DIY Organic Lemon Lavender Scented Bath Melts Recipe

Want a luxurious spa experience in your own bathtub? Then try your hand at making these wonderful handmade, organic Lemon Lavender Scented Bath Melts. This simple all natural recipe uses organic ingredients and is great for moisturizing skin and uplifting your spirits.
Natural Lemon Lavender Bath Melts Recipe
Ingredients:
2 oz. Organic Cocoa Butter (by weight)
2 oz. Organic Shea Butter (by weight)
1/2 teaspoon pure beeswax (or up to 1 teaspoon in warmer climates) or 1/4 teaspoon (or up to 1/2 teaspoon in warmer climates) organic caranuba wax (vegan alternative)
1 teaspoon organic lavender flowers
1 teaspoon organic chamomile flowers
12 drops organic lavender essential oil
12 drops organic lemongrass essential oil
Instructions:
For this recipe you’ll need a digital scale that weighs in ounces, a long handled plastic spoon, a glass pyrex container, a teaspoon measure (cup), an ice cube tray, and your ingredients.

First measure out one level half teaspoon of beeswax pellets or 1/4 tsp. of caranuba wax and place into a glass pyrex container. (Note that using up to 1 teaspoon of beeswax in order to keep solidity in warmer climates may make these more difficult to melt in bath water.) Then weigh out 2 oz. each of cocoa butter and shea butter. Combine these ingredients in a glass container with your wax. Heat in the microwave at 50% power until full melted. (Use a pot holder when removing the glass container from the microwave as it will get very hot.) Stir. Add your essential oils.

Measure out 1 teaspoon of chamomile flowers and 1 teaspoon of lavender flowers.

Add the chamomile and lavender flowers to your melted butter and wax mixture and stir well.

Pour your liquid bath melt mixture into a clean, dry ice cube tray. It will serve as a simple and inexpensive mold as well as make removal of the bath melts from the molds a snap! Place the ice cube tray in the freezer until bath melts have fully solidified.

Once your bath melts have solidified, remove the ice cube tray from the freezer. Now simply twist the tray the same as you would ice to remove the bath melts. This recipe will yield five evenly sized bath melts. You can store these in a decorative 7 oz. glass pantry jar or an 8 oz. white plastic jar. To use simply add one bath melt under hot running water to your bath. Alternatively, you can place one bath melt inside a small cotton muslin bag – you can purchase these in bulk from State Line Bag Co. – and add to hot bath while water is still running. Store in a cool, dry location. Materials for this project were purchased at Mountain Rose Herbs.

When do you like to most take long, hot relaxing baths?

Comments

  1. So cool! I don’t know if I could make them, but I’m sure I could definitely use them!

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  2. Oh, they are super easy to make!

  3. They look so good. I can tell they are good for the skin just by looking at them. Very nourishing!

    Thanks for sharing your blog.
    I have come across it all the time online and I enjoy reading it and looking at all of your soaps.

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  4. These will make really nice stocking stuffers for my girls this year. I like the idea of the little muslin bags.

  5. Those look great! I can almost imagine how delicious they must smell!
    Thanks for linking up!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  6. These look amazing! I’ve not made soaps before but you make it sound so easy to do :D Will defo be giving this a bash. Thanks for sharing!

  7. VERY cool! Stopping by via etsy!

  8. This is a great tutorial. Do you know how long the cubes will store?

  9. Rebecca, I don’t see anything about when to add the essential oils. I really want to make these this week so I would love to hear from you about this!

  10. So sorry for the omission. I updated the post. You can add them to the mixture any time after you have melted the base of wax, butters and oils.

  11. Rebecca Haddoc says:

    Won’t the wax eventually clog up your tub?

    • No, I’ve never heard of that happening. It gets dispersed in the water. I’ve been washing out containers of beeswax based lip balms and such for years and it’s never caused any problems.

  12. Wanda Asante says:

    Thank you , Thank you, Thank you for your blog..These are wonderful for gifts or gift sets of spa products. Wonderba!!!

  13. WOW, This is awesome, i always cant imagine these articles free in my inbox. They are really awesome and splendid.

    Guys i think this is greatful, i mean who can think of a bath melt? THis is great. More grease to your elbow rebecca, bless you.!

  14. I would imagine that the beeswax is in a small amt. enough to not plug up your drain. However that said, I make olive oil soaps using beeswax as one of the ingredients, and I wash out my soapmaking pot in my kitchen sink. Unfortunately, my sink did get clogged up from the wax, and I had to have a friend clean out the drain and pipe. He warned me to not pour the soap clean up any more down my drain, so now I empty it outside . So if one were using alot of these melts with beeswax I would be careful. Cheers Linda

    • Thanks for the input. I’ve started using small amounts of beeswax in recent soap recipes, but never in large quantities of more than a Tablespoon or two per three and half pound batch. These contain beeswax so they will not melt in warmer conditions or if shipping. However if it’s winter or high temps are not an issue, I recommend my Natural Lemon Verbena Bath Melts Recipe. It’s my all time fave and does not contain any beeswax.

  15. Trudi Johnson says:

    I have some lavender ollive oil I made recently. Can I incorporate the olive oil into this recipe? Any advice on quantities?

  16. P. J. Roberts says:

    Wondering about two things. 1. How do these products effect septic systems? 2. I do not use the microwave for anything as I believe it kills all the good stuff so am wondering if these ingredients can be melted on the stove. If so, would you melt using a double boiler or just melt in the pan. One more question…….have you used coconut oil in any of your recipes?

    • I live in a really old house and have never had any problems. If you’re only using beeswax in small amounts it shouldn’t cause any issues. I use coconut oil in many of my recipes. My other bath melts recipe – and my favorite one! – found here does use coconut oil. You can always use a double boiler in lieu of a microwave.

  17. rebecah freeman says:

    You have so many great ideas…do you have a book or catalog that I can get my hands on….CANT get enough of this page…Thanks for being here…

  18. Can coconut oil be substituted for the cocoa butter? Thanks for this wonderful recipe!

  19. Hello – I am wondering if it’s possible to use Chamomile Tea in place of the flowers? Mountain Herb is out of stock. I’ve been using the Tea version in my Rice Packs. also, is there somewhere else we can get the lavender flowers? I’m just curious but would rather order everything at once instead of something from this place and something from another place….

    Thanks! Tina
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