Four DIY Bath Melts for Relaxation & Soft Skin - Everyday Essentials

The Plant Therapy website uses cookies for a variety of reasons. By accessing or using the Plant Therapy website you agree to the use of cookies. You can read our cookie policy here.

Your cart is currently empty.

Naturally Blended

illustrated image of a woman relaxing in the bathtub

Four DIY Bath Melts for Relaxation & Soft Skin

As people find their new rhythms and routines, it feels like everyone is eager to soak up all the warmth, comfort, and coziness of fall/winter hibernation. Thanksgiving dinner can’t come soon enough. It might be a little early for Christmas decorations, but they bring so much joy and we’re probably going to set them up now anyway. Anything that makes you smile and a little more comfortable in your home is fair game at this point in 2020, no judgments. 

If you’re looking for some easy, self-indulgent, and comforting ideas to add joy to your weekly routine – give our DIY Bath Melts a try! The soothing butters in these blends will moisturize your skin while you enjoy the relaxing aromas of essential oils. We chose different kinds of butter for each of these recipes, but feel empowered to swap them out with the ones you have on hand and/or your go-to favorite. Grab a glass of wine and some chocolate (or hot cocoa and cookies) and enjoy these luxurious concoctions. 

Gingerbread Bath Melts

Gingerbread Bath Melts

Kick off the holidays with a truly scrumptious bath melt. The sweet and spicy aroma of this quintessential holiday treat is sure to give you the festive and relaxing soak you need during the busy holiday season.

What you’ll need:

Add all these products to your cart

What you’ll do:

Measure out two ounces of Shea, Cocoa, or Mango Butter. Melt over a double boiler. Once melted, remove from heat and add the carrier oil and essential oils. Mix well and pour into silicone molds. Place in your freezer until solid. Add a bath melt to your bath to soothe your senses and moisturize your skin.

For a printable version, click here

Illustrated bathtub with written instructions for the DIY Relaxation bath melts

Relaxation Bath Melts

This bath melt DIY is for people who are seeking a deeply soothing, relaxing, and lightly floral aroma. Relax has a strong Lavender top note with a rich, earthy base note. Use this blend for a spa-like atmosphere.

What you’ll need:

Add all these products to your cart

What you’ll do:

Measure out two ounces of Shea, Cocoa, or Mango Butter. Melt over a double boiler. Once melted, remove from heat and add the carrier oil and essential oils. Mix well and pour into silicone molds. Place in your freezer until solid. Add a bath melt to your bath to soothe your senses and moisturize your skin.

For a printable version, click here

Illustration of bath tub with written instruction for the DIY Citrus Bath Melts

Soothing Citrus Bath Melts

Citrus lovers, this bath melt DIY is made for you. With Sweet Orange Essential Oil, the exotic and spicy Elemi, and Mango Butter, this melt will whisk you away to a tropical day-dream. 

What you’ll need:

Add all these products to your cart

What you’ll do:

Measure out two ounces of Shea, Cocoa, or Mango Butter. Melt over a double boiler. Once melted, remove from heat and add the carrier oil and essential oils. Mix well and pour into silicone molds. Place in your freezer until solid. Add a bath melt to your bath to soothe your senses and moisturize your skin.

For a printable version, click here

Illustration of bath tub with written instructions for DIY vanilla woods bath melts

Vanilla Woods Bath Melts

Are you looking for ways to use your new Vanilla Botanical Extract? Look no further! Use any vanilla in this woodsy DIY bath melt blend for a relaxing, sweet, and earthy aroma. 

What you’ll need:

Add all these products to your cart

What you’ll do:

Measure out two ounces of Shea, Cocoa, or Mango Butter. Melt over a double boiler. Once melted, remove from heat and add the carrier oil and essential oils. Mix well and pour into silicone molds. Place in your freezer until solid. Add a bath melt to your bath to soothe your senses and moisturize your skin.

Tip: To help the Vanilla fully emulsify, combine the essential oils with the carrier oil first.

For a printable version, click here. 

What are your favorite oils and scents to add to baths? Share your go-to options in the comments below!

14 thoughts on “Four DIY Bath Melts for Relaxation & Soft Skin”

  1. Made these today…took forever to harden then read to put in freezer. Can you tell me if they should be kept in freezer or frig till using.

    1. These should be fine stored at room temperature, provided they’re in a cool dry place. But if you wanted to store them fridge, that would work too!

  2. Oh my heart! The Vanilla Woods blend is heavenly. I made the bath melts and they are amazing. I made some extra of the oil blend to use in my diffuser and I am in love. I did use Cedarwood Virginian instead of the Himalayan. This blend would make a great PT synergy for cozy relaxing benefits in my humble opinion. Thanks for these lovely bath melt recipes!

    1. Good question! These do melt when they come in contact with skin and can be a little soft at room temperature, so shipping would be tricky. Since Shea is considerably soft, you should use Cocoa Butter since it’s harder. And the fact that it’s winter helps! They might lose their shape from the mold, but if they’re packaged well, they shouldn’t melt completely and still provide a nice bath experience to the person on the other end. If you decide to ship them, let us know how it goes!

    1. Not to worry, these aren’t meant to mix with the bathwater. Instead, they’ll slowly melt on the surface and you rub the oils into your skin. Since the essential oils are already emulsified in the Shea and carrier oil, they’re safe to use!

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.