Handmade Aromatherapy Bath Melts for Festive Joy

When you choose joy, you feel good and
When you feel good, you do good and
When you do good it reminds others
what joy feels like and it just might inspire them to
do the same.

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The Joy of Christmas

I absolutely love giving gifts at Christmas. Last year I started preparing for Christmas really early, as my youngest son was due to be born in October, and I wanted to get organised so I didn’t have to go around the shops with a newborn and my 19 month old.. and this year I’ve started pretty early too!

However there is something very special about homemade gifts – something that has been made just for the recipient. This year I’ve used some of Indigo Herb’s goodies to make some bath melts, completely inspired by their ‘Joy’ essential oil blend. The blend isn’t a traditional ‘Christmasssy’ fragrance, but instead an uplifting blend of grapefruit, bergamot and lemon. Perfect to bring some cheer!

This recipe is so simple to make, and has only three ingredients..

Indigo Herbs Bath Melts Ingredients

You will need:

150g Cocoa Butter

75ml Sweet Almond Oil

Around 40 drops of ‘Joy’ Essential Oil Blend

A pyrex jug

A saucepan

Some silicone moulds

Some cosmetic glitter (optional)


Put the cocoa butter into your pyrex jug and rest in a saucepan of water. Gently heat on the stove until the cocoa butter has completely melted.

Meanwhile, sprinkle some cosmetic glitter if you choose to use it into the bottom of your moulds.

Remove from the heat, and add the sweet almond oil. Leave to cool and then add your drops of essential oil blend.

Pour the mixture into the moulds, then transfer to the fridge and leave until completely set.

Then have fun wrapping and adding ribbons and bows!

Joy handmade bath melts

I put mine into mini muffin containers and then into a box filled with tinsel for some added Christmas sparkle!

Handmade Christmas Bath Melts

You can use whichever type of mould you wish for these, they don’t have to be mini melts – I also made some using a larger mould which would make great little stocking fillers.

All of the ingredients are available to purchase from Indigo Herbs of Glastonbury.

This is a collaborative post with Indigo Herbs

Joy Bath Melts

About The Author


Mama of two beautiful boys. I’m veggie, vintage loving, a bit of a crafter and a bit of a hippy. I love the countryside and pretty things.


  1. Arra Odeza | 16th Nov 17

    Aw! it’s too cute. I couldn’t imagine wasting such cuties LOL. This bath melts truly is a bomb! I’ll try to make some and I think it would be a good personalized gift to family and friends. Thanks for sharing the step by step guide on how to make one.

  2. soonjoo | 16th Nov 17

    Love this little star bath melts! Those are super cute. I made lavender soap last year for Christmas gift for everyone and I was looking for more DIY gift idea for this year. This can be the winner!

  3. Aditya | 17th Nov 17

    They look pretty great. Are you sure you cannot put into showcase or something like that? Look how small and pretty they are. I feel they can work as Air freshner as well.

  4. Cynthia Bowman | 17th Nov 17

    My daughter is obsessed with the very expensive Lush bath bombs. I’m not sure that I love the ingredients in those, but these would be a perfect alternative!

  5. Nayna Kanabar | 17th Nov 17

    These bath melts look amazing and must smell gorgeous. What a lovely homemade gift to receive.
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  6. Jennifer L | 18th Nov 17

    Oh this is such a lovely DIY! Ive always wanted to make my own bath melts. I cant wait to make these for myself and for small stocking gifts for family and friends.
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  7. Aditi | 19th Nov 17

    These handmade bathmelts are such a wonderful idea to add a personal touch to your gifts. I will definitely try this DIY from you when time comes for gifting! :)Thanks for sharing! :)
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