These DIY bath melts are loaded with decadent butters and good-for-your-skin essential oils. Plus they smell amazing! click for the recipe and step-by-step instructions to make these super moisturizing, skin softening, and great-smelling bath melts.

DIY Fizzing Bath Melt Recipe {with essential oils}

I love indulging in Lush’s luxury bath oils.  “Floating Island” and “You’ve Been Mangoed” are a couple of my personal favorites.  But it’s not practical to spend almost $4 per bath melt every time I want to treat my skin to a relaxing and moisturizing bath.  So I’ve developed my own, super moisturizing, skin softening, and great-smelling bath melts — and they only cost a small fraction of what I spend on the bath melts from Lush.

 

These DIY bath melts are loaded with decadent butters and good-for-your-skin essential oils. Plus they smell amazing! click for the recipe and step-by-step instructions to make these super moisturizing, skin softening, and great-smelling bath melts.

What’s in homemade fizzing bath melts?

My DIY bath melts are loaded with decadent butters and good-for-your-skin essential oils.

cocoa butter – super emollient and moisturizing that gives skin a soft, velvety feel

kokum butter – loaded with fatty acids and antioxidants, absorbed quickly by skin, and supports skin elasticity

shea butter – high in vitamins A and E as well as essential fatty acids, intense moisturizer for dry skin

baking soda – softens and leaves skin feeling silky

citric acid – reacts with baking soda to create gentle fizzing

essential oils – calms and soothes skin plus has relaxing & uplifting aroma

mica (optional) – adds shimmer and sparkle to the top of the bath melts

rosebuds and petals (optional) – decoration

 

How to make homemade fizzing bath melts?  Recipe & step-by-step instructions:

step 1:  add 1/2 cup of cocoa butter to glass measuring cup

These DIY bath melts are loaded with decadent butters and good-for-your-skin essential oils. Plus they smell amazing! click for the recipe and step-by-step instructions to make these super moisturizing, skin softening, and great-smelling bath melts.

 

step 2:  add 1/2 cup of kokum butter

These DIY bath melts are loaded with decadent butters and good-for-your-skin essential oils. Plus they smell amazing! click for the recipe and step-by-step instructions to make these super moisturizing, skin softening, and great-smelling bath melts.

 

step 3:  melt butters using the double-boiler method

Here’s how to use the “double boiler method”:  heat 1-2 inches of water in the bottom of pot, place the glass measuring cup inside the pot of water, and simmer the water so that the butters melt slowly and gently

These DIY bath melts are loaded with decadent butters and good-for-your-skin essential oils. Plus they smell amazing! click for the recipe and step-by-step instructions to make these super moisturizing, skin softening, and great-smelling bath melts.

 

step 4:  stir occasionally as the butters melt (should take about 3-5 minutes for butters to melt completely)

These DIY bath melts are loaded with decadent butters and good-for-your-skin essential oils. Plus they smell amazing! click for the recipe and step-by-step instructions to make these super moisturizing, skin softening, and great-smelling bath melts.

 

step 5:  take the butters off the heat and allow them to cool slightly (just for 1-2 minutes)

These DIY bath melts are loaded with decadent butters and good-for-your-skin essential oils. Plus they smell amazing! click for the recipe and step-by-step instructions to make these super moisturizing, skin softening, and great-smelling bath melts.

 

step 6:  add essential oils

Here’s what I used:

10 drops sandalwood essential oil

8 drops lemon essential oil

8 drops tangerine essential oil

It smelled amazing!!! And it’s super soothing and nourishing for skin.

These DIY bath melts are loaded with decadent butters and good-for-your-skin essential oils. Plus they smell amazing! click for the recipe and step-by-step instructions to make these super moisturizing, skin softening, and great-smelling bath melts.

 

step 7:  now you’re going to mix together the fizzy part of the bath melt

— in a separate glass bowl or measuring cup, add 1 cup of baking soda

These DIY bath melts are loaded with decadent butters and good-for-your-skin essential oils. Plus they smell amazing! click for the recipe and step-by-step instructions to make these super moisturizing, skin softening, and great-smelling bath melts.

