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Making Herbal Bath Melts: A Magical Bath Additive for Winter Days.

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Winter is coming and with it dry winter skin. Well, I’ve got a solution for that: these Homemade Bath Melts are super easy to make and will leave your skin feeling so smooth and hydrated.

Now that winter is here, it’s important to keep your skin protected from the elements as much as possible—you can’t be expected to stay indoors all day! So why not take your bath to the next level with these easy-to-make DIY Bath Melts? They are made with just a few simple ingredients, that typically include a body butter, carrier oil, essential oils and herbs. What’s great is that you can make them in any scent you like—I’m partial to lavender—and they’ll leave your skin feeling soft and moisturized.

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bath melts

WHAT ARE BATH MELTS?

Bath melts, sometimes called bath truffles, are magical bars of body butters designed to soften skin. They are tossed into a hot bath to melt, resulting in a fragrant and skin-softening bath-time experience. As your skin soaks up the oils, simply sit and relax in the aromatherapy provided by any added essential oil fragrance.

 These bath additives are great for anyone who wants to pamper themselves. They’re especially effective at treating dry, winter skin and can help soothe aches and pains in your muscles after a tough day of work.

They are a simple way to add an extra touch of luxury and self-care to your bathing routine. Likewise, they are made from a variety of ingredients, including butters, oils, and fragrant essential oils. The best bath melts contain only pure ingredients that won’t irritate sensitive skin or cause breakouts.

Use a bath melt when you want to pamper your body and relax with extra attention. If your skin is overworked or dry, skip lotions and go straight for the bath melt!.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A BATH MELT AND BATH BOMB?

When a bath bomb is dropped into a tub of warm water, its ingredients—bicarbonate of soda and citric acid mixed with a carrier oil and essential oil for fragrance—will fizz up and create bubbles. Whereas bath melts have a subtler effect, slowly releasing their ingredients into the bathwater as it heats up.

Bath melts are much easier to make than bath bombs.  There are dozens of ways to mess up bath bombs, but with bath melts, the worst-case scenario is your melts don’t harden. If that happens, all you need to do is warm them back up and add a bit of beeswax.

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WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF BATH MELTS?

Some benefits of using a bath melt are:

  • Dipping in a tub of warm water is known for being an effective way to de-stress. Add an aromatherapy experience to help you find focus and energy, or simply enjoy your favorite scent.
  • They are a great way to moisturize your skin. The warm water opens pores and allows your body to really soak up the moisturizing oils.
  • Skin-soothing benefits are high when taking a warm bath, especially when using skin-soothing ingredients such as cocoa butter, shea butter, or mango butter

TOOLS NEEDED TO MAKE BATH MELTs

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What Ingredients are used in bath melts?

Bath melts contain the following basic ingredients: 

  • butters
  • carrier oils
  • essential oils
  • dried herbs

Bath melts are a fun DIY project that allows you to get creative with your bath products. There are endless options when it comes to choosing scents, colors, and add-ins. You can make seasonal bath melts to enjoy throughout the year or give them as thoughtful gifts for birthdays or holidays.

Bath melts are made from a heavenly combination of oils and butters. The ingredients you most often find are cocoa butter, shea butter, mango butter, coconut oil, jojoba oil, pumpkin seed oil, grapeseed oil, and almond oil. They leave your skin feeling smooth and silky.

The beauty of making your own DIY bath melts lies in the ability to pick your favorite ingredients and make something that suits your needs. The type of butter you use doesn’t matter, but if it’s soft (like shea butter frequently is) you’ll need to combine it with a harder butter or add a bit of beeswax to help the melts keep their shape. 

Essential oils for fragrance can also be added to make your bath smell amazing. It is really important to make sure any fragrance or essential oils you use are skin safe.

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HOW DO YOU STORE BATH MELTS?

The oils and butters used to make bath melts are soft or even liquid at room temperature. As such, you need to store them in a cool place. I like to put mine in a lidded container on the door of my refrigerator. You can also store them in a cool cabinet out of direct sunlight. When it’s time for a bath, take one (or two) out before they get messy and pop them into the water as you run for the tub. They’re easy enough to make that you can mix up a new batch every month or so without any hassle!

Trust me when I tell you not to store them in your bathroom. The steam and heat from your showers could be enough to melt them and make a big mess!

bath melts
bath melt recipe
bath melt recipe

Make Chamomile & Oat Bath Melts

Want to try your hand at making your own bath melts? One of my favorite winter time rituals for self-care involves taking a soak with these chamomile and oat bath melts. They are a dream come true for those with sensitive skin, or anyone who appreciates a soothing bath. The infusion of chamomile flowers will soothe the skin, while the oats are calming and soothing. These bath melts also make a great gift that will leave the recipient begging for more.

Safety Tip

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.

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Conclusion

Everyone deserves to be pampered every once in a while; and a nice, warm bath is the perfect way to do it. So, if you’re looking for a quick and easy project to pamper yourself with, or a gift to give to friends or family, these bath melts fit the bill. They are really easy to make, and they smell great. So go ahead—with literally only a few ingredients, you can whip up a batch of these luxurious bath melts in your kitchen very quickly.

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