Cranberry Fig Bath Truffles Recipe

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This cranberry fig bath truffles recipe makes a lovely seasonal, homemade gift idea that’s sure to give you a new appreciation for this tiny tart fruit! Keep reading to learn how to make these giftable fragrant, fizzing bath truffles and discover some of my favorite food recipes for cranberries as well!

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I grew up with cranberry sauce (from a can) always being served at family holiday dinners. Not understanding at that point in my life how something that resembled Jello could come out of said can, I was never tempted to try it. And to date, I still have not. However, dried cranberries in salads or sweetened in desserts I do find appetizing. And of course cranberries immersed in cakes and breads make for a wonderful seasonal fresh baked fragrance that’s both tart, fruity and sweet.

Now that I’m a third way through my life (I plan to live forever though!) I have a better appreciation of many foods that I did not have in my teens and twenties. And, while I still won’t eat cranberry sauce out of a can, classic homemade cranberry sauce and even cranberry chutney can garner a thumbs up when paired with favorites like pork or scallops.

For the Love of Cranberry!

Holiday Inspired Cranberry Orange Margarita Cocktail Recipe via Half Baked Harvest! Plus more cranberry delights and a gift worthy DIY for making homemade Cranberry Fig Bath Truffles for homemade holiday gifts! #cranberry #food #cranberrysauce #cranberryrecipes #recipes #diy #gifts #holidays #christmas

Some of my favorite cranberry recipes include this cranberry orange margarita recipe from Half Baked Harvest (one of my all time favorite food blogs!) along with some simply stunning cranberry wreath gingerbread cupcakes from Lauren Conrad, a dark chocolate cranberry bundt cake recipe from My Baking Addiction, and eggnog panna cotta with spiked cranberry sauce from Sprinkle Bakes.

However, before you start checking your pantry for the ingredients to one (or all) of these lustful cranberry concoctions, I want to first share an awesome recipe for making cranberry fig bath truffles! Similar to bath bombs (or bath fizzies) these homemade bath truffles are easy to make and work nicely with silicone molds. They also smell AMAZING! So much in fact that after I made these my house smelled like a blend of tart cranberries, sweet fig and subtle wood for days.

Additionally, my cranberry fig bath truffles are also great for gifting throughout the holiday season whether for a housewarming or hostess gift or even Christmas or Hanukkah gifts for family and friends. Following is the recipe.

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Cranberry Fig Bath Truffles Recipe

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

5 oz. citric acid
8 oz. baking soda
4 oz. SLSA
2 oz. deodorized cocoa butter
1 oz. pink kaolin (or blush) clay
.4 oz. polysorbate 80 (optional)
.6 oz. cranberry fig fragrance oil
2 teaspoons sparkle pink mica

Instructions:

You will need a digital scale for my cranberry fig bath truffles recipe in order to weigh the ingredients. (I recommend this Baker’s Math Scale if you plan to make a lot of bath, body or soap recipes.) You will also need two Wilton Silicone Brownie Pop Molds which can be found both online as well as in most craft stores.

Begin by weighing out the cocoa butter in either a double boiler or a heat safe glass container such as a glass Pyrex measuring bowl. Heat the cocoa butter in your double boiler or in your container in the microwave at 40% power until melted.

Set aside to cool slightly.

Now weigh out the citric acid, baking soda, kaolin clay, and SLSA and combine in a large glass bowl. (I highly recommend wearing a dust mask for this step. Both the SLSA and the citric acid are finer particles that can be inhaled into the lungs and cause coughing as they are released into the air.)

Using a teaspoon measure, measure out the sparkle pink mica and add to the other dry ingredients. Mix the dry ingredients thoroughly to combine.

Next, weigh out the fragrance oil (I used the cranberry fig fragrance oil from Symphony Scents) and polysorbate 80 and stir into the melted cocoa butter. (While the polysorbate 80 is optional, it is included to keep the oils in my cranberry fig bath truffles recipe from floating on top of your bath water as well as to prevent the mica from potentially staining your tub. If you choose not to use polysorbate 80, you can easily substitute it with your favorite carrier oil.)

Combine the dry ingredients with the scented cocoa butter and mix well.

You can now begin filling the cavities of your brownie pop molds. To do this, I recommend filling one cavity at a time.

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Loosely add the cranberry fig bath truffles mix to fill one cavity. Then pile more on top to form a mountain.

Next, firmly press the ingredients into the mold cavity. Resist pushing so hard that the cavity bows out on the sides, but enough that the mixture is firmly packed.

Proceed with filling all of the additional cavities of your molds until you have used all of the bath truffle mix. (You should get approximately 9-10 bath truffles from this recipe.)

