13 August 2019

Moisturizing Succulent Bath Melt Recipe With Emulsifier and Shea Butter

This adorable succulent bath melt recipe with emulsifier is made with an emulsifier and shea butter for soft skin.  The oils mix with the water for all over moisturizing.

I'm glad that succulents are trending right now because they are so cute.  I'd love to have them all over my home, but I have cats.

Carly would probably ignore them like she ignores everyone and everything, but Chloe would be playing soccer with them and eating them.

How to make diy bath melts. This easy recipe has shea butter, cocoa butter, and essential oils and is without citric acid. Get DIY bath and body ideas and fun tutorials and crafts to make. These homemade bath melts are shaped like succuelents.  They are moisturizing and great for dry skin.  If you need gift ideas for her or for teachers or for friends, try this.  #bathmelt #succulent

So for now, I use my soap mold to decorate with succulents.  I've made soaps and sugar scrub soaps, and this time I made a bath melt recipe with emulsifier.

Bath melts are easy to make and use.  You just put one or two of them in the bath and they melt, releasing the oils into the water.

I add an emulsifier to my bath melts so the butters and oil mix with the water.  This recipe is great for dry skin, too.

While they are great bath products on their own, I made extras to make succulent bath bombs.  I'm posting those Thursday, so come back to get that tutorial.

MOISTURIZING SUCCULENT BATH MELT RECIPE WITH EMULSIFIER


Bath melts are so easy to make.  They have just a few ingredients, and you just melt the ingredients, pour, and let set up.

This bath melt recipe with emulsifier is full of butters to help moisturize your skin.  I have dry skin all year, so I use a lot of natural body butters all the time.

How to make diy bath melts. This easy recipe has shea butter, cocoa butter, and essential oils and is without citric acid. Get DIY bath and body ideas and fun tutorials and crafts to make. These homemade bath melts are shaped like succuelents.  They are moisturizing and great for dry skin.  If you need gift ideas for her or for teachers or for friends, try this.  #bathmelt #succulent

Most bath melt recipes are just melted butters.  They are easier to make, but the butters just float on top of the water.  This makes your tub really slippery when you drain the water, and you don't get all of the benefits of the butters on your skin.

I add an emulsifier so the oils mix with the water.  Your skin gets moisturized all over with this bath melt recipe with emulsifier.

More succulent DIY bath and body ideas:



COCOA BUTTER


Cocoa butter absorbs into your skin quickly.  It also penetrates deeper into the skin for more moisturizing.

It has fatty acids that help moisturize the skin.  It's also said to boost elasticity in the skin and soothe irritated skin.


SHEA BUTTER


Shea butter is my favorite natural body butter.  It has vitamins A, E, and F as well as fatty acids to moisturize your skin.

It's nongreasy, so you won't feel oily after you use this bath melt recipe with emulsifier.

Learn more about the types of butters for hair and skin and their benefits.

EMULSIFYING WAX


Emulsifying wax binds to both oil and water, so it helps the oils get dispersed in the water.

Without it, the oils just sit on top of the water.  The oils won't be able to get all over your body, so you won't get moisturized all over.

Emulsifying wax does have a higher melt point than cocoa butter and shea butter.  If it doesn't get hot enough, it can set up with streaks.

Shea butter can get gritty when it's overheated.  I've never had a problem with gritty shea butter in bath melts since I'm not rubbing it on the skin.



ALOE VERA POWDER


My skin is so dry, so it needs some extra TLC.  I don't want to use anything water based in this recipe because then I would need a preservative, so I used aloe vera powder instead.

Aloe vera powder is highly concentrated aloe vera with no water.  You only need a little bit to get the full benefits of aloe for your skin.

It has amino acids, vitamins, and minerals to help your skin.  It is also moisturizing.

I used aloe vera powder in my pineapple face mask recipe that I guest posted over at County  Hill Cottage.  


ESSENTIAL OIL


I used lime essential oil in this bath melt recipe with emulsifier.  You can use any essential oil that you'd like or a fragrance oil.


I chose lime because the bath bombs that I'm setting these on have coconut milk powder, so it makes a pina colada scent.  


MICA


Since this is oil based, you can't use a water based colorant.  I really like how mica colors my bath melts and solid lotions.

It did settle a little bit in this recipe, but I really like the variation in color.  I think it gives it texture and depth.

I use this set of mica.  I used green #13 in this bath melt recipe with emulsifer.

INGREDIENTS



SUPPLIES


DIRECTIONS


STEP #1


Combine the cocoa butter, shea butter, and e-wax in a 2 cup Pyrex measuring cup.  Microwave in 30 second intervals until completely melted.  Emulsifying wax doesn't melt until about 130 degrees Fahrenheit, so you will have to heat it to that temperature.  


STEP #2


Remove from the microwave and stir well.  Add the aloe vera powder and the mica to get the color you want and stir for about 2 minutes.



STEP #3


Add the lime essential oil when the temperature drops below 160 degrees.  Stir again.



STEP #4


Pour into the succulent mold.  Let sit until fully hardened.  They will be soft, so if you are in a warm area, you may want to put them in the fridge for about 10 minutes before you unmold them.


To use, place 1-2  bath melt recipe with emulsifier in a bath and let it melt.  

You can use these just as they are or in other projects.  I used them in bath bombs, so come back Thursday for that recipe.

How to make diy bath melts. This easy recipe has shea butter, cocoa butter, and essential oils and is without citric acid. Get DIY bath and body ideas and fun tutorials and crafts to make. These homemade bath melts are shaped like succuelents.  They are moisturizing and great for dry skin.  If you need gift ideas for her or for teachers or for friends, try this.  #bathmelt #succulent


This bath melt recipe with emulsifier is a softer recipe.  They could melt if they are left in the sun, so I wouldn't leave them in a hot car if you're gifting them or leave them on a window sill where the sun will get to them.



Moisturizing Succulent Bath Melt Recipe With Emulsifier and Shea Butter

Yield: 1.5 ounces
Author: Cari @ Everything Pretty
Estimated cost: $5
prep time: 15 Mperform time: 30 Mtotal time: 45 M
This adorable succulent bath melt recipe is made with an emulsifier and shea butter for soft skin. The oils mix with the water for all over moisturizing.

materials:

steps:

  1. Combine the cocoa butter, shea butter, and e-wax in a 2 cup Pyrex measuring cup. Microwave in 30 second intervals until completely melted. Emulsifying wax doesn't melt until about 130 degrees Fahrenheit, so you will have to heat it to that temperature.
  2. STEP #2
  3. Remove from the microwave and stir well. Add the aloe vera powder and the mica to get the color you want and stir for about 2 minutes.
  4. Add the lime essential oil when the temperature drops below 160 degrees. Stir again.
  5. Pour into the succulent mold. Let sit until fully hardened. They will be soft, so if you are in a warm area, you may want to put them in the fridge for about 10 minutes before you unmold them.

NOTES:

To use, place 1-2 in a bath and let it melt.

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How to make diy bath melts. This easy recipe has shea butter, cocoa butter, and essential oils and is without citric acid. Get DIY bath and body ideas and fun tutorials and crafts to make. These homemade bath melts are shaped like succuelents.  They are moisturizing and great for dry skin.  If you need gift ideas for her or for teachers or for friends, try this.  #bathmelt #succulent









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Cari lives on a small farm in Ohio with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, five goats, several chickens, and homing pigeons. She loves Gilmore Girls, coffee, and her kids. Not in that order.