Miss Frugal love a good pamper, as do most teenage girls I suspect.
At least once a week, she’ll disappear into the bathroom with various products and come back out smelling like a walking version of a Lush shop. She has bath bombs, bubble wands, bath melts, hair shampoo she buys herself that costs double what mine does and that’s just products. On top of that there is every type of buffer, sponge and cloth known to man in there too!
Last weekend I dropped her off at the train station and made her promise not to buy any more bath related smellies – in exchange for this I promised her that I would make her some coconut oil bath melts while she was out. I even let her pick the scent of them from the essential oils I’m gathering. 😉
How to make homemade coconut oil bath melts.
The silicone mold I was using takes around 100ml of liquid to fill it so these are the quantities that I used. I’d recommend working out how much yours holds and then adjusting these quantities up or down accordingly.
8 tablespoons coconut oil
10 drops of essential oil – I wanted to use Lime today but Miss F requested peppermint
That’s all you need- melt your coconut oil in the easiest way for you. Personally I spoon it into a jug and leave it in the kitchen for a while to melt it but you could do this in a saucepan or even in the microwave (in VERY short blasts).
Once the coconut oil is melted you can add in your chosen essential oils. As I said, I used peppermint today which makes the scent quite invigorating whereas I thought lime would go lovely as a lovely refreshing blend. I also think lavender would be lovely as a relaxing evening blend.
Once mixed, you can pour into your molds and then transfer to the fridge to set. We thought we’d go all fancy in some and we added some teeny mint leaves from the garden but you would probably want to fish them out of the bath once the melts have melted.
These coconut oil bath melts would be great to give as gifts if you can find a way to get around the fact that they really do melt quite easily so need to be kept somewhere cool to keep them solid. Our house is quite hot so we actually keep them in the fridge in a pretty container but if I got them out to give to someone then I could pretty much guarantee that they would have started melting before they were unwrapped.
(PS) As always, be careful spraying when using Essential Oils. This post shares a bit of information about what you should know before using essential oils.
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