Veriditas By Pranarom

How to Make Moisturizing Bath Melts with Essential Oils

These bath melts are so creamy and fun - I just love them! They're perfect to make and enjoy around Valentine's Day, so we're sharing the recipe here with you today.


To make these bath melts you will need:
  • a silicon mold (I used this one.)
  • organic cocoa butter
  • organic shea butter
  • organic honey (optional)
  • organic tea bags (optional - I used this one.) or dried herbs
  • organic essential oils of your choice
  • glass pyrex measuring cup
  • glass stirring rod
  • a sauce pan or pot (to use with your glass measuring cup as a double boiler)
Instructions:
  1. Melt down 2 parts cocoa butter over low heat in your double boiler (glass measuring cup / saucepan).
  2. Once melted, add in 3 parts shea butter and stir until it's completely melted.  
  3. Optional: stir in 1 part organic honey.
  4. Add 2-3 tea bags of the herbal tea you've chosen. You can also use dried herbs, like rose petals or lavender buds.
  5. Add in your essential oils of choice. For Valentine's Day melts, I recommend adding Rose Otto, Neroli (just 1 or 2 drops - it is very potent!), Jasmine, Cocoa, or Vanilla. Divine!
  6. Once everything is melted and stirred together, pour your mixture into your mold and let set until solid.
Notes:
  • I recommend making these in small batches if you're going to include the honey in the recipe. The honey makes for a beautiful, skin nourishing bath melt that's so decadent and luxurious, but it won't store as well as bath melts made without honey. As your bath melts solidify, the honey in them will settle at the bottom of your mold, so when you remove your bath melts from the mold, they'll have this gorgeous honey herb coating on top. They're perfect for use soon after making, but if you try to make many at once and store them, they'll end up making a gooey mess. Personally, I love the addition of the honey in the recipe, so I make these in small batches of 2 or 3 and use them up quickly. If you want your bath melts to store well and be suitable for gifting, I recommend leaving the honey out of the recipe.
  • To use, add a bath melt to your tub as you run your bath water. This will give the hot water a chance to melt the honey and some of the nourishing butters into the water. You can use what's left of the bath melt as a moisturizing massage bar once you're in the tub!
Enjoy!

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