bath melts

Haaaaaappyyyy Winter!!! Ok, I know winter isn’t everyone’s favorite season, but if you welcome it with open arms it’s not so bad. I know I can say that without a problem because I live in Southern California BUT I grew up in Michigan and, trust me, I know winter. With that said, I really think it is all about keeping yourself busy and making time to get pampered, even if it’s just a little bit.

These DIY bath melts are wonderful! I’m not a “bath bomb” person…something about the colors and fuzziness kind of freak me out and I don’t really want to be sitting in it! A bath melt is different. It’s basically like lotion for your water. This bath melt, in particular, is packed with moisture and your skin will feel so soft and smooth afterward.

Now for the soap! These adorable soaps were made with the hope that I can convince and encourage my kids to wash their hands. So, any parents and/or teachers reading this…I hear ya!

Materials for Snowball Bath Melts

  • ⅓ cup shea butter

  • ⅓ cup avocado oil 

  • ¼ cup honey

  • 1 ½ cups powdered milk 

  • Heatproof bowl

  • ½ cup powdered milk (for rolling)

  • Cookie scoop

  • Wax sheet

Materials for Snowflake Soap 

  • Melt and pour clear glycerin soap 

  • Melt and pour goat milk soap; or any other “white” soap

  • Blue soap dye 

  • Snowflake molds 

  • Essential oils (*Optional)

Directions for Bath Melts 

1. Place the shea butter, avocado oil, and honey into a heatproof bowl 
2. Place the bowl over a pot with simmering water to create a double boiler and heat the mixture until just melted 
3. Allow to cool a bit and then add in 1 cup of the powdered milk, if the mixture is still too runny add more powdered milk, up to ½ cup 
4. Scoop the mixture using a cookie scoop if you want them to be similar in size, about 1 ½ tablespoons
5. Use hands to roll into a ball and place on a wax sheet to set up 
6. Roll in extra powdered milk to make them look pretty and snowy 
7. To use, fill a bath with warm water and place the bath melt into the bath; use your hands to swirl the mixture around in the water until it dissolves; the warmer the water, the better it dissolves so you can fill with hot water, add in the melt, and then allow the water to cool as desired 
8. After the bath, the oils from the remain on the skin, but it helps to rinse quickly to remove any excess milk from your skin and it will leave your skin feeling soft and moisturized 

Directions for Snowflake Soap

1. Cut the soap into small pieces and melt in the microwave in 30-second intervals until melted 
2. Add the soap dye and use a spatula to stir in the color
3. Add in essential oils if desired 
4. Pour into molds and allow to cool

snowball bath melts

maria provenzano bath melts and snowflake soap