This chamomile and oat bath melt recipe makes wonderfully skin-soothing bath melts that are a complete luxury for any skin complaint, including itchy or sore skin. The infusion of chamomile flowers will soothe the skin, while the oats are calming and soothing. Once made, these bath melts will last about six months in a dry airtight container.
Chamomile and Oat Bath Melt Recipe
This bath melt recipe makes six bath melts in a mini silicone cupcake mold. To make more, simply double or triple the recipe.
YOU WILL NEED
Below are all the ingredients needed to make this wonderfully moisturizing bath melt recipe.
- 1 tablespoon rolled oats
- 1 tablespoon dried chamomile flowers
- 2 1/2 ounces of cocoa butter
- 1 1/2 tablespoons chamomile and calendula-infused sunflower oil (see here for how to make an oil infusion)
- 10 drops of lavender essential oil
- 8 drops of sweet orange essential oil
- Small silicone cupcake mold
- Double boiler or a pot and a heat-safe bowl
- Muslin bags
- Kitchen scale
- Combine the chamomile flowers and oats in a clean, dry bowl. Sprinkle the herb and oat mix into the silicone molds filling each one until halfway full.
- Melt the cocoa butter in a double boiler over low heat. If you don’t have a double boiler, you can fill a pot with a few inches of water and nestle a heat-safe bowl inside it. You want it to fit snugly without touching the water (if it dips into the water, it will get too hot). There you go! A double boiler at your service. I use a milk pan with a long handle that I hold just above the water. I can stir with the other hand as I do this. Once melted, add the infused sunflower oil and essential oils, and stir well. Pour the oil over the dried herbs in the molds until each is filled to the top. Let cool overnight.
- Once the melts are completely cool and hardened, pop them out of the molds, wrap each one for gift giving or store in a lidded container in the fridge or other cool place for future use.
Place a bath melt inside a drawstring muslin bag and drop into a warm bath. Allow it to dissolve gradually to create a soothing, milky bath, fragrant with calming oils and herbs. The leftover herbs and oats inside the bag continue to infuse the water with skin-nourishing benefits.
These DIY bath melts will leave your bathtub slippery, so make sure you have a bath mat to step out onto and wipe the tub clean when you are done.
Where to buy high-quality herbs
If you don’t have access to local or homegrown herbs for this bath melt recipe, then I highly recommend Mountain Rose Herbs. They are my favorite place to buy high-quality, organic dried herbs and herbal products. They’re a wonderful company that believes in people, plants, and the planet over profit. Definitely my kind of company.
Try out this easy chamomile and oat bath melt recipe and see how wonderful it makes your skin feel. And if you enjoy it, you can experiment with the ingredients. For example, you could replace the chamomile with lavender, rose petals, or other herbs. With a little experimentation, you’ll likely be able to come up with your own highly customized blend that’s great for your skin.
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