Sundae to Sundae Bath Truffle Recipe

What is a bath truffle you ask? Well, imagine a bath bomb and a bath melt walk into a bar. They fall in love, get married and have a baby. That baby would be a bath truffle. Isn’t that such a romantic story?

Bath truffles have a little fizz because they are made with citric acid and sodium bicarbonate (a.k.a. baking soda). But they are much more emollient than a regular bath bomb because they are loaded with butters.

The Sundae to Sundae Bath Truffle Gift Set is one of my all-time favorite gifts for a female friend. It is a three truffle set with three different fragrances and different additives for each truffle.

The “chocolate” truffle is fragranced with a warm Midnight Vanilla fragrance oil from Bulk Apothecary. The “strawberry” truffle is scented with Euphoria Essential Oil and Fragrance Oil blend and has colloidal oatmeal as it’s skin-loving additive. And finally, our “vanilla” truffle is scented with Relaxation Essential Oil and Fragrance Oil blend and has goat’s milk to soften the skin. So now that I’m salivating, let’s get to the recipe!


Sundae to Sundae Bath Truffle Recipe

A trio of wonderfully, emollient bath truffles. 

Chocolate Truffle

  • 12.6 oz Baking Soda
  • 5.5 oz Citric Acid
  • 2 tbsp Cocoa Powder
  • 2.1 oz Cocoa Butter
  • 1.4 oz Shea Butter
  • 0.85 oz Midnight Vanilla Fragrance Oil
  • 0.15 oz Polysorbate 80

Vanilla Truffle

  • 12.6 oz Baking Soda
  • 5.5 oz Citric Acid
  • 2 tbsp Goat's Milk Powder
  • 2.1 oz Cocoa Butter
  • 1.4 oz Shea Butter
  • 0.85 oz Relaxation Essential Oil & Fragrance Oil Blend
  • 0.15 oz Polysorbate 80

Strawberry Truffle

  • 12.6 oz Baking Soda
  • 5.5 oz Citric Acid
  • 2 tbsp Colloidal Oatmeal
  • 2.1 oz Cocoa Butter
  • 1.4 oz Shea Butter
  • 0.85 oz Euphoria Essential Oil & Fragrance Oil Blend
  • 0.15 oz Polysorbate 80
  • 1.5 tsp Witch Hazel
  • Dash Stained Glass Apple Red 40 Powder Dye
  1. In three large bowls, combine your dry ingredients for each different truffle batch. Sift your baking soda and citric acid if they have any clumps.

  2. Melt your cocoa butter and in three separate small bowls measure and combine your wet ingredients for each batch EXCEPT for the witch hazel and red dye for the strawberry truffle. These ingredients will be added later.

  3. In a stand-up mixer, add your chocolate truffle dry ingredients. Using the paddle attachment, begin mixing your dry ingredients on a medium speed. With the mixer still going, slowly add in your wet ingredients for the chocolate truffle. Mix well.

  4. Lay out a piece of parchment paper on a tray or baking sheet. Use an ice cream scooper to scoop out six truffles from your mix. Watch the video in the blog post if you aren’t sure how this is done.

  5. Wipe the mixing bowl and paddle clean and add the dry vanilla truffle batch ingredients. Repeat the previous steps for combining wet and dry ingredients for the vanilla batch and scoop them out as well. Then wipe your bowl and paddle clean once more.

  6. In a small paper cup, combine your witch hazel and the smallest dash of red 40 dye. Mix them together well. Add a 1/2 tsp of your colorant mixture to your wet ingredients for the strawberry truffle batch.

  7. Place your strawberry truffle dry ingredients in the mixing bowl and repeat the previous instructions for combining your wet and dry ingredients. Scoop the strawberry truffles out onto your tray.

  8. Store your truffles in a cool, dry place and allow them to harden overnight.

In this recipe, you’ll want to use a stand-up mixer. I have tried making these by hand and with a hand-held mixer and neither has given the same result in texture.

The three bowls you’ll be using to set aside your dry ingredients don’t need to be too big because you’ll be doing all the blending in your stand-up mixer. And don’t forget to sift the baking soda and citric acid if you see any clumps! The finer grain, the better.

I really love the scent combination I chose for this recipe, but you are free to use selections of your own. The only thing you need to be careful of is that you are using vanilla-free fragrances for the strawberry and vanilla truffles. Vanilla tends to brown bath fizzies, so if you put a fragrance with a higher vanilla content in the chocolate truffle it’s no big deal – it’s already brown. But you really don’t want your fragrance discoloring the vanilla or strawberry truffles.

Make Your Own Bath Truffles With The Sundae to Sundae Bath Truffle Recipe

I wish I could tell you that this could be done without a stand-up mixer, but I can’t. Not for this recipe. I’ve tried hand mixing and mixing it with a hand-held mixer and neither one has given me this perfect texture/consistency for scooping. Follow the recipe’s instructions for combining the wet and dry ingredients in order to get them to fully combine.

The red dye I’m using in this recipe is the Red 40 from Crafter’s Choice. Also known as Stain Glass Apple Red Powder. If you haven’t used these dyes before, you will be shocked at how very little you will need to use. Combine just the smallest dash with your witch hazel to get it ready to add into your strawberry truffle mix.

When you are making your scoops you’ll want to add a little bit of pressure down onto the tray to get those pretty rivets on the tops of your truffles. Watch the video below to see what I mean.

To package them, I wrap each truffle in a 4×6, biodegradable, plastic bag and seal it with a sticker label. Then I put one of each truffle in a cardboard gift box like so,

If you are wanting something to go with it for Valentine’s Day, I’ve put together this little gift card you can download and print onto some cute construction paper for an extra touch of lovin’ ?


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 Make Your Own Bath Truffles With The Sundae to Sundae Bath Truffle Recipe

9 thoughts on “Sundae to Sundae Bath Truffle Recipe”

    1. Hi Chanel, even without the added colorant, I would still suggest using the poly 80. It’s going to help keep the oils from hovering on the surface and sticking to the edge of the tub 🙂 Of course, you are welcome to omit it, just expect that oil residue. I hope you enjoy the recipe!

  1. HI Jessica!!!!!!
    You are an amazing artist!,,,,,, I just love watching your videos and your detailed instructions are super!
    New member

    1. Hi there Claudine! Witch hazel is available in the pharmacy section of most grocery stores here in the US. You can also order it on Amazon if you prefer eshopping 🙂

  2. Hi Jessica,

    I wanted to try the Truffle recipe but didn’t have the poly 80. I see some oils on the surface of the truffles while they are drying. Will the poly 80 keep that from happening.

    1. Yes, the Poly 80 is an emulsifier. So it will keep it dispersed throughout the truffles rather than separating 🙂

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