Bath melts are a mixture of butter and oils which are poured into to set firm and they are easy to make as well as wonderful to use.
When the bath melts it needs to set and stay firm at room temperature. These bath melts need to contain a hard butter such as cocoa butter combined with other butter or oils.
Simply pop one in a warm bath to use them gently. With the contact of warm water, the butter will melt and after bathing, you will discover yourself with really soft silky skin. Be careful when you get out from the bathroom as they can also make the bath slippery.
Many ingredients can be used as Butters:
Coconut Butter (also called Coconut oil)
Peach / Apricot Kernel
Comparison between Refined VS Cold pressed butter
Cold pressed oils and butter are more preferable than the refined versions as they retain more of their natural nutrients and essential fatty acids. I prefer to use cold pressed butter with the exception of Shea Butter. In a case of Shea Butter, I prefer to choose a filtered or refined version as otherwise, it is prone to going rancid very quickly.
Many suppliers sell deodorized versions of Shea Butter and Cocoa Butter as they have quite a strong smell. I like the smell of Cocoa butter so I prefer to use the regular version, As Shea butter has a stronger smell which I’m not so keen on, I prefer to use a deodorized version. You can experiment and see what suits you more.
Storage: Store the bath melts in a cool and dry place or in a box or container with a lid which will keep them fresh.
Shelf Life: Use these bath melts within 6 months
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