones not fluctuating so wildly (due to any number of things), or it could be that you and your love one see each other all the time and there is no "wondering" when they will show up with your gift or date. One other thing I have noticed is we all get so caught up in what we have to "get done" that whenever we are together it is "ok good I can get this done because your home now".
There are just so many distractions as we fill out our lives (don't like the term getting older) that we forget that sense of wonder about our lover. As we approach the day of lover's think "My lover is a totally separate person from me, and I will honor that difference because it is what drew me to them", what can you do for them that will make them feel special. When we make others feel good the feelings usually spread.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Love is here!

Just in time for Valentine's day my new bath kit Love: for all the types of love in our lives. It is scented with rose, and jasmine, to bring courage and love into your life.

The love ritual begins with a chocolate face mask with cocoa powder, buttermilk and china clay, for their antioxidant, and skin cleaning properties. All these ingredients in powdered form that you blend right before you apply, to retain freshness. After the mask has been applied there is a milk bath that even Cleopatra would have loved. It has ground rose buds and the scent of rose and jasmine to soothe and soften you into a state of love. After the bath if you so choose there is a shower gel scented with the same rose and jasmine, but if you wish you can carry right on to the sugar scrub. It is turned a light shade of pink thanks to the exfoliating jojoba beads and the white sugar. With a touch of castile soap, and vegetable glycerin it is only lightly moisturising so you are ready for the last step... the body butter. A perfect blend of Shea and Olive butters melt with the warmth of your skin. Grapeseed oil adds to the trinity of moisturisers and the floral notes of rose and jasmine leave you loving yourself all day long.
We all must love our selves to bring love into our life, with this kit enjoy an hour or two celebrating you.

Head Bather

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Ritual Bath in Store now!

If you are in the central FL area and would like to see and sense hands on our Ritual-Bath products you now can!

Cottage Industry Co-Op on Edgewater Dr is the current brick and mortar location, stop by and check out all it has to offer. There is children's cloths, jewelry, stationary, aromatherapy, bath products and more. Not only can you shop some of central Florida's swankiest designers but you can also enjoy a cup of tea or bowl of vegetarian chili (so good it sells out) at Infusion Tea.

Stop by, or send your honey for a great valentines gift......Ritual Bath's Love kit.
Here is the line up for our Love kit: milk bath with ground roses, sugar scrub with light fragrance and a touch of suds, body wash with a lovely floral scent, cocoa face mask with buttermilk, and a luscious body butter. Hope you will Love it!

Head Bather

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Victorian Bath Robes

I was thinking back today about a friend of mine who once had a bath problem. She like many was renting and the bath tub was less than stellar. I then was reminded of all the period movies I love to watch and how many times in the Victorian days or earlier people didn't take baths completely naked. Hard to believe that to cleanse your body you had to stay dressed, but when you think about no central heat, those with the privilege of a private bath tub having servants, and other such concerns it makes sense.

So my suggestion to my friend lay down a towel or old sheet (twin works best) to lay on in the tub. When you are done ring it out and hang it to dry in your tub. If you want to get really fancy you could create yourself a bathing robe (think long lightweight cotton nightgown). My thought is not only will it keep you from feeling icky putting your bare bum on the tub, but also use the fabric as an all over washcloth.

Just some ideas from someone who has to clean the bath tub before every bath (just a little bit obsessive compulsive). I used to keep a wash cloth to sit on when I had an old tub with the stick on no skid stickers, they used to creep me out.
Well just one of my ramblings while driving home.

Draining the tub,
Head Bather

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

This is Love not Lust

Well it is taking more time than I would like to get my new Love products just right. So far I do have the scent down and the sugar scrub, which looks a lovely shade of pink thanks to the jojoba beads in it. I am rethinking the moisturizing portion of the kit, should it be a lotion, body butter or body butter bar? So many choices and so little time.

I have the feeling I need to get these recipes done before the little one begins walking (which looks like it may be soon). I will have photos soon but have to wait for the light, which may have take place this weekend since I am at the day job during the week.

While I work hard for this next line why don't you check out my Ritual-Bath merchandise at

If you are in the Central Florida area check out the great store Cottage Industry Co-Op on Edgewater drive, in the same location as Infusion tea. They have some amazing work from local crafters and artisans for sale, and you can get great tea too.

Bright Blessings,
Head Bather

Friday, January 4, 2008

Love in the air

Well I have exciting news, Love is in the air.

Not just the emotion but the next Ritual Bath kit called love. I am still in the testing faze working out all the ingredients and scents, but it is coming along very well. Or am I just euphoric because of the smells.

Love is a bath kit designed to remind us that we have to love ourselves to bring more love into our life. We are all uniquely beautiful and these products with fragrances of rose, jasmine and chocolate, remind us that we are all lovable.

Keep checking back for the new products and new pictures of some of the new packaging.

Blessings from the tub,

Head Bather

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy New Year!

Well here is 2008, looking back on 2007 it has been a great year full of changes. We added to our family in glorious ways. The little one arrived just after the beginning of 07 and has been growing like a weed ever since (though I am told that is what they do). I found a cat at work, he helps fill the void of my last cat who also found me at work. I began my life long dream of starting my own business.

This year brought a lot to be thankful for, and many lessons learned. Like you cannot fake being calm to a baby, they pick it up like a thermometer. I also learned to ask for help and not be embarrassed about it (though I must say I am still working on that lesson). 2007 has been a great year full of challenges and blessings, I am thankful for it all.

For this coming year 2008 I wish for continued success for my family and friends. Plant, tend, and grow for all is possible with a little work, and a little dirt under the nails.

Tomatoes out of the "yarden" also started in 07'.