When you’re having a long, exhausting day, do you find yourself looking forward to a relaxing bath?
Does hot water help you unwind so you can catch some serious Zzz?
Is a warm bath your idea of self-care heaven? And basically your go-to when you need to zen out?
And our love affair with a hot soak in the tub is pretty darn good for us!
Baths have a TON to offer your mental and physical well-being. And it’s so easy to up the ante by making your own bath products. I’m talking just 2 ingredients easy!
Which is why I’m so excited to show you how to make these magnificent white chocolate and coconut oil bath melts. And, of course, we’re going to learn why they’re so good for our skin! Booyah!
So grab your cacao butter and coconut oil sweet friend. We’re going to have some fun! And then you can pick out a good book, light some candles, fill the tub and relax. All while your skin reaps the reward.
Sound good? Let’s do this!
Before We Get Started
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Pour your hot water, put together your favourite recipe and put those feet up. You deserve it!
Now back to the oil bath melts…
Why You Should Treat Yourself To An Oil Bath
These luxurious goodies are super easy to make. And 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 a lot more to offer too! We’ll talk more on that in a hot minute.
But, honestly, any excuse to take a relaxing bath is a good one.
I mean, just look at all of these health benefits of baths:
- Elevates Your Mood and Boost Relaxation
- Reduces Stress
- Improves Sleep
- Relieves Muscle Pain
- Eases Cold Symptoms Like Congestion and Cough
- May Reduce Inflammation and Control Blood Sugar
- Can Help Manage Chronic Pain
- Provides an opportunity For Self-Love
Related: You’ll Love These 8 Super Health Benefits of Baths
That’s a heck of a lot of benefits, eh? And adding a little something to your bath just adds to the lovely self-indulgence. When that little something involves bath oils, your skin gets a little extra ‘something, something’ too.
But what makes these white chocolate and coconut oil bath melts worthy of a spot in your you time? Let’s take a peek…
What Makes Cacao Butter Good For Your Skin?
Cacao butter is deeply hydrating. It can help to soothe dry or irritated skin. And it comes packing with some skin healthy antioxidants and anti-inflammatory prowess. All this wonderfulness can help to protect that gorgeous skin of yours. (source 1, source 2)
Super bonus, it’s delicious, chocolaty smell provides extra aromatherapy. Booyah!
Even cooler, there’s some research that shows that cacao butter may help to prevent and/or treat certain skin diseases, like psoriasis and acne and help with wound healing. (source)
Oh, an cacao might also protect your lovely skin from sun damage. Who knew cacao had so much awesomeness waiting inside. (source)
Related: This Chocolate Coffee DIY Face Mask Will Give You Gorgeous Glowing Skin
Coconut Oil Is Awesome For Skin Care Too
Coconut oil comes packed with a fantastic mixture of skin healthy fats. And they’re super moisturizing!
For one thing, those gorgeous fats help to strengthen and increase your skin surface lipid levels (which is a fancy way of saying that they give a nice boost to the oils that fill the spaces between your skin cells while also protecting and moisturizing your skin’s surface). Plus, they’re super hydrating! (source)
Did I mention that this oil provides a little SPF too? This by no means replaces sunscreen! But it’s still pretty cool, don’t you think? (source)
But coconut oils skin care benefits get even cooler…
Coconut oil can bring out the big guns! It’s been shown to take down staphylococcal colonization on the skin. This is an unfriendly bacteria and if you’re like me and deal with eczema you definitely don’t want it hanging out on your skin. Because staphylococcal is more likely to colonize our skin than those without eczema. How rude!
Thankfully, this study found that the coconut oils can take down up to 95% of staphyoloccal colonization in eczema sufferers when used topically. Thank you coconuts!
This means that moisturizing with coconut oil and bathing in oil baths like this one is extra awesome for my eczema brothers and sisters (and still amazing for everyone else ;)).
