Lavender Bath Truffle Projecthttps://www.brambleberry.com/lavender-bath-truffle-project/PS000156.html
Lavender 40/42 essential oil gives these truffles a calming scent – perfect for preparing your mind and body for sleep. Simple to make, bath truffles are essentially bath bombs with extra skin-loving butters.
The large quantities of cocoa butter and coconut oil in this recipe create a texture similar to pie crust or cookie dough. The mixture can easily be rolled into rustic balls of buttery goodness. Polysorbate 80 helps disperse the butters in the bath water. But, because there is so much butter and oil, some will still pool on top, so be careful not to slip when getting out of the tub.
- Skill Level: Beginner
- Time to Complete: 30 minutes
- Kit Yields: About 20 truffles, depending on the size
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Lavender Bath Truffle Project
At the end of a stressful day, a bath is the perfect way to relax, unwind, and prepare for bed. These Lavender Bath Truffles were designed with that purpose in mind.
32 oz. Baking Soda (Sodium Bicarbonate)
16 oz. Citric Acid
7 oz. Coconut Oil
5 oz. Cocoa Butter
0.8 oz. Lavender 40/42 Essential Oil
0.5 oz. Polysorbate 80
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. Citric acid has a tendency to take off nail polish, so wear gloves to protect your manicure.
Melt 7 ounces of coconut oil in the microwave using 30-60 second bursts. Pour the coconut oil into a heat-safe glass container. Add 5 ounces of cocoa butter to the container and melt in the microwave using 60 second bursts. Be careful when removing from the microwave, as the mixture may be very hot. Add 0.8 ounces of lavender 40/42 essential oil and 0.5 ounces of polysorbate 80, and stir to fully combine.
Add the oil mixture to the dry ingredients. Use your hands to fully combine.
Once the ingredients are fully combined, the mixture should hold its shape when squeezed. Split the mixture in half. You can eyeball it, but if you’d like to measure each container will weigh about 25 ounces.
To one half of the mixture, add 1 teaspoon of Lavender Mica and use your hands to fully mix.
Grab a small amount of each color and squeeze them together. Use your hands to shape into a ball. The size of each truffle is up to you. The truffles we created each weighed about 3-4 ounces each.
Gently place your truffles on wax paper or parchment paper to prevent them from sticking. Depending on how hot your butter mixture is, the bath truffles may deflate a bit. If you like a rounder shape, you can continue to shape them as they cool on the parchment paper. Continue creating truffles until the mixture is used up. Allow them to fully cool and harden – overnight is recommended. If the truffles are removed from the parchment or wax paper too soon, they may stick.
Remove from the parchment paper and store in a cool, dry place. When you’re ready to use, place them in a hot bath and enjoy. Because the truffles contain plenty of hard butters and oils, very hot bath water works best. Enjoy!
Photographer: Amanda Kerzman