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How to Make Garden Flower Bath Melts

comments (2) April 20th, 2009 in gallery     

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Assorted garden flower bath melts.
Chamomile Cream Bath Melts.
Green Goddess Bath Melts.
Rosebud Bath Melts.
Assorted garden flower bath melts.

Assorted garden flower bath melts.

Photo: Emmy Gabriel

Whether you decide to give these bath melts as gifts or add them to your personal home spa stash, you are sure to enjoy creating these miniature works of art. Bath melts add a dose of moisturizing oils and soothing aromatherapy to the bath, providing a lovely, home spa experience. Made with an easy "melt and pour" method, these exquisite-looking bath treats can be made by even the most inexperienced bath-and-body mixtress. Each recipe creates a different variety of gorgeous bath melts. Try making all three for the ultimate home spa collection! 

Chamomile Cream Bath Melts
Chamomile and vanilla are wonderful for relaxation, making these bath melts perfect for evening baths.

Makes 8 to 10 bath melts.

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons jojoba esters, 70 (MP70)*
  • 1 ounce babassu oil
  • 1 ounce coconut oil
  • 1 ounce aloe vera oil
  • 1 tablespoon oat flour, fine
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla absolute**
  • 1/2 teaspoon Roman chamomile essential oil**
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons chamomile flowers
  • 8 to 10 small foil cups


Green Goddess Bath Melts
Energizing yuzu blends beautifully with the delicate, feminine aroma of ylang ylang. These green-colored bath melts are sure to get you in touch with your inner goddess.

Makes 8 to 10 bath melts
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Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons jojoba esters, 70 (MP70)*
  • 1 ounce babassu oil
  • 1 ounce organic virgin coconut oil
  • 1 ounce cucumber seed oil
  • 1 tablespoon oatstraw powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon yuzu essential oil**
  • 1/4 teaspoon ylang ylang essential oil**
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons jasmine flowers
  • 8 to 10 small foil cups

 
Rosebud Bath Melts
The luxurious, romantic aroma of rose is a classic, sophisticated scent that is aimed to please. These bath melts make great gifts.

Makes 8 to 10 bath melts.

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons jojoba esters MP70*
  • 1 ounce babassu oil
  • 1 ounce coconut oil
  • 1 ounce passionfruit (maracuja) oil
  • 1 tablespoon fine colloidal oatmeal (sifted)
  • 8 to 10 pink rosebuds
  • 1/2 teaspoon to 1 teaspoon rose otto essential oil**
  • 8 to 10 small foil cups


*In warm weather, or if you plan to ship these bath melts, add 1 additional teaspoon jojoba esters, 70 to these recipes.

**To make these recipes more affordable, you can substitute the essential oils and absolutes for cosmetics-grade fragrance oils.

Making the Bath Melts

  1. Gently heat the jojoba esters and solid oils until they have melted completely. Ideally, you should use a double boiler to heat the ingredients, but you can also use a microwave. If you are using a microwave, make sure to heat the ingredients in short, 20-second bursts, being careful not to overheat the mixture. 
  2. After the solid ingredients have melted, add the liquid oils, essential oils, and/or absolute.  Stir the mixture well to make sure that these ingredients fully disperse. 
  3. Using a flour sifter or a fine-mesh strainer, sift the oatstraw powder or oat flour into the mixture, stirring well to combine.
  4. Place the foil cups onto a baking sheet or other flat surface, and carefully pour the mixture into the cups. 
  5. Allow the melts to cool for a few minutes, until a firm layer forms on the top. When they are ready, carefully place individual flowers into each bath melt. 
  6. Allow the melts to cool overnight or until they become totally firm before handling or packaging them.

Ingredients for these recipes can be found at www.FromNatureWithLove.com. For a limited time, CraftStylish.com readers can enjoy a 5% discount off of qualifying online orders by using discount code "CYSH4233" at checkout.

If you'd like to try other natural or handmade skin-care recipes, check out the selection of Body Care Craft Kits at FromNatureWithLove.com, or visit their natural skin and body care blog at www.NaturalBeautyWorkshop.com.


Pattern or design used: My own design - Emmy Gabriel
posted in: gallery, green, natural, body, cosmetics, bath, skin care, bath melts, essential oil

Comments (2)

suzeqz writes: Ohmyword! I stumbled upon this by accident. I've never heard of "bath melts" before, but now I want to try them out!
Posted: 10:06 am on August 12th
Teks_Glutes writes: Ohhhh I love this idea! Def going to try this. Thanks!
Posted: 9:06 am on May 7th
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