These eucalyptus bath melts look like mini jewels and release a wonderful spa-like scent in your bath.
Eucalyptus oil has various healing and soothing properties so it was about time that I did a beauty diy with this wonderful oil. A few years back my mom gave me a bottle of this amazing oil that she bought at the pharmacy and I have been using it ever since. Eucalyptus can help with various symptoms such as cold and flu related symptoms as well as relieving muscle pain. I cannot tell you how often I have used it as a remedy for a runny nose or a sore back. While it may not cure your cold or back pain entirely, it does lessen the symptoms and most people find it to be incredibly soothing.
I dare not call this beauty diy a recipe. I used exactly 3 ingredients to make these and it took me no longer than 3 minutes. For this diy you need coconut oil, eucalyptus oil and turquoise soap or food color. (If you cannot find any turquoise color, you can simply mix green and blue together.) The color you use needs to be oil soluble so that it will disperse in the coconut oil. You can still use a water-soluble color if that’s what you have at home. You just need to mix it with a bit of water before adding it to your coconut oil.
Recently I did something that I am not proud of. My husband and I made the mistake of going grocery shopping on an empty stomach. We are now the proud owners of aisle 5…just kidding, but it was definitely bad! We both knew it wasn’t optimal but had no idea that we would end up with two fridges full of food. (We only have 1 fridge so that became somewhat of a problem.) In our defence, we arrived an hour before closing time which is the most dangerous time to go grocery shopping. It is the time that fruits and veggies are marked down over 50%, some even 80%! We were standing there like two kids in front of a candy store, completely subjected to the wonder before us. All self-restraint went out the window as we loaded the cart up with 8 tons of fruits and vegetables. It was like loading a truck.
However, we did manage to use everything before it spoiled and spent the weekend cooking up a ton of delicious meals. We made a casserole, vegetable low mein (is there anything better?!) and vegetarian spaghetti. I also used the mounds of strawberries we bought for recipe development for this strawberry roll and this strawberry lime smoothie.
But getting back to these eucalyptus bath melts right here since you are probably wondering how to make them.
How to make eucalyptus bath melts
To make these, simply add melted coconut oil to a bowl and add in a few drops of eucalyptus oil (the amount will depend on the quality of the oil, if you are using a high quality essential oil a few drops will suffice) as well as your soap or food color and mix it all together. Pour into an ice-cube tray and freeze for at least 30 minutes. Keep your eucalyptus bath melts stored in the freezer in a ziplock bag until you are ready to use them.
Use 2 bath melts for a full bath.
Have a great week! XOXO