As we get into the holiday cookie baking season I thought I would share a cookie you can use in the bath instead of to increase your calorie intake. They also make great gifts if you package a bunch of cookies in a box or clear bag. Just make sure you label them "not for human consumption," because no one wants their mouth washed out with soap!
Bubble Bath Cookie
1 cup Baking Soda
1/2 cup citric acid
1 Tablespoon lavender buds or crushed peppermint candies
2 oz. liquid castile soap
1 oz cocoa butter, melted
1 oz shea butter, melted
few drops of essential oil
Melt your Cocoa Butter and Shea Butter over water in a sauce pan or double boiler. Once they are melted, remove from heat and add the castile soap. Stir to keep everything liquid. Combine all of your dry ingredients together in a large mixing bowl. Pour your Cocoa Butter and Shea Butter into your dry mixture, if you want this scented you can add a few drops of essential oil in any scent you desire. Mix until well combined. You want your mixture to hold its shape when pressed into a ball about 1 inch in diameter. Press the balls into a rounded flat cookie shape on wax paper or press into a silicone mold as tightly as you can. Allow to set overnight. Remove from molds and continue to dry for another 24 hours. Decorate with lavender flowers, rose petals and sugar. Wrap for later use.
TO USE: Place one cookie in bath and allow to dissolve. Enjoy a nice relaxing fizzing bubble bath.