Long story short, soaking in this goodness is a nice way to be kind to your skin. And, hey, you get to relax at the same time. Win, win yo! Let’s make some.
Related: You’ll Want to Relax for Hours in this DIY Nourishing Coconut Milk Bath
How To Make Absolutely Wonderful Oil Bath Melts
This recipe makes Approximately 30 Small Oil Bath Melts (depending on the size of your chocolate mould).
You can amp it up with essential oils or leave it as is (it rocks either way)! Super bonus, they’re super simple to put together.
A word of warning – 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.
Ready to make yourself a batch?
White Chocolate and Coconut Oil Bath Melts
Homemade DIY White Chocolate and Coconut Oil Bath Melts. Relax and nourish your skin with this simple, 2 ingredient recipe plus optional essential oils.
- 1/4 Cup Cacao Butter
- 1/4 Cup Coconut Oil
- 5 Drops Essential Oils Optional - I prefer DoTERRA Sweet Orange or Lavender Oil
Melt the cacao butter in a small sauce pan over medium heat, stirring occasionally so that the butter doesn't burn.
After the butter is melted, remove the sauce pan from the heat. If your cacao butter was in big chunks before you melted it, 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, pop it back on the stove and melt a little more.
Once your cacao butter is ready, 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 the oil mix into a chocolate mould and freeze if you'd like them to be ready faster.
Pro-Tip xD - make sure your mould is on a plate or tray before you fill it. That way you can easily place them 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... 😉
Your white chocolate oil bath melts will harden fairly quickly in the freezer. When they're solid, remove them from the mould and store them in a container in the fridge.
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!
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.
And we’re done! Easy, peasy, right? And won’t it be so nice to relax in the bath while these sweet little oil melts nourish your skin? I can’t wait for you to try them!
Your turn – have you tried an oil bath before? Are you excited to make your own white chocolate and coconut oil bath melts? What are your fave ways to take your relaxing bath to the next level? Share your wonderful thoughts with us in the comments below!
Health and love,
Thought of the day: I deserve to make time for myself.
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I would legit just eat these (minus the EOs) 😛 Love!
Love it! If you added a little maple syrup, I would too. But the maple needs to be there 😘 haha. I do made a white chocolate that’s pretty much those 3 babies hanging out. You’ve inspired me to make some! Thank you 💖.
Yay, now we can create our own version of Hershey’s chocolate spa experience at home 😉
Heck yea! I’m so glad you’re excited Herlina! I hope you have a wonderful home spa day. They’re the best :).
I definitely need to make these!
Enjoy them Briana! It’s such a nice treat. And always gives me an extra excuse to make tie to relax in the tub (not that I really need one xD). Enjoy some extra you time ^^
This is a such a good idea! Can’t wait to add these to my bath routine!
I’m really excited for you to try them Laura! I hope that you enjoy them as much as I do 🙂
My girlfriend would love these! I think I’ll make up a batch for her as a surprise gift.
That is the sweetest Ben! I hope she adores them. It will be extra special since they’re homemade ^^. Have fun creating them. 🙂
It would be fun to make these as gifts. I don’t know how I would feel about the scent of chocolate, but I would give it a try!
No pressure! Nothing is for everyone :). They don’t exactly smell like a chocolate bar. But they are made from cacao butter, so that’s the scent we end up with. There are tons of awesome other options that might have a scent you prefer <3. I hope you treat yourself to something special! Have a beautiful week!
Loved this post! I was thinking “how slippery would my tub be?” and you totally answered the question at the end! These would make a great gift!! Perhaps for mothers day!
I’m so glad! They do add a little slip to the tub for sure! Definitely important to be careful. I hope you enjoy them if you give them a go. Any excuse to relax in the tub is a good one in my books haha. Enjoy!
What a great DIY idea! We all need to relax more and get off of our computers, I have to try these!
Heck yes we do! Especially as bloggers – we spend a lot of time on here. I hope you get the chance to treat yourself to some :). Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts with us!
