Raspberry Vanilla Truffle Soap

For me, Chocolate truffles are a rare treat, but they are some of my favorite candies. According to the dictionary, a chocolate truffle is a ball shaped candy made of soft chocolate and dusted with cocoa. One of my favorite chocolate truffles is a homemade Raspberry White Chocolate Truffle. Yum!

I had chunks left over after making the Raspberry Milk Soap and I didn’t know what I wanted to do with them other than use them! As I started thinking about what scents worked well with raspberries, I thought about the Raspberry White Chocolate Truffles we make occasionally at home. I decided that I wanted to make a batch of soap that used Cocoa Butter and was scented with Vanilla Cream.

Collect needed items:

Ingredients
Sweet Almond Oil
Cocoa Butter
Coconut Oil
Palm Oil
Shea Butter
Water
Sodium Hydroxide
Raspberry Milk Soap Shreds
Vanilla Cream Fragrance
Titanium Dioxide
Equipment
Scale
Soap Spoon
Gloves
Mold
Immersion Blender
Time spent:
Weighing time: 8 minutes
Adding lye to water: 15 seconds, followed by 60 seconds of stirring
Heating of oils time: 90 seconds
Pouring lye solution into the fat mixture: 15 seconds
Using immersion blender to mix soap solution: 90 seconds
Adding fragrance and Titanium Dioxide and mixing well: 30 seconds
Adding soap shreds and stirring until mixed: 60 seconds
Pour into mold: 10 seconds
Allow soap to rest: 24 hours
Soap Recipe in ounces:
8 oz Sweet Almond Oil
4 oz Cocoa Butter
8 oz Coconut Oil
8 oz Palm Oil
4 oz Shea Butter

10 oz Water
4.48 oz Sodium Hydroxide

13.74 oz Raspberry Milk Soap Shreds*
0.56 oz Vanilla Cream Fragrance
1 teaspoon Titanium Dioxide mixed with 2 Tablespoons of water

*Precise weight of the soap shreds is not necessary.

Measure fixed oils on your scale. Warm the fixed oils on the stove or in the microwave. I melted the oils in the microwave. Add sodium hydroxide to the water. Mix well. Weigh the Vanilla Cream Fragrance Oil in a beaker and set aside. Mix Titanium Dioxide and water and set aside. Measure soap shreds into a small mixing container.

Combine oils and lye solution. Mix until thin trace. Upon light trace, add the Vanilla Cream Fragrance Oil and Titanium Dioxide Color Mix. Mix completely and then add the soap shreds. Stir well. Pour soap into the desired mold I used a different style of the Guerrilla Mold from Dirk’s post. Allow to sit until soap is firm.

The next morning cut into bars. Stack to allow good air circulation. Allow to cure for several days before using. Longer curing will result in a harder bar.

Notes:
These soaps are very adorable and fun to make. I might make this style of soap again for Christmas gifts since the coloring is very holiday spirited. This would be very fun to do with a mint scented soap or as a berries & cream soap.

I can’t stop my mind from plotting different soaps to make that look like this! What would you make?

Finished bar of soap.

Adding the lye solution to the melted oils.

Beginning to mix the oils and lye solution.

Mixing in the Titanium Dioxide.

Soap after it was poured into the mold.

A close up of the soap in the mold.

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3 Comments

  • dbuhler says:

    Oh my goodness, this soap recipe looks so luxurious! I can’t wait to try it out! Thank you so much! I really liked that you used soap scraps in this soap! Just the thought of your scent combination is making my mouth water!

    I LOVE all the recipes on this blog! I am just getting interested in making my own bath and body products and after reading through your site and I can’t wait to get started! Very inspiring indeed! Do you take suggestions or recommendations for new recipes? If so…I would love to try and make my own cuticle cream (a la LUSH lemony flutter). I really like using LF, but the scent really gets to me…and so does the price but I continue to use it because my cuticle have never looked so good. Any help with formulating a “dupe” recipe would be fantastic!!

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    • Andee says:

      What do you like about the Lemony Flutter Cuticle Butter? Once you answer this, I can probably create something that works well as a cuticle and suits your desires.

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  • dbuhler says:

    My favorite thing I like about Lemony Flutter is the texture! It’s texture is like a thick, moderately hard body butter and it absorbs into my skin and cuticles! Other cuticle treatments I have tried are very waxy and balmy (Burts Bees Cuticle Cream) and take forever to absorb into my skin, thus leaving a film on my cuticles where lint and dust get trapped. Nothing is worse than applying a cuticle treatment and then look down at my hands an hour later and have lint stuck to my fingers – not a look I am going for while I am at work. The ingredient list is pretty impressive, and if I am reading the ingredients correct, one of the first ingredients listed is shea butter which has been doing wonders for my nails since I started using hand products with shea butter in them! I hope this answers your question! If not, please let me know if you need any additional information. I would LOVE to be able to make my own cuticle cream and not have to spend a small fortune to buy LF (there is no LUSH store in ID so I have to order online). Thanks again!!

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