Last week I wrote about how I infused peppermint into a vegetable oil.This week I am writing about how I used that peppermint infused vegetable oil in aromatherapy body melts. Aromatherapy body melts are easy to make and use. You can also use these types of melts in the bath.
I also used the Steamburst essential oils, that I reviewed in an earlier blog post, to make these particular aromatherapy melts. Have fun!
Choosing a Base Recipe to Make Aromatherapy Melts
Aromatherapy melts – sometimes called lotion bars – can be made in a variety of ways. The base that I used for making these aromatherapy melts included shea butter, cocoa butter – and the peppermint infused vegetable oil.
Choose a base recipe that you are comfortable with. This base recipe is covered in the Sedona Aromatherapie Professional Certification in Aromatherapy program, the Sedona Aromatherapie Basic Bath Products with Essential Oils course – and the recipe is listed in the Sedona Aromatherapie 25 Fun Aromatherapy Recipes for Bath E-Book (without extensive instructions). I replaced the use of regular vegetable oil with the apricot kernel oil that I had infused previously.
In addition, you will need to choose some suitable molds for your melts. You can use candle, cookie, or soap molds in a variety of different shapes and sizes. I chose to use flower molds for this project.
Aromatherapy Melts Recipes
Once you’ve made your base recipe, you can then add essential oils. I created these two recipes for my peppermint infused melts:
2.5 oz melt base recipe
6 drops peppermint (Mentha x piperita) essential oil
7 drops vanilla (Vanilla planifolia) absolute
Recommended For: Apply to soles of feet after bathing.
Cautions: Not recommended for use with (or in the vicinity of) babies and children; avoid in pregnancy. Possible skin sensitization in some individuals.
2.5 oz melt base recipe
7 drops frankincense (Boswellia serrata) essential oil
6 drops vanilla (Vanilla planifolia) absolute
Recommended For: All over body application (avoiding the face and neck area).
Cautions: Not recommended for use with babies and children; reduce amount of essential oils in pregnancy, with the elderly, and other “at-risk” groups. Possible skin sensitization in some individuals.
Learn to Make Bath and Body Products with Sedona Aromatherapie
If you would like to learn to make your own aromatherapy bath and body products, consider one of the Sedona Aromatherapie product making home study courses – or the Sedona Aromatherapie Certification in Professional Aromatherapy program launching in the Fall! Visit the courses home page to learn more.
Author is a certified aromatherapist, experienced product maker, aromatherapy educator, and published book author.