I’m not sure if anyone will actually ever win the shower vs. bath debate. While I’m a shower person for the purpose of cleansing my body, nothing beats a warm bath to relax the muscles, open the sinuses (hello, allergy season!), and just chill. But as great as they feel, sitting in hot water can suck the life out of your skin— that is, unless you’ve got a bath melt handy!
This DIY bath melt recipe is super easy and you might just have everything you need at home already. Each ingredient is beneficial to the skin and body, enhancing your relaxation. I specifically used lemon essential oil, which is a natural antioxidant and made these smell like lemon cookies… yummm. However, you can customize this recipe to your own scent preference with different essential oils. The shea butter and coconut oil are power moisturizers, while the epsom salts and baking soda draw out toxins, soothe skin irritations, as well as relax the muscles. Use whatever shade of food coloring you prefer— the more you add, the more colorful your bath water will be!
Heed this warning though, your tub might be slippery after using this so please be careful standing up after you’re done with your soak. There’s nothing more unrelaxing than slipping and hurting yourself!
Watch the video below for the full step-by-step tutorial.
Why take a regular ol’ bath when you can have a delicious-smelling, spa like experience at home? While purchasing all of these ingredients may surpass the cost of buying a pre-made bath melt, you’ll be able to make piles of these! They’re also great to give away as gifts.
If you try this recipe, post a picture and tag me in it!