How to Make Matcha Tea & May Chang Bath Truffle Melts

I am so totally in love with Matcha Maiden’s Matcha Tea, especially in a Matcha Latte (which my hubby makes me on weekends).

But as a soapmaker/bath product crafter, I was keen to try this superfood ingredient in one of my favourite products to make. The Bath Truffle Melt.

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I have had a lot of success with my bath truffle melts in the past and they were a massive hit at markets. They are easy and fun to make and have endless creative possibilities. The kids love to watch these guys being made too!

What is a Bath Truffle Melt?

My version of a bath truffle melt is a cocoa butter enriched solid ball of bathy bliss. They are approximately 4cm x 2cm (but doesn’t have to be, it’s just the size I like to make).

To use a bath truffle melt you can either place the whole truffle into the bath, or cut down with a knife and just use half at a time. Pop it into you bath under running water and watch it slowly melt away. It leaves your skin silky smooth and nourished.

Don’t have a bath? Bath truffles are great in foot baths too!

[WARNING: any product containing oils or butters will make the bath tub super slippery. Caution must be taken entering and exiting the bath.]

Let’s Make Matcha May Chang Bath Truffles

Makes 6 x 20 gram bath truffles

Tools

1 x 500ml microwave safe Pyrex jug

1x 1L microwave safe Pyrex jug (or at least heat proof)

digital kitchen scales

measuring spoon 1/4 teaspoon

2 spoons for mixing

1 teaspoon for spooning mixture into moulds

small moulds, or a silicone cupcake moulds (think those tiny cupcake sized ones).

Ingredients

50 grams unrefined cocoa butter

50 grams bicarbonate soda

25 grams citric acid

13* grams tapioca starch

1/4 teaspoon Matcha tea powder

2 grams May Chang essential oil

* may be adjusted to suit your desired consistency

 Method

Place cocoa butter in the 500ml microwave safe Pyrex jug and melt in the microwave (use 50 second bursts until it has almost melted).

Place the bicarbonate soda, citric acid and matcha powder in the 1L Pyrex jug and mix thoroughly.

Once cocoa butter has almost melted, remove from the microwave and stir until fully melted.

Add the essential oil to the melted cocoa butter.

Add the melted cocoa butter to the dry ingredients (this will be the bicarbonate soda, citric acid, matcha tea powder mix). Stir through until combined.

Now it’s time to add the tapioca starch. I find the best way to do this is add a tablespoon at a time, mixing through with each tablespoon added. Continue to add tapioca starch until the mixture is of a thick cake batter consistency, or a consistency you like.

Spoon the truffle mixture into your moulds. Place the moulds in the fridge for an hour or so, or until set.

Remove truffles from mould. Package in an airtight container away from heat and use within 6 months.

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Now time to relax with a Matcha Latte and a Matcha May Chang foot bath.

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Let me know what you think to the recipe, and be sure to let me know what your favourite fragrances oil or essential oil you like to use in your bath products.

X. Vicky

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