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After a long day, a nice hot soak in the tub can be really relaxing. It can ease sore muscles, rest your mind, and help put you at ease. Unfortunately, a hot bath can also dry out your skin. Placing one of these Coconut Oil Bath Melts can help relieve dry skin. Plus they are easy to create for homemade gifts.
Hot water pulls moisture away from your skin and can leave you feeling itchy. Other factors including dry weather, wind exposure, harsh soaps, and fragrances can also contribute to dry skin. Luckily there is a natural way to counteract that. Coconut oil can be extremely effective as a skin moisturizer. Its antibacterial and anti-fungal properties moisturize the skin and can also help in dealing with various skin conditions.
During the winter months, I cook with as much coconut oil as I use on my skin. I will use coconut oil as shaving cream, and to make a variety of products/gifts like sugar scrubs, salt scrubs, and these Coconut Oil Bath Melts. The scrubs and melts make great gifts for birthdays, get well baskets, and for the holidays.
For this bath melt recipe, I like to use:
Barlean’s Organic Culinary Coconut Oil – It has a milder scent, not so coconutty (if that isn’t word, I just invented it). When I don’t cook with it, I’ll use it for these bath melts.
Eucalyptus Essential Oil – Eucalyptus oil is antibacterial, antifungal, antimicrobial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory and a natural decongestant. During the winter and spring months when allergies are bad, this essential oil can help with respiratory issues. If you prefer, you can use any essential oil or blend you like.
Citrus Zest – I like the combination of citrus and eucalyptus. Plus the zest makes the melts look prettier. This is optional.
Plastic or Silicone Ice Mold – Any shape will work for these. I had a Texas shaped mold that I used. It made the melts fun as gifts.
To Create This Coconut Oil Bath Melt Recipe
- 1 cup Barleans Organic Coconut Oil
- 20-25 drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil
- 1 teaspoon citrus zest, optional
- Melt coconut oil in a saucepan over low heat until melted.
- Remove from heat and add essential oil. Stir well.
- Pour melted oil into ice cube molds
- Sprinkle citrus zest, if using, over each melt, allowing zest to drop to the bottom.
- Place mold in freezer until oil solidifies.
- Remove and ice mold from freezer and pop out the bath melts.
You can keep the bath melts out at room temperature is below 76 degrees F. Otherwise store in the refrigerator or freezer. When ready to use, place one melt in the tub and fill with water.
Note: the melt will leave the tub slippery, so be careful getting out.
Use these Coconut Oil Bath Melts yourself or give them as a gift. You’ll love how soft your skin feels after using them. They’ll give you an excuse to escape for a hot bath after a long day adventuring with the kids.