True Natural Beauty comes from within...

True Natural Beauty comes from within...
Welcome, to my natural bath / beauty and clean eating blog, where nature is our pantry....take a few quiet moments to enjoy free recipes and tutorials using natural ingredients. Have questions about recipes or where to find these ingredients? Put your question in the comment box and I will be happy to answer .............Anna

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

DIY Christmas Bath and Body Gifts

 Bath Melt Recipe

I was inspired by Ksenija (Xenia) over at SenMi Natural Soap Works to try this beautifully simple Bath Melt recipe with only 3 ingredients and an essential oil of choice.    It turned out lovely.  It will make a nice Christmas gift on its own, but read on and you'll see how I paired it with a luxurious and easy Milk Bath, to make an exceptional homemade Bath Gift Set for Christmas.  Easy and affordable. Recipe made 5 melts, you can double of course.
NOTE: this recipe smells yummy but it is NOT for EATING, it is to be used in your bath water.

  • 100 grams baking soda (3.5 oz or almost 1 cup)
  • 50 grams cocoa butter (1.8 oz or almost 1/2 cup melted)
  • 1 Tablespoon milk powder, full fat is best not skim
  • 10 drops of Essential oil of your choice and strength
Her recipe was in Serbian so I did my best to Americanize it!  Basically,  you have a 2 to 1 ratio of baking soda to cocoa butter. 

Melt cocoa butter in microwave.  Add baking soda after getting all lumps out.  Stir well.   Add milk powder after getting all lumps out, putting it thru a small strainer helps.  Stir well.  Add Essential oil and stir well.  Work quickly as it goes smoother into the mold if it has not cooled too much.  I used a mini muffin pan for my mold.  These bath melts should not be made large as it is too much oil for the soak.  Small is good.   Spoon into molds and top with dried rose petals, lavender or tea leaves.  Allow
to set up then put in frig for 15 minuets to harden.

Usage: One bath melt per bath. Hold your bath melt under the hot running water of your tub and it will melt slowly and disperse beautifully. Smells heavenly. Will be slippery.

Now for some fun...... I made a simple 3 ingredient milk bath and put it in a small muslin bag that I purchased at a local health food store for .19 cents and paired it with the Bath truffle for a nice gift......

Milk Bath Recipe

  • 1 cup corn starch
  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 4 cups dried milk
  • 10 drops essential oil, your choice
This recipe makes 6 cups or 12 baths.
Mix dry ingredients in bowl, add E.O. of
your choice and strength, mix well.

Put 1/2 cup milk bath into
muslin bag, or glass jar for gift giving.

 For the final product, I put the milk bath in a
cellophane bag and tied with raffia.

Usage:  1/2 cup milk bath and 1 bath melt
              used together in 1 bath, or use separately.

Perfect for dry winter months, to pamper and keep
skin soft and moisturized. Product is not to be consumed, it is a natural ingredient bath product.

Enjoy,   Anna


Meg McCarty said...

Wow! This looks amazing! I want to try this as the weather gets colder!

Ksenija said...

HI Anna! Great that you made bath tablets! Isn't it a great idea for present? I love milk baths too!

Anna from Natures Home Spa said...

thanks Meg! Yes it really was an amazing recipe and so easy.

Anna from Natures Home Spa said...

Hi Ksenija, thanks for the recipe. It really is a great one. I loved it. So easy and so nice for the skin. And a very special gift to give!

Anna from Natures Home Spa said...

Ksenija, Just wanted to say that I love your website and all your interesting recipes and projects. You really inspire me! Your soaps are so lovely.

dhanalakshmi said...

Great recipe to see,do and eat as well as

Anna from Natures Home Spa said...

Thank you for your nice comment, it was a fun recipe for me and my daughter to make together. Please take note that this recipe smells delicious but it is not to be eaten. You put the tablet into warm/hot bath water. This will soften and moisturize your bodies skin as you soak in your bath. Enjoy! Anna

Rachel Bostwick said...

Thanks for visiting my blog - I will definitely be visiting yours, too! A friend and I are getting together next week to make Bath Bombs, if I can get some cocoa butter I think we will try these. What a great recipe!

Anna from Natures Home Spa said...

Thanks for the comment Rachel, it is a fun recipe to make. I just read your post on Christmas gift buying and making, very well put. Thought, love and preparation should go into our gift giving, it's not about the $200 gift we can't afford to true.

Doreen... said...

Oh Anna your Bath Melts are enchantingly beautiful. Because the gifted are certainly happy about it. The recipe sounds great. Even the bath milk is great, I'm also always liked winter. You can also give away as well. Beautifully packaged one has just a great gift for Christmas. You were but diligently.
Many greetings
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Anna from Natures Home Spa said...

Thanks Doreen! Yes, these make very nice gifts! The problem is my daughters and I like to use them before we get a chance to give them away! ha ha! I especially like the milk bath, it came out very nice.
greetings, Anna

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