Lush Aqua Marina

Cds 2016 10 30 17 03 46I have been using the Lush Aqua Marina soap for years, and recently the local stores have stoped making it, so of course I looked online and figured out how to make it myself.

Note: this is not the actual Lush recipe; it is just how I make it.

The process

  • Place 1 heaping teaspoon of Irish Moss in a small bowl and add 3 tablespoons of boiling water over the top (you can buy Irish moss from your local home-brew shop. Since I brew beer I already have some on hand).
  • Stir well and allow to sit for about an hour
  • Add 2-3 teaspoon of vegetable glycerine.
  • Add 125ml of calamine lotion
  • Add 4 tablespoon of aloe vera gel
  • Blend well
  • Add 1.5 cup of white kaolin clay (you can buy it online in South Africa).
  • Mix until a thick paste forms. You might need to add a little more clay a little water to get it just right
  • Sprinkle 2 teaspoons of sea salt over the mixture and blend well.
  • Stir in 20 drops of interesting essential oils on it. Sweet orange and patchouli are good ones to use
  • Put 1/2 sheet of Japanese nori in half and place the mixture on one end (sushi seaweed)
  • Roll up as best as you can.

It lasts forever and is as good as the original product. This is a my own variation of a recipe that I found online here

Step by step

Cds 2016 10 30 16 36 49 Add water to Irish Moss

Cds 2016 10 30 16 50 32 Add calamine lotion

Cds 2016 10 30 16 56 55 Add kaolin clay

Cds 2016 10 30 16 58 42 Put onto 1/2 sheet seaweed

Cds 2016 10 30 16 59 28 Roll into a ball (pretend you are making sushi)

Cds 2016 10 30 17 03 06 Ready

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