 

step 8:  to the baking soda add 1/2 cup citric acid

These DIY bath melts are loaded with decadent butters and good-for-your-skin essential oils. Plus they smell amazing! click for the recipe and step-by-step instructions to make these super moisturizing, skin softening, and great-smelling bath melts.

 

step 9:  stir baking soda and citric acid until they are well mixed

These DIY bath melts are loaded with decadent butters and good-for-your-skin essential oils. Plus they smell amazing! click for the recipe and step-by-step instructions to make these super moisturizing, skin softening, and great-smelling bath melts.

 

step 10:  pour the melted butters (and essential oil) into the baking soda/citric acid mixture

These DIY bath melts are loaded with decadent butters and good-for-your-skin essential oils. Plus they smell amazing! click for the recipe and step-by-step instructions to make these super moisturizing, skin softening, and great-smelling bath melts.

 

step 11:  quickly stir everything together

tip:  the butters will start to solidify at this point, so stir well, but don’t take to long doing it as you’ll need to get the mixture into the silicone mold before it gets too hard

These DIY bath melts are loaded with decadent butters and good-for-your-skin essential oils. Plus they smell amazing! click for the recipe and step-by-step instructions to make these super moisturizing, skin softening, and great-smelling bath melts.

 

step 12:  put the mixture into the silicone mold

tip:  you can use a spoon and/or clean hands to get the mixture into the molds.  I find that it works well to put dollops of the mixture around the mold and then press the mixture into the little squares in the mold using my clean (or gloved) hands.

These DIY bath melts are loaded with decadent butters and good-for-your-skin essential oils. Plus they smell amazing! click for the recipe and step-by-step instructions to make these super moisturizing, skin softening, and great-smelling bath melts.

step 13:  Allow the bath melts to cool and harden (you can put them in the refrigerator to speed this step up)

then pop them out of the silicone mold by gently pressing on the bottom of the molds

These DIY bath melts are loaded with decadent butters and good-for-your-skin essential oils. Plus they smell amazing! click for the recipe and step-by-step instructions to make these super moisturizing, skin softening, and great-smelling bath melts.

 

step 14:  place bath melts on a piece of parchment paper

These DIY bath melts are loaded with decadent butters and good-for-your-skin essential oils. Plus they smell amazing! click for the recipe and step-by-step instructions to make these super moisturizing, skin softening, and great-smelling bath melts.

 

step 15:  for the decorative drizzle, melt 3 Tbsp of kokum butter and 2 Tbsp of shea butter using the double boiler method

These DIY bath melts are loaded with decadent butters and good-for-your-skin essential oils. Plus they smell amazing! click for the recipe and step-by-step instructions to make these super moisturizing, skin softening, and great-smelling bath melts.

 

step 16: once melted, allow melted butters to cool slightly, then add 1/4 tsp of mica powder (I used a soft gold colored mica, but there are tons of colors to choose from)

These DIY bath melts are loaded with decadent butters and good-for-your-skin essential oils. Plus they smell amazing! click for the recipe and step-by-step instructions to make these super moisturizing, skin softening, and great-smelling bath melts.

 

step 17:  here’s what the drizzle looks like once the mica is mixed in

These DIY bath melts are loaded with decadent butters and good-for-your-skin essential oils. Plus they smell amazing! click for the recipe and step-by-step instructions to make these super moisturizing, skin softening, and great-smelling bath melts.

 

step 18:  using a spoon drizzle the melted kokum/shea/mica mixture over the bath melts

tip:  I let the mixture pool on top of the bath melts and, if needed, I use the spoon to nudge the drizzle mixture so that it flows over the sides of the bath melts.

These DIY bath melts are loaded with decadent butters and good-for-your-skin essential oils. Plus they smell amazing! click for the recipe and step-by-step instructions to make these super moisturizing, skin softening, and great-smelling bath melts.

 

step 19:  quickly (before the drizzle hardens) add rose petals/buds to the top of the bath melts for decoration and, if you wish, give the tops an extra dusting of mica powder

These DIY bath melts are loaded with decadent butters and good-for-your-skin essential oils. Plus they smell amazing! click for the recipe and step-by-step instructions to make these super moisturizing, skin softening, and great-smelling bath melts.

