Aloe Vera Bath Melts Recipe with Epsom Salt for Problem Skin

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If you suffer from dry or problem skin that’s easily irritated by commercial solutions, this aloe vera bath melts recipe is a great natural alternative! Not only are these DIY bath melts quick and easy to make, but they’re also a great homemade gift idea for friends and family.

DIY Aloe Vera Bath Melts for Dry Skin! If you suffer from dry skin that's easily irritated by commercial solutions, this aloe vera bath melts recipe is a great natural alternative! Aloe vera, a versatile plant hailed as a magical skin saver, has a long history of use in skin care products and has the ability to promote healing, soothe and moisturize dry skin, fight dandruff and promote hair growth. #AloeVera #diy #BathMelts #crafts #skincare #naturalskincare #naturalremedies #bath #beauty

Aloe vera, a versatile plant hailed as a magical skin saver, has a long history of use in skin care products. It has the ability to promote healing, soothe and moisturize dry skin, fight dandruff and even promote hair growth.

DIY Aloe Vera Bath Melts for Dry Skin! If you suffer from dry skin that's easily irritated by commercial solutions, this aloe vera bath melts recipe is a great natural alternative! Aloe vera, a versatile plant hailed as a magical skin saver, has a long history of use in skin care products and has the ability to promote healing, soothe and moisturize dry skin, fight dandruff and promote hair growth. #AloeVera #diy #BathMelts #crafts #skincare #naturalskincare #naturalremedies #bath #gift

In Ayurvedic medicine aloe vera is also used to tackle skin issues like eczema and psoriasis. And, because aloe vera also possesses anti-inflammatory, astringent, antibacterial and antiseptic properties, it’s equally great at fighting and preventing acne.

Love the idea of using aloe vera in your skin care products but don’t like baths? You can also use these aloe vera bath melts as solid salt scrub cubes. Simply massage a cube onto damp skin in the shower and enjoy the benefits of the aloe in addition to exfoliation from the salts! Check out my recipe below to get started.

DIY Aloe Vera Bath Melts for Problem Skin! If you suffer from dry skin that's easily irritated by commercial solutions, this aloe vera bath melts recipe is a great natural alternative! Aloe vera, a versatile plant hailed as a magical skin saver, has a long history of use in skin care products and has the ability to promote healing, soothe and moisturize dry skin, fight dandruff and promote hair growth. #AloeVera #diy #BathMelts #crafts #skincare #naturalskincare #naturalremedies #bath #beauty

Aloe Vera Bath Melts Recipe

© Rebecca Dawn Dillon

Ingredients:

4 oz. cocoa butter
2 oz. safflower oil
2 oz. Epsom salt
10.5 oz. fine sea salt
1.25 oz. aloe vera leaf powder
.25 oz. polysorbate 80 (optional)
.15 oz. fragrance oil (of choice, optional)
1 teaspoon majestic green mica (optional)
1/4 teaspoon gold mica (optional)
cornflowers, to suit

Instructions:

I’ve included the option for using colorants in these aloe vera bath melts for those of you who love colored bathwater. It’s a great option if you love bath bombs but bath bombs don’t exactly love you.

For all natural aloe vera bath melts, simply omit the optional ingredients. This recipe yields fourteen bath melts when you use the mold indicated for this project.

Begin by using a digital scale to weigh out the cocoa butter and safflower oil. Combine in a large glass Pyrex measuring cup or glass bowl then heat at 30% power in the microwave until the cocoa butter has melted. (Alternately you can also use a double boiler.)

Remove from heat then weigh out and stir in the safflower oil, polysorbate 80 and fragrance oil. (You can also use an essential oil of your choice at half the amount or omit the fragrance entirely.)

DIY Aloe Vera Bath Melts for Dry Skin! If you suffer from dry skin that's easily irritated by commercial solutions, this aloe vera bath melts recipe is a great natural alternative! Aloe vera, a versatile plant hailed as a magical skin saver, has a long history of use in skin care products and has the ability to promote healing, soothe and moisturize dry skin, fight dandruff and promote hair growth. #AloeVera #diy #BathMelts #crafts #skincare #naturalskincare #naturalremedies #bath #beauty

In a separate container, weigh out the combine the Epsom salt, fine sea salt and aloe vera leaf powder. Then, if desired, use a measuring spoon to measure out and add the mica. Mix well with a fork until all the dry ingredients are thoroughly combined.

Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix to combine. Then place the container with your aloe vera bath melts mixture in the refrigerator. Once the mixture starts to thicken and the salt stays suspended when stirred, remove from the refrigerator.

