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Bath Bliss!

At Decina baths are our thing and we also know how to use them best! These all natural, ultra-indulgent DIY Rose infused bath bombs are simply divine. They combine beet powder, dried rose petals and essential oils that perfectly pamper and create blissful baths you’ll wonder how you ever did without before.

Here’s what you’ll need…
– ½ cup baking soda
– ⅛ cup arrowroot powder
– 2 teaspoons beetroot powder
– ¼ cup citric acid
– ⅛ cup pink Himalayan salt (fine)
– 1 teaspoon rosehip oil
– 3 teaspoons sweet almond oil
– 3 drops eucalyptus essential oil
– 1 tablespoon dried rose petals
– 1-2 teaspoons witch hazel
– Bath bomb moulds (these never fail)

1. Add baking soda, arrowroot powder, citric acid and pink Himalayan salt to a large glass mixing bowl. Whisk to blend and remove any clumps.

2. Add beetroot powder for a natural pink colour and whisk once more to combine.

3. In a small mixing bowl combine rosehip oil, sweet almond oil and eucalyptus essential oil. Then slowly pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture, whisking as you go. If the mixture begins to fizz or foam, slow down.

4. To test the consistency of your mix, scoop a small amount into your hand and squeeze it together. It should stick together and hold its shape. If the mixture is too dry and powdery adda  ½ teaspoon of witch hazel or water. Then mix well and test again. Repeat until you have the correct consistency.

5. Once the bath bomb mixture is ready, place a pinch of dried rose petals in the base of one half of a bath bomb mold, then scoop each side of the bath bomb mold into the mixture until it’s just overflowing. Press the two sides together and let stand for 2 minutes. Once set gently release the bath bomb. If the bath bomb cracks while removing it, scoop a little more mixture and press together again.

6. Allow the pressed bath bombs to dry uncovered for at least 8 hours. Then store in a dry place or container until your ready to use them.

This mixture will make 6 x large (140 gram) bath bombs or 12 x small (70 gram).

So what are you waiting for? You can gift these gorgeous balls of bliss or simply keep them all for yourself in case of emergency.

RECIEPE CREDIT: lifenreflection.com

WELS Who Knew?

A bathroom renovation or build can quickly turn into a mind field of plumbing terminology and numbers that can be tricky to get your head around. So heres a quick break down of one of the most important efficiency rating systems you need to know about.

So what does WELS Star rating mean?

WELS is short for Water Efficiency Labelling Scheme. This global standard water rating allows consumers to be environmentally conscious and economically savvy. As it compares the water efficiency between different products including tap ware, toilet suites, washing machines, dishwashers and so on. Its simple really, the higher star rating a product has.

Its compulsory for all water consumption product to have a WELS Star rating and its illegal for any of these products to be advertised or promoted without featuring this information. So keep an eye out and make smart decisions when purchasing these products because your back pocket and your environment will thank you for it, in the long run.

Here’s some interesting facts to get you thinking.

– A 3 STAR rated toilet suite will use 6L per full flush and 3L per half flush.

– A 4 STAR rated toilet suite will use 4.5L per full flush and 3L per half flush.

– With an average of 35 flushes per person, per week in Australia, the choice is easy isn’t it?

  A 3 STAR rated shower head will use 8.5L of water per minute.

– A 4 STAR rated shower head will use 7L of water per minute.

– The average Australian’s shower lasts seven minutes and a quarter of the population showers twice a day! Furthermore most of us are willing to watch and waste 15 seconds of perfectly good cold water before the temperature meets our liking. Now do the maths on those numbers.

If you want to find out more about how water efficient your household is head over to this super helpful CITY OF MELBOURNE Water Use Calculator, after all the numbers don’t lie.

CREDITS: https://bright-r.com.au/australias-hour-of-shower-is-revealed-in-new-research/