Enjoy a relaxing and whimsical bath with gorgeous DIY rose bath truffles! These beautiful homemade bath truffle scoops are a lovely addition to bath time and an excellent way to moisturize the skin while you unwind in the tub.
Hello there, friends! I hope you’re having a fantastic week. I am beyond excited to have Irena from Country Hill Cottage on the blog today sharing one of her lovely homemade bath recipes with us. If you follow these UK sisters already, you know they make the most beautiful and luxurious handmade bath and beauty products. And if you aren’t following them you are missing out!
DIY rose bath truffles – An easy, homemade bath scoop recipe
Scented with rose essential oil, these handcrafted bath truffles are made with a medley of skin-loving ingredients that will indulge your senses. The bath truffles fizz in the bathtub create a soft, fluffy foam. Moisturising coconut oil and shea butter turn the truffles into a truly luxurious and relaxing treat. The homemade bath truffle recipe is also vegan-friendly and suitable for non-toxic, green beauty routines.
DIY rose bath truffles are a lovely way to pamper yourself and give your skin a little TLC. Bath scoops also make a thoughtful DIY gift for many occasions, such as birthdays, Mother’s Day or Valentine’s Day. They are a sweet stocking filler for Christmas or a lovely addition to gift baskets. You can also make mini bath truffles and hand them out as thank you favours at parties and weddings.
What are DIY bath truffles?
Bath truffles, also known as DIY bath scoops, bubble bars, or solid bubble bath, add a little something special to your bath time. They function similarly to bath bombs or bath fizzies; drop a bath truffle in the tub and it will fizz and melt – just like DIY bath bombs.
But bath truffles contain more hydrating oils and butters than traditional bath bombs and are a lot easier to make. If you live in a hot climate with high humidity, you may have experienced difficulties making bath bombs. This homemade beauty recipe for DIY rose bath truffles is a lot less finicky and a fantastic craft idea for beginners.
At countryhillcottage.com, my sister Cyna and I only create easy beauty and skincare recipes… projects that anyone can make and that won’t break the bank. For more homemade bath products, check out this DIY lavender bubble bars recipe, these aromatherapy bath bombs for sleep, and my floral bath creamers. And while you’re at it, check out this fun fizzy unicorn bath salt and these creative DIY lip scrub recipes here on Lydi Out Loud.
How to use the homemade bath truffles
To use the bars, either let a bath truffle fizz and dissolve in the tub or hold a bubble scoop under running hot water to create foam. Gently agitate the water with your hand to create more bubbles. The oils can make the tub slippery, so be careful getting in and out of the tub.
Shelf life and storage of DIY rose bath truffles
For the best shelf life, keep the homemade bath truffles in an airtight container at room temperature away from heat, direct sunlight and moisture. Moisture can cause the bath truffles to react prematurely. If stored correctly, the bath scoops have a shelf life of three months.
DIY Rose Bath Truffles Recipe
Active time: 30 min
Drying time: 24 hrs
Yields: 6 bath truffles
Ingredients and Supplies
- 1 ½ cups/300g/10.5oz baking soda
- 1 cup/150 g /5.3 oz citric acid
- ½ cup/75g/2.6 oz coconut oil
- ½ cup/75g/2.6 oz shea butter
- 1 tbsp Polysorbate 80
- ¼ tsp pink mica powder
- Up to 50 drops of rose essential oil
- Cookie scoop
- Nitrile gloves
- Put the coconut oil and shea butter in a microwave-safe bowl and melt on medium power in 1-minute increments. Set aside to cool for ten minutes.
- While the oils are cooling, mix the baking soda, citric acid, and mica powder in a large mixing bowl until the colourant is evenly distributed.
- After 10 minutes, stir the rose essential oil or your choice of fragrance oil and the polysorbate 80 into the melted coconut oil and shea butter mixture.
- Slowly pour the wet ingredients over the dry materials and knead with your hands to combine. The mixture should have a consistency similar to cookie dough or playdough. Citric acid can tarnish nail polish so wear nitrile gloves to protect your nails.
- Next, pack and press the bath truffle mixture tightly into the large cookie scoop.
- Squeeze the sides of the handle together to release the bath truffle onto a tray lined with parchment or wax paper.
- Refrigerate the DIY rose bath truffles for 1 to 2 hours to harden. Once solid, the bath truffles can be used right away, but it’s best to let them dry at room temperature for 24 to 48 hours.
About the Author
Hi, my name is Irena and I blog with my sister Cyna at Country Hill Cottage where we share beauty and skin care DIYs, craft ideas, recipes, and a ton of pretty printables. I’m a professional florist and certified aromatherapist. I love flowers and everything floral, and I’m very passionate about essential oils, natural skin care and beauty products. You can connect with me on my blog, Pinterest, YouTube, Facebook and Instagram. I’d love to see you there! xx
Carole Callahan says
Is there a reason why you don’t have the Print option for your recipe ?
Most sites do …
Hi Carole! I’m sorry for the late reply, I’ve taken some time away. That’s a great suggestion… I’m doing that with all of my recipes going forward but have still been in the process of going back and updating previous posts. Thanks!
This happened to me also, but I kept the fridge overnight – for ten hours or so…I am going to try again refrigerating for only an hour! have you experienced leaving them too long in the fridge and does it cause issues ? Thanks !
I haven’t personally tried but would love to know the result!
Kourtney T says
I tried this exact recipe 3 times and as soon as I took them out of the fridge they started bubbling while sitting at room temperature. Why is this happening? I wasted so much in supplies and time.
Hi Kourtney, I’m so sorry for your frustration! I have not heard of this happening so unfortunately I don’t know why it’s happening. 🙁 My only guess would be that they’re getting some condensation moisture from the fridge but I can’t be certain.
My guess is that your truffles might still be warm when you put them in the fridge and that is causing moisture to develop.
Have you ever made these with powdered goat milk? If so, how does that fit into the recipe? If you haven’t made it that way before, do you think it’s do-able?
Hi Jennifer! I haven’t. Do you mean adding to the existing ingredients or in place of one of the ingredients? I always say it’s worth trying, just try it in a smaller batch in case it’s not to your liking. 🙂
A White says
Are you sure that these don’t need to have Vegetable Glycerin in them?
Yep! They tested them out before sharing the tutorial. 🙂
Marlene Deveraux says
Can you use these for foot soaks also
Hi Marlene! Yes you sure can, great idea!