Bubbling Bath Truffle Recipe Without SLSA
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Learn how to make an adorable unicorn bubbling bath truffle recipe without SLSA.  This is a fun recipe that fizzes when it hits the water.  The oils in this bath scoops recipe moisturize your skin.  These are easy to make without a special mold, so they are great for beginners.  


Bath bombs are a lot of fun, but they can be finicky to make.  This bubbling bath truffle recipe is kind of like a bath bomb because it's made with citric acid and baking soda, but it's easier to make and you don't need a special mold to make it.




Bath bombs are made with dry ingredients and a little bit of coconut oil or a natural butter like shea butter.  However, this bath truffle recipe has more coconut oil in it. 


This helps the bath truffle hold its shape better, so they are easier to make.  This also gives you a lot of oils for a moisturizing bath.


This bath truffle scoop recipe is from the August 2021 Simply Earth Essential Oil Recipe Box.  Since I'm a little bit extra, I decided to make my bubbling bath truffle recipe in a unicorn theme.


Easy Bath Truffle Recipe


One thing I like about the Simply Earth Essential Oil Recipe Box is that the recipes are easy.  It's a great way to get started with natural essential oil recipes without a lot of extra equipment or molds. 


Each month, you get 4 full sized bottles of essential oils.  That alone makes the box totally worth it, but you also get some extras to make 6 fun recipes.


The August box has:



You'll use these supplies to make 6 recipes, including bath salts, shower diffuser, toilet cleaning bombs, roller ball, self care diffuser blend, and this easy bath truffle recipe.





When you subscribe to the monthly box, you'll get a bonus box with supplies that you'll need to make the recipes.  Plus if you use my code EVERYTHINGPRETTYFREE, you'll also get a $40 gift card to buy more supplies!


What is a Bath Truffle?


Also called bath scoops, a bath truffle is like a bath bomb, but it has more oils.  They can also be made with natural butters like shea butter or cocoa butter.   Learn more about natural butters for skin and hair.


The extra oil or butter make a bath truffle scoop recipe more like a dough, so they can be molded.  Generally, most people use an ice cream scoop.  However, you can also roll them and make a ball or other shapes.


This bath truffle recipe has citric acid and baking soda, so it fizzes when it hits the water just like a bath bomb does.





What Does a Bath Truffle Do?


This basic bath truffle recipe works like a bath bomb.  It fizzes when it hits the water, so it's fun to use.  It also releases essential oils for aromatherapy in the bath.


Since a bubbling bath truffle recipe has more oil than a bath bomb, it releases oils to moisturize your skin.  If you have dry skin, try an easy bath truffle recipe instead of a bath bomb.


How Do You Harden Bath Truffles?


You can use solid coconut oil, shea butter, cocoa butter, or mango butter to harden your bath scoops.  This easy bath truffle recipe uses coconut oil.


The coconut oil from Simply Earth is really hard at room temperature.  However, I've used coconut oil that was fairly soft at room temperature.  Make sure you use a hard coconut oil for best results.





What Can I Use Instead of SLSA?


Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate (SLSA) is a skin safe cleanser that gives a rich lather.  It's made from palm oil and coconut oil, so it's generally recognized as safe for your skin.


SLSA is a great addition to a bath truffle recipe.   However, I wanted to make a basic bath truffle recipe.  Unless you make a lot of bath bombs or bath scoops, it's really not worth buying it.


Instead, this is a way to make bath truffles without SLSA.  This bath truffle scoop recipe uses citric acid and baking soda for fizz.


What Can You Use Instead of Polysorbate 80?


Although Simply Earth didn't add polysorbate 80 in their easy bath truffle recipe, I did add it to my adaptation.  Polysorbate 80 is an emulsifier, so it helps the oil mix in with the water.  


You can omit it, but know that the oils will sit on top of the water.  If you add mica, it can leave a ring on your tub.  Plan to wash the tub after using bath scoops if you don't add polysorbate 80.


How Do You Scoop Bath Truffles?


This bath truffle tutorial makes an almost dough like mixture.  It's very similar to using a ice cream scoop to scoop out cookie dough.


You can either have the dough in a bowl and scoop out the bath truffles DIY mixture.  Since I made a unicorn bath truffle scoop recipe, I layered the different colors in the scoop.





How to Use a Bath Truffle


To use this easy bath truffle recipe, simply let the scoops dry.  Then add one to the running water in a bath tub.  They will dissolve, releasing the oils into the water.


When the citric acid and baking soda combine in the water, they will fizz.


Basic Bath Truffle Recipe Ingredients


To make this bubbling bath truffle recipe, you will need:


 


How to Make Bath Truffles Without SLSA


Step #1


Combine the baking soda, citric acid, and cornstarch or arrowroot powder in a bowl.


Step #2


Melt and coconut oil in the microwave.  Then add essential oils, polysorbate 80, and fractionated coconut oil.





Step #3


Slowly drizzle the oil mixture over the dry ingredients.  Use a spoon or gloved hands to combine.


Step #4


Add mica.  If you are making multi colored bath truffles DIY like I am, then separate the mixture and add mica to each bowl.





Step #5


Layer the colored basic bath truffle recipe dough into an ice cream scoop.  Press firmly with the back of a spoon so the dough holds it shape.  Scoop onto a tray and let dry for 1 to 2 days.  





This bath truffle tutorial is a great DIY for beginners.  One thing to note is that this can make your bathtub slippery, especially if you don't use Polysorbate 80.  


I used a large ice cream scoop at made five bath truffles with a small ball of dough leftover.





Don't forget to use code EVERYTHINGPRETTYFREE for your free $40 gift card when you sign up for the monthly box!


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Yield: 5
Author: Cari @ Everything Pretty
Estimated cost: $5

Unicorn Bubbling Bath Scoops Recipe

prep time: 15 Mperform time: 15 Mtotal time: 30 M
How to make an easy bubbling bath truffle recipe without SLSA.

materials:

  • 6 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons fractionated coconut oil
  • 20 drops essential oils
  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 4 tablespoons citric acid
  • 8 tablespoons arrowroot powder
  • 1 teaspoon mica
  • 1/2 tablespoon polysorbate 80

tools:

  • Ice cream scoop
  • Bowls
  • Spoons

steps:

  1. Combine the baking soda, citric acid, and cornstarch or arrowroot powder in a bowl.
  2. Melt and coconut oil in the microwave. Then add essential oils, polysorbate 80, and fractionated coconut oil.
  3. Slowly drizzle the oil mixture over the dry ingredients. Use a spoon or gloved hands to combine.
  4. Add mica. If you are making multi colored bath truffles DIY like I am, then separate the mixture and add mica to each bowl.
  5. Layer the colored basic bath truffle recipe dough into an ice cream scoop. Press firmly with the back of a spoon so the dough holds it shape. Scoop onto a tray and let dry for 1 to 2 days.
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Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, and a goat. She loves coffee, Gilmore Girls, her chihuahua, and her kids, but not in that order.