Once you’ve filled the mold, set it aside in a safe, dry location.

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After one to two days, carefully unmold your cranberry fig bath truffles.

If desired, you can now add melt and pour soap “icing.”

To do this simply heat a small amount of white or clear melt and pour soap base of your choice in a small Pyrex measuring cup or glass scientific beaker until melted.

Mix in a small amount of unsweetened cocoa powder to suit for chocolate icing. Or use plain white melt and pour soap for white icing. Allow the soap to cool slightly.

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Once a thin film starts to appear on top of the soap, remix the soap then pour across the tops of your cranberry fig bath truffles. If desired, you can also sprinkle the tops of your bath truffles with a biodegradable cosmetic glitter of your choice before the soap fully cools and hardens.

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Once the soap has solidified, gently use a thin knife or utensil to remove your bath truffles from your work surface. Then package your bath truffles as desired for personal use or gifting.

To use, simply add to warm, running bath water and enjoy the bubbles and fizz!

Paint Your Cranberry Fig Bath Truffles Instead!

Alternately, you can also paint your cranberry fig bath truffles. To do this simply combine a small amount of colored mica with isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol and mix well until there are no longer any clumps. (You may have to play with it a bit to reach the desired consistency.)

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Then, using a small craft paint brush, paint your bath truffles as desired in blocks of color or with designs of your own creation.

What If I Want to Sell My Bath Truffles?

If you plan to sell your cranberry fig bath truffles, you’ll need to follow FDA guidelines for labeling your product. If you’re unsure about the rules and regulations regarding labeling cosmetics, I highly recommend the book, Soap and Cosmetic Labeling: How to Follow the Rules and Regs Explained in Plain English, by Marie Gale.

It is important to note that, as this product contains SLSA, it is considered a foaming detergent bath product. Because of this labeling your bath truffles requires an additional caution to be printed on the label unless it states that the product is for adult use only. This is in addition to the ingredient list and directions for use and other information already required for cosmetic labeling. You can find more information on this at the FDA website here.

For more great homemade gift ideas, be sure to check out my post on DIY holiday gifts that look store bought at Soap Deli News blog here. Additionally, you can also discover more homemade gift ideas and recipes via my boards on Pinterest.

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Cranberry Chutney Homemade Solid Lotion Bar Recipe

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This cranberry chutney homemade solid lotion bar recipe makes a wonderful last minute DIY stocking stuffer or homemade Christmas gift! Eco-friendly packaging makes it convenient and less messy while printable cranberry labels lend a personal touch.

This cranberry chutney homemade solid lotion bar recipe makes a wonderful last minute DIY stocking stuffer or homemade Christmas gift! These homemade solid lotion bars are both quick and easy to make and they’re ready to go within hours of making them. In addition, they’re also a snap to make in bulk for holiday party favors or gift giving in large groups.

Your gift recipient(s) will love all the benefits of this cranberry chutney homemade solid lotion bar recipe. Benefits include not only the wonderfully sweet and tart scent of the cranberry fragrance but also the moisturizing benefits of the cocoa and mango butters and the anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant qualities of Manuka honey! Plus, the eco-friendly packaging – that works like a push up pop – lends convenience and less mess while the printable cranberry labels lend a personal touch.

This cranberry chutney homemade solid lotion bar recipe makes a wonderful last minute DIY stocking stuffer or homemade Christmas gift! Eco-friendly packaging makes it convenient and less messy while printable cranberry labels lend a personal touch.

Cranberry Chutney Homemade Solid Lotion Bar Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

2 oz. beeswax
2 oz. cocoa butter
2 oz. mango butter
3 oz. safflower oil
.25 oz. Manuka honey
.2 oz. Cranberry Chutney fragrance oil
1/2 teaspoon red or pink oil soluble cosmetic colorant

Instructions:

Using a digital scale, begin by weighing out the beeswax, cocoa and mango butters. Heat until melted in a double boiler or at 50% power in the microwave in large glass Pyrex measuring cup. Remove from heat.

Now weigh out the safflower oil and stir into the melted wax and butters. (I chose this carrier oil for it’s soothing and moisturizing benefits but you can substitute with any other liquid at room temperature carrier oil of your choosing if desired.)

Measure and add your colorant. Whisk well to thoroughly and evenly distribute the colorant. (I used Crafters Choice™ Red Orange Oil Locking Mica Shimmer for mine. However, you can also use other cosmetic micas or even red iron oxide pigment powder. You may need to adjust the usage however based on the intensity of the color as you don’t want to see the color on your skin when applied.)

