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Mar
12

Rainbow Bubble Bar Recipe


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Rainbow Bubble Bar RecipeRainbow Bubble Bar Recipe

The Rainbow Bubble Bar Recipe is another wonderful bath and body recipe available at Natures Garden. This wonderful bath recipe is perfect for providing a fun experience as you relax in the tub. This recipe uses five vibrantly colored layers to create a virtual rainbow right at home! Plus, each of these bright colors are scented with the delightful Rain Fragrance Oil. This scent is a refreshing ozony aroma with hints of lily of the valley, fresh hyacinth, with a top note of wisteria. So, it is the perfect scent that is reminiscent of a warm, misty day with sunshine and bright fluffy clouds, which is the exact right place for a wide, beautiful rainbow.

Rainbow Bubble Bar Recipe: Ingredients Available at Natures Garden

Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate
Sodium Bicarbonate- Baking Soda
Cream of Tartar
Corn Starch
Rain Fragrance Oil
Safflower Oil
Vegetable Glycerin
Neon Red FUN Soap Colorant
Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
Neon Orange FUN Soap Colorant
Yelp Yellow FUN Soap Colorant
Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant
Deep Purple FUN Soap Colorant
Natures Garden Apron
Safety Mask
Rubber Safety Gloves
Safety Glasses

Rainbow Bubble Bar Recipe: Other Equipment Needed

Mixing Bowls (1 large and 5 medium)
Mixing Spoon
Parchment Paper or Silicone Baking Mat
Scale
Knife
Rolling Pin (or something similar)

Rainbow Bubble Bar Recipe: Total Weights and Amounts

410 grams Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate (2 cups)
460 grams Sodium Bicarbonate- Baking Soda (2 cups)
224 grams Cream of Tartar (2/3 cup)
72 grams Corn Starch (2/3 cup)
200 grams Vegetable Glycerin (2/3 cup)
24 grams Safflower Oil (2 TBSP)
14 grams Rain Fragrance Oil
5 drops Deep Purple FUN Soap Colorant
5 drops Neon Red FUN Soap Colorant
10 drops Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
5 drops Yelp Yellow FUN Soap Colorant
10 drops Neon Orange FUN Soap Colorant
5 drops Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant

Rainbow Bubble Bar Recipe: Preparing Supplies and Work

Before you begin creating your colorful bubble bar you are going to want to prepare a few things. First, you should make sure that your work space is clear and clean. This will ensure that you have plenty of room to work. Also, you should have all your equipment is clean and ready to use. Just a simple wash will help to prevent dust or dirt from getting into your recipe. Further, it may help to have all of your equipment and supplies nearby. This will make it easier to create your craft, as you won’t have to go far to find what you need.

Rainbow Bubble Bar Recipe: Combining the Dry Ingredients Rainbow Bubble Bar Recipe: Combining the Dry Ingredients

First, you are going to need to measure all of the dry ingredients for this recipe. You will need a large mixing bowl and a gram scale. Then, weigh 460 grams of baking soda, 410 grams of sodium cocoyl isethionate, 224 grams cream of tartar, and 72 grams of corn starch. After all your ingredients have been added you will need to mix it all together. Also, you should try to break up any clumps.

Rainbow Bubble Bar Recipe: Weighing the Wet IngredientsRainbow Bubble Bar Recipe: Weighing the Wet Ingredients

Next, you are going to combine all of the wet ingredients for this bubble bars. You will need to add these to your large mixing bowl with the dry ingredients. You can either weigh these ingredients into a separate bowl first or weigh everything directly into the mixing bowl. So, you will need to add 200 grams of the vegetable glycerin, 24 grams of the safflower oil, and 14 grams of the Rain Fragrance Oil to the mixture.

Rainbow Bubble Bar Recipe: Mixing Everything TogetherRainbow Bubble Bar Recipe: Mixing Everything Together

Now that both wet and dry ingredients are included, you can begin mixing your dough. You will need to make sure that you break up any clumps and continue until you have the right consistency. If you don’t get a doughy consistency after mixing everything together well, then you can add a bit more vegetable glycerin. You can tell that you need more when the dough is crumbly. However, you want to be careful not to add too much, as it will not set up properly when it is too wet.

Rainbow Bubble Bar Recipe: Separating the Bubble Bar Dough

After everything has been mixed together you are going to separate the batch into five equal portions. You can eyeball the amounts, but you should have about 280 grams of the dough in each of the five mixing bowls.

Rainbow Bubble Bar Recipe: Making the Red Colored PortionRainbow Bubble Bar Recipe: Making the Red Colored Portion

Now that your dough has been separated you can grab one of these portions to color. So, you will need to add 10 drops of the Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant along with 5 drops of the Neon Red FUN Soap Colorant. After both of these colorants have been added you will need to use your gloved hands to mix the color in evenly. After you have a bright red hue throughout this portion you can roll it into a ball and set it aside for now.

Rainbow Bubble Bar Recipe: Adding Orange ColorantRainbow Bubble Bar Recipe: Adding Orange Colorant

Next, we are going to create the orange portion of this recipe. So, grab one of the unused mixing bowls to add 10 drops of the Neon Orange FUN Soap Colorant. Then, you will need to use gloved hands to fully incorporate the soap colorant. After all the color is evenly distributed roll the dough into a ball and set this portion aside.

Rainbow Bubble Bar Recipe: Creating the Yellow Portion

Now, we are going to mix up the yellow portion of this recipe. Grab one of the uncolored portions of the bubble bar. Then, you will need to add 5 drops of the Neon Yellow FUN Soap Colorant. You will need to mix the color into the batch until it is evenly distributed throughout the entire portion. Then, you can roll up the yellow dough and set it aside.

Rainbow Bubble Bar Recipe: Making the Green PortionRainbow Bubble Bar Recipe: Making the Green Portion

Then, we will need to mix the green portion of the batch. So, retrieve one of the two remaining uncolored portions. You need to add 5 drops of the Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant to the bowl. After you add your colorant to the batch, you will need to mix everything together. So, use your gloved hand to evenly disperse the color. Once you are finished, you can roll this into a ball and set it aside for now.

Rainbow Bubble Bar Recipe: Adding the Purple Colorant Rainbow Bubble Bar Recipe: Adding the Purple Colorant

Finally, we are going to create the purple portion of our bubble bar. So, grab your last uncolored portion of the recipe. You will add 5 drops of the Deep Purple FUN Soap Colorant. Now, mix the colorant into the batter using your gloved hands. Once the color is even in the dough you can roll it into a ball and set aside.

Rainbow Bubble Bar Recipe: Getting Ready to Roll ColorsRainbow Bubble Bar Recipe: Getting Ready to Roll Colors

Now that are the layers are colored we are going to need to get ready to roll everything. You will either need a silicone mat or a piece of parchment paper. Next, lightly dust the mat or paper with some baking soda. This will help keep your bubble bar from sticking as you pick up and roll the layers.  You also should dust your rolling pin with baking soda so the dough doesn’t stick to that either.

Rainbow Bubble Bar Recipe: Rolling Out the First Layer Rainbow Bubble Bar Recipe: Rolling Out the First Layer

Just like a real rainbow, we are going to have the red on the outside. So, grab your ball of red dough from its bowl. You can set this dough ball in the center of your sheet or mat. Then, roll the ball into a flat, rectangle shape.  Also, make sure that you leave this layer about a quarter inch thick. Remember that as you add more layers this initial layer will continue to get thinner.

