Basic Bath Melts
8 oz (225g) Cocoa butter
1 1/2 cups Baking soda
1/3 cup Corn starch
1 cup Citric acid
Bath melts are the latest craze. They literally melt in the warm water of the bath, leaving you with a moisturizing bath soak.
This recipe is for a basic bath melt. You can add different scents and color to create new recipes.
Melt the cocoa butter down in a double boiler. Take it off the heat and stir in the remaining ingredients. Work quickly to mix through the dry ingredients. Add any essential or fragrant oils at this time.
Place into mini soap molds, Ice cube trays or small candy cups and allow to set. They should take 2-3 hours or longer to harden depending on your room's environment.
When ready they should simply slip out of the mold.
These melts should not need refrigeration but do store them in a cool area.
By Shellie Wilson. Shellie is the chief creative editor for Craftbits.