Cathedral of Pumpkins Bath Streusel
Coffee-laced pumpkin crusted with labdanum & dripping with beeswax
(I've long dreamed of revisiting my Smiling Jack blend from the early days of PBSW, & this year, I finally made that wish come true... Sometimes you have to wait for your own skill to catch up with your concepts.)
Flickering, flame-lit pumpkins tower overhead, suspended from the gilded rafters, stacked in alcoves, lined along every glittering balcony & pew, heating the air within the cathedral like a furnace. Coffee beans & glittering chunks of precious resins snap & smoke as candles gutter & send tiny rivers of molten wax splattering to the marble floor far below. Your hair shifts gently in the updraft, & your gaze follows it up, up, until you are dazzled by the flames & the smoke & the dizzying spectacle of it all. The heat begins to soften your skin like the beeswax that rains down on you, & you can feel the bones beneath begin to glow...
Bath Streusel is a moist, crumbly treat for your tub!
Bath lovers, rejoice! At last, a product packed with skin-loving butters plus all the fizz & bubble of your favorite bath bombs & bubble bars! Bath Streusel is a delightful mashup of bath melt, bubble bar & bath bomb, in your favorite Paintbox scents. Add a handful to the tub as you run a nice hot bath & watch the bubbles grow! Once in the tub, you'll get the benefit of water-softening baking soda & citric acid, plus silky arrowroot powder & a gentle surfactant. I add a ton of organic cocoa butter & mango butter & a drizzle of rice bran oil to pamper your skin, leaving you feeling undeniably soft & smelling fantastic!
Many bubble baths & bars use harsh surfactants to make big bubbles - great for washing dishes, not so great for your delicate skin. I use sodium lauryl sulfoacetate, a very mild, gentle surfactant that gives great bubbles without wreaking havoc on your skin.
This listing is for one 6.6-ounce jar of Bath Streusel, enough for 3-4 baths. It's blended by hand in small batches with no SLS/SLES, parabens, propylene glycol, -cones, animal products, coconut oil or shea butter (for my sensitive customers). Most of my fragrances are phthalate-free, too!
I pack Bath Streusel in a recyclable plastic jar, with all ingredients clearly labeled for your peace of mind:
Baking Soda, Citric Acid, Arrowroot Powder, Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate, Organic Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Fragrance Oil, Mica, Sugar-Based Decos
Since I work in small batches, you may notice slight variations in color from jar to jar.
To prolong the life of your Bath Streusel, keep it tightly sealed & avoid introducing any water to the jar. A clean plastic spoon is ideal for scooping out just the right amount :)
Please use Bath Streusel within 3 months of opening, & discontinue use if irritation occurs. The butters & oils in Bath Streusel will leave your tub a bit slippery, so do be careful :)