Bath Time Bliss: Must Have Bath Products

Now that winter is around the corner, my time spent in the antique claw-footed bathtub increases tenfold. I bathe when it's cold out. I love talking baths. It is my time to wind down. It is my time to think. And most important it is time spent on me which doesn't often happen.

These are some of my must have's for my bath-time fun:


  1. Bath Caddy: made from salvaged wood this bath tray is perfect for book and wine. 

  2. Big Blue Bath Bombs: you'd be surprised how turning your bath ocean blue can help you relax. Not to mention all the minerals getting rid of toxins!

  3. Milk Bath Float from The Body Shop: a deep sleep concoction that make the bath feel like silk. 

  4. Ahava Caressing Body Sorbet: A great moisturizer for after bath. Leaves you skin feeling like butter. 

  5. Konjac Sponge: I love this for my face so much that I bought a bigger one for my body. 

What are some of your favorites?

Noodle Kids Book

One of the more thrilling things to happen in my life is seeing my baby girl on the cover of her Dad's book Noodle Kids. The Chef and I are thrilled to announce his first family book is being released this January! It is available for presale here and I happen to have a 30% off coupon code for all presale orders. Use NOODLE30 at checkout for the discount. Wheeeeeeee!!!

You can also pre order it at:

Barnes & Noble (Yipeee!!!!)

Amazon (Wowza!)


The Amazing Bentonite Clay

Before & After the Bentonite Clay Mask 

When it comes to my face I am a product virgin. I don't do soaps or cleanser. Toners are not in my vocab. For years people have been telling me to implement a sysytem for my face care regime, but so far I think my system of au natural works pretty great. I don't break out, my skin is smooth and soft, and you couldn't find any shine even if you put me under a microscope. 

I like my skin.

I like my skin regiment. It's easy, quick, and fits my lifestyle. I wash my face with water, I use apricot oil as a moisturizer. One and done. But sometimes my simple regime needs a push. Recently I  read about Calcium Bentonite Clay, a unique clay due to its ability to produce an “electrical charge” when hydrated. Upon contact with fluid, its electrical components change, giving it the ability to absorb toxins. Bentonite is known for its ability to absorb and remove toxins, heavy metals, impurities, and chemicals. In other words, when mixed with water and applied to your skin it acts as a sponge, absorbing toxins and impurities that live there. It's rad and it makes your skin feel like a zillion bucks!


Bentonite Clay has so many other uses as well. Here are a few from Empowered Sustanence:

  1. Detox Your Hair – Wellness Mama
  2. Homemade Clay Toothpaste – Keeper of the Home
  3. Bentonite Clay Detox Bath – Homegrown & Healthy
  4. Bentonite Clay Rose Water Face Mask - Hug A Tree With Me
  5. Homemade Calamine Lotion – Nourishing Joy
  6. DIY Mascara - Body Unburdened
  7. Homemade Deodorant – Frugally Sustainable
  8. Bentonite Clay Paste - Whey Beyond The Naked Truth
  9. Bentonite Fruit & Veggie Wash – About Clay
  10. Bentonite Clay Poultice For Rashes, Burns, & Bites - Everyday Roots
  11. Bentonite Clay for Eczema – Livestrong on YouTube
  12. Bentonite Clay in Soap – Yahoo
  13. Skin Bleaching (Tattoo Lightener) – Ehow
  14. Heavy Metal Detox - Like A Mustard Seed
  15. Shaving Soap - Blue Aspen Originals

Have you ever used Bentonite Clay for anything other than a face mask?