DIY Rose Bath Melts To Treat Yourself Like Royalty
by Blake Cooley on Apr 07, 2021
Is there anything better than a relaxing hot bath at the end of a stressful day? Yes, there actually is! A relaxing hot bath with rose bath melts to help met your stress and worries away. Unlike bath bombs, bath melts are filled with rich oils to nourish and moisturize skin.
What are Rose Bath Melts?
Bath melts are rich in emollient oils that melt in the tub allowing your skin to absorb their moisturizing properties. You can think of bath melts as the grown-up bath bomb. The best part is, you can make your own! Here’s what you’ll need:
Shea butter is great for the skin and helps boost collagen production while also fighting wrinkles and inflammation.
Coconut oil has tons of uses, from the kitchen to the bathroom. It also happens to be the perfect ingredient to add to your rose bath melts. As an antioxidant, coconut oil is actually the highest source of lauric acid after breastmilk. Coconut oil is also antimicrobial, helps the skin heal faster, and may also even help fight cellulite.
Rose Geranium Essential Oil
You can’t make your rose math belts without roses! Unfortunately, it would take about 10,000 pounds of roses to produce one pound of pure rose essential oil. That means the pure rose essential oil does not come cheap— running upwards of $1,000/ounce. The good news is, you can use rose geranium essential oil for a rosy scent at a fraction of the cost. If you can’t get your hands on rose geranium, you can substitute it with Egyptian or bourbon geranium.
Rose geranium helps improve dull and dry skin while also helping with acne and cellulite.
Kaolin Rose Clay
This clay is a pretty rosy pink thanks to naturally occurring iron oxides— making it the perfect ingredient to put in your rose bath melts. Rose kaolin clay is a fine consistency— allowing it to blend smoothly into skincare products.
Rose Infused Oil
We already mentioned that rose essential oil is hard to come by and expensive, but there’s a much cheaper way to get your roses in your bath melts. You can infuse rose petals in the coconut oil you add to the bath melts to help harness the rose’s beneficial properties. Roses are full of antioxidants, calm and soothe skin, are mood-busting, and have anti-inflammatory properties. Rose-infused coconut oil makes a wonderful addition to your bath melts.
Now, let’s move on to assembling your rose bath melts.
- Silicone mold
- Small bowl
- 2/3 cup of virgin coconut oil
- 1/4 cup of unrefined cocoa butter
- 2 TBSP of shea butter
- 3 TBSP of dried rose petals
- 1 TSP of rose kaolin clay
- 30-35 drops of rose geranium essential oil
- In a small bowl, combine the coconut oil, shea, and cocoa butters.
- Put the bowl on top of a pot that is filled halfway with water in order to create a double boiler. Heat and stir occasionally until the butters melt completely.
- Immediately it from the heat and whisk in the essential oil and rose clay.
- Sprinkle a few rose petals on the bottom of each silicone mold.
- Pour the oil mixture into the molds and transfer them to your freezer.
- Wait 30 minutes
- Now the bath melts should be firm enough to remove from their molds.
Instructions for use:
- Put a bath melt in a tub of hot water, soaking for at least 15 minutes.
Instructions for storage:
- Keep melts away from heat and direct sunlight. When stored properly, your rose bath melts should last at least one year.
We hope you enjoy the stress-relieving and moisture-boosting properties of your new rose bath melts!