DIY Candy Bark Homemade Bath Melts with Real Honey & Cocoa Butter

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Designed to look like candy bark, these homemade bath melts are made with real honey and cocoa butter for a lush bath experience! These are perfect for when you need to take some time out for much needed self care. Or make and give these cocoa butter & honey homemade bath melts as unique homemade gifts throughout the year.

Homemade bath melts recipe with real honey and cocoa butter. Designed to look like candy bark, these homemade bath melts are made with real honey and cocoa butter for a lush bath experience! These are perfect for when you need to take some time out for much needed self care. Or make and give these cocoa butter & honey homemade bath melts as unique homemade gifts throughout the year.

Inspired by Glitter & Candy Bark

I love glitter. I mean I REALLY love glitter. It’s not everyday, however, that I’m able to use glitter in one of my projects. So, I may have slightly overcompensated for that with this recipe. When I was formulating  these homemade bath melts, I figured at some point I’d end up with glitter in my coffee. That didn’t happen. It actually ended up in Greg’s coffee instead – two days after the fact. (Reminding us once again that yes, glitter is the herpes of the craft world.)

Should glitter vex you, don’t worry. It’s easy to avoid. You can use real candy sprinkles for the “sparkle” on these homemade bath melts in its place. Alternately, if you have concerns about the environment, be sure to use eco-friendly biodegradable glitter. It’s what I used for this project. After all, there’s more than enough plastic floating around in the ocean.

Continuous remnants of glitter aside, I did run into a few snags when creating my DIY candy bark homemade bath melts. Initially I ran into issues due to the mold design. I chose this silicone bee mold for this DIY because I thought it would make my homemade bath melts look like candy bark. However, I had to use more ingredients in particular this mold than I’d originally anticipated. The reason? I just couldn’t get my homemade bath melts out of the mold in one piece.

Homemade bath melts recipe with real honey and cocoa butter. Designed to look like candy bark, these homemade bath melts are made with real honey and cocoa butter for a lush bath experience! These are perfect for when you need to take some time out for much needed self care. Or make and give these cocoa butter & honey homemade bath melts as unique homemade gifts throughout the year. DIY bath melts like Lush, only better! Your new favorite DIY bath melts recipe for natural skin care.

I wasn’t ready to give up on my idea of making my homemade bath melts look like candy bark however. I’ve been so inspired by all the DIY candy bark I’ve run across lately, the idea had firmly attached itself to the inner cortex of my brain. I’ve seen such creative designs and ideas. So I tweaked my homemade bath melts recipe. And then I tweaked it again. On my fourth try, I finally got it right. And while my cocoa butter & honey homemade bath melts may not look completely like candy bar, they do still resemble candy. More importantly, however, they make it out of the mold in one piece.

The other challenge for this project was incorporating the honey into my homemade bath melts recipe. I REALLY wanted to use actual raw honey for this recipe. The problem however, is that honey is aqueous. While cocoa butter, on the other hand, is basically an oil in solid form. Since oil and water don’t mix, I realized I needed to use an emulsifier for this project. It took some doing to figure out the best way to get the two to mix, but I found the perfect solution in the end.

In the end, I was able to pull my candy bark inspired bath melts together. The glitter being the icing on the cake. Keep reading to learn how to make my candy bark homemade bath melts for your own bath time ritual. Plus discover the perfect substitution for honey if you find you’re all together fed up with using honey as a crafting medium. (I promise it’s not ear wax.)

Homemade bath melts recipe with real honey and cocoa butter. Designed to look like candy bark, these homemade bath melts are made with real honey and cocoa butter for a lush bath experience! These are perfect for when you need to take some time out for much needed self care. Or make and give these cocoa butter & honey homemade bath melts as unique homemade gifts throughout the year.

Cocoa Butter & Honey Homemade Bath Melts Recipe

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients for Homemade Bath Melts:

14.5 oz. unrefined cocoa butter (or dark cocoa butter)
4 oz. refined (high melt point) shea butter
1.5 oz. organic raw honey
1 oz. emulsifying wax (or polawax)
.05 oz. honey fragrance oil, optional (or try an essential oil)

Ingredients for Honey Drizzle:

3.5 oz. clear honey melt & pour soap base
1 oz. refined (high melt point) shea butter
sparkle color bars, colors of choice
fine & chunky biodegradable glitter, colors of choice

Homemade bath melts recipe with real honey and cocoa butter. Designed to look like candy bark, these homemade bath melts are made with real honey and cocoa butter for a lush bath experience! These are perfect for when you need to take some time out for much needed self care. Or make and give these cocoa butter & honey homemade bath melts as unique homemade gifts throughout the year.

