These cute little massage peppermint massage truffles are perfect for sore muscles, minor burns, or just cooling yourself down a bit before going to sleep on a hot night. They look good enough to eat (please don’t, though), and their cute wee size makes them great gifts. And, best of all, they’re super easy to make.
The base of these bars is honey-scented beeswax, cocoa butter (USA / Canada), and grapeseed oil. They’re formulated to melt easily at body temperature, so don’t start swapping things around (though you could use a different liquid oil if you like), or they’ll likely be too soft or too hard.
The cooling burst comes from peppermint essential oil and menthol essential oil. Cassia essential oil increases circulation and amplifies the cooling effect, though I find you can’t really smell it at all.
Peppermint Massage Truffles
5g | 0.17oz peppermint essential oil
3g | 0.1oz menthol essential oil
8g | 0.28oz cassia oil
Melt the cocoa butter (USA / Canada), beeswax, and grapeseed oil over medium low heat in a small saucepan, keeping a close eye on it so it doesn’t smoke or burn. As soon as everything is melted, remove from heat.
Stir in the essential oils. Pour into little silicone chocolate moulds, popping the pan back over the heat to re-warm as needed (these solidify quickly).
Let the truffles set for an hour or two before removing from the moulds. To use, massage into sore muscles and wait a couple minutes for the cooling to set in. Enjoy!