Finally weigh out both the honey and your fragrance oil and stir the lotion mixture well until all ingredients are fully incorporated. (I used this Cranberry Chutney fragrance oil from Brambleberry here, however, you can of course substitute with another cranberry fragrance oil or a completely different scent entirely!)

Now carefully pour the combined, now liquid lotion ingredients, into your containers. (I used the 1.5 oz. brown paperboard push up tubes from SKS Bottle & Packaging.) This cranberry chutney homemade solid lotion bar recipe will make six of these 1.5 oz. containers. However, if you don’t need six solid lotion bars, you can simply cut this homemade solid lotion bar recipe in half.

Allow your solid lotion bars to solidify completely. (You can speed this up by placing your lotion bars in the refrigerator. However, cooling these quickly can cause the tops to sink and a leave a small hole on the top of the lotion bar.)

This cranberry chutney homemade solid lotion bar recipe makes a wonderful last minute DIY stocking stuffer or homemade Christmas gift! Eco-friendly packaging makes it convenient and less messy while printable cranberry labels lend a personal touch.

Once your cranberry chutney solid lotion bars have completely solidified, you can cap the containers and add the cranberry stickers. (Click here to download my printable cranberry stickers I created for you.) Once you download the PDF file, print as many pages as desired onto full sheet labels. (I use the labels from WorldLabel as they have a great product in addition to great prices.) Then simply cut out the cranberry stickers and apply to your containers as desired.

Interested in even more homemade cranberry themed recipes? Then you may also like my homemade cranberry body butter recipe as well as my frosted cranberry coconut milk soap recipe. Other homemade Christmas gift ideas you may like include my collection of non-greasy body butter recipes for making your own homemade lavender body butter, vanilla & fig body butter, lemon verbena body butter and cinnamon sugar body butter with free printable labels.

For even more of my homemade bath and body recipes as well as favorites from around the web, be sure to check out and follow my DIY Bath and Body board on Pinterest. If you’re looking for additional homemade Christmas gift ideas, you’ll find an inspiring collection of DIY projects and recipes via my Christmas gift idea boards on PinterestUnique DIY Christmas Gift Ideas and DIY Stocking Stuffer Sized Christmas Gifts. You can also find and follow me via Blog Lovin’ and TumblrFacebook, Twitter, G+ and Instagram.

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Festive Holiday Homemade Cranberry Orange Soap Recipe

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This easy to craft festive holiday homemade cranberry orange soap recipe is perfectly sized for homemade stocking stuffer gifts this Christmas! This easy to craft festive holiday homemade cranberry orange soap recipe is perfectly sized for homemade stocking stuffer gifts this Christmas! Made using a melt and pour soap base and fun additives like walnut shell powder, fine red glitter and orange zest, this cranberry orange scented homemade soap is a sure hit.

This easy to craft festive holiday homemade cranberry orange soap recipe is perfectly sized for homemade stocking stuffer gifts this Christmas! Homemade Melt & Pour Cranberry Orange Soap Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

19.85 oz. white melt and pour soap base
1/4 teaspoon walnut shell powder
1 teaspoon extra fine red glitter
1-2 Tablespoons orange peel/zest, to suit
.05 oz. peppermint essential oil
.2 oz. cranberry fragrance oil of choice
.35 oz. orange fragrance oil of choice (or sweet orange eo)
red liquid soap colorant
yellow liquid soap colorant

Instructions:

I used a Tovolo King Silicone Ice Cube Tray for this homemade cranberry orange soap recipe. It yields six square shaped soaps.

You’ll be making this soap recipe in layers. After pouring each layer you’ll want to spritz with regular rubbing alcohol to remove any air bubbles then allow each layer to harden before preparing and pouring the next layer. Spritz with alcohol again before pouring each new layer. Weigh all ingredients unless otherwise noted.

You can place this mold in the fridge to speed up the time it takes for the soap to set. This can vary depending on the base you use as some bases harden more quickly than others. However I don’t recommend freezing the soap.

For your first layer use a digital scale to weigh out 3.8 oz. of melt and pour soap base. Cut into chunks and combine in a glass Pyrex measuring cup. Heat in the microwave in short bursts until the soap is fully melted. Be sure not to let the soap boil or bubble.

Once melted add 1/4 teaspoon of walnut shell powder (or try using fine ground pumice powder if you need a nut free product.) Next weigh out .05 oz. of peppermint essential oil and add to the melted soap as well. Stir well then pour evenly into each of the six cavities in the mold. Spritz with alcohol and allow to set up. Once ready prepare your second layer.

