Softening Almond Honey Bath Melts Recipe
This almond honey bath melts recipe creates a luscious, soothing bath made with a moisturizing, decadent blend of cocoa butter, almond oil, and honey.
Taking a bath soak is just plain good for the body and soul. Everyone can recognize the benefits of a bath, whether or not you soak in peace in quiet or enjoy a good book surrounded by glowing candlelight and spa music. A satisfactory soak soothes our tense muscles, eases stress, and leaves us feeling relaxed.
But a hot bath can dry out our skin just as fast as the warm water fades our stress away. And if you’re already experiencing dry skin issues, a hot bath can escalate your concerns.
That’s why it’s important to always include a moisturizer in the bath. And a simple bath melt can do the trick!
Bath melts are one of my favorite beauty DIYS to use when my skin feels dry from swimming, not wearing any shoes, or when the dry air has pulled every drop of moisture out of my skin! And they are just as wonderful during the cooler months of the year when the cold and indoor heating zaps the moisture from your skin.
This almond honey bath melts recipe creates a luscious, soothing bath made with a moisturizing, decadent blend of cocoa butter, almond oil, and honey. Complemented by vanilla essential oil for a comforting aroma.
Handpoured into adorable bee honeycomb patterns, these homemade bath melts add beauty and notable benefits to an ordinary bath.
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What is the purpose of bath melts?
If you want to know the purpose of bath melts and what bath melt benefits include, I’m happy to divulge that they are a simple way to moisturize from head to toe in the bath.
Like homemade lotion bars, bath melts are made with natural ingredients known for their moisturizing benefits and aid to dry skin. And they are similarly solid at room temperature but begin to melt when they come in contact with the skin.
How do you use bath melts?
You can go from an ordinary bath to a decadent moisturizing bath in one swoop when you slip a bath melt into the warm bath water! It will rapidly melt into the water releasing the oil, butter, and honey to soften your skin from head to toe.
Can you use bath melts in the shower? Bath melts are designed for use in the bath, hence “bath” melts, not “shower” melts. But you can use one in the shower by massaging the bath melt into dry areas of the skin before it completely melts.
And if you don’t have a bathtub and are missing out on bath bombs, don’t miss my eucalyptus and spearmint shower steamer recipe!
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What do you need to make bath melts?
You’ve got to love the simplicity of DIY bath melts because it takes less than a handful of ingredients to make bath melts at home. This almond honey bath melts recipe comes together in mere minutes, and the results are amazing! Here’s what you’ll need to make bath melts:
Honey, preferably raw and unfiltered, nothing more and nothing less, maintains all the beneficial pollen and microscopic enzymes. You can also use the honey you have in your pantry. But if you suffer from dry skin, definitely pick up a jar of raw honey.
The ancient Greeks, Romans, Egyptians, and East Indians used honey in their skin care preparations, and I can see why. Its humectant properties attract and bind moisture to the skin. I also love using honey in soap recipes because it makes the skin feel very smooth.
Highly recommended for dry skin types, almond oil is a light oil that quickly moisturizes deep into the skin. Its nourishing skincare benefits are high in vitamins A and E.
High in vitamin E, cocoa butter, like most body butter, is a rich moisturizer that hydrates and soothes the skin. It is a key ingredient in this bath melts recipe, and you can use cocoa butter pastilles or scoop cocoa butter from a jar like this.
Print a helpful chart about body butter and carrier oils from the Simple Living Library.
You’ll need a silicone mold to pour the bath melt mixture into. I chose this honeycomb silicone mold featuring little honeybees and honeycomb hexagons. Isn’t it adorable?
I’ve used the same honeycomb mold to make lemon honey soap bars; they’re the bee’s knees – that smell like honey, look like a honeycomb, and take just a few minutes to whip up.
With a short list of supplies, these homemade bath melts are as simple as they are affordable to make!
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Simple Softening Almond Honey Bath Melts Recipe
The combined deep conditioning perks of almond oil and cocoa butter with the humectant benefits of honey and a dash of vanilla essential oil create the most luscious bath melts! Follow this bath melts recipe to create six to nine creamy melts for the bath.
Almond Honey Bath Melt Ingredients:
3 ounces cocoa butter
1 ½ ounces almond oil
½ teaspoon honey
10 to 15 drops vanilla essential oil
Honeycomb-shaped silicone mold
How To Make Bath Melts
- First, prepare the honeycomb silicone mold by cleaning, drying, spritzing with rubbing alcohol, and wiping clean. Place it on a baking sheet for ease of use.
2. Scoop 3 ounces of cocoa butter into a large glass measuring cup with a spout. Then melt it in a double broiler on low heat or at 50% power in the microwave for 30-second intervals, stirring in between for approximately 2 minutes.
3. Next, remove the melted cocoa butter from the microwave and add 1 ½ ounces of almond oil, ½ teaspoon of honey (preferably raw and unfiltered), and 15 drops of vanilla essential oil. Stir to blend the ingredients.
4. Now, pour the mixture into sections of the silicone mold. And place the filled honeycomb mold on the baking sheet into the refrigerator to cool and solidify for one hour.
5. After solid, remove the refrigerator. Place a second baking sheet on top and carefully remove the bath melts from the molds by pressing each one out.
How do you store bath melts?
Bath melts are susceptible to softening in warm climates like ours. So, after removing the bath melts from the silicone mold, I transferred them to an airtight container and stored them in the refrigerator until use. You may want to do the same.
This almond honey bath melts recipe is ideal for those times when you experience dry skin. Make a batch of homemade bath melts today and store them in the fridge to use when you need them most.
P.S. Find everything you need to keep your skin moisturized from head to toe in my book, the Winter Skincare Survival Guide!
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