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¼ cup melted cocoa butter, 1/3 cup baking soda, ¼ cup citric acid, 1 tbsp corn starch
Vegetable oil, essential oil.
Lightly grease small chocolate molds with vegetable oil. Use a double boiler to melt cocoa butter. Remove
from heat. Add baking soda, corn starch and citric acid. Blend together well. Add essential oils. Carefully
pour into molds. Let stand at room temperature until they begin to set. Then place in the freezer for 30 to
45 minutes. They should easily pop out of the molds when turned over, if not then place back into freezer
for an additional ten minutes. The truffles must be molded as soon as everything is mixed, because the corn
starch begins to thicken thus making a crumbly mixture. Avoid making your truffles too large as they will
not dissolve properly thus leaving most of the "good stuff" in the bath tub after the bath.
Vegan Lip Balm
½ tsp candelilla wax, ½ tsp coconut oil, ½ tsp castor oil, ½ tsp shea butter, ½ tsp cocoa butter 4
drops of lip balm vegan flavoring or essential oils: sweet orange, peppermint, We used chocolate spearmint which
is amazingly yummy.
Use a double boiler to melt oils and wax together. Remove from heat and add essential oils right before
pouring into lip balm pots. If you want to pour into lip balm tubes add a little more wax for a stiffer product.
Things to think about: To keep your lip balm from going rancid you can add a vegan Vitamin E capsule or black
pepper oil for extra antioxidant protection, but cocoa butter has a lot on its own. The lip balm should last
about a year.
Sea Salt Scrub
1/2 cup fine sea salt, ¼ cup vegetable oil (sunflower or grape seed), 1 tsp of castile soap or vegetable
glycerin (any kind of liquid soap will work), essential oils, vitamin E capsule.
Combine all the ingredients into a container. To prevent the oil from going rancid, store in a dark container,
break open a vitamin E capsule to add to mixture or add black pepper oil.
Things to think about: Don't use table salt as the added iodine can be a skin irritant. Don't use olive oil,
because it has a characteristic odor. If you're using a coarser sea salt add more vegetable oil. For sensitive
skin coarse sugar can be used instead, though bacterial and fungal growths are more common in this type
of formulation. Epsom salts can also, be added, but since the salt is used as an exfoliant, the sea salt better
suits this application.
Dry ingredients: ¾ cup Baking Soda, 1/3 cup citric acid, 2 tsp Epsom salts.
Wet Ingredients: 1 tbsp grape seed oil, essential cooking oil, 1 tsp of water in a spray bottle.
Thoroughly mix the dry ingredients. Add oils and mix. Spray the mixture with water and continue mixing
until you get a loose ball forming in your hands. Press into molds. To release, place the molds face down. If
they break put the crumbs back into the bowl add a bit more sprays of water and place back into mold.
Things to think about: If you're adding crushed flowers, be aware they may clog the jets in a jet tub. You
can use vegan natural coloring such as Spirulina, red beet root, tumeric, paprika, spinach or kelp powder.
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