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Who doesn’t love a good truffle, amiright?! Eating a chocolatey herbal truffle while lounging in a tub resplendent with the dreamy scents and fizzy goodness of bath truffles is ecstasy as I see it. Throw in some meditation music and a nice candle and you have the makings of heaven on earth. Guess what, my friends? Bath truffles (the throw-in-your-bathtub kind) are super easy to make and quick to boot!

Something cool to drizzle over your bath truffles:

Melt 1/3 cup of cocoa butter and mix in 1/3 cup baking soda and a pinch or two, up to a teaspoon of natural colorant powders such as turmeric, annatto, woad, indigo, alkanet or rose madder. How much you put in depends on the depth of color desired. Drizzle over the bath truffles after they’re out of the mold for extra skin softening power and cool visual appeal.

Consider sprinkling a bit of cocoa powder, dried herbs and flowers, or even Himalayan mineral salt in the molds before packing your truffles into the molds. How about beautiful clear and rose quartz crystals????

Essential oil blends to try:

  • 2 parts lavender, 1 part mandarin orange
  • 1 part cocoa absolute, 1/2 part vanilla
  • 1 part clove, 1 part cinnamon, 1/4 part nutmeg
  • Equal parts fir needle, spruce, orange
  • Equal parts lemongrass and lemon
Suzanne "Queen Bee" Tabert 🐝

Suzanne Tabert, bioregional herbalist, speaker, and author, is director of herbal education and herbal mentor at the Cedar Mountain Herb School. An herbal medicine instructor for 35+ years, Suzanne teaches with great passion and excitement, bringing her wealth of herbal knowledge to students in an engaging and vibrant manner. She is the primary instructor at CMHS and an adjunct faculty at Bastyr University. Taking students to wild places and giving them tools to engage and connect with flora, fauna, and the exquisite beauty of nature is the icing on the cake of life, and one way that Suzanne is making a difference in the world, one person, one group at a time. Cedar Mountain Herb School is a member of the American Herbalists Guild, Partnership in Education with United Plant Savers, and the American Herb Association.

6 Comments

  • Mary Sutton says:

    Since shea butter and cocoa butter are hard at room temperature, is there a risk of plugging the septic system? I’ve had that happen with even trace amounts of cooking oils accumulating, so I’m a bit nervous with hard oils.

    • Suzanne@cedarmountainherbs.com says:

      Hi Mary,
      I’m a little confused. Are you talking about cleaning up the pots, spoons, etc., after making the balm? If so, use paper towels and lots of Dawn dish soap. Rub rub rub with the paper towels and dish soap to get almost all of the oils off before using water and the sink. Then, no worries. If you’re asking about showering after using the balms, unless a person is slathering a whole jar of the balm on themselves then showering, there should be no problem in the shower. I hope this answers your question. If not, help me to understand better what you’re asking.

      • Mary Sutton says:

        These go in the bathtub, correct? If that’s how they’re used, the coconut oil goes down the drain with the water. They’re so beautiful, but I get concerned with hard oils.

        • Suzanne@cedarmountainherbs.com says:

          Yes, Mary, they go in the bathtub. One bath truffle should not clog up the drain. The tub might be a bit slippery afterward, however.

  • Cynthia Casey says:

    I added too much butters and they formed nice but won’t get hard. Put in fridge, they hardened but went soft. I could pour some clear MP over and make a soap shell? Ideas? Don’t want to waste this

    • Suzanne@cedarmountainherbs.com says:

      Oh my goodness, I am just seeing this!! Did you end up doing anything with them? If that had happened to me, and it frequently does when I’m trying out new formulas, I would melt the lot and add a bit of melted beeswax to firm up the batch. You can put a bit on a spoon and stick it in the freezer for just a few minutes until cool to check for desired consistency. Hope this helps!

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