Bath Melts are sometimes called Bath Truffles and are really easy to make and are excellent gifts - an essential inclusion for Pamper Packs. Of course, if you don't have a bath, they are excellent for foot soaks too!
All our moulds are suitable for Melts, but we recommend choosing the smaller type designs without too much fine detail - the ones used for Guest Soaps. If using a tray mould (such as the Bee tray or Tree of Life tray, unmould the slab, use a sharp, thin bladed knife that has been heated to cut though the set up melts on a work board, as soon as they are set.
You'll find a complete list of our moulds here. You can leave the melts uncoloured, or use our Lip Colours or Micas to colour these.
Liquid Melt & Pour Colours, Brites and Dispersions are not suitable for this recipe.
Fragrance Suggestions that Work Well in Bath Melts:
There are of course lots more, and many Essential Oil Blends - check our our Blending Guide Suggestions on the Fragrance Oils and Recipes Pages.
What you need:
- Spoon for mixing
- Microwave safe jug for melting ingredients and mixing bowl
Safety notice - Because of the Cocoa Butter in this recipe, the bath tub may become a little slippery, so take care when stepping in and out of the bath.
- Melt Cocoa Butter in microwave safe jug
- Sift or sieve the other powders into a mixing bowl
- If using colour, stir the powdered colour into the Cocoa Butter once completely melted - the mica or oil soluble colour will disperse well
- Combine the dry ingredients with the liquid cocoa butter and then stir in the Fragrance and/or Essential Oils
- Allow to cool a little before you pour into the moulds
- Let the melts sit undisturbed for a number of hours to ensure they are completely set In hot weather, we recommend setting in the fridge
- Carefully unmould these as you would unmould chocolates. These can be wrapped in chocolate foils, wrapped in cello or stored in Bail Jars or our Wide Necked Tubs
Variations - It is easy to vary what you include in Bath Melts, and because they are "Melt & Pour" you can layer them, just like you do chocolates!
- Include some baby oatmeal (or finely grind oats in your coffee grinder)
- Alternatively, you can use some Natrasorb Bath as a water softener
- If you would like use natural colours, they will work well, and if you choose Infused Carrot Oil, they will be a lovely golden colour - they need to be oil soluble
- Layer Chocolate and Raspberry together - colour the brown layer with Chocolate Gold Mica, or Cocoa Powder and scent with Chocolate Fragrance. Use Sun Ripened Raspberry Fragrance in the pink portion - which can be coloured with Watermelon Red Lip Colour or any Red or Pink Mica
- Brush the top of the finished Melts with Royal Gold or New Gold Mica
- You can also make uncoloured melts, and melt a small portion of Cocoa Butter and colour with Chocolate Gold Mica. Sit the melts on some "Glad Bake" and carefully drizzle the liquid Cocoa Butter over the melts like Icing.
- Package as you would chocolates for a special gift