Published on September 25th, 2013 | by HowToMakeBathSalts
DIY Lavender Bath Melts
This DIY Lavender Bath Melts recipe is really my favorite bath treat of all. It will leave your skin feeling literally miraculously soft and smelling divine. Which is never a bad thing if you know what I mean 🙂 Since this recipe is super popular, don’t be surprised when your friends come asking around for it – don’t say I didn’t warn you! Anywhere here we go with these amazing DIY Lavender Bath Melts!
First things first – what will you need? I’ve made a list of ingredients here for you so you can quickly and easily see what you’ll need to pickup – I’ve also taken a second to link each ingredient to my favorite supplier in case you are unsure where to get them. Or use your own – it doesn’t really matter where you get them, as long as you do!
DIY Lavender Bath Melts – Ingredients You Will Require
- 50g organic shea butter
- 50g organic cocoa butter
- 2 drops of lavender essential oil (per melt)
- 1 teaspoon of dried lavender flowers
- 1 teaspoon of organic chamomile tea
- a mold of some sort for your melts – I prefer a flower type one for this. You can view some molds on clearance here
DIY Lavender Bath Melts Instructions:
The first thing you need to do is take your cocoa butter and grate it finely (use a cheese grater if necessary). Put this in a glass bowl. Next, add your shea butter to the grated mixture of cocoa butter.
Place a sauce pan with water in it on the stove and turn it on. Then put your glass bowl on top of the sauce pan with hot water, and stir until the butters are melted, then take off the heat. The point of this is to separate the element from the butters so they don’t burn. The water conducts the heat.
Open your bag of chamomile, and sprinkle 1 teaspoon of it into the mixture. Mix it in well.
Do the same with your dried lavender buds. Add it into the butter mixture as well. Again, stir well.
For the rest of the instructions for making these DIY Lavender Bath Melts, see below!
Gently pour your liquid melt mixture into silicone molds. You could use ice cube trays if you wish and don’t care about the shape… but I think you’ll find that they are a little difficult to remove – but if you don’t want to buy a mold that might be worth a shot. Chocolate molds also work well.
Add your essential oils to the molds – in this case lavender essential oil though you could change that if you wished.
Put your melts into the fridge to harden up for about an hour. That should make them hard enough that they won’t fall apart when you take them out.
Last but not least, put them all on display somewhere. A pretty glass jar with a tie might work well!
How To Use Your DIY Lavender Bath Melts
Using these is fairly simple. Draw HOT water only for your bath, and stick the melt into the water. Wait for it to dissolve. Once it has disolved, add cold water until the temperature suits you. Be careful as the butter can make your bath tub slippery. If you don’t want to be covered in lavender flowers and chamomile (though who wouldn’t like that!) then you could possibly put your melt in a muslin cloth bag.
See the link below for other great combinations of this recipe with lemon, rosepetals and geranium essential oils!