Rainbow Bubble Bar Recipe: Laying Down the Orange LayerRainbow Bubble Bar Recipe: Laying Down the Orange Layer

Next, we are going to add the orange layer to the bubble bar. So, take your rolled up orange ball of dough. Place this orange ball right on top of the previous layer. Roll the orange layer to match the shape of the red layer. You don’t need to be exact, but make sure that you have a similar shape and are near the edges.

Rainbow Bubble Bar Recipe: Rolling the Yellow Layer Rainbow Bubble Bar Recipe: Rolling the Yellow Layer

Now, you are going to create the yellow layer of your bubble bar. You will need to take the rolled up yellow portion and place it on the orange layer. As you can see, we didn’t have a rolling pin available and got creative. You can use a rolling pin effectively, but we used our 16 oz bottle of Safflower Oil to roll our dough. Either way, you will need to roll the yellow similarly to the previous layers.

Rainbow Bubble Bar Recipe: Rolling the Green Layer

Then, you will be ready to create the green layer for your bubble bar recipe. You will need to take the green ball of dough and add it to the center of your yellow layer. Now, you will need to roll out this green layer until it is about the same shape and nearly at the edges.

 

Rainbow Bubble Bar Recipe: Creating the Final Layer

Finally, you are going to add your purple layer to your bubble bar. So, place your ball of purple to the center of the previous layer. You will need to roll out this layer similarly to the other layers. While blue would’ve gone between the green and purple layers, we were worried about adding too many layers. Since every added layer will make the layers beneath it thinner, we didn’t want stretch the layers too thin. If you would like you can try to include this layer, but you are going to need to be super careful with rolling your layers.

Rainbow Bubble Bar Recipe: Wrapping Up the Bubble BarRainbow Bubble Bar Recipe: Wrapping Up the Bubble Bar

Now that all your layers are added, you are ready to roll them into a loaf. So, turn your layers so that the mat or paper is vertical. Then, take the edge that is closest to you and slowly roll the dough the same way that you would wrap up a jelly roll. Be careful to roll the dough evenly as you go to make sure that it is lined up.

Rainbow Bubble Bar Recipe: Slicing Your Finished ProductRainbow Bubble Bar Recipe: Slicing Your Finished Product

Lastly, you will need to slice your bubble bar loaf into individual bars. You will want each one to be somewhere between 1 and 2 inches thick. So, you should end up with about 8 slices. But this can vary slightly depending on the thickness of your slices. After all of your loaf has been sliced you will need to let the bubble bars set up. Simply separate the slices a bit and let them sit in one place for some time. This process can take between 48 and 72 hours. This time will vary based on your climate, but you will be able to tell that your batch has completely set up because they will become hard.

Once your bubble bars have set up they will be ready to use! All you have to do is crumble one under some warm, running bath water. Then, you will be all set for a fun rainbow bath.

Rainbow Bubble Bar Recipe: Find A Rainbow DayRainbow Bubble Bar Recipe: Find A Rainbow Day

According to the National Day Calendar, National Find A Rainbow Day is on April 3rd every year.  Even though I am always so happy to find a bright, beautiful rainbow up in the sky, I didn’t know there was a national day for finding them. They are such a beautiful sight with all the lovely colors and grandness of the size. So, I hope I can find one this year. But, even if we can’t find one this year at least we will still have this bubbly rainbow recipe!

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We hope that you enjoyed this fun bath and body recipe! If you tried out this recipe, then we would love to see your finished product. Whether you followed our steps or switched it up a bit, it would be fun to see what you have made. You could easily share with us on Facebook, Twitter (@ngscents), or Instagram (@ngscents). Plus, we are available for questions and comments, too. So, we hope to hear from you soon!

Mar
06

Pink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe


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Pink Salt Bubble Bar RecipePink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe

You are going to love this next bath and beauty recipe from Natures Garden! Our Pink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe uses pink Himalayan salt and both mica pigments to create a gorgeous bubble bar recipe. Not only does the pink salt look pretty, but it is perfect for a salt soak. There are so many benefits for adding salts to your bath. For example, Himalayan salt is great for reducing aches and pains, especially in the muscles. So, you can use a fun bubble bar and have a relaxing soak, too.

Pink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe: Supplies at Natures Garden

Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate
Sodium Bicarbonate- Baking Soda
Cream of Tartar
Corn Starch
Rain Fragrance Oil
Rice Bran Oil
Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
Vegetable Glycerin
Himalayan Pink Salt- Fine Ground
Himalayan Pink Salt- Coarse Ground
24k Gold Mica Pigment
Diamond Dust Mica Pigment

Pink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe: Other Ingredients and Equipment Needed

Mixing Spoon
Parchment Paper or Silicone Baking Mat
Scale (Grams)
Knife
Three Mixing Bowls
Rolling Pin
Craft Brush

Pink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe: Total Recipe Weights of Ingredients

410 grams of the Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate
460 grams of the Sodium Bicarbonate- Baking Soda
224 grams of the Cream of Tartar
72 grams of the Corn Starch
200 grams of the Vegetable Glycerin
24 grams of the Rice Bran Oil
14 grams of the Spring Rain Fragrance Oil
3 drops of the FUN Soap Colorant Tomato Red
10 grams of the Pink Salt Fine Ground
20 grams of the Pink Salt Coarse Ground
Sprinkle of the 24k Gold Mica Pigment (less than a gram)
Sprinkle of the Diamond Dust Mica Pigment (less than a gram)

Pink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe: Preparing Your Work Space

Before you start, we would like to suggest that you make a few preparations. A pair of gloves is recommended, as you will need to mix with your hands. An apron may be useful to protect your clothing.  Also, a hair net and face mask are recommended. Second, you are going to want to prepare all your ingredients and supplies for this recipe. This will ensure that the project runs smoothly and you have all the materials that you need. Finally, you should clean your work space and equipment to make sure that your recipe will be clean and free of dirt.

Pink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe: Weighing the Dry Ingredients

First, we are going to combine all of your dry ingredients into one of your mixing bowls. So, get a medium or large mixing bowl ready. Also, you will need a gram scale in order to measure these ingredients. Then, to your bow,l weigh out 460 grams of the Baking Soda, 410 grams of the Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, 224 grams of the Cream of Tartar, and 72 grams of the Corn Starch.

Pink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe: Mixing the Dry IngredientsPink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe: Mixing the Dry Ingredients

Next, you are going to mix these previously measured ingredients together. You will need to make sure that these dry ingredients are mixed together well before moving on to the next step. Also, make sure you break up any clumps in the powders. This will ensure that each essential ingredient is evenly dispersed and clump-free throughout your entire batch.

Pink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe: Weighing the Wet IngredientsPink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe: Weighing the Wet Ingredients

Now, you are going to weigh your wet ingredients. You can do this part of the recipe one of two ways. You could weigh your ingredients into a small bowl and transfer them into your large mixing bowl of dry ingredients. Alternatively, you can measure the wet ingredients into the same mixing bowl as your dry ingredients. Either way you will need to measure out 200 grams of the vegetable glycerin, 24 grams of the rice bran oil, and 14 grams of the Spring Rain Fragrance Oil.

