Natural Homemade DIY Lavender Bath Melts Recipe - Or customize this beauty DIY with your favorite essential oil or fragrance!

DIY Bath Melts with Lavender Essential Oil & Soy Wax for Soft Skin

March 26, 2014
I may receive compensation from links on this site. As an Amazon Associate I also earn from qualifying purchases. See my disclosure policy.

Looking for creative ways to make DIY bath melts for your natural skin care routine? Try using soy wax! Not only is soy wax perfect for candles, it can also be incorporated into natural skin care products like these lavender scented DIY bath melts. Keep reading to learn how I used soy wax to create an easy lavender bath melts recipe for soft skin.

DIY bath melts with essential oils. Make more than just candles using soy wax. Try this easy DIY bath melts recipe with lavender essential oils & soy wax for your natural skin care routine.

How to Make DIY Bath Melts with Soy Wax

Natural soy wax is a wonderful ingredient not only for making your own DIY candles, but also for use in natural skin care products. Since soy wax is used for making homemade massage candles it made perfect sense to me to use this wax to make all natural bath melts in my DIY bath melts with lavender essential oils. Not only is soy wax an inexpensive alternative to beeswax, it also has a much lower melting point – right around 120° F – which makes it perfect for utilizing in your own DIY bath melts.

Natural Lavender Bath Melts Recipe for your soft skin.

DIY Bath Melts with Lavender Essential Oil

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

40 grams natural soy wax
11 grams ultra refined shea butter
30 grams refined and deodorized cocoa butter
22 grams grapeseed oil
1 gram lavender (or other) essential oil (or 2 grams fragrance oil)

Instructions:

I molded my DIY bath melts with lavender essential oil in a Silikomart Silicone Chocolate Flower Mold. This easy bath melts recipe will fill all the cavities in one of these molds and yields fifteen flower shaped, lavender scented bath melts.

To make these soy wax bath melts, begin by weighing out the soy wax, cocoa butter and shea butter using a digital kitchen scale then combine these ingredients together in a small to medium sized glass pyrex measuring cup. Heat at 50% in the microwave until melted, then weigh out the grapeseed oil and essential oil and mix into the wax and butters. (Alternately, you may also use a double boiler.)

Carefully pour the now liquid DIY bath melts into each cavity of the mold then allow to harden fully. (If you place this mold on a cutting board before pouring you can easily transfer the mold to the fridge after pouring to hasten the cooling process.) Once the lavender bath melts have solidified remove from the mold and store in an airtight container in a cool, dry location.

To use simply add one to two lavender bath melts to warm bath water or massage a melt onto your skin by hand when bathing in a bath or shower to soften and moisturize skin.

Natural Homemade Lemon Verbena Bath Melts Recipe

Like my DIY bath melts recipe with lavender essential oil and soy wax? Then be sure to also check out my lemon verbena scented recipe for bath melts!

Lavender bath melts recipe with soy wax & essential oils for soft skin. Looking for creative ways to make bath melts for your natural skin care routine? Try using soy wax! Not only is soy wax perfect for candles, it can also be incorporated into natural skin care products. Keep reading to learn how I used soy wax to create an easy lavender bath melts recipe for soft skin.

And don’t forget to pin my homemade bath melts recipe with lavender essential oil for later. These lavender bath melts make great homemade gifts to give throughout the year.

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

More DIY Bath Melts

If you like my soy wax bath melts recipe with lavender essential oil, then be sure to try some of these other recipes for making natural lavender bath melts.

Discover more natural skin care recipes by following my DIY Bath & Body board on Pinterest. You can also follow Soap Deli News on social media. You can follow me on Blog Lovin‘, facebooktwitter and instagram. Or sign up for my newsletter.

5 Comments

  • Cindy

    March 28, 2014 at 1:39 am

    What could a person use instead of soy. There are many like myself that are allergic to it.

    1. Rebecca D. Dillon

      March 29, 2014 at 11:00 am

      You’d have to fudge the recipe a bit. I’m sure of other skin safe waxes with a melt point of around 120°F. You could try subbing part sunflower wax – I know Nature’s Garden Candles carries this – which has a much lower melt point with part beeswax. In lieu of the soy wax I would think 20 grams sunflower wax and 20 grams beeswax would be a good starting point and you can adjust the recipe as needed based on the results. Otherwise my lemon verbena bath melts have no soy. These are a bit softer and take longer to set up but you can increase the kokum butter or add a smidge of beeswax to make them a little firmer since we are heading into spring and summer.

  • Cindy

    March 30, 2014 at 12:44 am

    Thank you! I will look in to this and give it a shot.

  • Christa

    November 28, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    Not for my own info, but for Cindy perhaps…could you sub out that soy wax, and instead use 96 degree melt point Coconut oil? That way it would be solid at room temp and melt in the bath. Just a suggestion. Not everyone has that at home, but it could easily be purchased from most vendors that carry body product raw ingredients.

  • Christa

    November 28, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    I think that should have been 92 degree coconut oil. Either way, it is worth a try.

Comments are closed.

Prev Post Next Post