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Dust Bunnies


Your cute little dust bunnies are not as harmless as you thought.


Dust Bunnies accumulate in the corners of our homes, and can be among the most toxic potions of all.


As noted by the Environmental Working Group (EWG): Many chemicals end up in household dust.


In a study by Silent Spring Institute: they reported “A study of house dust collected in California homes in 2006 and in 2011 which found 41 different fire retardant chemicals in at least half of the samples


A later study (2012) by Silent Spring Institute tested for 49 flame retardant chemicals in household dust, the main route of exposure for people and especially in children.


Most homes had at least one chemical above a federal health guideline, compounds in household dust tests, included flame retardants, home-use pesticides and phthalates.


A 2002 study by the EWG detected phthalates in nearly ¾ of personal care products tested, when sprayed or applied as make up powder (that contain phthalates) the chemicals can become airborne and accumulate in your dust.


Young children in particular may ingest about 50 milligrams of household dust a day. (low levels can cause health issues) making it an important pathway by which people are exposed to environmental contaminants.

So it is probably no surprise that a simple wipe down with water is not enough when it comes to dusting. I would sometimes just wipe dust off of surfaces with my bare hand or a wet paper towel. (OOPS) Not so much anymore.


taaaa-daaaaa. T H I E V E S household cleaner. One ultra concentrated bottle has replaced every cleaner in our home (+ it’s lasted forever). Savings upon savings upon savings. The bottle costs $22 and it has the potential to yield 28 bottles of multipurpose cleaner, at around 79¢ per bottle. Thieves household cleaner is free of synthetics, is plant based, essential oil infused (with the well known Thieves blend), and safe to use around every member of the family. All you usually need is one cap full  diluted with water (unless you want the solution to be stronger, in which case you’d use more cleaner). The ratio is 1:30! We keep a couple of glass spray bottles full around the house, I take a 2oz spray bottle full to work, and we also create soft scrubs with baking soda (recipe coming soon). It is perfect for dusting and scrubbing, some also use it to spot clean stains.

You can purchase it by clicking HERE.

See ya dust bunnies.





NingXia Red


If you are the least bit involved in the Young Living community then I am sure you have heard at least one person rave about NingXia Red. Here is why…

via Ningxia Red: 4 Reasons it is the BOMB!! — Doctor Jim Bob Haggerton

Ningxia Red! Top 4 Reasons why it is THEBOMB.COM!!!

Let’s be honest….life is STRESSFUL.  Even on the best of days with 5 kids and two businesses plus traveling and teaching….it’s stressful.  So we need all the antioxidant support we can get every single day.  Enter Ningxia Red.

Your body is created perfectly (I’m going to pound this into your head) and can heal itself day in and day out, but a bi-product of normal daily function is a thing we call Free Radicals.  (read about them here)  This is why we need antioxidants.  But I’m getting ahead of myself!  I’m going to give you my top 4 reasons why Ningxia is such an amazing addition to your supplement schedule.

Now one disclaimer…the core four needs that everyone has (Fish Oil, Probiotics, Vit D, Greens Product)…Ningxia is not one of those.  BUT it is a close fifth and this is one thing that I think everybody should be able to add in. Kids should be on it. Older patients should be on it. Teens should be on it. Women should be on it. Men should be on it. All of you should be on it because it’s that good and it’s got that many nutrients in it.


#1:  Ningxia is a Macro Nutrient

Ningxia Red is a macronutrient. I want you to understand what this means, okay? So if you go into an office and you ask them to help you with nutrition, there are two different schools of thought as it pertains to nutrition.

  1. Micro Nutrition: In this model, each individual nutrient is taken out of the whole and looked at in a very reductionistic, ultra specific view.  Sometimes it is very beneficial and I’m not saying there are times you need an exact milligram dosing of calcium or potassium but this is just not how the body is created.  An example of micro nutrition would be trying to isolate the exact mineral or nutrient out of an apple that is helpful for XYZ thing instead of just enjoying the dang apple!

  2. Macro Nutrition:  This is the model that we follow and is a totally different view of health and how it works with nutrition.  In the macro model…even though individual nutrients are important, it teaches that the bulk of your nutrition should come from FOOD based sources.  Getting them like you would in your diet (even if they are concentrated) makes it easier to process and you will absorb more of the nutrition in what you are eating.  This model doesn’t get bogged down with each individual nutrient in the apple…they eat the apple!

