Buttermilk Bath Truffle Projecthttps://www.brambleberry.com/in-the-studio/projects/bath-bombs/buttermilk-bath-truffle-project/PS000265.html
These Buttermilk Bath Truffles are truly decadent! Buttermilk powder is high in lactic acid, which leaves skin feeling silky smooth. These truffles are also full of mango butter and cocoa butter for moisture.
To help the butters and colorants mix with the bath water, we added polysorbate 80 and SLSA. The SLSA also creates an ultra-creamy fizz. If you prefer, place the truffle under the running water and break it apart to activate more fluffy bubbles.
The recipe is scented with relaxing Freesia Bubble Bath Fragrance Oil, which has notes of freesia, violet, and lily. To complement the floral scent, heather and jasmine flowers are added on top. Be sure to firmly press the mixture into the mold cavities to ensure the flowers stick and the truffles umold cleanly.
- Skill Level: Intermediate
- Time to Complete: 1 hour
- Kit Yields: 6 bath bombs
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Buttermilk Bath Truffle Project
These bath truffles are full of luxurious ingredients for your skin, including cocoa butter, mango butter, and buttermilk.
6 Cavity Silicone Circle Mold
14 oz. Baking Soda
7 oz. Citric Acid
2 oz. Buttermilk Powder
2 oz. SLSA
1/2 tsp. Lavender Mica
1 tsp. Purple Brazilian Clay
2 oz. Cocoa Butter
1 oz. Mango Butter
1 oz. Freesia Bubble Bath Fragrance Oil
1 oz. Polysorbate 80
Witch Hazel in a Spray Bottle
In a large bowl, combine 14 ounces of baking soda, 7 ounces of citric acid, 2 ounces of buttermilk powder, 1/2 teaspoon of Lavender Mica and 1 teaspoon of purple Brazilian clay. To get rid of clumps in the mixture, push the powders through a sifter or break them up with your fingers. Thoroughly stir everything together.
Very carefully, add 2 ounces of SLSA to the large container (do not put it through the sifter). Add it last, because SLSA goes airborne easily and can be irritating. You can use a mask if you like. Slowly mix together the dry ingredients using a whisk.
In a small heat-safe container, add 1 ounce of mango butter and 2 ounces of cocoa butter. Place the container in the microwave and melt the butters using 30-60 second bursts. Add 1 ounce of polysorbate 80 and 1 ounce of Freesia Bubble Bath Fragrance Oil. Use a spoon to mix all the liquids together.
Add the oil mixture to the powders. Use your hands to thoroughly mix everything together.
Test the consistency of the bath truffle mixture. It should feel similar to wet sand and hold 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 well.
Place a few jasmine flowers and heather flowers into the mold. We chose to concentrate the flowers around one side of the mold, but you can place them however you like. Be careful to not add too many, or they will fall off once the bath truffles are unmolded.
Fill each cavity with bath truffle mixture. To help keep the flowers in place, spoon a small amount on the opposite side of the flowers, press, then gently cover with mixture. Fill each cavity completely, taking extra time to press the mixture into the mold very firmly.
Allow the bath truffles to fully dry overnight. Carefully remove from the mold by pulling away the sides of the cavity first and gently massaging the bottom of the cavity to release the airlock. Then, press out of the mold.
Photographer: Amanda Kerzman