How to Make Tub Truffles (Bath Melts) – DIY Video Tutorial

How to Make Tub Truffles (Bath Melts) – DIY Video Tutorial

One of the very first things I ever made when I started playing with bath and body products is Tub Truffles (my name for them.  Others call them Bath Melts, Cocoa Butter Melts, etc).  They are so simple and people LOVE them!  They are perfect for people with super dry and itchy skin.

I thought it’d be fun to show you how we do it and, if creativity calls, you can make your own.  If you would just rather order ours, no problem.  You can get them here.

This recipes makes 40 truffles weighing about .40 ounces each.  We use a small plastic truffle mold available here.

You can either wrap them in candy wrappers, like we do, or simply store in an airtight container.


12 oz. Cocoa Butter (Refined & Deodorized)

20 grams Sweet Almond Oil

20 grams Colloidal Oatmeal (powered oatmeal)

8 grams Essential Oil of choice (lavender is always a great choice for dry skin & sleep inducing properties)


  • Measure out Cocoa Butter into glass bowl
  • Melt in microwave in short bursts, stirring every 30 seconds
  • After completely melted (taking care not to overheat), add Powered Oatmeal and stir well.
  • Then add Sweet Almond Oil and stir well.
  • Add Essential Oil/Fragrance Oil and stir well.
  • Pour into truffle molds
  • Place in refrigerator overnight
  • Unmold and let sit on cooling rack for 24 hours before wrapping
  • Wrap with candy wrapper (if desired) or place in airtight container

Watch our video below for more info:

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Kim Williams is the owner and founder of Rafa Natural. A self-confessed candle & bath junkie, her husband "encouraged" (read: forced) her to start to sell her wares to offset the costs of her ever-growing obsession with making her own bath & body products. Hence, Rafa Natural was born in 2010. What started as a small part time venture has turned into a full blown company complete with 200 skus and a Chihuahua mascot named Spike.

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