Pink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe: Combining the Wet and Dry IngredientsPink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe: Combining the Wet and Dry Ingredients

Now that both your wet and dry ingredients have been measured into your large mixing bowl you are ready to mix. Use your clean, gloved hands to mix together all of your ingredients. It is important that you mix these together well because you will be dividing the dough into portions. So, you will want to make sure that each portion has about the same amount of the ingredients.

Pink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe: Separating the Batch

Next, you are going to be separating your mixed bubble bar dough into two equal portions. So, grab your two other mixing bowls. You will need to put half of your batch into each of the bowls. You can eyeball the amounts or measure them if your would prefer. But, you just need to make sure that there is about half in each bowl.

Pink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe:Preparing the White PortionPink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe:Preparing the White Portion

The white portion of your batch is very simple to prepare. The hardest part is making sure that this bowl contains about half of the total dough. After, you have divided up your batch just roll the uncolored bubble bar into a ball. You can leave this white bubble bar dough ball in this bowl until we are ready to roll out the layers. So, you can move on to preparing the other half of this recipe.

Pink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe: Preparing the Pink PortionPink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe: Finish Preparing the Pink Portion

The second portion of the bubble bar dough is going to a bit more fun. While the first portion of this recipe was left uncolored, this section is going to be made a pretty shade of pink. Plus, this half of the bubble bar dough even uses Himalayan Pink Salt. This will create a pretty pink layer that would be wonderful for a diy salt soak. So, lets get started on creating the fun half of this bubble bar recipe!

Pink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe: Adding the Colorant to the Pink PortionPink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe: Adding the Colorant to the Pink Portion

Now, you are going to prepare the other half of your bubble bar dough. So, take this second half and add in three drops of the Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant. This amount is perfect for giving us a pretty shade of pink for this layer of the bubble bar. You will need to use your gloved hands to mix this color into the dough evenly. You will want to want sure that you don’t have any specks of dye left unincorporated. 

Pink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe: Adding the Colorant to the Pink PortionPink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe: Adding the Colorant to the Pink Portion

Now that this portion is colored, you will need to finish up this half of the batch. First, you are going to add in the Himalayan Pink Salt to your dough. So, weigh out 10 grams of the fine ground pink salt. Make sure that you mix this ingredient into the dough very well. Once all of the fine pink salt has been incorporated you can roll the dough into a ball. Now, you are ready for the next step in the process.

Pink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe: Flattening Out the DoughPink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe: Flattening Out the Dough

Next, you are going to be rolling out the dough. Before you start you are going to want to lay down either a silicone mat or a piece of parchment paper. This will be used to roll our bubble bar once we have made our layers. Then, you will need to sprinkle this mat or paper with a bit of baking soda. This will make sure that your bubble bar is easy to roll and doesn’t stick to your mat or paper.

Our outside layer is going to be the pink portion, so you will need to roll this portion out first. You will need to use a rolling pin to flatten out this bubble bar dough. Try to roll the dough into a rectangular shape. Also, you will want the dough to be about a quarter inch thick.

Pink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe: Flattening Out the Second LayerPink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe: Flattening Out the Second Layer

After your first layer has been rolled out, you are ready to flatten out the second layer. So, take your uncolored dough ball and place it right on top of the pink layer. Now, flatten this layer out to match the rectangular shape of the first layer. You will be finished once the layers are about the same thickness and size. But, you don’t need to be exact. The slight imperfections will add to the uniqueness of each bubble bar!

Pink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe: Creating the RollPink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe: Creating the Roll

Now that your two layers have been made you are ready to roll your bubble bar loaf. So, turn your parchment paper of silicone mat vertically, as shown to the right. Next, you will lift up the edge that is closest to you. You will need to begin to roll the dough onto itself. This process is similar to how you would wrap a jelly roll or pumpkin roll. You will want to go slowly as you roll and continue until all of the dough has been rolled into the loaf.

Pink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe: Topping the Bubble BarPink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe: Topping the Bubble Bar

Once the bubble bar loaf has been created, you are ready to start decorating the top of your bath and body product. Part of the decorating will be done with Coarse Ground Himalayan Pink Salt. You will be sprinkling the top of the loaf with the coarse ground pink salt. You should need about 20 grams of this for the top, but you can use more or less as you see fit. Also, you will need you slightly press the sprinkled pink salt into the top of the loaf. Otherwise, the pink salt will be likely to fall off easily and you will lose all of your pretty shades of pink salt.

Pink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe: Adding The Mica Dust

The other ingredient that you will use to decorate is mica dust. This lovely powder is perfect for creating a bath and body product that shimmers and shines. For this recipe you will use both the 24k Gold Mica Pigment and the Diamond Dust Mica Pigment. Liberally sprinkle the top of your loaf with each mica powder. After, use a craft brush to remove any excess mica. Dusting off the mica will make sure that your bars don’t have streaks of gold mica after you slice your bars.

Pink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe: Slicing the Bubble BarsPink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe: Slicing the Bubble Bars

Now you are ready to slice your bubble bar loaf into pieces! We suggest making each bar somewhere between one inch and two inches. This will make sure you have enough for each bath. Depending on the thickness you choose, you will have about eight individual bubble bars.

Once your slices have been made all you have to do is wait for your bars to set up. Based on how long our bubble bar took, it should take about 48-72 hours, or 2-3 days, for your bubble bars to completely set up. However, this can take longer depending on your climate. You will know that your bars are ready to use when they have hardened.

Pink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe: Finished ProductPink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe: Finished Product

Finally, the gorgeous Pink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe is finished. Now you can store them, use them for a luxurious bath, or do what ever you’d like. If you are ready to use this beautiful bath product, then just crumble the bubble bar under some warm, running water. The easiest way to do this is do this is to draw a bath and crumble your bar as the tub is filling up. You are sure to enjoy this lovely bath recipe, especially since Himalayan Pink Salt is so great for your body! Check out 10 Compelling Reasons To Have a Himalayan Pink Salt Bath Today by Natural Living Ideas.

Pink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe: Contact UsPink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe: Contact Us

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Mar
01

Bath Bombs vs Bubble Bars


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Bath Bombs vs Bubble BarsBath Bombs vs Bubble Bars

We are often asked about what the differences are between a bath bomb and a bubble bar.  The short answer, you will get fizz with bath bombs vs bubble bars which produce foam.  However, below, we will go into a little more detail.  In addition, we will show you a couple of bath bomb recipes and bubble bar recipes.

Bath Bombs vs Bubble Bars: Bath Bombs

First, let’s take a closer look at bath bombs.  We will talk about why they fizz and how to make them.  So, learn how to color them, scent them, and create them.

Bath Bombs:  Why Do They Fizz?

First, let’s look at bath bombs, also known as bath fizzies.  I am sure you have looked at videos of bath bombs fizzy and creating beautiful colors and designs in bath water.  Well, do you ever wonder why they fizz?  A basic bath bomb is created by combining citric acid with baking soda.  Now, once that combination is placed in water, a chemical reaction is produced.  The product of that chemical reaction is carbon dioxide.  The carbon dioxide is what causes all that fizzing.

