Ever since we created the formula for Rainbow Bubbling Bath Truffles, we can’t stop putting new spins on it. Our first recreation was the Mermaid Bubbling Bath Truffles, complete with an aquatic color scheme and tropical scent. Now we are looking to the holidays with the latest iteration – Salted Caramel Bath Truffles.
Scented with delicious Burnt Sugar Fragrance Oil, these bath truffles smell good enough to eat. Epsom salt is sprinkled on top to give texture, but it’s also a skin-loving bath additive. Cocoa butter and shea butter add plenty of moisture to the bath. Polysorbate 80 helps emulsify the butters and bath water to prevent large pools of oil in the tub.
In the water, the formula creates a slow fizzing reaction and with small, creamy bubbles. If you want more bubbles, place the bar directly under the running faucet while breaking it into small pieces.
Burnt Sugar Fragrance Oil does discolor to a deep tan. Discoloration in bath bombs is tricky; sometimes the discoloration happens and sometimes it doesn’t. We have found that in general, the discoloration takes about a week to show up. We made these bath bombs about two weeks ago, so they may continue to discolor. We chose this color scheme on purpose – if the bars do turn more brown, they’ll still look like rich caramel.
UPDATE: Below are the bath truffles after about 1.5 months. As you can see, the white layer has turned tan. It took quite a while for the discoloration to occur, but that could vary batch to batch. If you don’t plan on using these bath truffles within about a month, there are a few vanilla discoloration workarounds for this project.
- You can choose a different, non-discoloring fragrance oil. A great option would be Pure Honey Fragrance Oil – it has sweet, foodie notes and no discoloration.
- Only add the Burnt Sugar Fragrance Oil to the tan half of the bath truffle mixture.
- Add more Bronze Mica. If the tan-colored half of the mixture is darker, the contrast may pop a little more. Just keep in mind more color will also be in the bath water.