Everyone loves cookies, but please don't eat these! These are for your bath! Yes! These cookies are meant to be crumbled under running water into your bathtub to provide you with a fragrant, skin-softening experience that makes bath time a little more fun! Below, you'll learn all about how to make bath cookies for yourself, or to gift as a gift.
This recipe makes about 28 bath cookies. I use 3 cookies at a time per bath, but you can use more or less.
***Want to see a video tutorial? Scroll down to the bottom of the post!***
What You Need
3 ounces of oil (olive, grapeseed, or sweet almond)
2 ounces of shea butter
3/4 cup Epsom salt (or sea salt)
1 cup cornstarch
1/2 powdered milk (I use powdered goat's milk)
1 cup baking soda
1/2 cup citric acid
5 teaspoons fragrance oil (I use SaveOnScents.com brand. Simply enter SouthernGirlGoods@gmail.com as your referral code. It helps me out a lot! )
How To Make It
1. Sift all of your dry ingredients together in a large bowl. You want to make sure there are no clumps.
2. Melt the shea butter and oil of your choice together in a double boiler. (You can use a microwave if you have to.)
3. Slowly stir the oil/shea butter into the dry ingredients.
4. Add in the fragrance oil, and mix until it is the consistency or cookie dough. You don't want it to be overly dry so that it cracks when you press on it, but it shouldn't be so oily it runs everywhere, either.
5. Scoop out the dough using a tablespoon. The dough should not be heaped into the spoon. It should be flattened.
6. Roll the blob of dough into a sphere, then place it on a piece of parchment paper and flatten it into a cookie shape. Do this with the remaining dough.
7. Decorate your cookies with sprinkles, herbs, or colored sugar.
8. Let these dry for 24 to 48 hours. If they aren't dry and hardened by that time, place them onto a few pieces of paper, which will absorb any extra oil and help them dry faster.
To use, crumble a few cookies under running water into your bath tub. Be careful!!! The oils in these will make your bathtub a little slippery. Store your bath cookies in ziplock bags or any other container that will keep out moisture.