A great example I like to use when I teach on this is good ‘ol water.  So water is comprised of two units of hydrogen and one of oxygen.  Right?  Remembering your organic chemistry?? 😉  So let’s say for an example that you had a fire in your home.  If we take water as it is created and throw it on the fire, what happens?  The fire goes out.  But if we try and outsmart creation and take it apart and we through straight oxygen on that fire, what happens?? It gets WORSE!  And if we throw hydrogen on that fire we are going to light up the entire block!  So you can see where keeping things in the order they are created in is super important.

#2:  Ningxia Red is a LIQUID

So if every one of you who read this blog did a digestive function test with me…about 95-98% of you would come back with a weak or deficient digestive system.  SURPRISE!!!  But it’s true.  Because of medications, stress, and processed foods (thank you advances in civilization) our digestive system and it’s function is under constant attack.  Because of this, it’s hard for your system to absorb everything you ingest or every nutrient from every supplement you take.

So in a liquid form it’s basically pre-digested. It’s why smoothies and juices are so beneficial.  When you get it in a liquid form you absorb it faster because the body doesn’t have to break it down, and that’s huge.

#3:  Ningxia has TONS of Antioxidants

Very first thing in the blog I talked a second about the fact that our bodies product Free Radicals every single second we are alive.  You can think of Free Radicals as our “exhaust system”.  Is the exhaust that is coming out of the tail pipe on your car every day normal?  Of course it is..  But what would happen if we capped the tail pipe and didn’t let your engine process that exhaust out?? Your car would die right at the light you were sitting at.

Our bodies are much the same way.  If we don’t have a way to clear out those free radicals from our system will age quicker and eventually create symptoms and disease.  So what do we do??

Welllll….remember how I told you that your body was created PERFECTLY??  It was.  So inside every one of your cells you have antioxidant “generators” like Super Oxide Dismutase that work tirelessly every second of every day to wipe out as many free radicals as they can.  Only problem is that with the amount of free radicals we produce in a day..our bodies can’t keep up.  So we need extra antioxidants in our food and supplements to help with the fight.

Every single type of food or nutrient has a specific amount of antioxidants to it (mostly).  The scoring system to this is called the ORAC scale.  So to give you perspective:  Blueberries have an ORAC score of 2,000.  Ningxia red has a ORAC score of over 30,000!!!!  That’s a TON!

#4:  Ningxia contains Essential Oils

Our supplements from Young Living are what we call “Infused” products.  Meaning…every supplement is paired with complementary essential oils in them.  This is so that you get the benefit of pure 100% therapeutic grade essential oils, and because it also increases the absorption rate of the product they are in. WIN WIN!

There are 4 different essential oils in Ningxia.  You have orange essential oil, yuzu, lemon and tangerine.  Look up all of the benefits of those 4 oils.  But basics for all they support:  pH, blood sugar, digestion, and immunity.

Dosing on Ningxia Red is 1-2 oz per day depending on the person.  Kids normally are always recommended at 1/2 the adult dose so take that into account.


Now second thing, on kids that are old enough to be able to do it or old enough to drink it, yeah, so starting with solids and stuff, they’re already getting fruit juices, you’re already giving them that. Give them Ningxia, right? So if you have kids that are a little bit older then you want to normally do like a great rule of thumb is whatever the adult dose is then for kids you do a half of that. So like if the adult dose is two ounces, which it is, then you do either a half an ounce or one ounce a day for most kids.

One question and concern I always get from people who read labels is:

“Why is there Sodium Benzoate, a preservative, in Ningixa?”

And it’s a great question.  The main answer?  Because EVERY company who makes a food based product like this is legally required to put a preservative in it.  There is .01 % of the preservative in the product so the thing is…they’re not required to even tell you about it but they do anyway because #transparency.  So here’s what your real question should be:

“Where do they get the Sodium Benzoate?”

That’s the true question.  Because every single company out there with anything liquid has to have a preservative…where they source it is the difference.  Did you know (because I originally didn’t) that Sodium Benzoate is many times synthetic (no shocker) but ALSO is naturally occurring in many foods like Cranberries and other fruits??

YL naturally sources their SB and does NOT use any synthetic preservatives in their products to ensure that you have the highest quality products on the market.

