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« on: February 02, 2009 07:49:43 AM »



I've been working on some Valentine's themed recipes over at The Natural Beauty Workshop Blog, and wanted to share my favorite with my Craftster friends! These Bath Melts are sort of decadent due to the use of Rose Essential Oil, but you can create a much more affordable version by subbing Rose Fragrance Oil.

Rose Bud Bath Melts
Makes between 8 - 10 melts

Ingredients
1 teaspoon Jojoba Esters MP70
1/4 teaspoon Red Jojoba Wax Beads (optional)
1 ounce Babassu Oil
1 ounce Coconut Oil
1 ounce Passionfruit (Maracuja) Oil
1 tablespoon Fine Colloidal Oatmeal (sifted)
8 - 10 Pink Rose Buds
1/2 teaspoon - 1 teaspoon Rose Otto Essential Oil*
8 - 10 Small Foil Cups

Directions
Begin by covering a baking sheet or platter with wax paper or parchment paper, then set it aside.  In a double boiler, gently heat the Jojoba Esters (and optionally, the Red Jojoba Wax Beads) until fully melted.  Next, add the Babassu and Coconut Oils and heat until they are fully melted as well.  Add the Colloidal Oatmeal to the hot mixture.  This works best if it is sifted through a fine mesh strainer or flour sifter as it is added.  Stir the mixture well, then remove it from heat.  Add the Passionfruit Oil, and the Essential Oil and stir well.  Carefully pour the mixture into the foil cups.  If you fill the cups completely you should have enough for about 8 melts, but I recommend leaving a 1/4 inch or so of space in each cup.  If you do this, you should have enough for about 10 cups.  Allow the Melts to cool for about 5 - 10 minutes.  The Melts should thicken as they cool, leaving a firm layer on the top.  The time that this will take will vary depending on your room temperature.  After this layer forms, carefully place on Rose Bud in each cup.  Allow the Melts to set for another hour or two before attempting to move them.  If your Melts are especially poky at setting up, try popping them in the fridge for ten to fifteen minutes.

Usage & Packaging
Rose Bud Bath Melts should be used one at a time.  Simply unwrap the melt and pop it into a warm bath.  The Essential Oil will fill the bathroom with its wonderful aroma while the moisturizing oils begin to melt in the bath water.  These Bath Melts look beautiful when packaged in small candy or gift boxes.  Check out your local craft supply or baking shop for small boxes.  Ribbons, stickers, and even fresh flowers can be used to enhance the presentation of your melts, especially when giving them as a romantic gift!

Happy Valentine's Day, Craftsters!
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« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2009 08:54:04 AM »

I love your recipes Emmy..thanks for sharing..

and they look delicious..
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« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2009 02:33:46 PM »

those are so adorable. the look and sound just so luxurious and i bet they feel that way too.  i'd freak out when i got one of those on valentines day. and they surely look like they were made with love as well!
and thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2009 07:32:46 AM »

Awesome idea!!!
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« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2009 07:10:15 PM »

i love the rosebuds poking through.  beautiful!  makes me wish I had a bathtub.
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« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2009 07:21:33 AM »

These look luscious, very creamy and moisturising. Thanks for sharing :-)
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« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2009 06:37:53 AM »

Thanks, everybody. I'm so glad you like them. If anyone makes a batch please post some pics. Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2009 04:21:17 PM »

Wow, those are a great idea!  I have to say, I'm very impressed that you used real rose essential oil (wow!!! so cool!)  One question, though:  what are "Jojoba Esters MP70"? Sorry, I'm kinda a noob to soap-making.
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« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2009 07:33:53 PM »

Wow, thanks so much for the recipe!  These look awesome.  I bet they are great and I'd love to try making them.

I can't believe I didn't see this thread before!
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« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2009 10:54:26 AM »

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Wow, those are a great idea!  I have to say, I'm very impressed that you used real rose essential oil (wow!!! so cool!)  One question, though:  what are "Jojoba Esters MP70"? Sorry, I'm kinda a noob to soap-making.

