Harness the beautiful benefits of Neem with these simple, lovely, and luxurious homemade neem bath melts! Not only is making these fragrant bath fizzies easy, it’s fun and maybe even therapeutic, too. Go ahead and get a little messy mixing a few basic and accessible ingredients into a damp sand-like consistency. Enhance with soothing, elevating addends like essential oils and our ORGANIC INDIA Neem, and you’ll have the perfect opportunity to soak away any stray residue.
Used extensively in Eastern traditions to support immunity, bacterial balance, oral health, and inflammatory responses, Neem is perhaps best known for its nourishing properties for healthy nails and skin. Also known as Indian Lilac, this versatile herb has been utilized in India for centuries for beauty care and overall immune health. Pair with relaxing lavender, and the results are exquisite!
The trickiest part of this delightful project is removing the bath bombs from the molds. Be sure to allow your bath bombs to fully dry before attempting to take them out. While we prefer using metal bath bomb molds, silicone will peel back much more easily. For metal, we recommend coating the bolds with a little bit of mineral oil before packing with the mixture. You can also run a nail file gently along the edge of the bottom mold before tipping out. Once that’s done, all that’s left is pure enjoyment–a nurturing, thoughtful gift for your loved ones, and yourself!
DIY Lavender and Neem Bath Melts
Makes 5 bath bombs Ingredients:
1 Cup baking soda
½ Cup citric acid
½ Cup Epsom salt
½ Cup cornstarch
1-2 Tablespoons lavender buds
½ Tablespoon ORGANIC INDIA Neem powder
2 Tablespoons melted coconut oil
1 Teaspoon lavender essential oil or essential oil blend such as lavender and lemon
1 Tablespoon water, more as needed
Purple soap coloring, optional
Add coconut oil and your essential oils to a small container and mix well.
Add all the dry ingredients, baking soda through ORGANIC INDIA Neem powder, to a medium sized bowl. Whisk to combine, removing any lumps.
In a glass measuring cup or bowl, stir the melted coconut oil, essential oil, and 1 Tablespoon water. Add drops of coloring (about 5-6 or to taste) if using, too.
Gradually pour the wet mixture in with the dry mixture, whisking as you go. It will likely fizz a little bit–don’t panic, but slow down. Use your hands, the whisk, or a spoon to mix until the mixture resembles damp sand. If needed, add a little bit of extra water to reach this consistency, ideally spraying it in.
Add a few dried lavender buds to the bottom of your halved molds if desired for decoration, then tightly pack each half of a 2-sided mold with the mixture, heaping a little on top. Press the mold pieces together, then gently remove one side. Place the bomb on a tray, remaining mold side down and dry overnight. Once dry, carefully remove from the molds. Store in a sealed container or tightly wrapped.