Begin by covering a baking sheet or platter with wax paper or parchment paper, then set it aside. In a double boiler, gently heat the Jojoba Esters (and optionally, the Red Jojoba Wax Beads) until fully melted. Next, add the Babassu and Coconut Oils and heat until they are fully melted as well. Add the Colloidal Oatmeal to the hot mixture. This works best if it is sifted through a fine mesh strainer or flour sifter as it is added. Stir the mixture well, then remove it from heat. Add the Passionfruit Oil, and the Essential Oil and stir well. Carefully pour the mixture into the foil cups. If you fill the cups completely you should have enough for about 8 melts, but I recommend leaving a 1/4 inch or so of space in each cup. If you do this, you should have enough for about 10 cups. Allow the Melts to cool for about 5 - 10 minutes. The Melts should thicken as they cool, leaving a firm layer on the top. The time that this will take will vary depending on your room temperature. After this layer forms, carefully place on Rose Bud in each cup. Allow the Melts to set for another hour or two before attempting to move them.
Usage & Packaging
Rose Bud Bath Melts should be used one at a time. Simply unwrap the melt and pop it into a warm bath. The Essential Oil will fill the bathroom with its wonderful aroma while the moisturizing oils begin to melt in the bath water. These Bath Melts look beautiful when packaged in small candy or gift boxes. Check out your local craft supply or baking shop for small boxes. Ribbons, stickers, and even fresh flowers can be used to enhance the presentation of your melts, especially when giving them as a romantic gift!
I have a B.A. in Mass Communication and took my first melt and pour soapmaking class in 2002. Since then I got hooked making my own bath and products. I have taken various courses in Soapmaking (Melt & Pour, Cold Process, Hot Process), lotion making (lotions, creams, lotion sticks), bath products (bath salts, body scrubs), body products (lip balm, body butters, body balms, whipped butters) and more. Most of all of my classes were taught by Lori Nova of The Nova Studio in Point Richmond, Ca. I have taught courses since 2004 at various locations. I have worked as an Event Coordinator at Michaels Redwood City.