Thanks! You can also use Rose Fragrance Oil if you want to make this recipe a little more afforable. Jojoba Esters are solid flakes of hydrogenated Jojoba Oil. They come in a variety of textures, the hardest being MP70. They are great for bath melts, body butters, and other recipes where wax would be too stiff or have too high a melting point.
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« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2009 01:42:47 AM »

this sounds so lovely. just thinking about it makes me feel all warm.
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« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2009 08:37:23 PM »

These look so pretty!  Thanks for the recipe!
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« Reply #12 on: May 30, 2009 10:22:55 AM »

Thats awesome, but I has a question. Where would you suggest getting the wax etc.? At a natural health store? Huh
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« Reply #13 on: June 01, 2009 12:36:36 AM »

will try ths recipe as a gift to my friends!
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« Reply #15 on: June 04, 2009 10:08:28 AM »

I really want to try this some time, and appreciate so much that you posted a recipe.  I was wondering though, where can I get the jojoba esters and the maracuja oil - my supplier does not carry them from what I can see.  If I cannot easily get them - could I replace them with something else?  Could cocoa butter or shea butter take theplace of the esters?
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« Reply #16 on: June 06, 2009 03:12:38 PM »

I really want to try this some time, and appreciate so much that you posted a recipe.  I was wondering though, where can I get the jojoba esters and the maracuja oil - my supplier does not carry them from what I can see.  If I cannot easily get them - could I replace them with something else?  Could cocoa butter or shea butter take theplace of the esters?

You can find the jojoba esters here: http://www.fromnaturewithlove.com/product.asp?product_id=othjojoest70&searchflag=1

Yes, that is Emmy's site, she is a reputable supplier that I can vouch for. But she can't advertise her own site on Craftster, and I appreciate that she respects the rules! Since I haven't made the recipe I can't claim what else would work, I would think shea butter or another soft butter would definitely be a better choice than cocoa butter, which is harder, but shea butter definitely has a higher melting point that 70 degrees, so I would be careful!
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« Reply #17 on: June 08, 2009 12:21:47 AM »

I could have sworn that the site I was looking at listed the MP for one of the shea butters as 40, but now I can't find it.  Oh well, I will have to think about it, but I thought it would be so cute to give a box of these to some friends.
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« Reply #18 on: June 08, 2009 01:22:08 AM »

I could have sworn that the site I was looking at listed the MP for one of the shea butters as 40, but now I can't find it.  Oh well, I will have to think about it, but I thought it would be so cute to give a box of these to some friends.

But then wouldn't it be liquid at room temp? I use coconut oil 76 and it will be soft/liquidy in the summer if I don't keep it in a cool place, will start to melt on contact with your skin, but most of the time is in a soft solid state. It definitely melts easier than shea butter.  I love coconut oil 92 (or the end result in soap lol), but then it's more of a pain to work with too.  If you try it please let us know how it works! I'm wondering what the mp is for jojoba beads...they seem pretty hard though I guess. After reading up on the jojoba esters I'm wanting to try some in my lip balms!
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« Reply #19 on: June 08, 2009 07:14:04 AM »

Whoops - I think it was 40 degrees CELSIUS.  Twenty seven degrees C is considered room temp I think, and normal core body temp is 36.5-37.5 degrees C.
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« Reply #20 on: June 16, 2009 10:38:58 AM »

Hey guys. The Maracuja can be replaced by any light textured carrier oil. Sweet Almond, Fractionated Coconut, or Apricot would be some good choices. Unfortunately, the Jojoba Esters are harder to find a substitute for.  The next best thing would be Jojoba Wax Beads. You could also try using a very hard butter, like Cocoa Butter, but that will change the texture and aroma of the recipe.  Try experimenting, though! You may come up with a bath melt you like even better than this one.

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« Reply #21 on: June 16, 2009 11:27:01 AM »

oops opposite of what I was thinking. Thanks Emmy! I'm guessing the jojoba esters would make awesome lip balms? I am always trying to perfect my lip balm texture! If I were to use those would I sub them for beeswax or for an oil or?
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« Reply #22 on: June 16, 2009 06:13:21 PM »

Thank you - that helps alot, because I know the supplier I am thinking of carries those for sure.  I will have to order some stuff soon to try.  I really appreciate the information!
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« Reply #23 on: August 04, 2009 02:07:35 PM »

I actually haven't tried Jojoba Esters in a lip balm yet, but they might make a great addition. They are super hard but they melt very easily, which makes them an interesting ingredient all around. Smiley
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