What IS a bath truffle? When I think of a truffle I automatically think of a little piece of chocolate with some sort of amazing filling, but that’s not quite the same… A bath truffle is a fun little bath time additive. It’s a combination between a bubble bar, bath melt, and bath bomb. It has a more muted fizz than a bath bomb, less bubbles than a bubble bar, but the moisturizing butters of a bath melt.
The most common ingredients in a bath truffle are:
- Butter (shea, cocoa etc.)
- Baking soda
- SLS or SLSa (bubbling agent)
- Citric acid (fizzing agent)
- Fragrance or Essential Oil
Now these are just the basic components. Each maker uses different ratios, and some use more ingredients, some use less. You can also find bath truffles without the bubbling agent. This is a GREAT choice for people (women in particular) who really can’t take a bubble bath. If you’re one of those women, you know what I’m talking about. If you’re not one of those women, you are one lucky ducky!
So the BIG question… How do you USE a bath truffle?! It’s really a piece of cake. Bath truffles are generally a bit harder than bubble bars, and they don’t break down the way a bath bomb does so the best way to use it is to crumble it into pieces. Now you can let those pieces fizz and foam on their own in a slow manner, or you can crumble them under running water for more bubbles instead of fizz. Either way USE CAUTION. The butters and oils in bath truffles can leave your tub slippery. However, it also leaves your skin that way which is amazing, especially if you have dry skin.
In conclusion, bath truffles come in so many shapes, sizes, forms, recipes, colors, scents… it’s amazing. Each maker makes them slightly different so finding the one that’s best for you can be so much fun because there are SO MANY to try! So if you have a bath tub, and you like baths, hop on this bandwagon and try out some truffles!