Bath Bombs:  How Are They Made?

Creating a very basic bath bomb is quite simple.  You simply mix baking soda and citric acid together.  Once you have mixed your ingredients together, you will begin to lightly mist the mixture with witch hazel.  Witch hazel basically causes the ingredients to slightly react, in the same way water would.  Then, the powders in your mixture are able to attach to each other, thus they can be put in a mold, and once setup, your bath bomb is ready to use.

Although that is all it really takes to create a bath fizzy, you can make it more interesting and beneficial.  Some will add oil to give their skin a little extra love.  Cosmetic clays can also be added to harden the bath bombs and provide your skin with extra nourishment.  The sky really is the limit from micas to herbs, and foaming agents to corn starch.  Of course, bath bombs can also be scented and colored.

Bath Bombs:  How Are They Colored?

We are often asked by clients, how they should color their bath bombs.  Since we carry several types of colorants, it can be a little confusing.  There really are a few ways you could color your bath bombs.  First, you could use Da Bomb Soap Dyes.  These are simply FD&C dyes.  Yes, they will work, BUT since they are water based, they will cause your bath fizzies a slightly activate.  I highly recommend the FUN Soap Colorants.  The FUN Soap Colorants are pigments dispersed in vegetable glycerin.  They stay vibrant and true to color.  They are my personal choice for coloring bath bombs.  However, you can also use natural herbal colorants.

To add color to your bath bombs, simply add the colorant right to your powdered mixture.  Then, use your hands to mix the ingredients together.  It can take quite a bit of mixing to get the colorant fully dispersed.  Of course,  I would highly recommend wearing gloves.  When using multiple colors, you would want to wear clean gloves for each color that you are mixing.

Bath Bombs:  How Are They Scented?

Bath bombs can be scented very easily.  They can be scented with either body safe essential oils or fragrance oils.  As far as the amount of fragrance oil or essential oil to use in a bath bomb, generally our maximum recommendation for fragrance oil is 5% in a body product, but when creating a bath bomb, we tend to use around 1%-3%.  Ultimately though, you don’t want to use any more than 10% total liquids in your bath bomb recipe.

Bath Bombs:  What Kind of Mold Should I Use?

As far as molds and shapes, you really have numerous options.  You can mold them in a round acrylic molds, place them in silicone molds, place them in a jar, or even scoop them!  In fact, bath bombs can even be formed with your hands, just like you would pack a snow ball.

Bath Bombs:  A Few Bath Bomb Tutorials

Below, I will give links to a few bath bomb tutorials.  I will link you to one of each type so, whether you want to mold them, hand sculpt them, scoop them, place them in a jar, or add a little foam, you will find something below.

A Few Bath Bomb Tutorials: Sphere Bath Bombs

First, we will talk about traditional round sphere bath bombs.  To the left, you will see our Sinus Relief Bath Bomb Recipe.  I chose this recipe because, not only does it use peppermint powder as a natural colorant, it also incorporates bentonite clay powder and cut and sifted spearmint leaves.  Finally, it is scented with Natures Garden’s Sinus Relief Fragrance Oil.

A Few Bath Bomb Tutorials: Hand Sculpted Bath Bombs

Now, let’s talk about hand sculpted bath bombs like our Camouflage Bath Bomb Recipe.  So, I know what you’re thinking.  That bath bomb looks round, why can I just use a mold.  Well, to get the army toy in there and the camo look, we needed to hand sculpt it.  You see, this bath bomb has an army toy inside that will come out when it is used.  In addition, we wanted to add camo colors.  So, the best way to create our bath bomb was to hand sculpt it.  Can you imagine, how much your kid would love this bath bomb with a toy that surprises him at bath time?

A Few Bath Bomb Tutorials: Silicone Mold Bath Bombs

Next, we have bath bombs that are placed in silicone molds.  Our Mother’s Day Bath Bomb Recipe is the perfect example.  This bath bomb not only uses a silicone mold, it also uses arrowroot powder and calendula flowers.  Lastly, we scented these bath bombs with Happy and Free Fragrance Oil.  The nice thing about a silicone mold is that it makes removing your finished product a breeze.  Just use caution when choosing your silicone mold.  If you choose one that has too much detail, it may not come through in your finished products very well.

A Few Bath Bomb Tutorials: Ice Cream Scoop Bath Bombs

This type of bath bomb breaks the mold, using an ice cream scoop to create our bath fizzies.  Simply, scoop the bath fizzy mixture just like you would real ice cream.  Give this Rainbow Sherbet Bath Fizzies Recipe a try!  This recipe uses our FUN Soap Colorants for a vibrant rainbow sherbet color!  But, it doesn’t stop there, it’s also scented with Natures Garden’s Rainbow Sherbet Fragrance Oil.

A Few Bath Bomb Tutorials: Bath Bombs That Foam

Now, let’s talk about a sort of bath bomb/bubble bar combo.  Ok, so while it isn’t really a combo in terms of creating a full bubble bath, it will produce a little bit of foam.  The foam is created by the addition of a foaming agent such as SLS, SLSA, or SCI.  Take, for example, our Foaming Rose Petal Bath Bomb recipe.  This rose petal bath bomb contains SCI, so, not only will it fizz, it will also foam.  In addition, SCI, or Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate is a gentle surfactant.  It will leave your skin feeling soft and silky smooth.

A Few Bath Bomb Tutorials: Bath Bombs in a Jar

Finally, bath fizzies can also be placed in a jar.  Then, you can simply place a few spoonfuls of the mixture into your bath water.  However, the mixture can also be placed in a disposable tea bag so you can add herbs without them getting in the tub and going down the drain.  For example, our Fairy Dust Bath Fizzy Recipe will show you how to do just that!  In addition, we added some diamond dust mica pigment to give the fizzy some sparkle and shine!

Bath Bombs vs Bubble Bars: Bubble Bars

Next, let’s look at bubble bars.  While bubble bars are not quite as popular as bath bombs, they are quickly gaining in popularity.  This leaves many people wondering exactly what they are.  While bath bombs fizz, bubble bars produce a ton of bubbles for a relaxing bubble bath.

Bubble Bars:  Why Do They Bubble?

Bubble bars are perfect when you are looking for the ultimate bubble bath.  But, why do they bubble?  The main reason is due to surfactants that are added to bubble bars.  For more information on surfactants, and to read our free class, click here.  Bubble bars contain ingredients such as Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate or Sodium Lauryl Sulfate.  These ingredients are foaming agents that produce the bubbles in your bath tub.  My personal favorite surfactant is sodium cocoyl isethionate or SCI.

Bubble Bars:  How Are They Made?

A bubble bar’s bubbles are created with a foaming agent, such as SLS or SCI.  However, there are several other ingredients used as well.  First, baking soda, corn starch, and cream of tartar are the powdered base of a bubble bar.  In addition, vegetable glycerin is added to moisten the ingredients, turning it into a dough.  Once a bubble bar is formed, no matter the shape or type, it will need time to harden.  It can take several days for the bubble bars to harden.  However, once they have hardened, they can be crumbled under warm running bath water and will create a bubble bath.  While it is a solid bar, it will create a bubble bath the same way a traditional liquid bubble bath would.

Bubble Bars:  How Are They Colored?

