DIY bath melts are luxurious little treats that you add to your bath. They are loaded with moisturizing and skin loving body butter and oil, and scented with pure essential oils that naturally bring a tranquil moment to your bath.
But did you know that they are super easy and quick to make? You can make DIY bath melts in about 10 minutes. Want to know how? Read on
Ingredients Needed to Make DIY Bath Melts:
Cocoa Butter or Shea Butter – 2 oz. I use Raw Unrefined Cocoa Butter, but Shea Butter, like Raw Unrefined Shea Butter, works too.
Liquid Carried Oil – 0.75 oz. I use Fractionated Coconut Oil, but Sweet Almond, Grapeseed Oil, or Jojoba Oil, work well too.
Vitamin E – 5 drops. Vitamin E Softgels also work. If you use the softgels, cut the tip of the softgels and squeeze the vitamin E oil out.
(optional) Dried Flowers – 1 tablespoon. I use dried rose petals, and lavender buds. Other dried flowers, like dried chamomile or dried calendula, works too.
(optional) Essential Oil – 2 teaspoons. Lavender, Geranium, Ylang Ylang, or Bergamot essential oil are all amazing made in these, but use your own favorite. I have even created winter blends for cough and colds in the past.
Silicone Molds – Any will do, like heart shaped silicone molds, or if you only have an ice tray that will also work.
How to Make DIY Bath Melts:
(1) Add cocoa butter (or shea butter) and fractionated Coconut oil (or another liquid carried oil) to a glass measuring cup.
(2) Place the glass measuring cup in a pot that has about 2 inches of water. You’re creating a double boiler.
(3) Turn on the stove to melt the cocoa butter and fractionated coconut oil in the double boiler.
(4) When the cocoa butter is completely melted, give the mixture a good stir to make sure that the cocoa butter and coconut oil are fully incorporated.
(5) Add vitamin E oil to the mixture. (Vitamin E is an antioxidant) It slows down the oxidation of the ingredients and extends the shelf life of the DIY bath melts.
(6) (optional) Add your essential oil to the melted butter and oil mixture.
(7) (optional) Add dried rose petals, lavender buds, or other dried flowers to silicone molds.
(8) Pour the melted butter and oil mixture into the silicone molds. The dried rose petals tend to sink. The dried lavender buds tend to float.
(9) Place your DIY bath melts in the fridge or freezer until the liquid mixture hardens.
(10) Unmold your DIY bath melts and place them into a lovely sealed jar and enjoy! Keep away from sunlight and anything warm
That’s it! With a few all natural ingredients you can handcraft your very own DIY bath melts in about 10 minutes. Drop one of these luxurious little treats into your warm bath, and you’ll see it melt slowly in the warm water, and you can cut them into smaller pieces if you don't want as much oil in your bath. The nourishing butter and oil in these DIY bath melts will leave you with silky smooth skin.
Do be cautious when getting in and out of your bath. The DIY bath melts do make the bath slippery.