Supplies & Tools:

silicone bee mold
digital scale
double boiler
glass measuring cups
utensils, for stirring
immersion (stick) blender

Tips & Tricks for Making Homemade Bath Melts:

  • You’ll want to use a double boiler to melt the ingredients in this recipe. This will prevent your cocoa butter from becoming grainy. If you don’t have a double boiler, you can use a glass measuring cup in a pan of water. Alternately, you may also melt your ingredients in a microwave at 30% power.
  • It’s important to emulsify the honey with the other ingredients in this recipe. Otherwise, you’ll end up with honey in the “design” part of the mold. It won’t look pretty and it’s a mess to clean up. If you’ve struggled with honey before, I understand. You can substitute the honey in this homemade bath melts recipe with lanolin for easy sailing.
  • The honey fragrance oil I used for this recipe is crazy strong. Thus I used less than I would with other fragrance oils. If you are easily bothered by strong fragrances, skip this scent and pick a favorite instead. I also recommend cocoa absolute for this recipe with a bit of coffee essential oil blended in.
  • Refined shea butter does make a difference in recipes. As does high melt point shea butter. The melting point of shea butter ranges dramatically. Refined high melt point shea butter has a melting point between 104°F-113°F. While the melting point of unrefined shea butter ranges from 89°F-100°F. Which is why when you make substitutions for refined butter with unrefined butters in your natural skin care recipes, they don’t always perform as expected. Therefore, if you choose to use unrefined shea butter, you’ll want to experiment with bumping up the emulsifying wax to get the perfect fit.
  • Because this homemade bath melts recipe is designed to melt in warm bath water, it has a low melting point. Therefore I recommend making this recipe during the winter months. Outside of this, I do not recommend trying this project unless you are able to store them in a climate controlled location of 75°F or less.
  • You don’t have to use a clear melt and pour soap base for the honey drizzle on your cocoa butter & honey homemade bath melts. Try using a white melt and pour soap base instead for higher contrast and to make it look more like icing.

Homemade bath melts recipe with real honey and cocoa butter. Designed to look like candy bark, these homemade bath melts are made with real honey and cocoa butter for a lush bath experience! These are perfect for when you need to take some time out for much needed self care. Or make and give these cocoa butter & honey homemade bath melts as unique homemade gifts throughout the year.

Instructions:

I highly recommend reading through the instructions for my homemade bath melts before you begin. Once you have all your materials, begin by weighing out the cocoa butter and high melt point shea butter. Place the cocoa butter and shea butter in a double boiler and heat until melted over medium-low heat.

In the meantime, also weigh out the emulsifying wax and honey. Heat separately, using the double boiler method, over medium-low heat until melted. Stir to combine.

Once the cocoa/shea butter and the separate honey and emulsifying wax mixture have both melted, remove from heat. Briefly mix the honey and emulsifying wax for about a minute using an immersion blender.

Homemade bath melts recipe with real honey and cocoa butter. Designed to look like candy bark, these homemade bath melts are made with real honey and cocoa butter for a lush bath experience! These are perfect for when you need to take some time out for much needed self care. Or make and give these cocoa butter & honey homemade bath melts as unique homemade gifts throughout the year.

Now combine the melted cocoa/shea butter with the honey and emulsifying wax mixture. Mix together with an immersion blender for 1-2 minutes.

Homemade bath melts recipe with real honey and cocoa butter. Designed to look like candy bark, these homemade bath melts are made with real honey and cocoa butter for a lush bath experience! These are perfect for when you need to take some time out for much needed self care. Or make and give these cocoa butter & honey homemade bath melts as unique homemade gifts throughout the year.

Lightly dust the inside of your bee mold with fine cosmetic glitter, if desired. (You can also dust glitter onto your homemade bath melts once they’re unmolded.)

Place the mold onto a cutting board or similar. Then pour the homemade bath melts mixture into the mold. Carefully transport the mold to your freezer, using the cutting board to support the mold.

Allow the homemade bath to harden for several hours. (I recommend resisting the urge to remove your bath melts from the mold sooner. I was impatient and did this only to find that the bath melts in the center had not completely hardened.)

