- TE: If you are making these products for sale, good manufacturing practices recommend you wear a hairnet, gloves and a mask. We also recommend a clean apron.
- Place silicone mold on cookie sheet. This will help keep the mold sturdy when placing product in the freezer.
- In a glass bowl, measure 1 cup of Baking Soda (8 oz.) and 1/2 cup (4 oz.) of Citric Acid. Mix with a wire whisk and break up any clumps with a fork.
- Add 1 teaspoon White Kaolin Clay and 1/8 teaspoon of the Red Lake 40 Powder Dye. We found it helpful to put this mixture through a sifter to break up any clumps and also to make sure the color is completely blended into the powders. This powder dye may speckle a bit.
- NOTE: Do not make hearts too dark. Color may stain bathtub.
- Weigh 4 oz. each of Acai Butter Blend and Tucuma Butter.
- In a separate mixing bowl, melt the Tucuma Butter in the microwave for about 1 minute. Once melted, add 4 oz. of Acai Butter to the melted Tucuma butter and let the heat from the first butter melt the Acai Butter. If necessary, heat for additional 20 seconds
- Add 3 ml of fragrance to the melted butters.
- Before adding powder mixture to butters, first drop a teaspoon of powder mixture into the butters. If it starts to fizz, the butters are too hot. Let cool a little more before adding the entire mixture.
- Add powders to melted butters and quickly mix with a wire whisk. Immediately start to pour into mold. After filling 3 or 4 cavities, stir with whisk to keep mixture blended. Continue in this manner until all the cavities are filled.
- Place cookie sheet with mold into freezer for about 15 minutes. If mixture does start to fizz slightly, the freezer will quickly stop the product from fizzing any further.
- Remove bath melts from mold and place on waxed paper. If left in freezer too long, hearts will sweat. Leave out overnight and they will be fine the next day.
- Packaging Suggestions: Place 3 bath melts in clear cello bag. Fold any excess under bath melts and place in white windoe box.
- REPEAT Steps 2-11 to make next batch. Each batch makes 12 so recipe needs to be repeated 4 times.
- NOTE: This product will be slightly soft. The Tucuma Butter combined with the Acai Butter helps keep the product harder. If making this during the summer months, a butter with a higher melt point, such as cocoa butter, can be a good substitute for the butters.
- USE: Place 1-2 melts under running water. Be sure to use a bathtub mat as this product can make tub slippery.