Love a hydrating, relaxing bath? These Creamy Lavender Meadow Bath Melts are about to become your favourite thing. These little nuggets of cocoa-shea goodness quickly melt into your hot bath, leaving your with a lavender scented tub of water to soak away your worries in.

How to make Creamy Lavender Meadow Bath Melts

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One of my biggest beefs with bath melts and bath oils in general are their tendency to try to murder me. After a lovely, relaxing soak with a good book or a podcast I’ll drain the tub and then nearly die trying to step out of my oil slick of a bathtub, which rather ruins the entire effect with a massive adrenaline rush. I am happy to assure you that these bath melts are not at all homicidal thanks to the inclusion of some emulsifying wax.

How to make Creamy Lavender Meadow Bath Melts
How to make Creamy Lavender Meadow Bath Melts

This super simple addition means the melts fully and easily emulsify into your bath water, with two awesome benefits: 1) all your bath water has the hydrating goodness of cocoa butter and shea butter spread through it, not just that one weird floating blob on the surface; 2) all those oils just wash straight down the drain, leaving you with a minimally murderous tub. Sweet!

How to make Creamy Lavender Meadow Bath Melts
How to make Creamy Lavender Meadow Bath Melts

I chose a blend of sweet, calming lavender and bright fir balsam and spruce hemlock essential oils for a scent blend that’s warm, clean, and fresh—I imagine it smells something like wandering through a lavender meadow on a spring day. If you really want the scent blend to shine I’d recommend using deodorized shea and cocoa butters, but if you’re the kind of person who loves chocolate in everything, unrefined cocoa butter works beautifully as well.

How to make Creamy Lavender Meadow Bath Melts
How to make Creamy Lavender Meadow Bath Melts

To keep these bath melts quick melting I didn’t add any wax, so you’ll need to put them in the fridge to set, and if you live somewhere quite warm you might want to store them in the fridge as well. I used a silicone ice cube tray as a mould (this one—isn’t it cute?!), but you could also use candy moulds or a normal ice cube tray. If you use a silicone thing, be sure to pop it on a plate before you start pouring so you can easily move it to the fridge without it flopping about on you.

How to make Creamy Lavender Meadow Bath Melts
How to make Creamy Lavender Meadow Bath Melts

The final melts easily dissolve into a tub of hot water with a wee bit of lather, setting you up for some serious pampering. Enjoy!

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Creamy Lavender Meadow Bath Melts

10g | 0.35oz complete emulsifying wax (not beeswax!)
10g | 0.35oz shea butter
20g | 0.7oz cocoa butter

10 drops lavender essential oil
7 drops fir essential oil
5 drops spruce hemlock essential oil (this essential oil is not at all related to poisonous hemlock)

Weigh the emulsifying wax, shea butter, and cocoa butter into a heat resistant glass measuring cup and place that measuring cup in a small saucepan with about 5cm/2″ of water in it. Bring that water to a bare simmer (it shouldn’t be tossing the measuring cup around) and heat everything through to melt, stirring occasionally to help speed things along.

Once everything has melted, remove the measuring cup from the water bath and dry the outside of it with a dishtowel. Stir in the essential oils and then pour the melted mixture into your moulds, placing them in the fridge for at least one hour to solidify. I used this adorable little silicone ice cube mould from Amazon. The time they’ll take to solidify will vary with how large you make each melt, but I do recommend keeping them on the small side to help them melt faster. Mine are roughly the size of the tip of my thumb and I wouldn’t go any larger than that.

If you don’t have fir balsam and spruce hemlock essential oil, any bright, crisp coniferous tree essential oil will work. Pine, fir, and spruce (of any variety—there’s a few kinds of each) are all great and will work for either or both of the essential oils listed. I find cedarwood to be too soft for the effect we’re looking for here.

How to make Creamy Lavender Meadow Bath Melts

I got this adorable vintage tin from Stepback on Broadway in Vancouver, BC.

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