Wednesday, 29 August 2012

DIY Lavender & Chamomile Bath Melts

Today I thought I'd share a really easy beauty DIY - Lavender & Chamomile Bath Melts. I included them in a photo I uploaded about a year ago, but never included the recipe so I thought it was about time I posted it. 

This DIY recipe is easily one of my favourite bath time treats. The oils used leave your skin feeling incredibly soft, plus the combination of lavender and chamomile smells absolutely heavenly. 

To make the bath melts you will need:

50g organic shea butter
50g organic cocoa butter
2 drops of lavender essential oil (per melt)
1 teaspoon of dried lavender flowers
1 teaspoon of organic chamomile tea

To make the bath melts:

Finely grate your cocoa butter and add to the glass bowl. Add the shea butter to the bowl and place on top of a pan of hot water and stir until melted then take off the heat. Open up a tea bag of organic chamomile tea and sprinkle about 1 teaspoon of the contents into mix along with a teaspoon of dried lavender. Give everything a really good stir then pour into a silicone mould. Add a couple of drops of lavender essential oil into each of the moulds then pop your melts into the fridge to harden up (this usually takes about an hour or two).

To use the bath melts:

Place one bath melts into a warm bath and wait for it to melt. Please be careful as the cocoa butter can make your bath quite slippery. If you don’t want your bath to be covered in lavender flowers and chamomile you can always wrap your bath melts in some muslin and tie a hairband around it to create little pouch.

Feel free to adapt this recipe to suit your own personal preference and tastes. Other great combinations include lemon and orange with grated lemon zest or shredded rose petals and geranium essential oil.

If you have any questions please just comment below and be sure to let me know if you give this a try! 


  1. How many does this recipe make?

  2. Where did you purchase your butters?

  3. Considering 50g is just shy of 2oz the two butters are a little less than 4oz, add the drops of oil and the herbs, I would guess each recipe only makes a few melts depending on the size you choose. This total recipe is probably only 5oz at best. That's is not a lot. Those butters at $2.99/2oz. locally where Iive. Great gift idea, but only a few per person cause they appear pricey. I'm still gonna try them!

  4. If you have a Hobby Lobby, you can get them there in 2oz packages. Or on line at I have not looked anywhere else.

  5. many sites online sell cocoa butter and shea butter by the pound. You can get 32oz of one of them (cocoa butter I believe) for just over $8.


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