July in Arizona has only two types of weather : blistering hot or monsoons. Usually towards the end of the month, we start to see some pretty crazy rain storms hit the valley. Although the days after are a bit muggy, the bit of relief from the sun is extremely welcome. During those summer showers, one of my favorite things to do is take a warm bath and listen to the thunder.
One of the best things about taking a bath is choosing which cocktail of bubbles, skincare products, and scents we want to add to it. I’m always looking for something to jazz the water up a bit, but I also need it to take care of my skin. Summertime calls for lots of hours spent in the pool. When I’ve been in the chlorine water for a long time, the effects of pool chemicals paired with being out in the sun really takes a toll on my skin. I need products that can do a bit of a detox, as well as keep it from drying out. Enter bath melts. These little guys have been my favorite things to make on weekends! The best part is they only require 3 ingredients!
DIY Bath Melts
– 1/2 cup Baking Soda
– 1/2 cup Epsom Salts (y’all know how much we love epsom salts!)
– 1 TBS Coconut Oil
Simply combine all ingredients in a bowl and whisk together until well blended. You want the mixture to stick together, but not be so wet that it sticks to your hands. If you find it’s too thin, just add a bit more baking soda. You’ll want to be able to pick it up in your hand and have it be mold-able.
Next, pat into the bottom of a cupcake tin – use cupcake liners to avoid an oily mess and for easy removal. Let it set for a couple hours in the fridge, or overnight on the counter to harden and take shape.
When done, simply pop out and store in a tupperware container. Use one per bath. The coconut oil will help moisturize your skin, and the baking soda with epsom salts help with a light detox!