Organic Lemon Lavender Bath Melts DIY! This simple organic lemon lavender bath melts recipe is crafted using organic ingredients and is great for moisturizing skin and lifting your spirits. #bathmelts #diy #spa #skincare #organic #essentialoils #gift #giftidea #easy #recipe #beauty #bath

Organic Lemon Lavender Bath Melts Recipe

September 3, 2012
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Want a luxurious spa experience in your own bathtub? Then try your hand at making this wonderful organic lemon lavender bath melts recipe. This simple all natural recipe uses organic ingredients and is great for moisturizing skin and lifting your spirits.

Organic Lemon Lavender Bath Melts DIY! This simple organic lemon lavender bath melts recipe is crafted using organic ingredients and is great for moisturizing skin and lifting your spirits. #bathmelts #diy #spa #skincare #organic #essentialoils #gift #giftidea #easy #recipe #beauty #bath

Organic Lemon Lavender Bath Melts Recipe

© Rebecca D. Dillon

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 carnuba 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 my organic lemon lavender bath melts 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.

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First measure out one level half teaspoon of beeswax pellets or 1/4 tsp. of carnauba 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.

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

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

Organic Lemon Lavender Bath Melts DIY! This simple organic lemon lavender bath melts recipe is crafted using organic ingredients and is great for moisturizing skin and lifting your spirits. #bathmelts #diy #spa #skincare #organic #essentialoils #gift #giftidea #easy #recipe #beauty #bath

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.

Organic Lemon Lavender Bath Melts DIY! This simple organic lemon lavender bath melts recipe is crafted using organic ingredients and is great for moisturizing skin and lifting your spirits. #bathmelts #diy #spa #skincare #organic #essentialoils #gift #giftidea #easy #recipe #beauty #bath

Once your organic lemon lavender 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 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.

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25 Comments

  • SleightGirl

    September 3, 2012 at 4:27 pm

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

    http://www.AllThingsTangled.blogspot.com

  • Rebecca D. Dillon

    September 3, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    Oh, they are super easy to make!

  • Anonymous

    September 3, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    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.

    http://sheboutiqueinms.blogspot.com/

  • Jeannie Clemens

    September 4, 2012 at 12:39 am

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

  • Stacey

    September 4, 2012 at 1:52 am

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

  • Vivid

    September 4, 2012 at 2:48 pm

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

  • ChariT

    September 10, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    VERY cool! Stopping by via etsy!

  • Nicole Ringgold

    September 11, 2012 at 8:47 pm

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

  • Laura Ricketts

    March 11, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    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!

  • Rebecca D. Dillon

    March 11, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    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.

  • Rebecca Haddoc

    August 28, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    Won’t the wax eventually clog up your tub?

    1. Rebecca D. Dillon

      August 28, 2013 at 4:15 pm

      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.

  • Wanda Asante

    August 29, 2013 at 3:48 pm

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

  • Angel

    August 30, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    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.!

  • Linda Buffy

    September 7, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    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

    1. Rebecca D. Dillon

      September 7, 2013 at 8:39 pm

      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.

  • Trudi Johnson

    October 24, 2013 at 10:39 am

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

    1. Rebecca D. Dillon

      October 24, 2013 at 4:34 pm

      You’d have to experiment with it, but you could add 2 parts cocoa butter to 1 part oil as a starting point.

  • P. J. Roberts

    November 21, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    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?

    1. Rebecca D. Dillon

      November 21, 2013 at 8:06 pm

      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.

  • rebecah freeman

    December 8, 2013 at 9:47 am

    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…

    1. Rebecca D. Dillon

      December 8, 2013 at 11:53 am

      I do not. But you can find a summary of most of my projects and recipes on my main website at http://www.soapdelicatessen.com

  • Allison

    December 11, 2013 at 9:52 pm

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

    1. Rebecca D. Dillon

      December 11, 2013 at 10:00 pm

      No, coconut oil isn’t hard enough at room temperature. You could sub something like mango butter, illipe butter or kokum butter.

  • Tina Peterson

    November 18, 2014 at 12:58 am

    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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