Lavender (derived from the Latin word “lavare” which means “to wash”), is one of the most widely used herbs because of its medicinal properties. It is popularly known to be beneficial to the skin. It has anti-fungal and antiseptic properties that help in the reduction of scars and speeds up healing. It can also be used for the treatment of burns, acne, itchy skin, sunburn, eczema, skin inflammation and dry skin. It is also known to help prevent varicose veins. It has the ability to relieve pain, eliminate nervous tension and enhance blood circulation.
Because of the many benefits of lavender oil to our skin, it is ideally used in bath melts. Lavender bath melts are soothing and calming. Indulge yourself in a lavender bath and enjoy your moisturized, beautiful skin.
Bath melts are tiny solid cubes that stay solid at room temperature, but gently melt into a warm bath, enriching the bath with the natural butters, oils and fragrances in the tub.
To use place one bath melt in your bath and whirl it around with your hand. Alternatively, you can place one bath melt inside a small muslin bag under running hot water.
Tip 1: You definitely want to make small bath melts, as anything over about 30 grams can take forever to melt. Ice cube trays are perfect, you can use a variety of different shapes and turn them into a fun variety packs and give it to your family and friends as a inexpensive but luxurious gifts.
Tip 2: Cocoa butter melts will be harder than the mango or shea butter melts, you can experiment with different butter and essential oils until you find a combination that you really enjoy.
What you need
- 1 teaspoon dried Lavender Flowers
- 2 drops lavender essential oil for each melt
- 4 tablespoons Cocoa Butter
- 4 tablespoons Shea Butter
- silicone cupcake mold
- Melt the cocoa and shea butters using a double boiler
- Remove from heat
- Add dried lavender flowers to the mixture.
- Stir to combine.
- Allow it to cool down a bit.
- Add 2 drops of lavender essential oil into each cupcake mold cavity.
- Pour the melted mixture into the mold.
- Place your mold in the freezer for about 20 minutes before taking them out of the mold.
- Drop a melt into your warm bath and enjoy the soothing effect!
These look pretty stored in glass jars and make delightful gifts for anytime of the year. I also only make small batches as finding time for a long soak in the bath is not always as high on the list as it should be.
TIP: I prefer to store them in the fridge or freezer as they will start to melt in warmer temperatures.