Sunday, May 29, 2011

Full Moon Salt Bathing

Hello, Sweets! Did you know bathing under a Full Moon can help maximise your bath salt benefits?
When the moon is full {or new}, your body is at it's peak for mineral absorption and detoxification. Mineral absorption releases toxins from the blood to the skin and the skin then releases the toxins into the water, thus: detoxification. It is thought that a 30 minute bath {HIGH in minerals} is equal in cleansing to a 3 day fast but {MUCH} more enjoyable.
SteamBath Factory bath minerals include 3 {luxury} salts: Israeli Dead Sea Salts, Himalayan Salts and Ultra Epsom Salts. The next full moon will be Wednesday June 15th. Make sure you have your favorite flavor on hand!

♥ Israel Dead Sea salt is 100% pure, harvested from the Southern Dead Sea in Israel where King David himself bathed and where the mineral content is the highest.
Himalayan Sea salt is from the Earths Jurassic period and considered the purest {and PINKest} salt onplanet Earth.
♥ Ultra Epsom Salt is pharmaceutical grade and known for its exceptional purity and therapeutic value. It hales from a bitter saline spring at Epsom in Surrey, England.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

FREE wares to be had!

Sherry of STEAM DUST STUDIO has blown her top{hat} and is giving her wares away {like a mad woman}! You may receive up tot 3 free non-custom digital Steampunk cards, ACEOs, gift tags and collage sheets. Check out her blog for details!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Custom: Tattoo Flash Soaps for High Voltage

Ah ha, they are done! Some of the artsist working at Kat Von D's tattoo gallery in West Hollywood, have designed limited edition} flash especialy for my image soap bars. They are ONLY available at HIGH VOLTAGE Tattoo, 1259 N. La Brea Avenue, W. Hollywood CA.

If you are so inclined to aquire a few bars, I expect them to be available online, on the apothecary page of Kat's WONDERLAND GALLERY .

■ black cat tat- kraken scented (olive blossom & lemongrass)
■ fuzz face tat- nightfall scented (fig and black current)
■ panda tat- rabbithole scented (jasmin & cinnamon)
■ skull w/ tophat tat- mutiny scented (island coconut & bay rum)
■ muerta couple tat- raygun scented (sweet orange, tangerine & grapefruit)
■ mouth tat- sublime scented (lemon & lime blossom)
■ High Voltage logo- belladonna scented (green tea & cucumber)
■ High Voltage logo- conservatory (wood, coffee, old books & patchouli)

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Pirates, Mermaids & Zombies- OH MY!

Ahoy, Sweets! I have been ever-so zealously awaiting the arrival of the newest Pirates of the Caribbean movie: On Stranger Tides starring Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz. In part because I wanted to draw inspiration for a few more pirate/ocean/mermaid scents for my perfumes and in part because I can always use a 2 hour tropical get-away. Be ye fore warned: Go ye not into the theater expecting a great-grand story line that will keep you on the edge of yer seat matey. But if you want to get lost for a couple hours in whimsical costumes while brushing upon your pirate lingo and admiring a great deal of pirate (Johnny Depp) booty I say- full speed ahead ye landlubbers!

This 4th instalment had a {not-so-scary} zombie crew members, sword fights, prison breaks, perilous cliff dives, a mutiny, {super-model} mermaids, a search for the fountain of youth & even Black Beard himself. A good portion of the movie revolves around trying to catch a mermaid {sounds simple enough, right?}. Disney's newest shining star, Astrid Berges-Frisbey plays Syrena, the enchanting mermaid who just happens to be part of a coven of vampire-like-mermaids {words simply can't describe the bloody-horror}. Go watch fer yer self unless yer chicken- Yo-Ho-Ho!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Giveaway: movable Clock Face ring by Friston

Hello Again Sweets! This weeks give-away is truely unique! It is a Steampunk Brass Clock Face Ring with a Moveable Spinner and Adjustable Filigree Ring Band by FRISTON.

Friston has been designing and handcrafted jacket lapel pins, rings, necklaces and earrings since 'back in the day' of NEW WAVE. He now focuses his creative energies designing STEAMPUNK jewelry using "re-purposed" vintage jewelry, trinkets, and hardware that represent the era of Steampowered Engineering and the Romance of the Victorian period.

The Victorian era relates to Hawaii's monarchy at that time, so many of his pieces incorporate the Hawaiian monarch, Victorian, and the industrial revolution of the 1890's.

There are 4 ways to enter this giveaway:

1)Follow this blog & leave a comment telling me why you love STEAMPUNK JEWELRY DESIGNS BY FRISTON.

2)Like Friston's FB page and leave a comment telling him steambath sent you.
3)Like my FB page and leave a comment.

4)Blog this contest and post a link to it.

*Please leave a seperate comment here for each entry.
*Contest ends at midnight 1 week from today, May24th.
*The lucky winner will get the exact ring in the photo!