Homemade bath melts recipe with real honey and cocoa butter. Designed to look like candy bark, these homemade bath melts are made with real honey and cocoa butter for a lush bath experience! These are perfect for when you need to take some time out for much needed self care. Or make and give these cocoa butter & honey homemade bath melts as unique homemade gifts throughout the year. DIY bath melts like Lush, only better! Your new favorite DIY bath melts recipe for natural skin care.

Once your cocoa butter & honey homemade bath melts have solidified, remove them from the freezer. Then carefully remove them from the mold. (These are somewhat tricky to get out of the mold. I recommend pulling the mold away from your bath melts very gently working your way around the outside toward the center. If you go slow, it should all stay in one piece.)

If desired, you can brush additional glitter onto your bath melts. Glitter can also be used to cover any imperfections where small pieces may not have come out of the mold cleanly.

Once you’ve removed the homemade bath melts from the freezer, you can make the honey drizzle for the decoration. You’ll want to pour this onto your homemade bath melts while they are still cold. This way, the warm melt and pour soap base won’t melt your bath melts prematurely.

Homemade bath melts recipe with real honey and cocoa butter. Designed to look like candy bark, these homemade bath melts are made with real honey and cocoa butter for a lush bath experience! These are perfect for when you need to take some time out for much needed self care. Or make and give these cocoa butter & honey homemade bath melts as unique homemade gifts throughout the year. DIY bath melts like Lush, only better! Your new favorite DIY bath melts recipe for natural skin care.

To make the honey drizzle, weigh out the shea butter and melt and pour soap base. Combine in a glass measuring cup. Then heat in the microwave (or in a double boiler) at 30% power until melted. Add a small chunk for a sparkle color bar (alternately you can use mica) to the melted soap base. (I used a brown sparkle color bar for this step.) If desired, you may also stir in some additional glitter. I added a bit of biodegradable gold glitter to  mine. Mix well to combine.

Homemade bath melts recipe with real honey and cocoa butter. Designed to look like candy bark, these homemade bath melts are made with real honey and cocoa butter for a lush bath experience! These are perfect for when you need to take some time out for much needed self care. Or make and give these cocoa butter & honey homemade bath melts as unique homemade gifts throughout the year. DIY bath melts like Lush, only better! Your new favorite DIY bath melts recipe for natural skin care.

Once the soap base cools slightly, pour the base across the DIY candy bark homemade bath melts as desired. Then dust chunky biodegradable glitter into the melted soap. I used chunky bubblegum and chunky turquoise glitters for this step.

Homemade bath melts recipe with real honey and cocoa butter. Designed to look like candy bark, these homemade bath melts are made with real honey and cocoa butter for a lush bath experience! These are perfect for when you need to take some time out for much needed self care. Or make and give these cocoa butter & honey homemade bath melts as unique homemade gifts throughout the year. DIY bath melts like Lush, only better! Your new favorite DIY bath melts recipe for natural skin care.

You can then repeat the process in the opposite direction using a different color.

Homemade bath melts recipe with real honey and cocoa butter. Designed to look like candy bark, these homemade bath melts are made with real honey and cocoa butter for a lush bath experience! These are perfect for when you need to take some time out for much needed self care. Or make and give these cocoa butter & honey homemade bath melts as unique homemade gifts throughout the year. DIY bath melts like Lush, only better! Your new favorite DIY bath melts recipe for natural skin care.

My second pass across my bath melts, I mixed a small chunk from a crimson sparkle color bar into my container with the melted soap base. I reheated the soap base slightly first, then mixed in the color. Once the new color was completely combined into the soap base, I then poured the soap across the first pass at a different angle. I followed with more chunky glitter.

Homemade bath melts recipe with real honey and cocoa butter. Designed to look like candy bark, these homemade bath melts are made with real honey and cocoa butter for a lush bath experience! These are perfect for when you need to take some time out for much needed self care. Or make and give these cocoa butter & honey homemade bath melts as unique homemade gifts throughout the year. DIY bath melts like Lush, only better! Your new favorite DIY bath melts recipe for natural skin care.

Once the soap base I’d poured on my homemade bath melts had solidified, I then used a Chef’s knife to remove the bath melts from the cutting board.