Couple of cautions with this product:

  1. The Wolfberry is a nightshade.  If you have extreme (read:  the worst) autoimmune issues then sometimes this family of products (same family as tomatoes or bell peppers) can cause extra inflammation so you need to know that.  I have never had an issue with any patient on it, but you need to know.
  2. Diabetics:  If you have blood sugar issues you need to track your sugar well and just pay attention.  You can totally use this product if you insulin isn’t perfect…but because it is a fruit puree you need to regulate it and make sure you stay in range. 

Hopefully this was helpful and gave you some points to why it is so powerful.  For specific ingredients go check it out here and do your own research on WHY those ingredients are incredible and I’ll do other posts for you on those as well.  Take care!

Dr. JB


How to use Essential Oils


Hello essential oil users, oil curious, and those who have no idea what essential oils are.

Welcome welcome.

What are Essential Oils?

Essential Oils are the most powerful part of the plant.

They are distilled from:

  • Shrubs
  • Flowers
  • Trees
  • Roots
  • Bushes
  • Fruit
  • Resins
  • Herbs

Oils consist of over 100 natural organic compounds.

Oils support every system in the human body:

  • Skeletal System
  • Muscular System
  • Circulatory System
  • Endocrine System
  • Respiratory System
  • Immune System

Hormones, Brain Health, Emotions, Spiritual Support, & Stress.

ONLY Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils are capable of supporting the human body in said ways.

I only use and recommend the best essential oils on the planet… Young Living.

  • Studies have shown that oils reach the heart, liver, and thyroid in 3 seconds when inhaled.
  • Oils were found in the bloodstream in 26 seconds when applied topically.
  • Expulsion of essential oils takes place in 3-6 hours in a normal healthy body.

There are three ways to use essential oils:

Aromatically through using our sense of smell. Our sense of smell is linked directly to the amygdala which is the seat of our emotions. This is why smells have such power over us. Have you ever been taking back to a childhood memory by a certain smell? This can be done by

smelling the oil directly from the bottle

putting a few drops in your hand, rubbing hands together, then cupping over the nose

through diffusing the oils


Ingestion or “internally”

oils can be taken in a vegetable capsule

added to recipes when cooking

and added to water (for flavor and a plethora of other benefits).


You may or may not choose to use a carrier oil when applying oils topically. I rarely ever do. Not using a carrier oil is called using oils “neat”. A carrier oil is a fatty oil like avocado oil, coconut oil, jojoba oil, olive oil, almond oil and the like. The only time I really use carrier oils is when I create a roller blend. If you are new to using oils or have sensitive skin then I suggest you use a carrier oil. (I personally never used carriers even when I first started using oils)


Again, I only recommend use of Young Living’s essential oils because they are the absolute best. We own our own farms and have strict Seed to Seal guidelines for our partner farms, we run the most tests on our products, D. Gary Young (the founder of YL) is the only one in the world who distills oils at their best/highest frequency, we use sustainable and organic farming methods, and we never use chemicals to distill our oils we cold press and steam distill (which takes more time and obviously costs more money).

The FDA only requires that companies have 5% of the actual oil in their product in order for it to be labeled 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade. The rest can be chemicals, floral water, or carrier oils. This on top of the use of fertilizers, pesticides, and chemical solvents to extract the oil makes for a chemical soup of “essential oil” which in my opinion is extremely contradicting considering what oils are used for.

THAT IS WHY SEED TO SEAL. This is why it is so important to buy real oils. You never want to cut corners when at comes to wellness. You deserve the best.

My hope is that you have learned something new today or received some clarity.

Take care, you deserve it.





Essential Oil Resources


There is so much to learn when it comes to Essential Oils. I am sure that there will always be more to learn about them because they are so intricate and complex. The community of Young Living both in person and online has been so vital in the progression of my wellness journey. I would say that Facebook played the largest part in my growth. My organization has many groups that provide support and education. Not to mention they have raffles and post live videos regularly. Beyond the community here are the resources that have really helped me grow in knowledge of Essential Oils.

The Essential Oil Revolution Podcast

Lucy Libido Says…There’s an Oil for THAT

Releasing Emotional Patterns With Essential Oils

Healing Oils of the Bible

Essential Oils Desk Reference 7th Edition

Dr. Jim Bob Haggerton’s Youtube



The Anatomy of an Essential Oil Bottle


Tuesday Tip

Today marks the beginning of a little series (for an indefinite amount of time, aka until I run out of tips to give).

