Learn how to make this fizzing shamrock bath truffles recipe for St. Patrick’s Day!
This easy fizzing shamrock bath truffles recipe creates a fizzy bath truffle that adds moisturizing cocoa butter to your bath water along with bubbles. While it doesn’t have the dramatic effect of a bath bomb, it’s perfect for those who prefer less flair in their bath water. You’ll also find that my fizzing shamrock bath truffles recipe creates a product that’s easy to remove from a silicone mold – so your fizzy bath truffles come out all in one piece!
Made with skin nourishing cocoa butter, my fizzing shamrock bath truffles recipe also contain dendritic salt, which has better oil absorption, greater fragrance retention and dissolves faster in water than regular salt. Ready to get started? Follow my recipe and instructions below!
Fizzing Shamrock Bath Truffles Recipe
You will need a digital scale for my fizzing shamrock 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 the Wilton 8-Cavity Silicone Shamrock Mold which can be found online and in most craft stores.
Begin by weighing out the cocoa butter in either a double boiler or a glass Pyrex container. Heat the cocoa butter in your double boiler or in a heat safe glass container in the microwave at 50% power until melted.
Set aside to cool slightly.
Now weigh out the citric acid, baking soda, dendritic salt, and SLSA and combine in a large glass bowl. (You may want to wear a face mask for this step. Both the SLSA and the citric acid are finer particles that can cause coughing as they are released into the air.)
Using a teaspoon measure, measure out the green mica and add to the other dry ingredients. Now mix the dry ingredients thoroughly together.
Next, weigh out the essential oil and stir into the melted cocoa butter.
Combine the dry ingredients with the scented cocoa butter and mix well.
You can now begin filling five of the cavities of your shamrock silicone mold. To do this, I recommend filling one cavity at a time. Loosely add the fizzing 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 four additional cavities of your shamrock mold.
Once you’ve filled the mold, set the molded fizzing bath bomb truffles aside out of the way in a dry location.
Wait two days, then carefully unmold your fizzing shamrock bath truffles.
Wrap and label your completed fizzing bath truffles as desired for personal use or for gifting.
To use, simply add to warm, running bath water and enjoy!
My fizzing shamrock bath truffles don’t have the same flair as bath bombs however they do create bubbles and fill your bath with nourishing cocoa butter. These are perfect for people that don’t want super colored bathwater and strong fragrances.
If you plan to sell your fizzing shamrock 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. As such labeling 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 required for cosmetic labeling.
Above is a screenshot of this requirement from the FDA website for cosmetic labeling regulations regarding this product.
Be sure to use your fizzy bath truffles within a few months for best results as citric acid begins to lose its potency once exposed to air.
In addition I also received some helpful tips for making bath bombs on one of my instagram posts!
The Bubbling Mermaid suggests when formulating your own bath bombs or bath fizzies for use in a silicone mold that you add kaolin clay for ease of removal. While The Chequered Lily also recommends curing your bath fizzies in a silicone mold for at least 48 hours.
If you don’t have the time to create my fizzing shamrock bath truffles recipe you can find similar handmade products on Etsy like this set of two magic bath bomb shamrocks from SpaGlo. Or you can browse for more shamrock bath bombs here.
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