I have already posted a tutorial on coconut bath melts which you have to keep in a fridge because they get soft at room temperature. Since I’m really into bath bombs and have tried out many recipes I’ve decided to decorate my bath fizzies with homemade bath melts which add an extra moisturizing kick to the skin.
They’re really easy to make, they smell great and you can customize this simple DIY recipe for your needs and preferences. I use cocoa butter because it is solid and has a wonderful impact on the skin, but if you opt for mango or shea butter then you might consider adding some beeswax to your bath melts for more structural integrity.
So here we go!
60 gr unrefined cocoa butter
1 tbsp coconut oil
1/4 tsp mica or another colorant (you can also skip this step if you want)
1/2 tbsp polysorbate 80 (optional, it helps to disperse oils and micas)
essential oil 5-6 drops
rosebuds or lavender seeds for decoration
- Melt your butter and coconut oil in a microwave in 10-25 second bursts. You can also use a double boiler.
- When melted add lavender essential oil and polysorbate 80 stir well.
- Add mica and give your oils a nice stir.
- Fill up your molds and let your bath melts to cool down in a fridge for 1-2 hours. I filled up my mold just a little bit to get a small thin bath melt which I can easily use for my bath bombs. If need them for other purposes you can fill them up more.
I hope you’re going to like making and using these cute bath treats!