Oatmeal Honey Butter Bath Melts: Luscious fat bombs for the tub, made with soothing oat flour and a moisturizing blend of cocoa butter and virgin coconut oil.
Bath melts are one of my very favorite bath products. They are brilliant in their simplicity: solid bars of bath oil that quickly melts into hot bath water, sliding onto the skin in one graceful swoop. Bath melts are an easy and enjoyable way to moisturize from head to toe – and they look great too! These Oatmeal Honey Butter Bath Melts combine the deep conditioning powers and delicious aromas of virgin coconut oil and pure cocoa butter with the soothing properties of oat flour and the humectant benefits of honey.
Oatmeal Honey Butter Bath Melts get their aroma from the natural, characteristic scents of their main ingredients, pure cocoa butter and virgin coconut oil. This light scent could easily be enhanced with your favorite essential oil, plant-based fragrance oil, or conventional fragrance oil. Try experimenting with a variety of sweet, spicy, and unexpected aromatics to make this recipe your own.
About the Ingredients
The rich chocolate aroma of cocoa butter is immediately recognizable. This pure pressed butter is made from cacao, the main ingredient in chocolate. In addition to smelling delicious, cocoa butter is a superb moisturizing ingredient. It can be used to condition hair and skin when used alone or added to formulations such as lotions, soaps, or balms.
Right now, virgin coconut oil is easily one of the hottest ingredients in the natural beauty world. Used for everything from hair conditioner to makeup remover, natural beauty enthusiasts can’t seem to get enough of this versatile ingredient. In regards to cleansing the skin, virgin coconut makes a great choice due to its unique combination of moisturizing and astringent properties. It also smells incredibly good!
Oats are a classic ingredient for soothing and calming sensitive or irritated skin. Often used in milk baths and scrubs, oat flour can also be incorporated into more complex formulations such as lotions, soaps, cleansers, or bath bombs. Oat flour can also act as a thickening agent or a binder in complex formulations such as emulsions or liquid soaps.
Honey has been used in natural skin care recipes for ages. The sweet, sticky, substance is a natural humectant. This means that it draws in moisture. Honey can help bring moisture to the skin and to retain it. Honey can also help to stabilize emulsions. Our dehydrated Honey Powder offers formulators a useful alternative to liquid honey. Honey Powder can be used in dry formulations as well as oil-based formulas without the complications that come along with introducing an aqueous substance.
Oatmeal Honey Butter Bath Melts
Makes about 14 12-gram bath melts
- 70 grams Organic Cocoa Butter
- 50 grams Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
- 40 grams Organic Whole Oat Flour
- 20 grams Honey Powder
- Combine cocoa butter and coconut oil in a double boiler and heat until fully melted.
- In a second heat-proof vessel, mix together oat flour and honey granules.
- Pour about half of the melted fats into the powders and stir well. Break up any clumps.
- Pour the slurry of fat and powder back into the double boiler and mix again.
- Stir the mixture well, then pour into molds. Stop to stir again as needed to keep the oat from settling.
- Allow the bath melts to cool and harden completely before removing from molds. This step can be sped up by cooling the melts in a refrigerator or freezer.
Usage & Packaging
- These Oatmeal Honey Butter Bath Melts will be fairly firm once fully cool, but they will still be a bit fragile so should be packed with care. They will be especially susceptible to softening up in warm climates. They look great packaged in our Foil Cups in a Small Cello Bag or large Flint Glass Jar.
- To use, simply drop one or two melts into hot bath water. The fats will melt in a few moments, releasing the oat flour and honey into the bath water. Use caution when exiting the tub, as the melts may cause surfaces to become slippery.
Shelf Life & Stability: Please note that the formulations featured here on The Natural Beauty Workshop have not been challenge tested for stability or shelf life, and may not be suitable for commercial use as-is. For more information on shelf life, stability, and working with preservatives, check out the following article from our Information Library.