Today’s tips are on the anatomy of a bottle of essential oil.

Contrary to popular belief the hole in the center of the orifice reducer (the clear plastic thing) is NOT where the oil comes out from. This was news to me too. I didn’t learn this until a few months after I started using Young Living. This hole is an air vent.

Holding your bottle of oil parallel is not going to get it to come out of the large hole. If the oil is not coming out try fastening the lid back on and warming the bottle by rolling it in your palms. This works great for oils that are more viscous. If you are still having some trouble with the bottle open, hold the bottom end of the bottle between your thumb and index finger and turn it over your cupped palm in a circular motion. That should do the trick.

The teeny tiny hole that you see on the upper right side is the hole where the oil comes out. Orifices are designed this way so that we are able to get smaller amounts (drops) of oil out rather than just pouring loads of oil out. If you are an essential oil user you know that a little goes a long way.

I’ve always been told not to touch the orifice. I do my best not to but sometimes it happens by accident. People say not to touch it because of contaminants. But oils. Oils and bacteria don’t mix so I wouldn’t be too concerned.

Young Living’s oils are bottled in amber glass, the orifice, and lid are all made of medical grade plastic making storing oils in these bottles safe.

(Side note, Young Living is the only company that stores their oils in surgical grade stainless steel from the time of extraction up until the oils are bottled.)
I hope that you learned something new today.

Take care friends. Don’t forget to check back here for next Tuesday’s tip.


DIY Essential Oil Infused Face Wash

Finding a safe face wash can be challenging and expensive.

Learn how to create your own toxin free essential oil infused facial cleanser.

It’s not enough to remove your make up. You should also be cleansing your skin. Guilty. I don’t always use a facial cleanser after removing my make up. Most nights I feel accomplished if the dishes are done, my make up is removed and my teeth are brushed.

This foaming face wash is simple to make and convenient to use.


Here is what you’ll need:

A foaming hand soap dispenser that holds at least 8oz of liquid. (I reuse my Thieves Foaming Hand Soap dispensers)

3 oz Dr. Bronner’s Pure-Castile Liquid Soap – Baby Unscented, 32oz.

30 Drops of the skin supporting Essential Oils of your choice – I only recommend the use of Young Living’s Essential Oils. Order your Young Living Oils HERE. I like to use Lavender and Frankincense.

1/3 cup of Distilled Water

1/2 Tsp of Witch Hazel

Combine all ingredients in soap dispenser, fasten lid, and shake.

Use 1-2 pumps per wash!


Let me know what your thoughts are.

xx Bobbie




DIY Essential Oil Infused Leave in Conditioner



1 tablespoon of Young Living’s Copaiba Vanilla Moisturizing Conditioner

3 drops of Young Living’s Lavender Essential Oil (Learn why I ONLY recommend Young Living’s Oils)

Distilled Water


Measuring spoons

2oz Amber Glass Spray bottle

Pour your conditioner into the bottle

Add your Lavender EO

Fill the rest with water




I like to give the recipe and instructions prior to me writing my own experiences or purposes. Something that bothers me to no end is looking up a recipe only to find an essay before I’m able to get the recipe.

So I’ll spare you.

This recipe is great for people with hair. It keeps your hair moisturized and smelling great without having to worry about synthetic fragrances or other nasty chemicals found in conventional products. Oh yeah, it’s also Essential Oil infused. These aren’t just any oils, they are true therapeutic grade. Young Living’s founder D. Gary Young actually coined that term “100% pure therapeutic grade”.


Enjoy & Leave Some Feedback.






DIY Essential Oil Dry Shampoo

If you are anything like me then you don’t wash your hair every day. I’m not on a particular schedule per say. I just go as long as I can until my hair gets too gross.

This Dry Shampoo will tide you over in between washes! It absorbs well and it smells amazing, plus it’s essential oil infused. Any time that oils have contact with you, you’re receiving some amazing support.

The only essential oils that I recommend are Young Living’s Essential oils. They have a Seed to Seal promise. The human’s sense of smell is unlike any other sense. The things that we smell reach the limbic system of our brains. The limbic system is the seat of the emotions. Therefore I only use the best oils on the market. Young Living has been around for over 20 years and owns their own farms and has partner farms all over the world. Their farms have very specific guidelines and standards. Learn more about that HERE.

