I am a huge fan of all natural skincare products and recently, I learned just how easy some of them are to make at home. In fact, Ashlee, the lovely lady who wrote up this tutorial for you, suggested that my 10 year old daughter and I could whip these up in about 15 minutes! Definitely a fun, little twist to tub time! These DIY Coconut Bath scoops are full of moisture and aromatherapy for the senses.
How much fun would this activity be for a Spa-Themed Birthday party? Something tells me that once my daughter learns how to make them, she will squeal with delight when I suggest this for her next birthday.
How to Make Your OWN
DIY Coconut Bath Scoops:
- Mixing bowl
- Measuring cup
- Ice cream scooper (one with the little swivel thing on the inside to help release the scoop, giving a realistic, ice cream effect.)
- 3 cups baking soda
- 1 cup of citric acid (often found in the canning supplies section)
- 1 cup Cornstarch
- 1 2/3 cup of melted coconut oil
- 1 tsp of vanilla extract, for scent (optional)
- 1 tsp of nutmeg for a vanilla bean effect
CAUTION: Wear gloves and a hair net.
- Combine baking soda, cornstarch and mix well. Next, you’ll need to move a little fast. Using hands, mix in coconut oil & vanilla, making sure fully combined. Adding citric acid last. (We add it last as vanilla extract or other wet ingredients may activate the citric, and we dont want that til tub time.)
- When its completely mixed, use hands and pack scoop with mixture and release onto wax paper or a placemat. Do not use a plate, because once it hardens, it may stick and its hard to remove it without breaking or crumbling. Leave scoops overnight to completely harden/dry. Once they are hard enough to handle, you can place all the scoops into a clear jar or container. We prefer plastic in the bathroom to avoid accidents with glass. Make sure your container has a tight-fitting lid and avoid high humidity areas.
You can replace vanilla extract with a few drops of essential oils or skin safe fragrance. Never add a fragrance oil that is meant for candles and such as this can irritate the skin. Lavender always makes a relaxing bath. You can add 1 tsp of cocoa for a chocolate effect or 4 drops of food colouring of choice for colour. If you add too much, keep in mind you will also stain the skin and linen, possibly even your bathtub.
- This recipe makes 14 large bath scoops.
- Directions for use are: Run bath water at desired temperature, and simply place 1 scoop into bath water.
- Use caution when entering/exiting bath, as your tub will be very slippery.
- They take about 15 minutes to make. You can get creative with extracts, but citrus can cause skin photosensitivity, if you go into the sun.
- Over time, these may turn slighly brown due to the vanilla.
Not only would these DIY Coconut Bath Scoops be great to use for a relaxing and soothing bath, BUT they would also make a fantastic gift idea, don’t you think?
This DIY Tutorial for making your very own Coconut Bath Scoops was written by Ashlee Garza from Lather Me Crazy. Ashlee is one strong and inspirational woman. I have learned so much from her in the short time that I have known her. I will be featuring an interview with her shortly so that you too can get to know her a bit better! Please note that Lather Me Crazy only delivers to US addresses, but thankfully, they are so generous and are teaching us Canadians how to make our own!