In our part of the world, we are heading into what is called the “dead of winter” – holidays are over, and, with months to go until spring graces us with its’ warmth and colours, the only thing we have to look forward to in the short term is cold, snow, and freezing rain. Trying not to slip on icy streets. Watching to see how long it takes the snow piles to be deemed “sled-worthy” by the neighbourhood kids. Counting snow days (once everyone can get back to school again).

For many of us, this is also the season for deciding what to do with the gifts we were given during the holiday season. Do we keep the ugly vase from Great Aunt Harriet even though we don’t like it or do we return it for something we might like better? And what do we do when we are given something that we have no use for? For example, what if we got a gasoline gift card but we don’t have a vehicle? Or what if we got bath bombs but have no bathtub? Is it still possible to use these items?

In a word: absolutely! We just have to get a little more creative. For bath bombs, for examples, there are a number of other things you can do with them other than throwing them in a tub. The internet is full of ideas. Just a few are listed here.

  1. Foot Soak – Break apart your bath bomb and put a piece in a pan of warm water (enough to cover your feet) and just relax.
  2. Shower Bomb – Either tie a breathable bag filled with a bath bomb to the showerhead or just throw the bath bomb on the floor of the shower and enjoy the colours and scents swirling around as you shower.
  3. Deoderizer – Put a bath bomb in a pretty breathable bag and put it anywhere you want a fresh scent – drawers, closets, cars, or even shoes.
  4. Body Scrub – Add crushed up bath bomb bits to an oil and play with the effect or find your favourite recipe online.

And don’t forget: when you have Jewel Within Bath Bombs, no matter how you use them, you end up with lovely pieces of jewelry that can be worn over and over. EnJoy your Jewel Within Bath Bombs everyone!

Chara