These DIY lavender bath melts will leave your skin silky smooth and super hydrated, and the lavender scent is perfect for relaxing after a long, stressful day.
Bath melts are like the creamy, silky cousin of bath bombs. It does exactly what it sounds like: you drop one in the bath and it melts! The water will be full of nourishing shea or cocoa butter, and your skin will feel protected and nourished afterwards.
I usually don’t even put on lotion or anything after taking a bath with one of these!
While it doesn’t fizz or bubble when it gets wet, bath melts have their advantages. It’s certainly more nourishing than any bath bomb I’ve made or used, no doubt about it. You only have to use one small bath melt, and they’re much easier to make!
Bath bombs can leave your skin hydrated as well, but bath melts are concentrated and serve a different purpose.
If you’ve made my DIY belly butter, you know that cocoa butter and shea butter are pretty much the main ingredients that keep your skin hydrated and fight stretch marks. I’ve been using these bath melts throughout my second pregnancy, along with applying belly butter, and I haven’t had a new stretch mark yet! Time will tell, of course.
Either way, they’re keeping my skin soft, and my belly hasn’t been itchy, so that’s good enough for me!
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DIY Lavender Bath Melts
Ingredients For Lavender Bath Melts
- 1 cup shea butter or cocoa butter
- 1 tbsp lavender infused almond oil
- 20 drops lavender essential oil (this brand is trustworthy, has high quality oils for a lower price, and you can order from Amazon!)
- Optional: lavender petals
- Silicone mold (these are a much better size than the molds I used. I’ll have to cut mine in half or even quarters!)
A few notes: Shea butter and cocoa butter are interchangeable in this recipe. You can use half a cup of shea butter and half a cup of cocoa butter, or simply use all of one kind. You can also sub for mango butter if you don’t like the scent of shea or cocoa butter, but it will yield less bath melts.
You may also sub the lavender infused almond oil for another infused carrier oil, or you may opt out of using an infused oil altogether, and simply use regular almond oil, coconut oil, or something else.
How To Make Lavender Bath Melts
To make lavender infused almond oil: Add lavender petals and almond oil to a jar and allow to infuse for at least 6 weeks, or do a heat infusion by creating a double boiler and letting the mixture simmer for a few hours.
1. In a double boiler, melt shea butter (or cocoa butter) and lavender infused almond oil
Let the mixture melt down on medium heat.
2. Remove from heat and allow to cool for a few minutes
Once everything is fully melted, remove from the heat and allow to cool for a few minutes before adding the essential oil. Don’t worry, it’s not going to solidify anytime soon.
3. Add lavender essential oil
When the mixture is no longer piping hot, add up to 20 drops of lavender essential oil and mix well.
4. Pour mixture into silicone mold
You can now pour the mixture into your silicone mold tray and allow to cool and solidify.
5. Allow to cool a bit, then add lavender petals
You can stick them in the fridge to speed up the process a bit, but it can take a while depending on the size of your molds. If you want to add a little sprinkle of lavender petals, do so once it’s started to solidify. Don’t go overboard, or you’ll be cleaning petals out of your tub for a while.
6. Let the bath melts fully cool, then pop out and enjoy!
Once they’re fully cooled, you can pop them out and package them up or try one out!
I hope you enjoyed this recipe! It’s one of the easiest DIY beauty products I like to make, and it leaves so much room for modification. It’s practically just shea or cocoa butter, a carrier oil of your choice, and essential oil! It doesn’t get much easier than that!
Have you made your own bath melts before? What’s your favorite scent? Do you prefer using cocoa butter, shea butter, or mango butter? Let me know in the comments! I’d love to hear from you!
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