A couple of weeks ago, we talked about some awesome additions you can add to your self-care routine. A hot bath with a good book is one of my personal favourite self care activities. It’s such a good way to relax and unwind. I try to make time for it a few times a week. But I also like to make sure that I don’t dry out my skin in the process. Definitely an unwanted hot bath side effect… Which is why I love to make my own oil bath melts.
You can totally enjoy a nice, hot bath on the regular and still keep your skin healthy, soft and nourished too! Let me show you how to make these marvelous White Chocolate and Coconut Oil Bath Melts that can help you do just that.
How they Work
These luxurious goodies are super easy to make. Coconut oil and cacao butter (the butter used to make white chocolate) are fantastic for your skin. Not only are they super moisturizing, they have more goodness to offer too!
Coconut oil helps to reduce inflammation and the appearance of fine lines. The vitamin E found in coconut oil helps to protect skin cells from oxidative stress. Did I mention that this oil provides a little SPF too (source)? Pretty cool, eh?
Cacao butter is deeply hydrating. It can help to soothe dry or irritated skin. And, like coconut oil, it’s antioxidant content helps to protect your skin. Super bonus, it’s delicious, chocolaty smell provides extra aromatherapy. Booyah!
Now that we know how cacao butter and coconut oil can help our skin feel soft, let me show you how to put them both together (with a little essential oils, if you’re into that) into some wicked oil bath melts.
White Chocolate and Coconut Oil Bath Melts
Makes Approximately 30 Small Oil Bath Melts (depending on the size of your chocolate mould)
Caution – oil will make the tub slippery, so please be careful! Make sure to use a good quality bath mat and, to avoid slipping, add the bath oil melts after you’ve gotten into the tub. It’s also really helpful to give the bath a quick wipe down after you’ve drained the water to remove excess oil.
1/4 Cup of Cacao Butter
1/4 Cup of Coconut Oil
Optional: 10 to 15 Drops of Essential Oil (I prefer doTERRA Lavender or Sweet Orange Oil)
Melt the cacao butter over medium heat, stirring occasionally so that the butter doesn’t burn.
Once it’s melted, remove it from the heat. If your cacao butter was in big chunks, you can double check in a measuring cup at this point to make sure you have 1/4 cup. If you’re a bit under, you can pop it back on the stove and melt a little more.
Once your cacao butter is ready to go, add the coconut oil. It should melt into the still warm cacao butter fairly quickly; no stove top needed unless it’s the middle of winter and your coconut oil is really solid. Stir until well mixed.
Poor into a chocolate mould (like these) and freeze. If there’s a Michaels near you, I picked mine up there.
Make sure your mould is on a plate or tray before you fill it. That way you can easily place in the freezer, since the oil may spill out if you try to carry the mould after you filled it (they’re pretty malleable!) I may or may not have made this mistake in the past… 😉
Once in the freezer, they will harden fairly quickly. When you’re ready, remove them from the mould and store them in a container in the fridge or freezer. Coconut oil softens at room temperature and will melt in warmer weather, so it’s best to keep them cold – otherwise they might not keep their form.
If you’re worried someone might mistake them for food, make sure to mark these babies as oil bath melts… they definitely wouldn’t taste great! And it would be such a sad waste!
When you’re ready to soak in the tub and moisturize that beautiful, sexy skin of yours, grab one or two and drop them in the water! Relax, soak up the goodness, and enjoy. You and your skin will love it!
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Have you tried an oil bath before? Are you excited to make your own white chocolate and coconut oil bath melts? What are your favourite ways to take your relaxing bath to the next level? Let me know your thoughts in the comments.
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