Summer Bath Bomb and Melt Recipes

Although we're in the middle of Summer, the weather doesn’t always quite live up to the season, and sometimes a hot bath is definitely in need with any cold & damp days, or just as a relaxing treat for aching muscles after a hard day. One thing to change for the Summer, however, is what you’re using when you’re taking the time to have a bath. Bath bombs and melts are such a treat to use and for summer they can be filled with exotic & tropical, or sweet citrus scents! Equally some nourishing but light butters and other ingredients can be added to smooth and hydrate skin. Follow these simple recipes to get you started!

Uplifting Citrus Bath Bombs

80g Sodium Bicarbonate

1 tbsp Citric Acid

4 drops Grapefruit Essential Oil

4 drops Sweet Orange Essential Oil

1 drop Lime Essential Oil

Pinch of Dried Calendula Petals

1tsp Calendula Oil

1tsp Sweet Almond Oil

The essential oils included in this recipe uplift and refresh the mind, whilst invigorating skin, and the added calendula and oils work to nourish and soothe skin.

To make, mix the sodium bicarbonate and citric acid together. Then add the essential oils, mixing thoroughly and sprinkle in the calendula petals. Add the oil in and press firmly into shaped moulds and leave to set. Add to a bath just before you get in.

Tropical Flower Bath Melts

60g Cocoa Butter

35g Mango Butter

1 tbsp Monoi de Tahiti

10g Fine Oatmeal

10g Dried Rose Petals

5 drops Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

2 drops Lavender Essential Oil

2 drops Vanilla Extract

This luxurious recipe is competently indulgent and a treat for the senses. Sweet vanilla and calming Ylang Ylang and Lavender will relax the mind, whilst the butters will help nourish and hydrate skin. Oatmeal works wonders on sensitive skin, to calm and soothe, whilst the dried rose petals will make a wonderful fragrant addition and add a lovely colour.

To make, melt the butters in a double boiler, remove from the heat and once slightly cooled add in the essential oils and mix thoroughly. Then sprinkle in the oatmeal and dried rose a bit at a time and mix altogether. Spoon into moulds and leave to set. Pop one or two in a bath.
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