Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Bath Melts Recipe

Soaking in a nice hot bath with fragrant bath melts is a wonderful way to end the day and relax for a good nights' sleep. Here is a lovely bath melts recipe you can mix up at home.

This 100% natural Bath Melts recipe can be adjusted to be naturally fragranced with pure essential oils of your choice, or simply unscented for sensitive skins.

In a small saucepan on the stove, melt:

· 5 Tablespoons Cocoa butter
· 3 Tablespoons Shea butter
· 3 oz carrier oil

When just melted, remove from heat and set aside to cool further. In a separate dish, combine:

· 3 ½ oz Citric Acid
· 8 oz Baking Soda
· 1 oz Milk Powder (Whole, Skim, Goat, or Soy)

Optional additions:

· up to 10 drops essential oil of your choice
· dried lavender or rose petals

Use a fork to get all of the lumps out, and mix powders thoroughly. When Cocoa butter mixture is cool, but still liquefied, add Baking Soda mixture and stir. If combination begins to fizz, then the oil mixture is still too hot. It is a good idea to test a teaspoonful of Baking Soda mixture into the oil mixture before you add the full amount. Once you mix the powders into the butters, the consistency should be similar to thick cookie dough.

Once stirred, pour the mixture into ice cube trays, or small, decorative candy molds, and cool in the freezer until solid. Remove trays from freezer before cubes are actually frozen, approximately 15 minutes. Remove cubes from trays and store your Bath Melts in a glass canister with a lid, at room temperature, and away from moisture or they may begin fizzing! You may also want to wrap each melt in decorative candy foil and a pretty ribbon to give as a gift.

When ready to use, unwrap a melt, drop into a warm bath and watch those moisturizing butters fizz away! Enjoy!

Just a warning: mom, and the bathtub, will be very slippery after a bath with a melt!

This recipe yields approximately 1 ice cube tray full.

Copyright 2006, Jennifer A. Casey

Jennifer resides in Vancouver, BC with her husband and 2 children. She is the President of Canada’s 100% natural baby care line, MUNCHSKINS SKIN CARE, and is about to launch an easy-to-follow recipe book of baby’s daily essentials.

An excerpt recipe from her book, ‘Homemade Baby *the guide to making your own baby care essentials. The Natural Way! 2006, Munchskins Skin Care. Inc.

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bbailey said...

The recipe looks great! Are the ounce measurements dry or weighed?

Soap Crafter said...

BBailey - Good question. All ingredients would be weighed prior to any melting. Most likely all of these ingredients were measured in a measuring cup. But if you want to be accurate then I would say weigh them.

bbailey said...

Thanks! Sorry meant liquid or weighed! 3oz in a measureing cup of a carrier oil or 3 oz weighed can be a big difference! Thanks for your help!

Soap Crafter said...

Normally, when I make bath melts I normally weigh such ingredients such as shea butter, etc.