Thursday, May 26, 2011

How to Make Scented Bath Melts

When I was young I remember those Calgon commercials that would have the ladies saying "Calgon take me away!". If you feel like to you to take a break from your hectic life, why not take a long bath and use these lovely scented bath melts? Are you wondering what bath melts are? According to tabbycatfight, ehow contributer, bath melts, which melt in warm water - turn your bath into a luxurious, skin softening treat! They are sold at bath & body specialty stores - but it is easy to make your own for a fraction of the cost.

Making bath melts are relatively easy. Want to learn how to make them for your next bath? Here is the full recipe and instructions on How to Make Scented Bath Melts. Now the author of this recipe includes 2 cups of cocoa butter or shea butter and does not indicate whether or not to use refined or unrefined. You are wondering what that means. Well, if you purchase a unrefined product that is refined and deodorized that is processed and the original scent of the product will be removed. Cocoa butter has a chocolate aroma, whereas the shea butter has a nutty aroma. If are concerned that those aroma is going interfere with the fragrance you will be adding then go with the refined & deodorized. But if you are selecting a scent such a vanilla, peppermint or coconut which works well with a chocolate scent then select the unrefined version.

2 comments:

Sinister Soaps said...

When I make my bath melts, I always use the unrefined natural cocoa butter, even with lavender and lemon. What happens is when it starts to melt, it releases the essential oils and you don't smell the cocoa butter much anymore. Everyone loves them, so rest assured, they may only smell like cocoa butter when solid, but when they melt, they're just as delightful as you hope they'll be. :)

Soap Crafter said...

That is nice to know. You do not find that chocolate aroma does not interfere with lavender? Interesting!