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Bath Meringues
  • Difficulty Beginner
  • Time 1 hour
  • Yields Various

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Bath Meringues

These are great fun to make!  Our Bath Meringues are a cross between a Bath Melt, a Bubble Bar and a Butterball Bath Bomb.  They don't have the bubbles of the Bubble Bar, but are made in a similiar way, and contain Cocoa Butter like a Bath Melt, but are more like a Bath Bombs in the bath!  Confused?  Don't be!

Before you start, it is a good idea to decide what "style" of meringue you are going to make. If you have a look at our photograph, you'll see three stages of meringues. The orange and yellow meringues are made from Recipe 1, and show a full Meringue and a broken Meringue to show the texture.  The finish comes from how you let them expand immediately after adding the last of the liquid. 


If you want the "cracked" look, you can slightly heat them in the microwave (or with a hair dryer), and then put them into the freezer immediately to stop the reaction.  The other way (the yellow ones) is to add a tiny bit more Coco Betaine which makes the reaction quite evident immediately. The pink meringues are smoother and heavier in texture, and more like a bun, and are made from Recipe 2.  My personal preference is for Recipe 1, but its fun to experiment with both!

TIP: Because these are mixed with your hands, you may wish to wear gloves to mix as the coloured dyes will stain your hands for a short while.

The Orange Meringue (scented with Mango Mango! fragrance, and coloured with Citrus Orange Liquid Lake

The Yellow Meringue (scented with Pineapple Cilantro fragrance, and coloured with Sunflower Yellow Liquid Lake

The Pink Meringue (scented with Sun Ripened Raspberry fragrance, and coloured with Carmine Liquid Dispersion

Each recipe makes 3 meringues.

 

Bath Meringues 1

This recipe uses Surfactants to create some flash Foam and make the bath water quite moisturising.

Ingredients: 


Method

  1. Sift or sieve dry ingredients into a mixing bowl

  2. Add a few drops of colour and mix well until the powder looks a very pale, even shade of your chosen colour  **See this link for tips on how to avoid colour bombing your bath

  3. If the colour is a deep shade at this point, you have too much colour in there!  Adjust ingredients up to combat this

  4. Now add the Glyceryl Cocoate and mix with hands until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs

  5. Next add the Fragrance or Essential Oil mix with hands until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs

  6. Add the melted Cocoa Butter and mix with hands until the mixture starts to hold together when squeezed

  7. The colour will now be much darker, and now for the final stage - and you'll need to move fast!

  8. Add the Coco Betaine and mix QUICKLY.  The mixture will start to expand before your eyes!

  9. Spoon the mixture into the patty pan papers in the tray

  10. Now to decide (as above) whether you will heat, or just allow them to expand naturally

  11. When hard and set, arrange in an airtight container or jar for display or gifting


To Use:   Run a bath and crumble into the water!


Bath Meringues 2

This recipe uses Organic Liquid Castile Soap, so you will have very little foam, and still makes the bath water silky.

Ingredients

 

  1. Sift or sieve dry ingredients into a mixing bowl

  2. Add a few drops of colour and mix well until the powder looks a very pale, even shade of your chosen colour  **See this link for tips on how to avoid colour bombing your bath

  3. If the colour is a deep shade at this point, you have too much colour in there!  Adjust ingredients up to combat this

  4. Now add the Glyceryl Cocoate and mix with hands until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs

  5. Next add the Fragrance or Essential Oil mix with hands until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs

  6. Add the melted Cocoa Butter and mix with hands until the mixture starts to hold together when squeezed

  7. The colour will now be much darker, and now for the final stage - and you'll need to move fast!

  8. Add the Liquid Castile Soap and mix QUICKLY, and lightly knead and form into three medium bun sized balls. 

  9. Spoon the mixture into the patty pan papers in the tray

  10. Now to decide (as above) whether you will heat, or just allow them to expand naturally

  11. When hard and set, arrange in an airtight container or jar for display or gifting



To Use:  Run a bath and crumble into the water or toss one in whole!