How to Make Bath Melts at Home
How to Make Bath Melts at home from H&P Artistry
I just made a big batch of bath melts for family and decided to share How to Make Bath Melts at Home. There are lots of different recipes out there but this one is pretty simple and you can get the ingredients at your local craft store and grocery. These bath melts have no wax mixed in so they do not ship well and I recommend keeping them in the fridge until you are ready to use them. They do melt wonderfully in the bath and you can add colorant and fragrance oils to match your mood.
*Always remember to be careful in the bath when using oils. The tub/shower may become slippery. Always rinse the bath well after using oils to remove any residual oils that may cause someone to slip.
For 6 to 7 melts
1 tablespoon Shea Butter
1 tablespoon Cocoa Butter
1.4 Teaspoon Tapioca Starch/Powder
5 – 10 drops of fragrance
For a more solid melt add 1 tablespoon emulsifying wax
I like to make small batches as needed and store the melts in an airtight container in the refrigerator. I use a Jar. You can double or triple the batch if you want to make more melts at once.
Choose your mold. I choose the small rosette mold but you can use ice cube trays. The size of the mold and the amount you pour into the mold affects the number of melts you get in the end.
Melt the butters over a double boiler or in the microwave with a 30 second burst and 10 second each additional time until melted.
Add 1/4 teaspoon of tapioca powder (You can also use cornstarch if you can not find tapioca powder/starch)
Add a few drops of fragrance oil or essential oil. You can add colorant at this point just remember that water based colorant does not mix in oil.
Mix everything together well.
Pour into the molds. I do not fill my mold to the top to make releasing the melts from the mold easier. For a quick set up and release put the melts in the refrigerator or freezer for 15 to 30 minutes. Check to see if the oils have solidified and if they have you can release the melts from the molds.
I made a few different melts replacing the cocoa butter with coconut oil and adding dried lavender.
I used an Ice cube tray for the lavender coconut melts.
What is your favorite homemade bath product?
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