I am IN LOVE with this new Agate Bath Salt Melt tutorial.
These little gems are inspired by the beautiful agate gemstone slices I’ve been seeing on Pinterest. This recipe is actually very similar to my Geode inspired Bath Salt Melts. The ingredients are the same, but the technique I used is very different and creates this whole new interesting looking bath melt.
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I’m not sure if I can take credit for inventing Bath Salt Melts. I’d never seen the idea before, but it actually makes a lot of sense. You combine bath salts, like Epsom salt or dead sea salt, with moisturizing agents, like coconut oil or Shea butter, and you get a Bath Salt Melt!
When you drop one in your bath water, the oils and butter will slowly start to dissolve, and release more and more of the bath salts. The perfect relaxing spa treat!
Recipe for 3 Agate Bath Salt Melts:
What I used:
2 tbsp. coconut oil
2 tbsp. Shea butter
3 tbsp. coarse Epsom salt (or other bath salts)
Food or soap coloring – optional
Gold edible glitter dust – optional
Rubbing alcohol – optional
Depending on the size of your molds, this recipes makes about 3 bath salt melts. You can easily double or triple this recipe.
If you like this DIY then don’t forget to put a pin on it!
How To Make Agate Bath Salt Melts
Melt 2 tablespoons of coconut oil and 2 tablespoons of Shea butter together in a double boiler or in the microwave.
Scoop 3 tablespoons of bath salts in a seperate bowl. I used a mixture of coarse Epsom salt and coarse sea salt.
Put a few salts in the middle of a few round cupcake molds. I actually used a whoopie pie mold, the one I’ve used for my DIY Unicorn Macaroon Bath Bomb Melts as well. I could fill about 3 spaces with my mixture.
To create some texture I colored the rest of the bath salts blue. First I added 1 drop of blue soap coloring to the rest of the bath salts. Then I covered some more of the bottom of each mold with the blue bath salts.
Next I added a few more drops of blue soap coloring to the remaining bath salts. I filled any empty gaps with the rest of the bath salts. The bottom of each mold should be covered with bath salts at this point.
Scoop the melted coconut oil and Shea butter mixture over the bath salts. All of the salts should be completely covered with the mixture. Let the oil and butter harden. You can put them in the fridge to speed up the process.
Tap the mold up side down on a flat surface (your countertop for example) to make the bath salt melts fall out. Make sure they have completely solidified, or they will crack otherwise. You can put them in the freezer for 5 minutes if you want to make sure they are solid enough.
As a finishing touch I added a gold rim to the agate bath salt melts. I originally bought some edible gold leaf (!!!) for this, but that turned out to be a messy process and not AT ALL what I had in mind, hehe. So I went for my usual, trustworthy combination of rubbing alcohol and edible glitter dust instead.
Mix together 1 teaspoon of rubbing alcohol and about 1 teaspoon of edible glitter dust. With a fine paint brush, apply the gold mixture around the outer rim of the bath salt melt. Make sure you use enough glitter dust to make the gold really show up on the bath salt melts.
Bath melts can make your bath tub a bit slippery, so make sure to be careful when you get in and out of the tub. After you’ve used bath products in general it’s best to clean the sides of your bath tub for the person who wants to take a relaxing bath after you.
I’ve found half of one ‘agate slice’ enough for a moisturizing and relaxing bath experience. The oils leave my skin feeling silky smooth and the golden flecks that flood around add some sparkle to my bath time!
You might also like:
Geode inspired DIY Bath Salt Melts
DIY Bath Bombs with Epsom salt
Sunday 10th of December 2017
This is such a cool idea, unfortunately mine did not set up at all, even after several hours. They solidified after I stuck them in the fridge for a while, but starting melting again within minutes of me taking them out. I can't even get hold one to paint it. Not sure what happened as I followed the instructions to a t. Its a shame because they look amazing,m
Tuesday 29th of December 2020
@Brittney, did you ever have any luck? Mine did the same
Thursday 23rd of November 2017
Wow this is so pretty! I've never seen one like this before, I love the idea. It looks really simple to make as well