DIY Bath Melts with Lavender Essential Oil & Soy Wax for Soft Skin
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.
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.
DIY Bath Melts with Lavender Essential Oil
© Rebecca D. Dillon
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.
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!
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.
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.
- Candy Bark Bath Melts Recipe
- Aloe Vera Bath Melts Recipe with Epsom Salt
- Chocolate & Rose Truffle Bath Melts Recipe
- Natural Lavender Bath Melts Recipe
- Natural Lemon Verbena Bath Melts Recipe
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