These are my favourite thing to add to my baths lately, made with sweet almond oil and cocoa butter they leave your skin soft and silky. They are perfect if you suffer from dry skin, or like my daughter, have eczema. She has to avoid bubble baths because they irritate her skin, these mean she has something nice to put in her bath that actually soothes her skin instead of irritates it.
They are simple to make, and you can add in the essential oils of your choice and any little extras you like.
We made lavender ones this time, half we added some dried lavender too and half we added glitter. I also love making rose and geranium scented ones. Choose your favourite essential oil, or a combination!
Melt the cocoa butter in a bowl over a pan of simmering water. Once it has melted, remove from the heat.
Stir in the sweet almond oil, your essential oils and a little colouring if you are using any.
Carefully pour the mixture into your molds.
At this point you can add in your extras. A small flower bud, a sprinkling of dried lavender, some glitter. Alternatively, you can let the melts set for an hour and then sprinkle the extra’s on top so that it stays on the surface of the bath melt – up to you!
Leave to set until they are firm and opaque – you can speed the process up by placing them in the fridge if you wish.
To use, simply add one bath melt to your bath – remember that they will leave the base of the tub slippy so be careful when you’re getting in and out! Bag them up and they make a fantastic gift.