DIY Handmade Natural Lemon Verbena Bath Melts & Solid Sugar Scrub Cubes

Handmade Natural Bath Melts Recipe - Wonderful Homemade Gift Idea - Bath and Body DIY Since many of you are so fond of completely natural and organic bath and beauty products, I decided to create an all natural handmade bath melts recipe and a natural handmade solid sugar scrub cube recipe that doesn’t use a melt and pour soap base. These recipes feature lots of rich, skin conditioning cocoa butter, kokum butter, shea butter, coconut oil, and luxurious organic argan oil. Argan oil is naturally rich in vitamin E and phenols, carotenes, squalene and fatty acids. It absorbs quickly into skin when used in bath and body applications and delivers deep hydration. If you have dry or maturing skin, then these are two recipes you’ll definitely want to add to your to do list.

Bath and Body DIY - Natural Organic Bath Melts and Solid Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipes - Made with Rich Argan Oil, Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter, Kokum Butter and Coconut Oil Handmade Lemon Verbena Natural Bath Melts Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

5 oz. natural cocoa butter
1.5 oz. 76° melt point coconut oil
.5 oz. kokum butter
.5 oz. shea butter
.5 oz. argan oil
6 ml lemon verbena essential oil or essential oil of choice (or 12 ml lemon verbena fragrance oil)

Supplies:

digital kitchen scale
large glass pyrex measuring cup
metal spoon and knife
graduated plastic transfer pipettes
two silicone flower molds
containers with lids

Directions:

Using a digital scale weigh out the cocoa butter, kokum butter and shea butter in a large glass pyrex measuring cup. Simply place the measuring cup on the scale, set to tare, then add your ingredients one at a time until the correct weight is reached.

Next, melt slowly in the microwave in 45 second increments until fully melted.

Now weigh out the coconut oil – this oil is solid at room temperature but melts at 76 degrees or when it comes in contact with skin – and stir into your butters until completely melted.

Follow by weighing the argan oil and adding it into the measuring cup. Now add your essential or fragrance oil of choice using a graduated plastic pipette to measure out the amount needed for the recipe. Stir well, then slowly pour into two silicone flower molds. I recommend placing the molds on a small cutting board or other flat surface before pouring the liquid bath melts into the molds.

Once you’ve filled the molds, place them in the freezer for about 20 minutes to allow the bath melts to solidify. Then slowly push your completed bath melts out of the molds and package in your desired containers of choice. (You can half this recipe if desired!)

DIY Natural Handmade Solid Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipe - Made Without A Glycerin Melt and Pour Soap Base

Handmade Lemon Verbena Natural Solid Sugar Scrub Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

5 oz. natural cocoa butter
1.5 oz. 76° melt point coconut oil
.5 oz. kokum butter
.5 oz. shea butter
.5 oz. argan oil
8 ml lemon verbena essential oil or essential oil of choice (or 16 ml lemon verbena fragrance oil)
4 1/2 Cups white sugar

Supplies:

digital kitchen scale
large glass pyrex measuring cup
metal spoon and knife
graduated plastic transfer pipettes
four silicone flower molds
containers with lids

Directions:

Feel free to halve this recipe if desired. This is basically the same recipe as my natural handmade bath melts but with a touch more fragrance and white sugar. Because of the sugar if makes twice as much as the bath melts recipe.

To make the handmade solid sugar scrub cubes, follow the instructions for making the bath melts. However, before you place into the molds, stir in 4 1/2 cups of sugar. Next, simply scoop the sugar scrub mixture into your molds pressing into the molds as you go. Once you’ve filled a mold, use the back side of a knife to scrape the excess sugar scrub from the top of the mold and level out the cavities. Place in freezer to allow to solidify then pop out after 20 minutes or so and package!

Homemade Gift Idea - All Natural Solid Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipe - DIY Bath and Beauty Recipe I’m a washi tape addict lately, so I decorated my containers of homemade bath melts and sugars scrub cubes with pink chevron washi tape. However, you can decorate – or not – your containers any way you like. Don’t feel limited by plastic jars though. You can also use small mason jars to keep these fabulous little bath and beauty treats in. These are not only lovely for your own use, but they also make sweet little homemade gift ideas for just about any occasion! Gift them for Mother’s Day, birthdays, Valentine’s Day, Christmas stocking stuffers – even handmade wedding favors!

If you enjoyed these diy bath and body recipes, you may also like my recipe for crafting your own Handmade Foaming Salt Scrub. Or my original Handmade Solid Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipe. You can keep up with and bookmark all of my latest diy bath and beauty recipes – and discover more wonderful skin care recipes from other crafty folks – by following my boards on Pinterest!

What are your favorite natural ingredients to use in your own handmade bath and body creations?

Comments

  1. These are beautiful, Rebecca! I bet they smell heavenly. I feel like I should just take a whole day and find my favorite recipes off your site and try them – you share such wonderful things!
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  2. Yet another fun project I’ve come across this week to do with my daughter when school’s out for the summer. I’m now following you on Pinterest! Thanks!

  3. Very cool! Thanks for sharing this at my Pin Me Linky Party.
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  4. They look beautiful and yummy too (even if they are not for eating!) and make a great homemade present idea!
    Love
    Alice
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  5. Do your bath melts really melt in water?

  6. I’m dying to know; what size container are you packaging your melts/scrubs in in the final picture? Those aren’t 4oz containers, are they?

  7. YEA!! A sugar scrub cube recipe that doesn’t contain soap!! I don’t have the kokum butter (never heard of it) or argan oil. Could I make these without those ingredients? I just made and used a sugar scrub this evening, and I would LOVE to have a way to make little cubes out of it.

  8. Do these sold sugar scrubs make the tub slippery? I know you mentioned the other ones with the melt and pour soap didn’t. Do you sell these as well?

    • I do not currently sell these. I plan to introduce a lot of new products in the shop in March and into the rest of the year once I stock back up on supplies. These will make your tub slippery if you get them on the tub, but because they are cubes they’re much easier to keep on your body and off the floor.

  9. This is amazing! A total mind blast! Rebecca you are inspiring.

  10. I like this recipe. I’m glad there is no soap in this. What size jars do you use? How many jars will this recipe make? Thanks for the great advice!

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