Sunday, May 15, 2011


Lip balms are back in stock at my etsy shop {SteamBath Factory},and are a must have for all naughty ladies and gents who dare the night... In their slender, black oval tubes, SBF lip balms are both dark and seductive. They will nourish your kisser with Vitamin E and restorative butters of Shea and Cocoa.
■ Green Fairy: absinthe (unsweet)
■ Honey Bee: honey
■ Mayhem: mocha java
■ Midway: strawberry marshmallow
■ Nightshade: lavender vanilla (unsweet)
■ Scandal: melon
■ Sideshow: grape
■ Wench: spiced peach
■ Yo-Ho-Ho: banana coconut

■ Dutchess: blueberry cheescake
■ Looking Glass: rootbeer float
■ Pink Flamingo: cherry lemonade

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Things I love Thursday: carnival photography

I am in {BIG} love with all things retro carnival, circus and fair, especial retro styled original carnival photos like 'The Grand Wheel' by Bucks Country Frames.

I am also {intensely} drawn to Elgar Boart's 'Vintage Swing' in Sydney, Australia.

And what's a carnival without a merry-go-round? This one was taken by bomobob and is of the world-famous, antique Tibidabo Carrousel in Barcelona Spain at Tibidabo park.

I almost forgot the 'Cotton Candy' by Eyeful. {That would have been a terrible travesty!}

I did {purposely} forget the scary clowns...though you can do your own quick ETSY search for 'scary clown' if you are feeling brave and adventurous! {I wouldn't click that last link- if I were you!}

Monday, May 9, 2011

Give-away: Steampunk, Rockabilly ear rings by Ashyley Spatula

Hello Sweets! This weeks give-away is your choice of Punk, Rockabilly and Steampunk inspired ear rings by Ashley Spatual. The winner will have a hard time choosing a favorite pair. Will it be Rainbows? absinthe? evil eyes? stars? hearts? or?

There are3 ways to enter this giveaway:
1. Visit AshleySpatula, browse through the wondrous collection of handmade steampunkery, leave a comment (here) telling us if you could have your pick, which ear rings you would love to have.

2. Like Ms Ashleys page & tell her Steambath sent you.

3. Get a friend to follow Steam Bath Factory's facebook page or AshleySpatula's facebook page
and come back to let us know you did by leaving a comment.

4. Give a Shout-Out about this Giveaway mentioning the www for both & on your blog, Face book or Twitter and come back to let us know you did by leaving a comment.

That's up to 4 entries per person, per giveaway! Winner gets choice of earrings from available stock.

Please leave a seperate comment for each entry. Contest ends at midnight on Sunday May15th. Good luck, Sweets!

Friday, May 6, 2011

What to do Friday?: Johnny Depp movies!

So what's girl to do when her husband is away for the weekend? Rent Johnny Depp movies of coarse! I have a stack, 3 movies high. I just hope that will be enough. 1st up is the sinfully delicious: Chocolat a hot and 'steamy' romance flick about a young mother (Juliette Binoche), who moves to the French village of Lansquenet-sous-Tannes and opens a {yep, you guessed it} La Chocolaterie. The town people find her chocolate to be quite scandalous!
Next in my cue is Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. It is the perfect Victorian, Steampunk melodrama {slash, slasher flick} about an English barber (Depp) who murders his customers with a straight razor {I cover my face a lot in this one}, and with the help of his accomplice Mrs. Lovett (Helena Bonham Carter), processes their corpses into meat pies {so glad I am a vegetarian!}.
Sleepy Hollow is a period flick, slash horror film directed {as was Sweeny Todd and 1/2 dozen other Johnny flicks} by the genius Tim Burton. In this one Johnny Depp plays police detecive Ichabod Crane who is brough in from NY to find the murderous headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow. I love a good period flick!There are so many more but we will save those for another time...

Thursday, May 5, 2011

When in Hollywood...

Ladies and Gentlemen, another shipment of SteamBath Factory soaps, lotions and literary prints are headed to WONDERLAND GALLERY. This whimsically dark, gallery noir is the newest musing of the lovely Kat Von D and is located next door to her High Voltage tattoo studio at 1257 N La Brea Ave in West Hollywood.
TEASER: I am working on a special commissioned project for HIGH VOLTAGE too, check back and watch the journey unfold!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Give-away- emerald estate ear rings

I have got another fabulous give-away for you. I am currently hooked on vintage inspired, estate sale gem jewelry. This lovely emerald pair is compliments of MommaGoddess.

1. Visit MommaGoddess., browse through her wondrous collection & leave a comment letting us know why you adore MommaGoddess.

2. Get a friend to follow SteamBathFactory on Face book (!/pages/Steam-Bath-Factory/125524784130173 ) or Twitter ( ) and leave us a comment letting us know you referred them.

3. Give a Shout-Out about this Giveaway mentioning the www for both & on your blog, Face book or Twitter and come back to let us know you did by leaving a comment.

That's up to 3 entries per person, per giveaway! Contest ends May 6th at midnight, Texas time. Winner will be randomized.

Please link to MommaGoddess here: