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Homemade Lavender Bath Melts

Moisturizing Homemade Lavender Bath Melts!

It’s time for another great homemade gift idea, and you will love this one!

At the end of a long hard day, what most of us want more than anything is to curl up and relax, and try to get all our worries and stresses out of our mind. A favorite way to do this for many folks is in a steaming hot bath tub. Pop a few scented candles on the counter, fill the tub with really hot water, and toss in something that smells amazing. Don’t you love that too?  🙂

These moisturizing Homemade lavender bath melts are the ideal way to unwind! The scent of lavender relaxes and calms you, helping to get rid of even the worst headaches! Plus, the coconut oil and shea butter help to moisturize and pamper your skin. We added some epsom salts because it is a fantastic way to get some extra magnesium and can also help calm and relax. These feature real lavender flowers, to give them an extra special appearance! A great and inexpensive gift for friends or family with only a few simple ingredients! Better yet, they won’t believe you made them at home! 

This Moisturizing Homemade Lavender Bath Melts post is part of our 2016 Hand Made Christmas Gifts Gifts Series! If you love DIY homemade gifts, be sure to check out our previous 12 Days of Homemade Christmas Gifts 2015 series and our 12 Days of Handmade Christmas Gifts 2014 series, where we featured great inexpensive DIY Homemade Gifts!

Homemade Lavender Bath Melts

Homemade Lavender Bath Melts

Ingredients for Moisturizing Bath Salts:

½ cup shea butter 

1 T coconut oil 

¼ cup epsom salts

1 T lavender flowers

5-8 lavender essential oil


You will also need a mold! Silicone molds are the easiest to use and clean. Win-win!


Directions for the Homemade Lavender Bath Melts:

Place shea butter and coconut oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Whisk the mixture frequently until completely melted.


Remove from heat and stir in lavender flowers, essential oil, and epsom salts well.


Pour quickly into mold and allow  it to set. Expert tip: We’re all about quick and easy! Popping it in the refrigerator helps it to set even quicker.


When they are completely hardened, place in a container with a tight fitting lid and store in a dry p;ace. We found these cute little jars at Ikea and they were very inexpensive.

To use:

Add 2-3 lavender bath melts to warm running water, enjoy as you feel the stress wash away!


Want some more inexpensive and homemade holiday gift ideas? Make a gift basket full of Lavender DIY Beauty products for Christmas! Check out some other posts below!

Homemade Lavender Face Wash

Homemade Lavender Bubble Bath

Homemade Lavender Women’s Shaving Cream

If you love these Homemade Lavender Bath Melts, check out our entire 2016 Hand Made Christmas Gifts Gifts Series!

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Coffee Scrub Lotion Bars

One of our hands down favorite DIY beauty items to make are these Coffee Scrub lotion bars. We are all about simple DIY crafts and recipes, and these fit the bill! They smell wonderful especially first thing in the morning when you need a little extra pick me up! Plus, they make a great gift for friends and family, teachers, hairdressers, and even husbands love them. In addition, they are great right after a shower!  Curious how to use these? Here’s a great way! Before getting out of the shower be sure to scrub well, paying special attention to elbows, knees, shoulders, and other dry areas. Then simply rinse away. Give them a little extra pop of scent by adding peppermint, ginger, or hazelnut essential oils.

This post is part of our 2016 Hand Made Christmas Gifts Gifts Series! If you love DIY homemade gifts, be sure to check out our previous 12 Days of Homemade Christmas Gifts 2015 series and our 12 Days of Handmade Christmas Gifts 2014 series, where we featured great inexpensive DIY Homemade Gifts!


Coffee Scrub Lotion Bars

Coffee Scrub Lotion Bars


1 cup shea butter

1 cup beeswax pastilles

1/4 cup coconut oil

2 T. coffee grounds, fresh or used

2 tsp. coffee or vanilla extractimg_0110Directions:

Combine shea butter, coconut oil, and beeswax in a small saucepan over medium heat.img_0111

Stir frequently until ingredients are melted completely.img_0112

Remove from heat and stir in coffee grounds and extract to combine evenly.


Pour quickly into mold, some of the coffee will be in the bottom of the pot, just scoop out with a spoon and distribute it among the bar molds.img_0114

Sprinkle with additional coffee then allow bars to sit, undisturbed until they set, I leave mine overnight but a couple hours is plenty of time.img_0115

Remove gently from the mold and place in a dry container in a cool dark place.img_0143

And there you have it, your Coffee Scrub Lotion Bars are complete! These are wonderful gifts! It will look like you’ve spent a ton of time making them or folks may even think you bought them at a store because they look so professional! Give them a try!

If you can’t get enough diy beauty posts try this fun recipe:

Homemade Peppermint Lotion Bars

If you love this DIY gift, be sure to check out our 12 Days of Hand Made Christmas Gifts 2016 series, where you’ll find other great inexpensive DIY Homemade Gifts!

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