I’m back with another DIY, I can’t get enough! Yes this is very similar to my other bath melt DIY but this recipe was a happy little accident when I was experimenting in my kitchen and I had to share it with you!
Ahhh winter you are so lovely but my skin hates you. Dry skin during the colder months is very common but for me it seems like even if I just go outside for 2 minutes the flakes appear! Can you not! The only way to get around this is to get that moisture in to your skin and keep it there! Baths and oils are a good way to do this so I mixed the two to create these dreamy, silky, pink salt bath melts. Let’s get making…
You will need:
- A glass bowl.
- A jug.
- A metal spoon.
- Silicon moulds (I use cupcake ones).
- A pan of boiling water.
- Shea butter.
- Coconut oil.
- Pink Himalayan bath salts (I’m using Nathalie Bond Organics Rose and Patchouli bath salts).
The first step is to add 3 heaped tablespoons of coconut oil and 3 heaped tablespoons of shea butter to the glass bowl using the metal spoon. It’s easier to clean the soon if it’s metal because of the oils. Then melt the two together by putting the glass bowl on the pan of boiling water and gently stir. I usually have my hob on a medium heat so that the oils should melt slowly without overheating.
When it’s all melted together pour the mixture into the jug and divide evenly into the silicon moulds. Like I said in my last bath melts post, I use cupcake moulds because I already had them and I like my melts to be quite chunky but you can’t use any moulds you like!
When the oil mixture has cooled a little bit in the moulds but not started to set, sprinkle in a tablespoon or so of the bath salts. The mixture should still be runny and clear so the salts will all sink to the bottom of your moulds. Pop them in the freezer for 2-3 hours and once set keep in the fridge until you are ready to use.
Thats it! These bath melts are perfect for this time of year because the combination of shea butter and coconut oil is highly moisturising without any harsh chemicals. The Nathalie Bond Organics salts that I used will also work well because they have Dead Sea salt and rose, two ingredients that are amazing for dry, sensitive, eczema prone skin. So treat yourself to bath and lock in that moisture! Also, like the lavender bath melts, these would also make a great gift for any dry, flakey pals!
Please make sure you wipe down the bath after you have used bath melts because they can be very slippery! Locking in moisture does not mean we need to break our legs people!