When coloring a bubble bar, you can use either our Da Bomb Soap Dyes or our FUN Soap Colorants.  Either one will work in a bubble bar.  Both will create a beautifully colored bubble bar.  In addition, you can add powdered herbs to naturally color your bubble bars.

Bubble Bars:  How Are They Scented?

Bubble bars can be scented with any of Natures Garden’s body safe fragrance oils.  We recommend using 1%-2% of the concentrated fragrance oil in your bubble bar recipe.

Bubble Bars:  How Do I Shape the Bubble Bars?

Bubble bars are formed, often times, into a rolled loaf, then, sliced like a loaf of bread.  However, they can also be hand formed into a variety of shapes.  You can create a unicorn horn, a rainbow, an animal, a flower, or even ice cream scoops.  The possibilities are endless.

Bubble Bars:  How Are They Used?

Bubble bars are very simple to use.  You simply crumble a bubble bar under warm running water.  Then, your bath tub will fill with bubbles.

Bubble Bars:  A Few Bubble Bar Tutorials

Below, we will talk about a few of the bubble bar recipes we have created.  We will talk about the scoopable bubble bars as well as one of our rolled bubble bars recipes.  These tutorials will give you step by step instruction on creating bubble bars.

A Few Bubble Bar Tutorials:  Scoopable Bubble Bars

First, one of our scooped bubble bar recipes.  The dough for these types of bubble bars are created just like any bubble bar.  Then, it is place in the mixing bowl.  Finally, it is scooped just like ice cream.  Then, the ice cream scoop bubble bars simply need time to setup before using them.  You can create our Galaxy Bubble Bars, pictured to the left, in this manner.

A Few Bubble Bar Tutorials: Rolled Bubble Bars

Now, we will talk about a rolled loaf bubble bar recipe.  This type of bubble bar is rolled out just like cookie dough.  You can create multiples layers simply placing rolled out layers directly on top of each other.  Then, you roll the bubble bar dough, in the same manner, you would roll up a pumpkin roll or a jelly roll.  Finally, you simply slice the rolled like just like you would a loaf of bread.  Once the bubble bar hardens, you can use a slice for your bubble bath.  To use your bubble bar, simply crumble a slice under your warm running bath water.

Hopefully, this helps to give you an understanding bath bombs vs bubble bars. Both have a wonderful and fun purpose but they are two different types of products.  If you are looking for even more bubble bar or bath bomb tutorials, click here.  You will find an array of recipes that you can create and use at home or for your business.

 

Jan
11

Safflower Oil Benefits


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Safflower Oil BenefitsSafflower Oil Benefits

We at Natures Garden know that every cosmetic ingredient is unique in some way. While some may share a few similar properties, every one has at least one property or benefit that sets it apart from the rest. Its important to know the properties of your potential ingredients as a creator, because knowing the benefits of each oil could help you learn to create products that better suit your needs. Plus, one of the best parts of homemade cosmetics is being able to create exactly what you need. You don’t want to miss out on formulating the perfect cosmetics that perfectly care for your skin and hair types. So, we would like to share some of the Safflower Oil Benefits in this blog.

Safflower Oil Benefits for Your Products

Of course, you want your products to be attractive and effective. It’s very important for bath and body products to work, but this depends on two things. First, the effectiveness of your product is measured based on the need you are trying to fill. Meaning that the effectiveness of a conditioner made for thick, dry hair would be different from one made for thin, dry hair. Second, how well your products work depends on the ingredients included. This means you will need to understand the properties of your ingredients and how it relates to what you want. So, here are the benefits that this oil can provide your products.

Safflower Oil Benefits for Soap MakingSafflower Oil Benefits for Soap Making

If you are looking to create a highly conditioning soap recipe, then this ingredient is a must! Safflower Oil is perfect for providing your bars with the nourishment it needs to pamper and soften your skin. This lovely ingredient is among are most conditioning cosmetic oils! Plus, this oil adds a bit of hardness to your bar and provides a rich, creamy lather. This is absolutely perfect for creating soap that is cleansing and moisturizing, because clean doesn’t mean drying out your skin. If you would like to check one of our soaping recipes that include this oil, then try out our Refreshing Cold Process Soap Recipe, our Hot Process Soap Recipe, or one of our many others under the Safflower Oil’s recipe tab!

Safflower Oil Benefits for Bath ProductsSafflower Oil Benefits for Bath Products

Another way to create wonderful products with this cosmetic oil is to use recipes for bath products. This extremely conditioning cosmetic oil is great for adding some nourishment to your skin as you soak in the bath. So, Safflower Oil’s highly conditioning properties make it the perfect ingredient to add to your bath products, like bath bombs or bubble bars. So, you an create a conditioning product that allows you to kick back and relax while your skin is completely nourished. You can try out some of our bath recipes that use this skin loving oil, like the Galaxy Bubble Bars Recipe or the Holly Berry Bath Bomb Recipe.

Safflower Oil Benefits for Homemade ShampooSafflower Oil Benefits for Homemade Shampoo

Not only can you make your own cleansing bar of soap, but this cosmetic oil is perfect for making bars of shampoo. Typically, using a bar of soap on your hair is a bad idea, as it can dry out your scalp. However, bars of soap made at home aren’t the same as a typical store bought soap. These homemade batches can be formulated to be much more forgiving for your hair, which means that a conditioning bar of soap is just what you need. So, a batch of soap using Safflower Oil will clean your hair and leave your scalp with the nourishment it deserves. This means that this is the perfect bar of soap to use for your hair! Try it for yourself by creating the Shampoo Bar Cold Process Soap Recipe on the Natures Garden website.

Safflower Oil Benefits for ConditionerSafflower Oil Benefits for Conditioner

Since this cosmetic oil is super conditioning, it is perfect in all kinds of hair care products. So, you can use this lovely cosmetic oil to create your very own conditioner recipe.  This moisturizing oil is perfect for leaving your hair hydrated and nourished, which means it would work perfectly in a recipe with other hair nourishing oils to create a product that makes your hair beautiful. No gross homemade mixtures of foods and oils, this recipe allows you to create real conditioner at home! If you are interested in trying out this cosmetic oil in your products, then check out our amazing Hair Conditioner For Redheads Recipe! Not only will this leave your hair soft and moisturized, but it is perfect for bringing out the beauty of red tones in hair.

Safflower Oil Benefits for Lotions and ScrubsSafflower Oil Benefits for Lotions and Scrubs

Also, you can use the lovely Safflower Oil in your various skin nurturing products, like lotions or scrubs. These recipes can really benefit from the addition of cosmetic oils like Safflower Oil. Not only is this cosmetic ingredient among the most conditioning for your skin, but it absorbs faster than average! This means that this oil won’t leave you with a greasy feeling on your hands, as the cosmetic oil will quickly sink into the skin to fully care for your skin. So, those that would like to try out this cosmetic oil on their skin can try our scrub recipe, the Emulsified Beet Sugar Scrub Recipe.

Safflower Oil Benefits for Your Body

When your bath and body recipes are effective, they are benefiting the body in some way. Whether you are creating lotion for sensitive skin or relieving dry, cracked skin, you need to make sure that the ingredients you put in are able to help heal and protect your body. While looking at the benefits of this ingredient for your product can help you learn a bit about this oil, there are some extra benefits that a cosmetic oil can provide for your body. So, here are the benefits that Safflower Oil has for your skin and hair.

