Hopefully, you’ve now seen me make the lovely bath melts with shea butter, so I thought I’d show you how to take them one step further. These amazing lumps of butter, oils, and fragrance can fill your bath with amazing, skin softening properties. You just have to give them a try.
Watch The Basic Bath Melts Being Made
But, how Do You Make Them Extra Special?
Probably really hard, right? Wrong! Just like with soaps, you can embed beautifully natural ingredients to make your bath melts look extra special and the experience in your bath even more indulgent.
Flowers, petals and much more can be embedded in your melts, lending a beautiful aesthetic that’ll make whoever uses them think ‘wow, these are so beautiful and natural’. While you can embed pretty much anything, keep in mind that they’ll need to be able to fit down your plughole!
First up, I’ll show you how bath melts look when you embed calendula flowers. Calendula is super calming for your skin, and these wonderful properties will infuse in your bath.
Then, I’ll show you an alternative by embedding rose petals for a romantic, beautiful bath melt that are amazing to use with that special someone.
So let’s get started!
Bath Melts With Embeds
- Heatproof Jug
- Measure out your butter and oil and place them in a heat-proof jug or beaker.Melt your butter and solid oil. You will want to make use of a water bath to do this. Simply fill a saucepan with a few inches of water and bring to a boil.
- Once boiling, Turn the heat down to a simmer and place the jug/beaker into the water. Allow to melt for around 10-15 minutes, or until the solids have completely melted.
- Now that the butter has melted, we can add our extra ingredients. If you are using a fragrance oil, you can add it right away. If using an essential oil, it’s best to let it cool for a minute first to get the most out of it.
- In order to get the calendula flowers to sit nicely at the top of your bath bomb, I found adding the flowers to the mold first works better.
- And then pour your mixture into the mold and give them a poke to distribute them properly.
- Pop them in the fridge and leave for at least 1 hour. Then you can remove from the mold. However, be careful when handling them as the heat from your hands can melt these quite quickly.
Rose Petal Infused Bath Melts
These lovely bath melts are infused with dried rose petals and fragranced with gorgeous rose fragrance oil. I love the scent of rose, they remind me of the beginning of springtime, Valentine’s day and romance… I’m a sucker for all of that.
I love the soft look of the petals, as they sit within the hardened mixture of butter and coconut oil. They also have an interesting shape, almost like soap, which I got from recycling packaging that was used to store fruit!
It’s a great idea to save things like that, you never know when they’ll be useful and it’s better than sending it to landfill.
While I’ve used rose petals in this recipe, you can imbed all sorts of things!
- 70 g Shea Butter
- 35 g Coconut Oil
- 15 Drops Rose Fragrance Oil
- A pinch of Rose Petals
- Follow the instructions for my basic bath melt recipe up until pouring the mixture into your mold.
- Once you have poured your mixture into the mold, you can add a few pinches of rose petals to each, then give them a poke to distribute them properly.
- Then continue as normal.
Final Thoughts On Bath Melts
So there we have it, some gorgeous bath melts for you and your family to enjoy. I really enjoyed making them and adding my own spin to it. I totally recommend you do the same.
If there’s a cosmetic butter you prefer to use, go ahead and use that! If you wanna put your own choice of skin safe herbs, flower petals or other additives, you totally can! There’s a lot of freedom in making your own bath products.
The only thing that I found troubling with bath melts is that they’re a little difficult to gift or sell. If you’re planning on gifting these, I recommend pouring them into cupcake cups or sauce pots for them to sit in until your giftee wants to use them.
These little melts are totally susceptible to melting, and it doesn’t take much. While I don’t think these are likely to melt at room temperature (in a mild climate), the heat of your hands is enough to get these melting. So just have a think about how you’re planning to gift them before you do.
I really hope you’ve enjoyed reading this how to, and I totally wish you good luck in making them yourselves. Let me know how you got on in the comments section below, as I love to hear your own experiences. Also, let us know how you plan to gift them if you are.
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