2 oz. Organic Shea Butter (by weight)
1/2 teaspoon pure beeswax or organic caranuba wax (vegan)
1 teaspoon organic lavender flowers
1 teaspoon organic chamomile flowers
12 drops organic lavender essential oil
12 drops organic lemongrass essential oil
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 teaspoon of flake caranuba wax or beeswax pellets and place into a glass pyrex container. (Caranuba wax is a vegan alternative to beeswax.) 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?