This is a kid safe project (as you can see by my assistant Igor), and the results are kid safe. And what parent doesn't love things that will get your kids in the tub?
Step 1: Gather Ingredients
- 1/2 cup Shea butter, cocoa butter, mango butter (any solid at room temp fruit or nut butter).For this project I used Shea butter.
*6 tbsp Oatmeal (any kind is fine.)
*1/2 cup baking soda (Sodium bicarbonate /sodium hydrogen carbonate / NaHCO3)
*1 teaspoon chocolate fragrance oil. (Or any fragrance oil...essential oils may require much less, depending on the EO used.)
*Something to use as a mold. This batch is about perfect for filling a standard ice cube tray.
Step 2: Grind Oatmeal and Add Dry Ingredients
Whatever method you use, you want the oatmeal to be ground fine enough to be kind of fluffy.
Then add each of the other dry ingredients, mixing well between additions.
After all the dry ingredients have been added, blend well.
Step 3: Melt Butter and Add Fragrance
Once the oils are melted, stir in the fragrance oil.
Step 4: Combine Wet Ingredients With Dry Ingredients
Step 5: Pour Into Molds
Step 6: Cool and Unmold
Once the molds feel solid, you can unmold them on to wax paper or a plate.
Step 7: Wrap and Bathe, or Give Away and Be Worshipped
I store my extras in the fridge. Keep in mind that these melts are semi-solid at room temp.If you hold them in your hand, they will melt. If you put them in the sun, they will melt. If you leave them anywhere with an ambient temperature above about 76 degrees Fahrenheit, they will melt. If you think carnal thoughts while in the same room with bath melts...they will melt. Do not taunt bath melts, they will melt.
Directions for use: Draw a warm bath.(Fill a bath tub with warm water.) Plop a couple of these in. They will melt. Enjoy your yummy buttery bath. Use caution when exiting the tub. Dry carefully. Prepare to defend against chocoholics who try to nibble you. Unless you want to be nibbled. In which case, you may melt.