Bath truffles just sound decadent, don’t they? Like something you’d pop in your mouth while enjoying a nice relaxing bath. While I completely support the eating of truffles (here and here are some great recipes), these truffles are something you pop in your bath rather than your mouth.
These are sometimes called bath melts, but whatever you call them, they are a luxurious experience. With only a few ingredients, they take practically no time to whip up. Once melted in your bath, they release the oils and lotions inside to create a soothing, moisturizing bath. The olive oil and baby lotion renews your skin’s moisture, while the oatmeal and milk soothe angry skin. These feel great for dry winter skin, or for soaking in after sunburn. They also make great gifts and you can vary the experience by changing the scent. I used both I like vanilla or peppermint, depending on my mood.
They’re also really cute molded in a soap or ice cube mold. I didn’t have either of those, so I went with the standard truffle shape, but this craft is easy, cheap, and versatile – the best kind, don’t you think?
Oatmeal and Olive Oil Bath Truffles
- 1 cup oatmeal
- 3 Tbsp olive oil
- 3 Tbsp lotion
- powdered milk for rolling
- essential oils
- In a food processor, grind the oatmeal until you have a fine powder.
- Combine oatmeal, olive oil, and lotion. Add a few drops essential oils to scent.
- Roll oatmeal mixture into balls and roll in powdered milk to coat.
- Bath truffles can be used immediately, or allowed to dry overnight and kept in an airtight container for up to a month.