Honey Lavender Homemade Relaxing Bath Melts

Honey Lavender Homemade Relaxing Bath Melts - Only costs $0.20 each to make!!

There are two things that have recently turned me into a bath person.

The first being my big tub. The second being these homemade Honey Lavendar Stress relief bath melts.

Honey Lavender Homemade Relaxing Bath Melts - Only costs $0.20 each to make!!

I am finding that I absolutely love to put my hair up into a messy bun, fill my tub with super hot water, close the door, put on my favorite Pandora relaxation station, set a candle, add in a glorious bath melt and relax my troubles away.

I usually am more of a quick shower girl..since I am constantly running, taking care of my kids, worrying about meals and my to-do list. But ever since I started making my own melts my baths have now increased to once per week. And they are glorious.

Because I am on a homemade beauty product kick, I thought it would be fun to make my own bath melts. Not only would I save money making my own (store bought melts and bath bombs run around $6-$10 a piece) but I would also be able to make a big batch at once. This way I could store them in a jar by my tub and so they would be ready for the random evening when I need some time to decompress, relieve super sore muscles and enjoy some quiet relaxation.  Plus these would make a nice gift too.

Here are my ingredients:

Honey Lavender Homemade Relaxing Bath Melts - Only costs $0.20 each to make!!

(all linked ingredients are Amazon affiliate links; just a heads up)

– 50 grams Shea Butter

– 50 grams Cocoa Butter

– 1/4 teaspoon Yogi brand Honey Lavendar Stress Relief Herbal Organic Tea

– 1 teaspoon lavendar flowers (you can also find this at your local craft store possibly.. or dry your own to use)

– 30 drops Lavender essential oil

– Silicone heart mold

Honey Lavender Homemade Relaxing Bath Melts - Only costs $0.20 each to make!!

To make these just weigh out the 50 grams of the shea butter and cocoa butter on a scale. If you don’t have a scale you can measure out around 1/2 cup of each instead. Using a double boiler or your microwave, melt the butters together until melted.  Break open a tea bag and measure out 1/4 teaspoon of the herbs inside. Add the tea and lavender to the melted shea/cocoa butter mixture. Stir to combine.

Honey Lavender Homemade Relaxing Bath Melts - Only costs $0.20 each to make!!

Put your silicone mold on a cookie sheet. Take your essential oils and drop 2 drops into each heart in the mold. Then pour your melted mixture into the mold.

Allow to cool (I stuck mine into the freezer for 20 minutes) and then pop your melts right out of the silicone tray. Makes 15 melts in this batch. That is 15 gloriously relaxing bath nights.

Honey Lavender Homemade Relaxing Bath Melts - Only costs $0.20 each to make!!

I know how you all love the price break down on my projects so here it is:

If you have none of the ingredients it would cost you around $60 to get all the supplies, but you will have lots of extra cocoa butter and shea butter to use for other projects like chapstick or lotions. Plus a mold to use again and again.

Honey Lavender Homemade Relaxing Bath Melts - Only costs $0.20 each to make!!

Actual price breakdown per batch of 15 melts:

  • Shea butter:  $1.54 for the batch
  • cocoa Butter: about $1.30 for the batch
  • Tea: around $3.00 for a 16 pack, you use 1/10 of 1  tea bag. = $0.30
  • Lavender: Found $3.00 bag at Hobby Lobby – used 1/10 of bag = $0.30
  • Essential oil: 250 drops in a 15mL bottle/$21.00 = $0.08 per drop. You use 30 drops in this batch = $2.40

Final price: $3.00 for 15 melts.  That means they are each only $.20 per melt!

What a great price. And they would make for a thrifty gift too. Just add a batch to a little jar and you have a lovely homemade thoughtful gift.

Honey Lavender Homemade Relaxing Bath Melts - Only costs $0.20 each to make!!

Hope you love them!!

By the way, are you a shower person or a bath person?

xoxo
Karrie39 Comments

Subscribe and never miss a thing!

Receive free email updates

PAID ENDORSEMENT DISCLOSURE: In order for me to support my blogging activities, I may receive monetary compensation or other types of remuneration for my endorsement, recommendation, testimonial and/or link to any products or services from this blog.

Comments

  1. Steffany W says:

    How do they hold up in a warm environment, like the bathroom? Do they melt or get soft in the container?

  2. Can you add food coloring? Make them prettier?

  3. You can get special coloring for these that’s water solvable and won’t color you or the tub–same place karrie listed for the Chapstick tubes actually. But I’m confused how they only cost three dollars a batch if the lavender is 2.40 by itself? I was curious though if the tea remnants floating around in the tub would cause issues with draining eventually? I’m a bath-every-chance-I-get kinda gal!

  4. Rocquelle Gunter says:

    I love this idea, but what about leaving any tub residue?

  5. THANK YOU for posting this! I have a bunch of aunties and cousins that will be getting these for Christmas!

  6. What do the butters do when they are cold? They get hard. This is the perfect way to clog your plumbing.

    • I’m betting that the amount of oils would be more then fine in the plumbing. I use simliar product for my daughter that is coconut oil based and I’ve had NO issues and I’ve been doing it here and there for over a year now.

  7. If I wanted to add coconut oil how much should I add and would it ruin the recipe? Or could I exchange one of the butters for the oil?

    • JJ, you should be able to sub out one of the other butters for the coconut butter/oil.
      I offer a few tips:

      If you want the lavender or other herbs, but don’t want the mess, you can put the melts in an old nylon knee high sock. Just drop the melt into the knee high, gently knot it off so you can re-use it again. It will hold most of the large particles. Drop it into the tub, should be very little mess.

      My other all time favorite is the coconut oil from Trader Joe’s. At 5.99 a pound I think it’s a good deal. I also mail order from Vitacost.com. Their coconut oil price the last time I ordered was 16.99 for 54 ounces. Coconut oil is cost effective, especially if you use food grade; you can cook with it, use it on you hair, body so on. A multi taking product.

  8. Lisa Slock says:

    I tried bath melts last nite. I like the scent but I didn’t like how it left my bathtub slippery and I did have to scrub the tub after. Having to clean the tub out after a relaxing bath is no fun.

  9. You could leave out the tea & use these as a massage bar to moisture after shower like Lush massage bars. Just warm them in your hands & rub the bars on your legs etc.

  10. My daughter and I made a lot of these for gifts this year. She is 9 and loved that she could basically do all the steps without my help. (with the exception of the hot measuring cup out of the microwave) These turned out perfect and we are very excited to give them out!

  11. Just wondering how water and the oily fatty ingrexients mix

  12. Tabatha says:

    These sounded awesome. My daughter and I made some tonight all went real easy until she came down stairs and said they are melting into mush. I double checked the measurements and directions and did them correct. Any ideas. I want to keep making them. thanks

    • Happy.MoneySaver says:

      I haven’t had this problem with my bath melts. The only thing I can think of is if they were stored in a warm room. Maybe try putting them in a cooler room and see if that helps them solidify better!

  13. Just made my first batch tonight. I’m so excited to give these along with a few other homemade items as gifts. I was planning to mail some to a friend. We will see how it turns out. Thanks for the idea!

  14. Love your site!! I am totally a bath person!! I love the water hot, even in the summer. In one of the comments, someone asked if these held up in the jar. My house gets hot during the day. Should I keep them in the fridge?? I have to keep my homemade deodorant in the fridge.

  15. Can you use refined butters for this or does it have to be unrefined?

Speak Your Mind

*

Follow me over to the blog for more homemade goodness . . .