Now place a small amount of cornflowers into fourteen of the fifteen cavities of mini BPA silicone ice cube mold.

Next, pour the bath melts mixture into the mold cavities with the cornflowers. Then place the mold inside your refrigerator until your aloe vera bath melts harden.

Once your bath melts have solidified remove them from the mold and package as desired. To use simply add to warm, running bath water and enjoy!

DIY Aloe Vera Bath Melts for Dry Skin! If you suffer from dry skin that's easily irritated by commercial solutions, this aloe vera bath melts recipe is a great natural alternative! Aloe vera, a versatile plant hailed as a magical skin saver, has a long history of use in skin care products and has the ability to promote healing, soothe and moisturize dry skin, fight dandruff and promote hair growth. #AloeVera #diy #BathMelts #crafts #skincare #naturalskincare #naturalremedies #bath #beauty

I used packaging from SKS Bottle & Packaging. Pictured are their Amber PET Heavy Wall 8 oz. Plastic Jar and 16 oz. Clear Glass Mason Jar with an Antique Pewter Lid. (However the 25 oz. jar actually works better for this specific product as you can easily fit more bath melts inside.)

All that’s left is to decorate or label your container(s) as desired for personal use or gifting!

Wondering how else you can use cornflowers?

Cornflowers have a long history of use in herbal skin care. It’s natural pigment – flavonoids known as anthocyanins – possess antioxidant properties that are believed to promote healing. In addition cornflowers also contain biotin as well as possess antifungal, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties.

Cornflowers’ toning and cooling properties make it especially beneficial when used in beauty applications to soothe tired, itchy or puffy eyes. It’s also used in cosmetic applications to firm both mature and crepey skin. As such, these properties make cornflowers especially suited for facial masks. (Learn more about cornflowers at Herb & Hedgerow.)

To create a cornflower anti-inflammatory mask infuse 2 Tablespoons of cornflowers in 3.5 oz. of boiling water. Strain, then allow the water to cool.

Next, combine 3 Tablespoons of cornflower infused water with 2 Tablespoons white kaolin (cosmetic) clay and 1 Tablespoon colloidal oatmeal. Mix well then apply even to a freshly washed face. Rinse off after ten minutes and pat dry.

A Natural DIY Coffee Under Eye Cream Recipe to help with puffiness and dark circles as well as those pesky fine lines and wrinkles!

If you like my aloe vera bath melts recipe, then you may also enjoy my recipes for making mini bundt cake solid salt scrubs, coffee & black tea under eye cream and an anti-aging night cream with rosehip seed oil and coconut water. Or check out my DIY Bath & Body Pinterest board for more great skin care recipes.

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Chocolate & Rose Valentine’s Truffle Bath Melts Recipe

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This Valentine's truffle bath melts recipe makes wonderful heart shaped DIY Valentine's Day gifts for your special Valentine that smell like chocolate and roses! This bath melts recipe is super easy to make and only requires a few ingredients. Plus, you can use the same heart shaped mold to make several of my other DIY Valentine's day gifts.

This Valentine’s truffle bath melts recipe makes wonderful heart shaped DIY Valentine’s Day gifts for your special Valentine that smell like chocolate and roses! This truffle bath melts recipe is super easy to make and only requires a few ingredients. Plus, you can use the same heart shaped mold to make several of my other DIY Valentine’s day gifts.

This Valentine's truffle bath melts recipe makes wonderful heart shaped DIY Valentine's Day gifts for your special Valentine that smell like chocolate and roses! This bath melts recipe is super easy to make and only requires a few ingredients. Plus, you can use the same heart shaped mold to make several of my other DIY Valentine's day gifts.

Truffle Bath Melts Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

2.75 oz. unrefined cocoa butter
1/2 teaspoon unsweetened baking cocoa powder
.05 oz. Rose Cognac Sugar fragrance oil (or similar)
1 oz. white natural melt and pour soap base
pink soap colorant of choice

Tools & Supplies:

digital scale
Wilton Easy Flex Heart 24-Cavity Silicone Mold
utensils for stirring
measuring spoon
cutting board
large glass Pyrex measuring cup
microwave

This Valentine's truffle bath melts recipe makes wonderful heart shaped DIY Valentine's Day gifts for your special Valentine that smell like chocolate and roses! This bath melts recipe is super easy to make and only requires a few ingredients. Plus, you can use the same heart shaped mold to make several of my other DIY Valentine's day gifts.

