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Honey is one of the beauty world’s best kept secrets. Sure, it’s a great natural sweetener for your food, but honey can also benefits your skin and hair. Honey is loaded with nutrients, antioxidants, and even healing properties that can help moisturize skin, fight bacteria, and decrease signs of aging. When using honey for beauty purposes or recipes, raw honey (hasn’t been heat processed or pasteurized) contains more active phytonutrient antioxidants and enzymes for enhanced benefits. One way I use honey in my beauty regimen is with these DIY Honey Lavender Bath Melts, which are easy to make and leave my skin silky smooth while also providing a relaxing soak.
During the winter, my already-dry skin gets even worse and aggravated. Keeping these bath melts on hand is a great way to help me restore some of the lost moisture during the dry winter months here in the desert.
Don Victor Honey is the essential ingredient for these bath melts. The honey is filtered, but left raw and untreated to preserve it’s natural benefits. You can find Don Victor Honey at your local Walmart, which is where I found mine. Don Victor Honey also comes with a honeycomb, which can be eaten! It’s especially tasty over warm biscuits since the heat softens the honeycomb making it soft and aromatic. Isn’t honey just the most magical food?
To start, place some shea butter, cocoa butter, and honey in a glass bowl.
Fill a small saucepan with a few inches of water and place it on your stove with medium heat.
Place the glass bowl in the water to begin melting everything together.
Gently stir together the ingredients occasionally, ensuring they combine.
Once the ingredients are completely melted, remove the pan from the heat and allow it to cool slightly, ensuring the glass cup is cool enough to handle.
Add some lavender essential oil and dried lavender flowers and stir gently.
Carefully pour the melted ingredients into a silicone mold to set. You can transfer them to a fridge or freezer to speed up the hardening process.
Once the molds have completely set, you can remove the bath melts easily by popping them out from the bottom.
Store the finished bath melts in a covered or sealed jar or container.
When you’re ready to use a bath melt, simply run your bath water and place one in the water. The bath melt floats in your water as it melts, releasing all the beneficial honey anti-oxidants and the lavender oils to help soothe and calm. These are perfect for just before bed to help relax your mind and calm your muscles.
During the winter, my already-dry skin gets even worse and aggravated. Keeping these bath melts on hand is a great way to help me restore some of the lost moisture during the dry winter months here in the desert. These adorable little bath melts also make fantastic gifts for the holidays, birthdays, and and as a hostess gift. You can reuse the bath melt again if it didn’t completely dissolve during your bath. Just store it on a soap dish or bowl close to your tub and plop it in whenever you’re soaking.
- ½ cup shea butter
- ½ cup cocoa butter
- 1½ tablespoon dried lavender
- 40 drops lavender essential oil
- 1 tablespoon Don Victor Honey
- In a small glass measuring cup place shea butter, cocoa butter and the honey.
- Add a few inches of water to a small saucepan and place measuring cup inside.
- Over medium heat, melt together ingredients, stirring occasionally.
- Once mixture is thoroughly melted, remove from water and allow to cool slightly.
- Add essential oil and lavender flowers; stir gently to combine.
- Transfer mixture to silicone molds and allow to harden completely.
- Remove melts from molds after thoroughly hardened and store in sealed or covered container.
- To use, simply place bath melt in while running bath water. Melt will float in tub as it dissolves, releasing the beneficial honey, lavender oil, and moisturizers.
What creative uses can you find for Don Victor Honey? Get inspiration for using their raw honey in recipes, DIYs, gifts, and more over on the Don Victor Facebook page.