Sunday, October 19, 2008


Dear Shayne,

Yesterday, I took a class at The Nova Studio -- a great local place for taking all kinds of classes, mostly devoted to making your own bath and body products.

I made bath salts and two salt scrubs:
We actually don't have a bathtub, so I made the bath salts for Bill's mom. It's lavender, which is her favorite fragrance. Am I the only one in the world who doesn't like the smell of dried lavender? Blech. I think she'll really like it, though.

I'm a big fan of salt scrubs and I used one of these this morning. It worked great -- my skin is very soft today! I love being able to make my own, as salt scrubs are kind of spendy, but the ingredients are pretty reasonable. Also, this way I can pick my own scents. :)

The green one came out a bit more fluorescent than I had intended. The original product was yellow-ish and when I added blue dye, I got something radioactive looking. But it smells good and it works, so yay!



Shayne said...

Another reason I need to visit! I don't like the smell of lavender either. It's not horrible, but it wouldn't be my choice, either.

Lori at The Nova Studio said...

hi! it's lori nova - owner of the nova studio. your products look beautiful. i'm so glad you enjoyed the class and love the picture you took. mind if i twitter about/link to your post? glad you used the salt scrub right away - most people hold onto the products for way too long as an art piece rather than something great to use. they really make your skin happy :)

kelly said...

Hi, Lori! Absolutely feel free to twitter about/link to my post.

I don't think I got the best photo of my products, as the bath salts were a more lavender in color than shown here, but I wanted to take a quick photo so I could get to using 'em!

Love your studio -- I'll be back for more classes soon, I'm sure.

Dreamy Writer said...

Lori is fantastic! I was hoping to make this past weekend's class but things got too busy!!! I, too, DO NOT LIKE lavender! Ick!

Janine Joi said...

I don't like the smell of lavender either! I had 2 16 oz bottles explode in my home in California when it got too hot and no room to expand in the bottle and one blew up in the front of my truck. Back in 2000. I STILL don't care for the smell. Now coriander, ravensara, Holy Basil, chocolate absolute....yummy.

Chrince said...

Ohh, that salt scrub sounds fantastic...

I got your package this weekend. Thank you so much! I'm absolutely loving the buttons!

JenniferNabers said...

I want the salt scrub recipe! I love a good salt scrub.

Lori at The Nova Studio said...

thanks for letting me link & for the nice comments. i twittered about your post here:

blowing up bath salt bottles - that's scary! was there any citric acid / baking soda in those bath salts? that produces a fizzy reaction that can explode a bottle for sure. most bath salts are made without but when you mention exploding glass it made me wonder. in my fizzy bath bombs class i make sure to tell people to never package in glass.

Victoria said...

What a fun thing to learn to do! I like your radioactive looking salt scrub! You could market it with the slogan, "Skin so smooth you will positively glow, (in the dark)!"