For this recipe I used Cedarwood and Bergamot Essential oils.

Ingredients & Supplies

Young Living’s Bergamot Essential Oil

Young Living’s Cedarwood Essential Oil

-Arrowroot Powder (is what I used) or Corn Starch

If you have dark hair you can use cocoa powder instead of a white base. My hair is really dark but the arrowroot powder is so fine that the white isn’t noticeable.

-An empty spice bottle that has the shaker top. (I usually save my empties so I had mine on hand) You could also use a small canning jar and puncture holes in the lid. (If you puncture holes in the lid you won’t be able to carry this around in your purse, unless you bring the punctured top and a normal top.)


Fill your container about 3/4 of the way with your arrowroot powder or cornstarch

add 5 drops of Bergamot

add 2 drops of Cedarwood


SHAKE it like a salt shaker. (Real dang hard).

That is all.




This stuff works wonders.


Let me know what you think by leaving a comment below.








Prior to changing my life and switching out conventional products for safer ones, I used to use clinical store bought deodorant. I get real sweaty. As I am sure that you already know, conventional antiperspirants contain aluminum which has been linked to breast cancer. So if you are still using conventional deodorants or antiperspirants I highly recommend that you make the switch to something natural. Aside from aluminum conventional products often contain synthetic fragrance which is extremely toxic.

“Fragrance” is a generic term found on the labels of the personal care products we use day in and day out: Products like shampoo, deodorant, lotion, and in our laundry detergent, dish soap, and makeup. But the term isn’t as innocuous as it seems.

Each of these products may have a different scent, yet the labels simply indicate one descriptor: Fragrance. Though companies are required by law to list the ingredients that make up their products, the word “Fragrance” is considered a trade secret, so companies aren’t legally bound to disclose what chemicals make up said scent. Often times, it can be dozens and even hundreds of chemicals.

SCARY. I want to know what I am putting in and on my body. This is another reason why essential oils are so great. Aside from all of the other great benefits, they smell amazing and are safe to inhale. They have no adverse affects on the human body. In fact, they actually have positive effects.

The limbic system of your brain is the seat of your emotions. It gathers information from the environment through sensory information. As you’ve experienced firsthand, many times your senses can alter your emotional state rapidly. For example, a pleasurable meal can make you feel comforted, and very loud noises can make you feel anxious.

Ever wonder why certain smells conjure up memories and even physical feelings so vividly? Our sense of smell is unique compared to our other senses (such as taste, sight and hearing) because it bypasses parts of the brain that other types of sensory information often cannot. Because of this, smells can often cause immediate and strong emotional reactions based on memories. Smells can bring us back to past events within milliseconds, making us feel a certain way based on past events, whether we realize why we’re suddenly feeling that way or not.

Essential Oils can have dramatic effects on limbic function and how you feel. This is true because the strong fragrances they hold, which are found inside volatile molecules that can make their way into your bloodstream, travel directly through the blood/brain barrier very quickly. This is why you should avoid synthetic fragrances at all costs.


After trying a multitude of natural deodorants I was left smelling like herbs and BO.

There were a few out there that worked okay…

What has worked best for me is something that you wouldn’t typically think of as deodorant.

I use Young Living’s Thieves Aromabright Toothpaste.

It only requires one application and lasts all day! It is amazing!

Because I am on Essential Rewards (the monthly auto-ship program) I get rewards points back from each purchase and I accumulate points/get free product.

I love that I don’t have to be concerned about the ingredients in any of Young Living’s products. It’s no longer the bar code scanning game with the think dirty app in regards to personal care products. Young Living is a company with integrity.


Become a member with Young Living Here!


DIY Bath Bombs Young Living Make and Take 


1/4 Cup Epsom Salt or Sea Salt

1/4 Cup Citric Acid

1/2 Cup Baking Soda

2 Tablespoons of a carrier oil (I used Sweet Almond Oil)

5 drops of the Young Living Essential Oil of your choice

A dash of food grade Organic Flowers (optional)


One Medium Sized Mixing Bowl

One Metal Whisk

Measuring Spoons

One Measuring Cup

Bath Bomb Molds (The ones that we used are pretty big, I would choose smaller ones. This recipe is only good for one if you use these molds)


1. Combine all dry ingredients (except for the flowers).

Mix with a whisk until all ingredients are evenly dispersed.

