What a simple, yet luxurious creation to make – either for yourself, or to beautifully wrap up for a homemade gift.
This recipe is not really a frugal one, as coconut oil can be rather expensive – depending on where you buy it from, however, if you are able to get the oil inexpensively, then this would be a perfect frugal gift.
What you need:
Silicon moulds (alternatively, use cupcake cases in a cupcake tray)
340g / 12oz coconut oil
15 drops essential oils (lavender is comforting, but you can use your favourite)
Optional: Dried flowers (try to match the flower to the essential oil – i.e. lavender buds)
- Fill the pan up with water, and place your glass bowl over the top. Ensure that the bottom of the bowl does not touch the water in the pan. Bring the water to the boil.
- Put your coconut oil in the glass bowl, and allow to gently melt – this should only take a couple of minutes.
- Optional: While the coconut oil is melting, add a sprinkle of dried flowers to the bottom of your moulds.
- When the coconut oil has melted, turn off the heat, place the glass bowl on a heatproof surface, and stir in the essential oil.
- Mix well, and pour in to your moulds (or in to the cupcake cakes).
- Let the coconut oil cool. If you have a warm house, this can take several hours. I prefer to allow them to cool for approximately an hour, then transfer the moulds in to my fridge.
- Once fully cooled, and set, you can remove the melts from the moulds, and place in a container – be sure to store in a cool place. Again, you may have to store these in the fridge / freezer if your house is generally warm.
- If you are giving these as a gift, place them in a clean, plastic tub with lid, and wrap / decorate. Store them in your fridge / freezer until you are ready to gift to the recipient.
Simply run your bath, and drop one of your melts in!
Coconut oil is great for your skin. It leaves your skin smoother than a baby’s bum, and also has some amazing natural healing properties. If you are using lavender essential oils in your melts, you will also feel the benefit for easing headaches / migraines, and it helps you sleep!
Edit: These melts are suitable to use in your child’s / baby’s bath too – especially if they suffer from dry skin. However, if your child is under 6 months old, please consult with your health worker before using any form of homemade creations in the bath.