Review: Fizz Boom Bath – Isabel and Caroline Bercaw

Fizz Boom Bath!

Fizz Boom Bath!

Learn to Make Your Own Bath Bombs, Body Scrubs, and More!

Isabel Bercaw,  Caroline Bercaw

Allen & Unwin

Rock Point

ISBN: 9781631064623

 

Description:

From fizzers to scrubs, masks to soaps, bubble bars to shower melts, Fizz Boom Bath! is your how-to source on all things bath-time beauty.

 

Have you ever found yourself staring longingly at a table full of scrumptious-looking bath bombs, shower melts, or lotion bars for sale and thought, “Gee, it would be fun to make these at home, but where the heck would I begin?!” Teenage “sisterpreneurs” and creators of Da Bomb Bath Fizzers are here to take the mystery out of bath and body recipes and give you all the tools you need to crown yourself Archbishop of Bathtopia.

 

Isabel and Caroline will hold your hand every step of the way—and then exfoliate it with some sugar scrub when they’re finished! This book will teach you how to create all kinds of delightful, natural, homemade bath treats. Fizzers, scrubs, masks, soaps, bubble bars—Fizz Boom Bath! has you covered.

 

 

My View:

This book is a delight for all the senses J  I love the intense rich palette of the images in this book – there is something delicious and inviting in the designs, the finished products here are art in themselves.

 

If you are into making bath bombs, body scrubs and other bath and beauty products then this book is for you. If you just want to appreciate this beautifully designed and photographed book, buy it, it would make a great coffee table or Christmas gift purchase.

 

I’ll share a few recipes with you soon and if you make them please let me know how they turned out.

 

 

 

Herby Salt Rub: The Art of Herbs for Health – Rebecca Sullivan

 

The Art of Herbs for Health by Rebecca Sullivan ($19.99), published by Hachette Australia.

 

Taken from The Art of  Herbs for Health by Rebecca Sullivan. Published by Kyle Books.
Photography by Nassima Rothacker.

 

HERBY SALT RUB

Turn boring meat and veg into a restaurant quality meal simply by adding some herbs and spices. Make a jar of this to keep in your pantry and use it on everything. This is another great little jar that makes a lovely gift. p75

 

MAKES 1 SMALL JAR
1½ tablespoons fresh rosemary leaves
1 tablespoon dried chilli flakes
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoons whole yellow mustard seeds, crushed
2 tablespoons paprika
2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves
1 tablespoon dried oregano
2 dried bay leaves, crushed
125g good-quality sea salt

sterilised small jar with lid or airtight container

 

Place all the ingredients in the jar. Put on the lid and shake until the ingredients are combined, then store in a cool, dry place for up  to a year.

Use as a rub or a sprinkle on raw meats and veggies before roasting, as required.

 

Tip: Mix and match with your choice  of herbs and spices with salt.  Shake, store and rub.