These chocolate bath melts are somewhere between a traditional bath bomb and a melt. I was playing around with my bath bomb recipe, to make something a bit more decadent and masculine for The Big J, as a treat for Valentines day, and the resulting chocolate bath melts are really lovely. The smell is dee-vine!
Whenever we go on holidays, I always make a visit (or two) to a Lush store to stock up on bath bombs. There’s nothing I love more than relaxing in a hot tub, infused with the rich aroma of oils, to unwind after a long day.
Since moving down the coast I am happy to say, that I once again have my own bath tub (omg – that is a HUGE bonus) so have been busy in the kitchen churning out the bath bombs. Although I won’t be giving up my bath bomb habit, I am in love with the silky feel these melts add to the bath – and they condition your skin too.
Too add a touch of sensuality to the chocolate bath melts, I’ve added coconut oil and chocolate. Yum!!!
Chocolate has been included by using a cocoa tea bag and raw cocoa. Yes the cocoa will make the water a bit mirky, but when you try these, I’m sure you’ll agree that they are worth it.
The coconut oil, which melts in to the heated water, glides over the skin creating a sense of indulgence.
Keeping in mind that I wanted to add hints of masculinity to these melts, I’ve added the earthy scents of Eucalyptus and Cedarwood essential oils.
- Eucalyptus oil is beneficial in treating mental exhaustion, muscle aches and is antibacterial.
- Cedarwood oil, from the Cedar Wood, tree is antiseptic and anti-inflamatory.
Both oils are perfect for relaxing in a tub of hot, chocolatey water.
Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe
These chocolate bath melts really are very easy to make, and it’s likely that you’ll already have most of the ingredients at home.
- 1 cup Baking Soda
- 1/2 cup Citric Acid
- 1/2 cup Cornflour
- 2 tbs Coconut Oil
- 1 tbs Cocoa Powder
- 7 tsp liquid (you can use water but I used a cocoa herbal tea)
- 3 drops Eucalyptus Oil (optional)
- 3 drops Cedarwood Oil (optional)
- In a large bowl, combine the baking soda, citric acid and cornflour with a whisk.
- Working quickly, add the coconut oil and whisk to combine. The texture should be similar to snow. Add the cocoa.
- If you are using essential oils, mix them through the liquid.
- Adding 1 tsp at a time, whisk the liquid into the dry ingredients until it sticks together in your hand. It’s likely that you won’t need all of the liquid – I only needed 5 1/4 tsp for my mixture.
- Firmly pack the mixture into molds. I used a bath bomb mold and silicone mini muffin pan for mine.
- Allow to dry completely before removing from the molds. I left mine overnight, but you can check them after about 4 hours.
To use, fill a bath with warm water and drop a melt in. The warm water will release the oils and the cocoa will infuse the water.
For a more traditional Bath Melt recipe, head over to Enchanted Pixie and check out her recipe.
I realise that I haven’t shared my bath bomb recipe yet – I’ll be sure to share soon!
Anyone else love unwinding in a relaxing bath as much as I do?