Safflower Oil Benefits for Healthy and Protected SkinSafflower Oil Benefits for Healthy and Protected Skin

This amazing cosmetic oil is perfect for skin care. Safflower Oil contains nutrients, like a high content of essential fatty acids, that really love and care for the skin. Not only is Safflower Oil perfect for nourishing your skin, but this oil is wonderful for protecting your skin from drying out. This cosmetic oil is able to both provide nutrients to your skin and lock in the moisture that your body needs. To protect the skin, the lovely oil creates a water proof barrier that prevents your skin from losing moisture. So, your skin will be softened and stay that way for longer.

Safflower Oil Benefits for Reducing BreakoutsSafflower Oil Benefits for Reducing Breakouts

Another benefit of this cosmetic oil is helping to reduce breakouts, blackheads, and similar blemishes. First, Safflower Oil contains high levels of linoleic acid. This means that this cosmetic wonder is perfect for balancing the oil your body naturally produces, sebum. This will help to reduce breakouts and lead to more clear, healthy looking skin. Further, this cosmetic oil has been tested on its ability to reduce blackheads and whiteheads. It was found that using Safflower Oil can lead to a reduction in the size of these blemishes. So, this cosmetic ingredient would make a perfect addition to your skin care routine.

Safflower Oil Benefits for Moisturizing Your FaceSafflower Oil Benefits for Moisturizing Your Face

Further, you can use Safflower Oil perfectly as a facial moisturizer. The cosmetic oil is said to work by if used by those with either normal or combination skin. Now, normal skin just means that you aren’t overly oily and you aren’t extremely dry. Instead, your skin is somewhere in the middle. So, you could use this cosmetic oil as an everyday moisturizer to provide your skin with a healthy, beautiful appearance. This means that your skin will be soft and beautiful with the combination of this oil being able to condition and balance your sebum.

Safflower Oil Benefits for Reducing Hair LossSafflower Oil Benefits for Reducing Hair Loss

An added benefit of this cosmetic oil is that it nourishes the hair and leads to a healthier head of hair. Safflower Oil contains vitamins and other nutrients that prevent the loss of necessary proteins. Without these proteins, hair can be brittle, dull, and even begin to fall out. While a loss of protein isn’t the only reason for hair loss, it is significant for a large portion of people. Adding this oil will help you to reduce hair loss and actually provide the lacking nutrients that are necessary to promote hair growth. So, adding in extra nutrients that you may be lacking is a perfect way to begin to combat hair loss!

Safflower Oil Benefits for Gorgeous, Shiny HairSafflower Oil Benefits for Gorgeous, Shiny Hair

Another benefit of this cosmetic oil is that it is useful for rejuvenating dull hair. Adding this cosmetic oil to a hair conditioner or directly to your hair will lead your locks to being shiny and beautiful. This is especially useful for those that dye their hair often. Why spend all this time and money if you aren’t going to be glamorous. Using a bit of Safflower Oil is perfect to use between salon visits for bringing your color back to life and adding a gorgeous sheen. Whether you dye your hair or leave it natural, this cosmetic oil makes an amazing addition to your hair care.

Safflower Oil Benefits for Nail GrowthSafflower Oil Benefits for Nail Growth

Everyone wants long, healthy, gorgeous nails, but it can be hard to grow them on your own. Between breaking and just taking so long to grow, it can be easier to get fake nails put on. But, this won’t make your nails stronger. Safflower Oil, on the other hand, is amazing for helping your nails become healthier and grow quicker. Since this cosmetic oil contains quite a bit of nutrients, like vitamin E and essential fatty acids, this is a great oil for rejuvenating our nails. These nutrients will condition the nails to provide a healthy look and feel. But, that’s not all. This cosmetic oil will lead to nail growth, as the oil provides nutrients that nails need to grow.

Safflower Oil Benefits: Share With UsSafflower Oil Benefits: Share With Us

We hope that you enjoy this cosmetic oil in your various bath and body creations. Also, you can try out a few of our bath and body recipes that use Safflower Oil, too. Either way, you will be gaining the benefits of the lovely oil. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, then feel free to find us on social media. Also, we would truly enjoy seeing your products or hearing about your experiences with this cosmetic oil. Especially those that have tried out one of our recipes, we would love to know what you think!  You can find us on either Instagram or Twitter with @ngscents. Plus, we are available on the Natures Garden Facebook page. Hope to hear from you soon!

Safflower Oil Benefits: Healthy Inside and Out

Safflower Oil isn’t just wonderful for the outside of your body! While this Natures Garden product is cosmetic grade and can’t be used for cooking, you can find food grade Safflower Oil that is perfect for cooking. This lovely oil is as healthy as Olive Oil, as it contains healthy, unsaturated fatty acids. Also, this oil has a high smoke point, which is useful as a cooking oil. Further, there are tons of absolutely scrumptious recipes that you can use with Safflower Oil. If you are interested in trying this oil, then check out some cooking recipes for this oil on Livestrong’s How to Cook with Safflower Oil article.

Note: Natures Garden sells cosmetic oils for external use only. We do not sell them as food items. The information we provide is for educational purposes only. This information is not intended to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Keep all cosmetic oils out of reach of children and pets. Special care should be taken by pregnant and/or lactating women when handling cosmetic oils. Natures Garden accepts no responsibility (written or implied) for any products you make with our cosmetic oils. All testing is the responsibility of the customer.

Sep
06

Galaxy Bubble Bar Recipe


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Galaxy Bubble Bar RecipeGalaxy Bubble Bar Recipe

Galaxy Bubble Bar Recipe is a colorful grape candy scented bubble bath recipe from Natures Garden. These easy to make and super cute bubble bars will make a great addition to any bath and body product line! Whether you choose to use them for your customers, yourself, or to make bath time fun for the kids, this is a recipe that is great for those of all ages! Each scoop of the Galaxy Bubble Bars will show off the three colors. With vibrant colors and a wonderful grape scent, using these bubble bars with make bath time a hit. In addition, we have added diamond dust mica for a little sparkle and shine! You could skip that step, but who doesn’t love sparkles? So, when you are ready, look below to create this fragrance fun bubble bath recipe!

We were inspired by an actual ice cream recipe from Some of This and That!  Who doesn’t love ice cream? Now, on their website, you will find not only a list of ingredients but also steps on how to make their homemade Galaxy ice cream. Make sure to check out their website and look at their recipe! So, after you make these Galaxy bubble bars, your tummy is rumbling, give the ice cream a try!  Either way, you can’t go wrong! Do not forget to check out Some of This and That’s Homemade Galaxy Ice Cream.