 

Here’s the fizzing bath melts recipe one more time

1) make the butters for the base of the bath melts:

add 1/2 cup of cocoa butter to glass measuring cup

add 1/2 cup of kokum butter

melt butters using the double-boiler method

take the butters off the heat and allow them to cool slightly

add essential oils– 10 drops sandalwood +  8 drops lemon + 8 drops tangerine

2) mix together the fizzy part of the bath melt

in a separate glass bowl or measuring cup…

add 1 cup of baking soda

add 1/2 cup citric acid

stir baking soda and citric acid until they are well mixed

3)  combine butters and fizzy stuff from steps #1 and #2 above

pour the melted butters (and essential oil) into the baking soda/citric acid mixture

quickly stir everything together (mixture will start to solidify)

4) form the base of the bath melts

put the mixture into the silicone mold

Allow the bath melts to cool and harden (you can put them in the refrigerator to speed this step up)

pop them out of the silicone mold by gently pressing on the bottom of the molds

5) make the drizzle for the bath melts:

melt 3 Tbsp of kokum butter and 2 Tbsp of shea butter using the double boiler method

once melted, allow melted butters to cool slightly, then add 1/4 tsp of mica powder

5) decorate the bath melts:

using a spoon drizzle the melted kokum/shea/mica mixture over the bath melts

quickly (before the drizzle hardens) add rose petals/buds to the top of the bath melts for decoration and, if you wish, give the tops an extra dusting of mica powder

These DIY bath melts are loaded with decadent butters and good-for-your-skin essential oils. Plus they smell amazing! click for the recipe and step-by-step instructions to make these super moisturizing, skin softening, and great-smelling bath melts.

 

How to use bath melts

  • Add one bath melt to warm bath
  • If you’d like, you can use bath melt alone, or for even more fun, toss in a bath bomb too (get the recipe for my favorite DIY bath bomb here)
  • When you’re done with your bath, be careful getting out of the tub.  Oils can make the tub a bit slippery.
  • Pat your skin dry with soft, absorbent towel  (don’t rub)
  • Want an extra dose of moisture?  finish your bath by putting on a bit of my luxurious whipped body butter.  It’s the softest, silkiest body butter I’ve ever tried.  Get the recipe here

 

These DIY bath melts are loaded with decadent butters and good-for-your-skin essential oils. Plus they smell amazing! click for the recipe and step-by-step instructions to make these super moisturizing, skin softening, and great-smelling bath melts.

Where to get supplies?

brownie bites silicone pan – watch for sales & use coupons at craft stores (like Michaels, Jo Ann’s, and Hobby Lobby) or can get online here

cocoa butter this is my favorite cocoa butter

kokum butter here’s where I get my kokum butter

shea butter – unrefined shea is best, but be careful of which brand you buy.  Many brands of shea butter can have a strong unpleasant smell.  click here for the shea butter I buy.  It’s creamy, moisturizing, and has a nice, subtle scent.  Other brands of shea butter can have a strong, kind of “funny” smell, not this one.  If you’re not a fan of other shea butters, give this one a try.  I think you’ll love it!  I do.

baking soda – grocery store, Walmart, Target, or Costco (I get my baking soda at Costco – huge bag for less than $6)

citric acid – you can get small jars/bags of citric acid in baking section of grocery store.  Here’s where I get my citric acid.

mica powder here’s where I get my micas

rosebuds and petals I got mine here

 

If you liked this post, here are a few other essential oil posts that I think you’ll like:

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super rich & creamy dry hand lotion

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These DIY bath melts are loaded with decadent butters and good-for-your-skin essential oils. Plus they smell amazing! click for the recipe and step-by-step instructions to make these super moisturizing, skin softening, and great-smelling bath melts.

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2 Comments

  1. Maeie July 8, 2017 at 4:35 pm - Reply

    How do these handle being shipped shipped and stored in warmer temperatures?

    • Sarah Lewis July 11, 2017 at 6:31 pm - Reply

      They won’t fair very well. I’m not sure of the exact melting point, but it’s somewhere in the 90’s. So if the temperature outside (or in the delivery truck) is over 90, they will get very soft or possibly even melt completely.

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