Instructions:

This truffle bath melts recipe will yield four bath melts.

Using a digital scale, begin by weighing out the cocoa butter into a large glass Pyrex measuring cup. Heat at reduced power in the microwave until it has melted completely. (Alternately you can use a double boiler.)

Now use the measuring spoon to measure out a half teaspoon of the unsweetened cocoa powder. (You can use a full teaspoon of cocoa powder if desired for darker truffle bath melts and more chocolate scent.) Whisk into the melted cocoa butter using a fork or whisk until the cocoa powder has been fully incorporated and is free of any clumps.

Allow the mixture to cool slightly then weigh out the fragrance oil and add to the mixture. Mix well.

Next, place your heart mold onto a cutting board or small cookie sheet for easy transport.

Then pour the melted bath melts mixture evenly into four of the cavities of your heart silicone mold.

Using the cutting board for stability, transfer your mold to the refrigerator. Refrigerate your Valentine’s truffle bath melts until they’ve completely solidified.

Now prepare the “icing” for your truffle bath melts.

Weigh out .5 oz. of your natural white melt and pour soap base in a glass Pyrex measuring cup. (I use a natural soap base here as it cools and solidifies faster than a basic glycerin soap base with SLS.) Heat in the  microwave for 20-30 seconds, then remove and stir. Allow to cool slightly.

This Valentine's truffle bath melts recipe makes wonderful heart shaped DIY Valentine's Day gifts for your special Valentine that smell like chocolate and roses! This bath melts recipe is super easy to make and only requires a few ingredients. Plus, you can use the same heart shaped mold to make several of my other DIY Valentine's day gifts.

Now remove the bath melts from the refrigerator. Unmold and place them top up onto a cutting board or a cookie sheet. Now slowly pour the white soap base across the tops of the cold bath melts in small lines until you have reached your desired look.

This Valentine's truffle bath melts recipe makes wonderful heart shaped DIY Valentine's Day gifts for your special Valentine that smell like chocolate and roses! This bath melts recipe is super easy to make and only requires a few ingredients. Plus, you can use the same heart shaped mold to make several of my other DIY Valentine's day gifts.

Now prepare your pink “icing.” In the same container you used for the white “icing” weigh out .5 oz. of your natural white melt and pour soap base. Heat in the microwave 20-30 seconds until melted. Now add a pinch of colorant, if using a pigment powder for color, or a few drops of a liquid soap colorant to the melted soap base until you reach desired color. Stir well so the color is completely mixed into the soap base.

This Valentine's truffle bath melts recipe makes wonderful heart shaped DIY Valentine's Day gifts for your special Valentine that smell like chocolate and roses! This bath melts recipe is super easy to make and only requires a few ingredients. Plus, you can use the same heart shaped mold to make several of my other DIY Valentine's day gifts.

Now slowly pour the pink tinted soap base across the tops of the cold bath melts in small lines until you have reached your desired look. (The pigment I used for my truffle bath melts faded to more of a coral color so be sure to check with the manufacturer or company you purchase your soap colorants from to see if they fade or the colors morph in melt and pour soap.)

This Valentine's truffle bath melts recipe makes wonderful heart shaped DIY Valentine's Day gifts for your special Valentine that smell like chocolate and roses! This bath melts recipe is super easy to make and only requires a few ingredients. Plus, you can use the same heart shaped mold to make several of my other DIY Valentine's day gifts.

Now carefully remove your Valentine’s truffle bath melts from your working surface and package as desired.

To use, simply add one truffle bath melt to warm running bath water or massage onto skin in the shower or bath after bathing, rinse lightly and pat dry.

Want to make candy shaped truffles? Try this set of two candy truffle shaped silicone molds featuring six different designs.

This cardamom & spice solid coffee sugar scrub recipe exfoliates with a combination of sugar, coffee and spices, while moisturizing skin with cocoa and mango butters. And, oh wow! The resulting solid coffee sugar scrub hearts smell amazing! Plus they're perfect for DIY Valentine's day gifts!

If you liked this DIY Valentine’s day gift idea, then also be sure to check out my other recipes that use the Wilton Easy Flex Heart 24-Cavity Silicone Mold including my Cardamom & Spice Solid Coffee Sugars Scrub Recipe, my DIY Conversation Heart Soaps and my DIY Valentine’s Jelly Heart Soaps. Or go here for 18 more of my DIY Valentine’s Day gift ideas. You can also discover more DIY Valentine’s Day gifts by following my DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts board on Pinterest.

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