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It’s that time of year again. It’s November, and we’re sitting between Thanksgiving festivities and the holidays looming on the horizon. We might have a rare moment of downtime, but as the weather turns, we’re stuck indoors with central heating. We’re seriously feeling the gloom. Our skin is dry and prone to itchiness. We’re craving a nutritious boost of green energy: enter our little darling, green matcha.
For a gloomy day pick-me-up, Kolya’s botanical expert Gordon has crafted these delightful dancing bath melts. It’s our favourite way to soothe parched skin and carve out time for self-care, which is crucial as the days grow shorter and the nights ever-darker.
Start to finish, this Blending Bar recipe comes together in no time at all. They’re great to make as gifts or to keep all for yourself for whenever you need an energizing soak.
We use baking soda and citric acid for a little razzle-dazzle. When the bath melt hits the water, it will fizz and dance across the surface! It’s a delightfully unexpected addition to zhuzh up the experience and make these melts just a little more magical.
Green matcha, though, is what elevates this recipe into the realm of luxury. Matcha is a powder made with finely-ground premium green tea leaves. It is typically drunk as an invigorating beverage as it is extremely high in catechins, a natural type of antioxidant (1). We love its vibrant colour and sweet green tea scent, especially now as the weather outside turns grey and gloomy.
Simply melt the cocoa and shea butter until just melted: do not overheat. Stir in your essential oils and dry ingredients in a separate bowl, cool the mixture in an ice cube tray or cute candy molds, and viola! Precious green bath truffles to get you through the November blues.
To use, drop the truffle into a hot bath. The temperature of the water will slowly melt the butters and release the essential oils into the air. Use caution when exiting the tub as the oils may make things slippery.
See our recipe for Matcha Bath Truffles here:
See how easy they are to make:
What do you think about turning teatime into bathtime? What perks you up on gloomy days? Let us know in the comments below!
1) “Determination of catechins in matcha green tea by … – NCBI.” https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14518774. Accessed 21 Oct. 2019.