Friday, November 19, 2010

Bath Melt T's Recipe

Do you love bath melts? Why not try this recipe from Ponte Verda Soaps. I have encountered other recipes that include such ingredients such as cocoa butter and shea butter. But this recipe is interesting ingredient is coconut oil. Wouldn't that make an interesting smelling bath melt if you incorporated unrefined cocoa butter?

For this recipe you will need to purchase the following ingredients: cocoa butter, vitamin E oil, coconut oil, favorite essential oil, 2 oz Bars Mold. Powder pigment or liquid pigment color. Ponte Verda Soaps states that food coloring will work, but it is hard to incorporate. The reasoning that food coloring is hard to incorporate is that is probably water base.

Melt the cocoa butter over very low heat and add the coconut oil. Remove and add the remaining ingredients. Stir well and add to your mold. Let harden and remove from mold. Place in the freezer to quicken the hardening. Keep in a cool place or the refrigerator. Snap off sections and pop them in your tub for a soothing smoothing luxury bath.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Hi there, yep being a mixtress is tricky. I have been trying some mixes lately, and to be honest it takes too much tweaking and reformulating, etc … i find that although i fancy myself the mixtress, i’d rather just buy! Having said that, just an hour ago, i made a hair butter which i am quite pleased with, and i also made a hair custard, which was so so, i think i didn’t work out the right % of PS20 (emulsifier). When i read ingredients at the back of a product i like, i am always like: “i can make this, psssstttt”, but working out the right formulation is time (and money) consuming! so i have decided to make the odd butter here and there but mostly to buy ready-made products. What frustrates me the most is that i can never find the right scents, meaning the fragranced oils i buy all have that synthetic smell. If you (or anyone reading this) knows a website where i can buy “natural-smelling” fragranced oils, i’d be very grateful! i like smells like cake batter, coffee, caramel, burned sugar, those sweet smells, and citrus smells. Sometimes EOs just don’t do it in the right quantity, for a stronger smell, i would have to go over the recommended dosage. I do use preservatives in my homemade products (usually phenoxyethanol) to prevent the little monsters from thinking it’s xmas everyday (in my lovely murumuru and capuacu mixes! You always have such interesting posts! Thanks for providing some neurone stimulation to a new first time mum at home for now (i swear baby talk will drive me insane eventually, and hubby is not a scientist )