Homemade bath melts recipe with real honey and cocoa butter. Designed to look like candy bark, these homemade bath melts are made with real honey and cocoa butter for a lush bath experience! These are perfect for when you need to take some time out for much needed self care. Or make and give these cocoa butter & honey homemade bath melts as unique homemade gifts throughout the year. DIY bath melts like Lush, only better! Your new favorite DIY bath melts recipe for natural skin care.

You’re DIY candy bark homemade bath melts are now ready to be packaged as desired for personal use or gifting.

To use your homemade bath melts, simply break off the desired amount and add to warm running bath water.

Homemade bath melts recipe with real honey and cocoa butter. Designed to look like candy bark, these homemade bath melts are made with real honey and cocoa butter for a lush bath experience! These are perfect for when you need to take some time out for much needed self care. Or make and give these cocoa butter & honey homemade bath melts as unique homemade gifts throughout the year. DIY bath melts like Lush, only better! Your new favorite DIY bath melts recipe for natural skin care.

What To Do With the Leftover Soap Base

You can use the remaining soap base leftover from the honey drizzle to create solid sugar scrub bars. Simply remelt the soap base, then stir in sugar.

I recommend using just enough to thicken the melt soap base, but not so much that it doesn’t still pour smoothly.

Then simply pour the remaining base into individual cavities of the mold. Allow to harden, then remove.

To use your solid sugar scrub bars, simply massage onto damp skin the bath or shower, then rinse off.

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If you enjoyed my DIY candy bark homemade bath melts recipe, then you may also enjoy some of my other homemade bath recipes. Following are my other homemade bath melts recipes as well as a few DIY’s for making DIY solid sugar scrubs.

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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.

For more of my homemade skin care recipes and craft projects, be sure to follow my other boards on Pinterest as well. You can also find me on Blog Lovin’TumblrFacebook, TwitterG+ and Instagram.

Super Easy DIY Gem Bath Melts Recipe

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This super easy DIY gem bath melts recipe requires just a few simple ingredients to create a beautiful and luxurious DIY wedding favor or gift. Or make DIY gem shaped solid lotion bars instead!

This super easy DIY gem bath melts recipe requires just a few simple ingredients to create beautiful and luxurious DIY wedding favors or homemade gifts! Made primarily of moisturizing mango butter, these gem bath melts will melt in bath water or on skin at around 86°F. As they begin to melt instantly when applied to skin they can also be used as solid lotion bars. Scent however you like – I scented mine with a Champagne fragrance oil – and customize with different colors of mica for a touch of shimmer on skin and/or fine glitter for more obvious color play.

If you live in a warmer climate that won’t accommodate your gem bath melts staying solid due to the heat, then be sure to try my alternate solid lotion bar recipe instead! Read on to learn how to make your own DIY gem bath melts with my super easy bath melts recipe.

This super easy DIY gem bath melts recipe requires just a few simple ingredients to create beautiful and luxurious DIY wedding favors or homemade gifts!

DIY Easy Gem Bath Melts Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

4 oz. refined mango butter
2.5 mL fragrance oil or 1 mL essential oil
1 teaspoon mica
pinch of fine glitter, optional

What you’ll need:

Gemstone Silicone Mold
Digital Scale
Graduated Plastic Transfer Pipettes
Glass Pyrex Measuring Cup
Microwave or Double Boiler
Measuring Teaspoon
Utensil for Stirring
Cutting Board

Instructions:

For this bath melts recipe I used Diamond Dust mica powder from Nature’s Garden and the Champagne fragrance oil from Brambleberry. However you can use your choice of mica and fragrance that fits your needs and/or color scheme. The mica will stay incorporated throughout your melted mango butter as it sets up. However, should you choose to use fine glitter keep in mind that it is heavier than mica and will sink to the bottom. The glitter really sticks to skin when you rub these onto your skin and can look fantastic if you’re going for a glittery Halloween or party look.

Using a digital scale weigh out the mango butter. Place in a glass Pyrex measuring cup and heat at 50%, stirring partially through, until melted. (Alternately you can use a double boiler.) Be sure to handle the measuring cup with a dish towel or pot holder as the glass will get hot!

Allow the mango butter to cool slightly then measure out the fragrance oil using a graduated plastic transfer pipette. Stir the fragrance into the melted mango butter.

Using a measuring spoon, measure out one teaspoon of mica and, if desired, a pinch of glitter. Stir into the melted mango butter.

Place your gems mold on a cutting board. Now use the Pyrex measuring cup to carefully pour the melted mango butter into the mold.

