Demeter, Forsaken Bath Streusel
Sheaves of golden hay, honeyed chrysanthemums, & fading sunflowers haunted by a haze of brimstone & hellfire
I have always adored the myth of Persephone, but as I get older, I find myself more drawn to her mother, Demeter, goddess of the harvest & agriculture. Specifically, I've been thinking about that heart rending moment when we, as parents, have to let our children manage their own lives. I have a pet reinterpretation that Persephone realizes that she's been sold to Hades by her father Zeus, & eats the pomegranate on purpose, becoming queen of the underworld & making Hades life figurative as well as literal hell. Demeter is horrified at Persephone's situation & desperately wants to fix it all for her, but knows in her heart of hearts that Persephone has it covered & can deal with things on her own terms. So, each autumn, she takes Persephone to the gates of the underworld, tells her to write if she needs anything (knowing that she won't), & watches as her daughter steps from the light into the dark for another season.
Demeter, Forsaken is the scent of the shining fields as Demeter slowly drives her chariot home, heart aching & wreathed with autumn flowers, trailing a sulphurous wisp of hellfire.
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 :)