I love how easy this is; and what a reward when you are finished! Great DIY recipe; thank you for sharing!
I’m really glad you’re excited about them Beth! Thank you :). I hope you make yourself a batch and enjoy the rewards <3.
I love a good bath, and I especially love natural products that I can make at home! This looks like a wonderful way to unwind; can’t wait to try this out!
Right? A good bath is basically magic! Seriously one of the best ways to relax and unwind. I hope you get to enjoy one soon, and with a bath melt at that :). Let me know what you thing if you give them a go <3
I have a big event coming up I think I’ll try to make these 🙂
I’m really excited to hear that Porsha! I hope that you enjoy them. Let me know what you think. And have a wonderful time at your event!
Used to buying it from stores, it’s such a healthy alternative and easy to make too.Thank you so much for sharing.
You’re so welcome! It’s amazing how easy it is to make things ourselves sometimes. I hope you have fun putting these together someday 🙂
I’ve never tried bath melts before. I’ll give this a try in one of my DIY projects. :0)
I’m so excited for you to try them! I hope that you adore them ^^. Let me know what you think.
I have made these before and YES they make the tub super slippery. Definitely be ready with some cleaner so you don’t slip on it afterwards.
Absolutely Meg! They are so nice but you need to be careful. 🙂 Thanks a ton for sharing your tip with us!
Such practical, doable self care tips! Thank you as always for looking out for us 🙂
Aww you’re welcome! Thank you! That made me smile. I hope you enjoy some lovely self-care today. Whatever makes you feel awesome <3
I don’t think I’ve ever tried anything like this. I’ll definitely make them. It seems easy enough.
I’m excited for you to give them a go Heather! I hope you enjoy them. Let me know your thoughts ^^.
This is a great idea and a great post My wife would love this!
I’m glad to hear that Spencer! I hope that she tries them sometime :). Thank you!
This is really amazing! I can’t wait to give it a try!
That’s marvelous Toni! Enjoy them and put those feet up 🙂
Love this so much. My daughter will love trying this idea out!
That’s awesome! I hope she adores them :). Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts!
I am always busy so I shower. I never get to take baths. You have however motivated to adopt the the practice even if for it’s ability to promote relaxation.
Showers have their benefits too! But, if you enjoy baths, it really is a nice way to slow down and relax for a little longer. I hope you enjoy getting into them when time allows :). And if you add these bath melts to the mix I hope they make a moment of relaxation even more awesome! Health and love hun <3
What a great idea! I love the idea of making my own and these sound amazing. I’ll have to try them and let you know how it goes!
Please do Sheila! I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. Any excuse to relax in the tub is a good one indeed, right? 🙂 looking forward to hearing your thoughts!
I love these ideas! I’ll have to make these !
I hope you adore them Jessica! 🙂 Have fun and enjoy relaxing in the tub.
Megha Saraf (@megha811)
The bath melts look so yummy. Feel like eating them. I shall definitely try one of them.
They’re made out of edible materials, so you absolutely could! Honestly, I’m sure if you added a little maple syrup and maybe some cinnamon to the mix you’d have a nice white chocolate treat (I may have to do that next time haha).
I hope you adore them! Let me know what you think ^^
Fatima D Torres
What a great idea for the home. I love making my oil melts for our bathroom. This would be fun.
It really is fun to put something together for yourself! I totally agree Fatima :). I hope you have a good time putting these together sometime soon! I’d love to hear your thoughts.
OMG I am so happy about this post because I love cacao. I never knew there was cacao butter I gotta get some.
Cacao is basically magic! Isn’t it so wonderful? And you can do a lot with cacao butter too. I’m so excited for you to discover it :). I hope you have a blast!
I’ve used bath bombs before, but never bath melts. This looks like a fun project!
I adore bath bombs too Shannon! They are so lovely, eh? I hope you enjoy bath melts too if you try them out. Let me know what you think of them 🙂