Galaxy Bubble Bar Recipe Ingredients Available at Natures Garden

Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate

Sodium Bicarbonate- Baking Soda

Grape Happy Camper Candy Fragrance Oil

Cream of Tartar

Corn Starch

Vegetable Glycerin

Safflower Oil

Neon Blue FUN Soap Colorant

Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant

Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant

Diamond Dust Mica Pigment

Small Stainless Steel Scoop

Safety Gloves

Safety Glasses

Natures Garden Apron

Safety Mask

Galaxy Bubble Bar Recipe Other Ingredients and Equipment You’ll Need:

Mixing Spoon

Mixing Bowls (4)

Parchment Paper or Silicone Baking Mat Scale

Galaxy Bubble Bar Recipe Weights and Amounts of all Ingredients

410 grams (2 cups) Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate

460 grams (2 cups) Sodium Bicarbonate-Baking Soda

224 grams (2/3 cup) Cream of Tartar

72 grams (2/3 cup) Corn Starch

200 grams (2/3 cup) Vegetable Glycerin

24 grams (2 TBSP) Safflower Oil

14 grams Grape Happy Camper Candy Fragrance Oil

5 grams Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant

2 grams Diamond Dust Mica Pigment

5 grams Neon Blue FUN Soap Colorant

5 grams Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant

Galaxy Bubble Bar Recipe Prepare You Work Area

Prior to starting it is important to be prepared. You will really want to make sure your work space is clean and sanitized before you begin creating your bubble bars. We also recommend wearing an apron, your safety gloves, a face mask, and a hair net while preparing this recipe. Having a clean and sanitized work space will assure to keep your Galaxy bubble bars nice and clean. In addition, get out any ingredients or equipment that you will be using and place them in your work area. Having everything you need at an arm’s reach will help the process go more quickly and smoothly.

Galaxy Bubble Bar Recipe Prepare Your Dry IngredientsGalaxy Bubble Bar Recipe Prepare Your Dry Ingredients

First, you are going to weigh out your dry ingredients. In total, you will have four dry ingredients you will be weighing out. You can use measuring cups but we recommend using a scale that will allow you to weigh in grams. In a mixing bowl, you will want to add 460 grams of baking soda, 410 grams of sodium cocoyl isethionate, 72 grams of corn starch, and 224 grams of cream of tartar. Next, you want to mix together all the ingredients. This can be done with a mixing spoon, but we always find it easier to use our hands. Also, use your hands to break up any clumps you may find throughout the powder mixture. Clumps will not be your friend during this process.

If you have never used sodium cocoyl isethionate or SCI for short, you should definitely give it a try! Sodium cocoyl isethionate will leave your skin feeling super soft. Also, sodium cocoyl isethionate is great for sensitive skin. We highly recommend giving sodium cocoyl isethionate a try. It is a wonderful SLS alternative that truly is amazing!

Galaxy Bubble Bar Recipe Prepare Your Wet IngredientsGalaxy Bubble Bar Recipe Prepare Your Wet Ingredients

Next, you are going to be preparing your wet ingredients. For this step, you will have a total of three wet ingredients. So, get your bowl of dry ingredients and tare the weight on the scale. Alternatively, you could weigh these ingredients in a separate bowl before adding it to the dry ingredients. This could be helpful for those worried about pouring too much, as it could alter your recipe. So, in a large mixing bowl, blend 200 grams of your vegetable glycerin, 24 grams of the safflower oil, and 14 grams of Natures Garden’s Grape Happy Camper Fragrance Oil.  Once again, while you can use the volume measurements above, we highly recommend using weighted measurements.  By weighing your ingredients in grams, you will get a more accurate measurement and an overall better outcome.

 

Galaxy Bubble Bar Recipe Combining Your Dry and Wet IngredientsGalaxy Bubble Bar Recipe Combining Your Dry and Wet Ingredients

Now, add your wet ingredients to the mixing bowl containing the dry powdered ingredients. Once again, go ahead and use your hands to mix the ingredients. Also, make sure you get all the clumps out. Keep mixing the wet and dry ingredients until you get a dough like consistency. You want to make sure your dough is not too crumbly. If it becomes crumbly, you can add a little bit more vegetable glycerin. However, you want to be very careful when adding the vegetable glycerin. If you end up adding too much vegetable glycerin, your dough will become too wet and the recipe may not dry properly. Make sure you are super careful when measuring and mixing your dry and wet ingredients.

 

Galaxy Bubble Bar Recipe Separating Your DoughGalaxy Bubble Bar Recipe Separating Your Dough

Next, we are going to separate the bubble bar dough you just made into three bowls. So, you will need three of your mixing bowls. In a later step, we will be adding a different colorant to each bowl. Although for now, you just need to make sure while separating the dough into three bowls, the are equally divided to include 1/3 in each bowl. They don’t have to be exactly even, just a rough 1/3 in each bowl will work. However don’t let your big mixing bowl go too far, you’ll need it again in a later step. Now for the fun part! Start getting excited!

 

Galaxy Bubble Bar Recipe Coloring your DoughGalaxy Bubble Bar Recipe Coloring Your Dough

Next, we will be adding color. In each of the three bowls, you will be adding one of Natures Garden’s three FUN Soap Colorants. In the first bowl, add five grams of neon blue FUN Soap Colorant. Then, use your hands to mix the blue colorant into the bubble bar dough. Now, with clean gloves, add five grams of Natures Garden’s ultramarine violet FUN Soap Colorant to the second bowl. Lastly, in your third bowl, add five grams of the neon pink soap colorant.  While wearing clean gloves, mix the colorants into the final bowl of dough. Once you have mixed each portion of dough, roll them into a ball and place each one back in their bowl. Remember you may need to change gloves for each color. This will prevent the colors from mixing with each other prematurely.

Galaxy Bubble Bar Recipe Preparing the Colored DoughGalaxy Bubble Bar Recipe Preparing the Colored Dough

Now, you will need the large bowl you were using earlier in the recipe. Go ahead and place your pink bubble bar dough, blue dough, and purple dough ball in your large bowl. Place them next to each other in the bowl but not directly on top of each other. Then, press down on the dough balls to flatten each color dough ball completely. You can overlap slightly as you press on each ball. The goal is to fill the bowl completely.  When we begin scooping we will scoop across the bowl to allow us to get a little bit of each color.

Galaxy Bubble Bar Recipe Scooping the Bubble BarsGalaxy Bubble Bar Recipe Scooping the Bubble Bars

Next, scoop the dough using your small stainless steel scooper. While scooping the dough with your stainless steel ice cream scooper, make sure you get a little bit of the pink dough, the blue dough, and the purple dough color in the ice cream scoop. Then, release each scoop onto a piece of parchment paper or on your silicone baking mat. This recipe will make about thirty of the small ice cream scoops.

Galaxy Bubble Bar Recipe Let's Add Sparkle!Galaxy Bubble Bar Recipe Let’s Add Sparkle!

Now, let’s add some sparkle! We used Natures Garden Diamond Dust Mica Pigment to add some shimmer to the Galaxy bubble bars. This will give your handcrafted bubble bars a silvery white sparkle. While this is totally optional, we thought it was the perfect finishing touch to really give the bubble bars the true Galaxy feel. So, sprinkle your bubble bar scoops with Natures Garden diamond dust mica powder. While making the recipe, we used about two grams of diamond dust pigment. But you can use as much or as little as you would like.

