Chocolate Cherry Bath Melts

I’m back with another decadent bath product from Handmade Magazine — chocolate cherry bath melts!  These bite-size bath melts look and smell good enough to eat!  They’re packed full of cocoa and tucuma butters, and we add just a little bit of cocoa powder to amp up the color and chocolately fragrance.

Bath melts are a super easy project, and there are no dangerous chemicals involved.  This is the perfect project for beginners or even for the kiddos that have been wanting to help you make all those yummy bath products.  Just make sure no one tries to eat the final product, because I promise it will be tempting!

Aside from the design, I didn’t make any modifications to the original recipe, so if you’d like to follow along, you can find it in vol 68 of Handmade Mag (April 2018), page 56.  See below for ingredients and links to the products I purchase.  One thing to note, though, is that Wholesale Supplies Plus no longer carries the red orange oil-locking mica.  I actually bought it on clearance, and it looks like they’ve since sold out.  They’ve updated the recipe to use NuTone Red powder instead, so I’ve subbed that out in my list below.  I used the NuTone Red in my Autumn Wreath soap, and it’s an equally beautiful, bright pop of color!

You guys, these bath melts smell DIVINE.  They smell like candy.  Or better yet, black forest cake!  Just drop a couple of these bath melts in the tub, and you’ll feel like you’re swimming in truffles.


6.5 oz. Cocoa Butter (divided)
6 oz. Tucuma Butter
1 oz. Beeswax
1 Tbsp. Cocoa Powder
10 ml Polysorbate 80
2 ml Black Cherry Fragrance Oil
NuTone Red Powder

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