2. Once dry ingredients are dispersed evenly, add your carrier oil 

*Note: if using regular (not fractionated coconut oil) heat up your coconut oil on the stove so that it is in liquid form and cooled prior to adding to mixture. 

Continue to whisk. The consistency should be reminiscent of sand.

3. Next add 5 drops of your desired Young Living Essential Oil. We used peppermint because it is cost effective, soothing to sore muscles, refreshing, and helps create focus. We also thought it would go well with the roses. Whisk to disperse the oil evenly.

4. Add a dash of your flowers to one bath mold and pack the mixture on top of them. 

Then add the mixture to the second half of the mold.

5. This may be a little tricky for you.. grab both halves and slowly press them together at an angle.

6. Set a hair tie around the mold to keep it in place

7. Allow to sit for at least 24 hours.

Why Young Living Essential Oils?

Young Living is the leading essential oil brand. The company has been around for over 22 years. Our founder Gary Young coined the term 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade. Young Living owns its own farms and has partner farms which we allow and encourage members to visit. We have a Seed To Seal promise. From the time the seed is sourced until the oil is sealed in the bottle, we apply rigorous quality controls to ensure that you are receiving essential oils exactly the way nature intended. They are PURE. No fillers, no synthetics, no carrier oils unless otherwise stated (blends for example sometimes include a carry oil). To learn more information about Young Living or to become a member click HERE.

Where is the color?

Good question.

Fake food dyes are not only a risk in the foods that you consume. Up to 60% of what we put on our skin can be absorbed. The skin is the largest organ that we have. Being freshly shaved along with the mucous membranes of our bodies make for more easy absorption.

No thanks!


Fragrance is a big one that most people don’t know about. I myself used to be slightly obsessed with perfume. Once I learned the truth behind the words “Fragrance”, “Parfum”, and “Perfume” I threw all of my synthetically scented products away! I’m talking expensive perfumes.

 It is not worth it. 

Every choice that we make whether it is the food we eat or the chemicals that we slather on our bodies via lotion, cleansers, or shampoos have a cost. 

As I was saying, the words “Fragrance”, “Parfum”, and “Perfume” can all be interpreted as “hidden chemicals”. A major loophole in the FDA’s federal law allows manufacturers of products such as shampoo, lotion, and body wash include nearly any ingredient under those words without listing the actual chemicals. Fragrances and trade secrets are not required to be listed on labels. Phthalates (also very bad for you) are used to make fragrances last longer.

Synthetic fragrances are among the top 5 known allergens, and can cause and trigger asthma attacks. It may trigger dermatitis, respiratory distress, and can potentially have effects on the reproductive system.

Again, I urge you to check out the Think Dirty App, get scanning!

Here is a synopsis of why conventional store bought bath bombs should be avoided:

Common bath bomb fragrance ingredients are synthetic and can cause hormone disruption and increase your risk of diseases like type 2 diabetes, breast cancer and infertility, among other ailments.

Popular bath fizzy ingredients are linked to ailments like asthma, eczema, ADHD, cancer and other diseases.

Food dyes common in bath bombs can be absorbed through broken, irritated or recently shaved skin. From there, it goes straight into your bloodstream. Some food dyes are linked to cancer, ADHD, allergic reactions and more.

Common bath bomb ingredients are linked to urinary tract and vaginal yeast infections.

Glitter used in store-bought and homemade bath bombs can pollute water once they wash down the drain.

Boric acid is sometimes used in DIY bath bomb recipes and in store-bought versions. I would avoid it because there’s strong evidence it acts like a hormone disruptor in humans. It’s banned for use in cosmetics in Canada and Japan.


Set up this make and take station with the equipment ready for each person. Depending on what you desire you may have the ingredients measured out and placed in the mixing bowl prior to your guests’ arrival. You may also have your guests measure the ingredients out themselves. Either or.

If you are using this for a make and take Read the bottom informational portion to your guests before beginning the make and take process. Enjoy!

I would also recommend using plastic molds for a make and take so that your guests can take them home. The bombs are required to sit so that they take shape and stay in place.