For your second layer you will weigh and melt 6.3 oz. of melt and pour soap base. Weigh out and add .15 oz. of cranberry fragrance oil and about 4 drops of red liquid soap colorant. Stir well to combine. Spritz the first layer of soap with alcohol then pour your second layer of soap evenly into each of the six mold cavities.

Your third layer of soap will consist of 2.25 oz. of melt and pour soap base, .05 oz. cranberry fragrance oil, 4 drops of red liquid soap colorant and one teaspoon of fine red glitter.

Your fourth layer of soap is comprised of 3 oz. of melt and pour soap base, .1 oz. orange fragrance oil by weight, approximately 10 drops of yellow liquid soap colorant and one drop of red liquid soap colorant or color to suit. If you prefer to use an essential oil you can use .05 oz. of sweet orange essential oil in lieu of the fragrance oil.

The final layer contains your orange zest. I made my own zest by drying the peels from my clementines on a baking pan I set on a radiator. If you don’t have radiator heat you can put your peels own low in the oven til dry. Alternately you can purchase orange zest as well.

For the final and top layer of soap combine 4.5 oz. melt and pour soap base, one to two Tablespoons of chopped orange zest to suit, .15 oz. orange fragrance oil (or half the amount if using sweet orange essential oil), and approximately 15 drops yellow liquid soap colorant and 2 drops of red liquid soap colorant to suit.

Top this final layer with a large section of dried orange peel to accent your finished soaps if desired before the soap finishes setting up.

Once the soaps have cooled and hardened completely unmold and wrap as desired to give as homemade Christmas gifts or DIY stocking stuffers.

Follow my boards on Pinterest for lots of fabulous bath and beauty DIY’s as well as more great homemade Christmas gift ideas. Or find and follow me on G+, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or follow me on Blog Lovin’ and Tumblr.

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Homemade Cranberry Body Butter Recipe

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This homemade cranberry body butter recipe makes a wonderful homemade Christmas gift idea! Plus you'll love the less greasy formula!

This homemade cranberry body butter recipe is easy to craft and makes a wonderful homemade Christmas gift idea. Not only does it smell delectable – and seasonally suited! – but it’s not as greasy as many traditional body butters.

This homemade cranberry body butter recipe makes a wonderful homemade Christmas gift idea!

Cranberry Body Butter Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

3 oz. refined shea butter
.25 oz. refined/deodorized cocoa butter
.2 oz. grapeseed oil
.1 oz. Cyclomethicone
.05 oz. pure tapioca starch
.1 oz. cranberry fragrance oil of choice
pinch coral oil locking mica shimmer, optional

Instructions:

Using a digital kitchen scale weigh out the cocoa and shea butter into a large glass Pyrex measuring cup. Heat at reduced power until the butters have melted. Carefully remove the butters from the microwave – use a pot holder as the glass will be hot! – then weigh and add the remaining ingredients.

I used both the Cyclomethicone and the tapioca starch to make this cranberry body butter recipe less greasy. You can omit one or either however it will alter the feel of the final product. For the fragrance I used a Frosted Cranberry fragrance oil but you can choose your favorite or omit it for an unscented body butter. (You can also use Cyclomethicone in this awesome dry body oil spray recipe.)

Stir well and use a stick blender if needed to fully incorporate the color. It will want to settle onto the bottom if not mixed thoroughly. Allow to harden overnight then stir once more before use. (You can speed this up by placing your cranberry body butter in the fridge.)

This cranberry body butter recipe yields enough body butter to fit into one 4 oz. jar. I used a small Ball 4 oz. jelly mason jar from the grocery store for this particular recipe.

To use simply scoop out a small amount and rub onto skin as desired. Keep in mind that a little goes a long way!

 This homemade cranberry body butter recipe makes a wonderful homemade Christmas gift idea!

To create labels for the tops of your jars of body butter you will need a full size sheet of sticker paper, a marker, a stamp you like and a stamp pad. I used a StazOn Multi-Surface Inkpad to prevent smudging. Turn your sticker paper upside down so you are drawing on the portion you peel off and then trace around the inside of the mason jar ring.

Now cut around the line you just drew with scissors.

Next, place the stamp you are using firmly on the ink pad to ensure even coverage then stamp the front of the sticker paper circle you just cut out. Remove the backing from the sticker paper and place the stamped sticker onto the top of the lid. It’s that easy!

For more homemade bath and body recipes be sure to visit Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen. You can also find more skin care recipes and homemade Christmas gift ideas by following my Pinterest boards. If you’d like to read more from Soap Deli News be sure to follow me on Tumblr, Blog Lovin’, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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