Skin-soothing oats and inflammation-fighting lavender flowers team up in this bath melt to provide relief to itchy, irritated skin. The light floral scent relaxes and calms the mind, while the cocoa butter and sweet almond oil melt into your water-warmed skin to lock in much-needed moisture.
Make 10-12 small bath melts
5 tbsp (70g) cocoa butter
1 1/2 tsp (22ml) sweet almond oil
1 tbsp (3g) dried lavender buds
1 tbsp (7g) oats
- Combine the cocoa butter ans sweet almond oil in a heatproof jar or container. Melt them in a double boiler method – in a sauce pan filled with a few inch of water – over medium-low heat.
- Meanwhile, grind the lavender buds and oats to a very fine powder using an electric coffee grinder or blender. Sift large pieces out with a fine mesh sieve (this makes after-bath cleaning much easier).
- Combine the melted cocoa butter and sweet almond oil mixture with the powdered lavender and oats. Pour into silicone molds and place in freezer until solid.
- Remove the melts from the mold and store in cool, dry place. If your house stays really warm, you may want to store bath melts in your refrigerator or freezer.
- To use, drop 1 melt into the tub while running warm bathwater. It will slowly melt in the water, leaving a fine layer of oil behind to seal in the moisture from your bath. Be careful as you exist the bath as it may be slipper from the oil.
- Tip: To make after-bath cleaning easier, put bath melt in a sock or tea bag to avoid any specks of herbs or oatmeal around the bath tub and clogging the drain.