Coffee Bath Truffle Project
These Coffee Bath Truffles are the perfect way to treat yourself. They're made with a combination of coffee seed oil and cocoa butter wafers. The blend of Espresso and Vanilla Select Fragrance Oil gives them an irresistible scent.
The base of these truffles is baking soda, citric acid, and a small amount of Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate (SLSA). SLSA is a skin-safe surfactant that creates bubbles in your bath products. In this recipe, it creates creamy and dense bubbles, helps the bath truffle fizz slightly slower, and helps the oils and butters mix in with the water.
We added dry coffee grounds to the mixture to give the truffles a cute speckled look. We also added a few whole coffee beans to the bottom of each mold. If you're concerned with the beans going down the drain, you can skip them.
- Skill Level: Beginner
- Time to Complete: 1 hour
- Kit Yields: About 15 bath bombs
Sodium Bicarbonate - 1 lbItem#:IB002935 Varient/Quantity/Set: 0
Espresso Fragrance Oil - 2 ozItem#:IB001167 Varient/Quantity/Set: 0
Vanilla Select Fragrance Oil - 2 ozItem#:IB000726 Varient/Quantity/Set: 0
Coffee Seed Oil - 1 ozItem#:IB002344 Varient/Quantity/Set: 0
Organic Cocoa Butter Wafers - 1 lbItem#:IB002499 Varient/Quantity/Set: 0
Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate - SLSA - 1 JarItem#:IB002874 Varient/Quantity/Set: 0
Polysorbate 80 - 1 ozItem#:IB002429 Varient/Quantity/Set: 0
Coffee Bath Truffle Project
These luxurious bath truffles are perfect for any coffee lover. They're made with coffee seed oil and a delicious combination of fragrance oils.
About 15 Disk Bath Bomb Molds
32 oz. Baking Soda (Sodium Bicarbonate)
16 oz. Citric Acid
3 oz. SLSA
1 Tbsp. Dry Coffee Grounds
1 oz. Coffee Seed Oil
2.5 oz. Cocoa Butter Wafers
0.7 oz. Espresso Fragrance Oil
0.3 oz. Vanilla Select Fragrance Oil
0.5 oz. Polysorbate 80
Witch Hazel in a Spray Bottle
Whole Coffee Beans
In a large bowl, mix together 32 ounces of baking soda and 16 ounces of citric acid. To get rid of clumps in the mixture, you can push the powders through a sifter or break them up with your fingers. Very carefully, add 3 ounces of SLSA to the large container (do not put it through the sifter). NOTE: SLSA is extremely fine and powdery, so it can become airborne easily. It's not dangerous, but it can make you cough and irritate your throat. Wear a mask to prevent that.
In a small glass container, mix together 1 ounce of coffee seed oil and 2.5 ounces of cocoa butter wafers. Melt in the microwave using 30-60 seconds bursts. The cocoa butter takes a little while to melt. Be careful when removing it from the microwave, as it may be very hot.
To the melted butter, add 0.5 ounces of polysorbate 80, 0.7 ounces of Espresso Fragrance Oil, and 0.3 ounces of Vanilla Select Fragrance Oil. Stir thoroughly to combine.
Pour about half of the oil mixture into the dry bath bomb ingredients and start to mix with your hands or a stand mixer. Add the remaining oil and continue to mix thoroughly until there are no large oil clumps.
Test the consistency of the bath truffle mixture. The perfect consistency is similar to wet sand and it holds its shape when squeezed. If it’s too dry, use one hand to spritz the mixture with witch hazel and one to mix. Continue spritzing until the mixture holds its shape.
Place several coffee beans into the bottom of each mold. Press the bath truffle mixture firmly into the molds. Only fill to the bottom lip or the lids won’t fit.
Allow the bath truffles to dry overnight. Remove from the molds and enjoy!
To use, place the bath truffle directly under the running faucet and crumble with your hands.
Photographer: Amanda Kerzman
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