Pick up the cutting board with the filled diamond mold on it and place it in the refrigerator. Allow the mango butter to solidify fully – about an hour or so – before unmolding. If you try to unmold your gem bath melts and they begin to crack, they aren’t ready to be unmolded. Simply place them back in the refrigerator a little longer at which point they will pop out of the mold without cracking.

This super easy DIY gem bath melts recipe requires just a few simple ingredients to create beautiful and luxurious DIY wedding favors or homemade gifts!

Easy Gem Solid Lotion Bar Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

.8 oz. beeswax
.8 oz. cocoa butter
.8 oz. mango butter
1.5 oz. (liquid at room temperature) carrier oil of choice
.1 oz. Manuka honey or raw local honey
2.5 mL fragrance oil or 1 mL essential oil
1 teaspoon mica

Instructions:

This gem solid lotion bar recipe is easy to tweak based on the ingredients you have on hand. For the cocoa and mango butters you can opt to use all mango butter or all cocoa butter instead of both. If you don’t want to use honey – Manuka honey is well renowned for it’s anti-bacterial and healing properties – you can simply use 1.6 oz. of carrier oil instead and omit the honey.

Weigh and combine the beeswax and butters in a glass Pyrex measuring cup and heat at 50% power, stirring occasionally,  in the microwave until melted. (Alternately you can melt the ingredients in a double boiler or make your own double boiler by placing the Pyrex measuring cup on a canning ring in a pot of water on the stove.

Now weigh out the carrier oil and honey and stir into the melted butters and wax.

Follow by measuring out both the mica with a measuring spoon and the fragrance oil with graduated plastic transfer pipette and stir them into the melted solid lotion bar ingredients.

Now place the diamond gems mold on a cutting board. Fill the mold with your melted ingredients then carefully place the cutting board with the mold into the refrigerator until the lotion bars have fully hardened.

Now that you’ve made your DIY gem bath melts and/or gem shaped solid lotion bars, simply package them as desired – such as in clear cellophane treat bags tied with ribbon – and they’re ready for gifting!

If you enjoyed my gem bath melts recipe and solid lotion bar recipe, then be sure to check out more of my skin care recipes by following me on Pinterest, Tumblr and Blog Lovin’. You can also find me on Facebook, Twitter, G+ and Instagram.

Summer Fun Bath & Body Giveaway

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Summer Fun Bath and Body Giveaway - Pin It to Win it! (Simply pin the DIY's for a chance to win the resulting soaps and bath melts!)

Spring is finally here and summer is on it’s way! Get ahead of the heat with a few fun handmade bath products to make your tub more fun in the sun! Now through April 30th, 2014 you can enter my Summer Fun Bath & Body Giveaway for a chance to win three of my recent DIY bath and body projects!

One winner will receive the following: two Raspberry Lemonade Scented Soap Popsicles, six guest sized Guava Berry Goji Scented Goldfish Soaps, and one 8 oz. container with fifteen Red Velvet Cake Scented Bath Melts! To enter for your chance to win, simply pin the DIY’s for each of the projects below and then submit your entries via Rafflecopter!

DIY Soapmaking Tutorial - Easy Melt and Pour Soap Popsicles

These fun soap popsicles are made using a natural, detergent free baby buttermilk soap base and are scented with a delicious raspberry lemonade scent. They are perfect for turning bath time into treat time! Simply remove the stick before washing. Find the recipe for these fun homemade soap pops and the tutorial here.

Easy DIY Handmade Melt and Pour Toy Embedded Goldfish Soaps for Kids

These fun little goldfish soaps are made from a transparent melt and pour soap base with a vinyl toy inside! They’re guest sized soaps which make them perfect for small hands. Keep one in the bathtub and another by the sink to encourage regular hand washing. Find the DIY for these Guest Sized Goldfish Soaps here.

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

Experience the heavenly aroma of red velvet cake in the shower or tub with these delectable scented bath melts. Made from moisture rich shea and cocoa butters, these bath melts will leave your skin feeling soft and moisturized. Simply add two melts to warm bath water or slather on by hand in the shower before you step out! Learn how to make your own Handmade Bath Melts with your favorite fragrance or essential oil(s) with my easy recipe here.

Well, what are you waiting for? Get your entries in! Simply pin the these three projects to one of your DIY boards on Pinterest to enter. You can also pin additional projects and follow my social media for even more chances to win! This giveaway is open to USA residents only and is valued at $50.

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