Coconut Oil Bath Melts

Next time you take a bath pop one of these nourishing coconut oil bath melts into your bath! Your skin will feel softer than a baby’s tush!

Coconut Oil Bath Melts - Next time you take a bath pop one of these nourishing coconut oil bath melts into your bath! Your skin will feel softer than a baby's tush!

I love to take hot detox baths. It’s one of my favorites ways to unwind after a long day. I usually apply coconut oil to my skin after I bathe, but lately I’ve been adding coconut oil into my bath. It melts immediately and completely moisturizes my skin from head to toe! Another benefit about using coconut oil in the bath is that I find I use a lot less oil than if I were to apply it to my skin after my bath.

Coconut oil is one of the most nourishing oils to use on your skin. It’s especially healing to those with dry-itchy skin. I like to add a few drops of my favorite essential oils along with the coconut oil to help me relax and for skin health as well.

Below is my recipe for making coconut oil bath melts with essential oils. Pop one in your bath and nourish your skin!

Coconut Oil Bath Melts


Coconut Oil Bath Melts

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. Heat the coconut oil on low heat for 1-2 minutes or until coconut oil is completely melted.
  2. Remove from heat and add essential oils.
  3. Mix well and pour the melted coconut oil into your molds.
  4. Let the coconut oil bath melts cool. If it’s warm in your home this may take some time. You can place them in your fridge to cool quicker if you like.
  5. Once cooled, pop the melts out of the molds and store them in a container in a cool place.
  6. If you keep your home warm (70 degrees or above) you may need to store these in the fridge or freezer so they don’t melt.

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Coconut Oil Bath Melts
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 Cup Coconut Oil (you can use half coconut oil and half cocoa butter or shea butter if you like)
  • 15 Drops Essential Oils (I used Lavender)
  • Molds or Ice Cube Trays
Instructions
  1. Heat the coconut oil on low heat for 1-2 minutes or until coconut oil is completely melted.
  2. Remove from heat and add essential oils.
  3. Mix well and pour the melted coconut oil into your molds.
  4. Let the coconut oil bath melts cool. If it's warm in your home this may take some time. You can place them in your fridge to cool quicker if you like.
  5. Once cooled, pop the melts out of the molds and store them in a container in a cool place.
  6. If you keep your home warm (70 degrees or above) you may need to store these in the fridge or freezer so they don't melt.

 

Caution: Coconut oil may leave your tub quite slippery! Be careful when getting out. I have slipped before. 🙁

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About the author: Tiffany is a real food mama who lives in Oregon. She is a stay at home mom of three coconut babies. She is passionate about traditional and healing foods. As a true believer in the health benefits of coconut, she uses coconut products in almost all her cooking. Subscribe to The Coconut Mama’s Newsletter for more articles like this one.
17 comments… add one
  • April December 15, 2016, 6:13 pm

    Looking forward to making these 🙂

    Reply
  • Jackie Dowell November 15, 2016, 10:49 am

    i tried this and the molds never hardened – even after putting in the fridge and taking out they melted – my house isn’t super hot or anything. Any suggestions? The only difference i can think of, is I used an already opened container of Coconut oil and it seemed softer than an unopened container.

    Reply
  • Dena October 27, 2016, 12:49 pm

    Will have to try these! I found that using coconut oil in my sugar scrubs in the bath were slowing my drain so if ur pipes can handle it u might wanna pour some boiling water down them every so often just to keep things running smoothly.

    Reply
  • Savannah September 30, 2016, 3:35 pm

    Why have I never thought of bath melts?! These are seriously genius-love the idea. My son and I struggle with a little bit of eczema, and I’m wondering if these (add a little breastmilk!) would help with those dry patches. Thanks so much for sharing! <3

    Reply
  • Laura Fangel March 25, 2016, 1:54 pm

    I just made a batch using silicone molds and my apartment smells amazing. I used half coconut, half cocoa butter with jasmine and rose essential oils. My biggest problem was pouring the melted oil into the molds. What are your tricks for not making a huge mess? I have oil all over my counter…lol!

    Reply
  • Casey March 5, 2016, 4:26 pm

    Just made my first batch and they came out AMAZING. I made them for my 4 year old who seems to have a particular aversion to lotion so I can’t wait to see how they work on her!

    I’m new to this stuff so I do have one question: would adding food coloring be a bust?

    Reply
    • Laura Fangel March 25, 2016, 1:52 pm

      I would think food coloring might stain your daughter’s skin or the bath tub once the oil melts.

      Reply
    • Sue July 26, 2016, 5:23 am

      Casey, I made mine in a 2 cup Pyrex measuring cup. In the microwave, I heated my coconut oil in the measuring cup (carefully and slowly so it just melted) then added my essential oil. Using the pouring spout of the measuring cup, I didn’t spill a drop pouring it into my silicone mold. 🙂
      Hope this helps you out. 🙂

      Reply
      • Sue July 26, 2016, 5:33 am

        Oops, my reply was to Laura, not Casey. 😉

        Reply
  • tracey hooper January 26, 2016, 11:50 pm

    Hi cocnut mama l am a fan of your blog as my son became ill and l have been looking up on everything natural thank you for sharing xx

    Reply
  • Claudia January 14, 2016, 10:31 am

    for my very dry skin my dr said to bath in coconut oil but all I can find is solid. who makes a coconut oil for the bath?

    Reply
    • Jennifer January 17, 2016, 7:40 pm

      Claudia, you can buy it in liquid form in the grocery store but honestly just use it solid, I love it, I use it every single day, it is the best! solid just melts in the bath 🙂

      Reply
    • Jennifer January 17, 2016, 7:41 pm

      Claudia, you can use it as a solid 🙂 you can buy liquid form in the grocery store but solid will melt in the bath anyway 🙂 I use it every day

      Reply
  • Tina Wise April 29, 2015, 5:59 am

    Does coconut Oil help with Rhuematoid arthritis?

    Reply
  • Suchitra April 23, 2015, 11:44 pm

    Coconut oil has helped my super dry eczema-prone skin SO much! I usually rub on some to my skin just after my shower and then pat myself dry- and I need no lotion the entire day! Its natural and calms my skin.
    Thank you for all the coconut related advice. It works and helps 🙂

    Reply
  • MichelleK April 22, 2015, 4:08 pm

    Do you put straight coconut oil on your skin?
    Thank you.
    MichelleK

    Reply

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