 

Galaxy Bubble Bar Recipe Allowing Them to SetupGalaxy Bubble Bar Recipe Allowing Them to Setup

Finally, you will just need to let your bubble bars setup.  I know you want to use them right away, but you will need to be patient. It can take a few days and in some cases as long as a week for them to setup.  While setup will not take as long a typical rolled bubble bar, for us they just took a few days. It all depends on the environment they are setting up in. You will know they are ready when they feel completely dry.  If you try to pick your bubble bars up too soon, they may fall apart in your hands. So, make sure you allow a few days for the bubble bars to completely harden before moving them or packaging them. Your finished product should turn out like the picture shown. Look at how awesome and vibrant the colors turn out! The diamond dust mica powder adds a great look to these bubble bars.

Galaxy Bubble Bar RecipeGalaxy Bubble Bar Recipe Using the Bubble Bar Scoops

 

Lastly, I bet you can’t wait to try them! I know I couldn’t! I was so excited to see what they looked like in water, I couldn’t wait to get home and see! So, I crumbled one into a bowl, here is a picture of a finished Galaxy bubble bar in a little water. When using your bubble bars at home, crumble a couple of your hardened scoops under your warm running bath water. Not only will it leave your water a beautiful magenta color, it will provide for a nice and relaxing bubble bath. Also, since one of the dry ingredients is sodium cocoyl isethionate, your skin will be left feeling soft. Now, sit back and enjoy a shimmering, grape scented bubble bath! Try it out and see what the rave is all about with our Galaxy bubble bar recipe. You may even decide you want to try other bubble bar recipes from Natures Garden! Well, for even more candle, soap, and cosmetic making ideas, check out our recipe box found here. In our recipe box, you will find a variety of handcrafted bath and body recipes as well as free downloadable candle making classes and soap making classes.

 

Galaxy Bubble Bar Recipe Share Your Products

Have you tried our Galaxy Bubble Bar Recipe? Or, maybe you changed up the colors?  We would love to see the bubble bar scoops that you have created! Post your bubble bar pictures on our Instagram or Twitter page! You can find us @ngscents. As always, you can also post your pictures to our Facebook page as well. We hope your Galaxy bubble bars turn out great and you have a blast making them! Also, we are always here to help and to answer any questions you may have. We hope to see pictures of your finished bath and body products soon!

Jul
04

Neapolitan Ice Cream Bubble Bars Recipe


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Neapolitan Ice Cream Bubble Bars Recipe

Get ready for a super cute bubble bar recipe! The Natures Garden Neapolitan Ice Cream Bubble Bars Recipe look and smell just like little scoops of Ice cream! Plus, each scoop has a little bit of each color, so you can immediately tell the flavor! Alternatively, you could do some dual color or single color scoops and package them together. Really, it is all up to you! Not only do these little scoops have the right look, but each color has the right scent! We used a vanilla scent, a chocolate scent, and a strawberry scent in each of the corresponding portions. So, these ice cream scoops smell as realistic as we can possibly get!

Neapolitan Ice Cream Bubble Bars Ingredients Available at Natures Garden

Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate
Sodium Bicarbonate- Baking Soda
Strawberry Patch Fragrance Oil
French Vanilla New Improved Fragrance Oil
Hot Cocoa Fragrance Oil
Cream of Tartar
Corn Starch
Fractionated Coconut Oil
Vegetable Glycerin
Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant
Vanilla Powder
Organic Cocoa Powder
Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
Safety Gloves
Natures Garden Apron
Safety Glasses
Small Stainless Steel Scoop
Safety Mask

Neapolitan Ice Cream Bubble Bars Recipe Other Supplies Needed for this Recipe

1 Large Mixing Bowl
3 Medium Mixing Bowls
2 Small Bowls
Mixing Spoon
Parchment Paper or a Silicone Baking Mat
Scale

Neapolitan Ice Cream Bubble Bars Recipe Amounts and Weights of All Ingredients

410 grams (2 cups) of the Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate
460 grams (2 cups) of the Sodium Bicarbonate- Baking Soda
224 grams (2/3 cups) of the Cream of Tartar
72 grams (2/3 cups) of the Corn Starch
200 grams (2/3 cups) of the Vegetable Glycerin (217 grams total)
24 grams (2 Tablespoons) of the Fractionated Coconut Oil
5 grams of the French Vanilla New Improved Fragrance Oil
1 gram of the Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant
5 grams of the Hot Cocoa Fragrance Oil
3 grams of the Organic Cocoa Powder
5 grams of the Strawberry Patch Fragrance Oil
2 grams of the Vanilla Powder

Also, you will need 17 grams of Vegetable Glycerin for the colorant mixtures

Neapolitan Ice Cream Bubble Bars Recipe Clean and Sanitize

Since these are bath products, you really want to make sure that you aren’t accidentally including any dirt or debris. No one wants to soak with a dirty bubble bar! So, before you begin working make sure that everything is clean and ready for you to use! First, retrieve all of your equipment for this recipe. This includes things like the bowls, mixing utensils, and the ice cream scooper. So, make sure that all your equipment is clean. This will prevent any contaminants from getting into your bubble bars. Also, you will want to clean and sanitize your work area. Not only will this ensure that you have enough space to work, but you will make sure that you won’t pick up anything. For example, setting down a utensil on your work surface and using it later. So, this will further prevent potential contamination.

Neapolitan Ice Cream Bubble Bars Prepare Your Dry IngredientsNeapolitan Ice Cream Bubble Bars Recipe Prepare Your Dry Ingredients

First, you are going to weigh out all of your dry ingredients. So, retrieve your large mixing bowl and your measuring device. While you can use measuring cups and a tablespoon to complete this recipe, we suggest using a gram scale. The scale will give you far more exact amounts that will prevent your recipe from being made incorrectly. After you have your measuring equipment, you can begin working with your dry ingredients. So, combine 410 grams of the Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, 460 grams of the Sodium Bicarbonate- Baking Soda, 224 grams of the Cream of Tartar, and 72 grams of Corn Starch. Also, you can see the volume amount above for those using measuring cups. After, make sure to break up any clumps that you find in the powder. You will want to use your hands to mix up and go through to find all the clumps.

Neapolitan Ice Cream Bubble Bars Prepare Your Wet IngredientsNeapolitan Ice Cream Bubble Bars Recipe Prepare Your Wet Ingredients

Now, you are going to be working with your wet ingredients. So, take your bowl of dry ingredients and tare the weight on the scale. Alternatively, you could weigh these ingredients in a separate bowl before adding it to the dry ingredients. This could be helpful for those worried about pouring too much, as it could alter your recipe. After, add in 200 grams of the vegetable glycerin and 24 grams of the Fractionated Coconut Oil. Now, mix the wet and dry ingredients together. Be sure that you mix everything well and that it is all incorporated.

Further, you will want to check the consistency of the dough at this point. if it is too crumbly, you can add in more vegetable glycerin until you get the right consistency. This will be very important for those that used volume rather than weight, as this ingredient may be too thick to add the amount you needed from the measuring cup. However, you want to be careful not to add too much. If your dough gets too wet, then the ingredients will start to activate in the bowl. So, try to add just the right amount!

Neapolitan Ice Cream Bubble Bars Separate Your Bowl of Ingredients into Three PortionsNeapolitan Ice Cream Bubble Bars Recipe Separate Your Bowl of Ingredients into Three Portions

Next, you will be separating your mixture into three portions. Before you do, make sure that everything is mixed evenly. This will make sure that all the ingredients are going to be present in each bubble bar scoop. Then, you will need three small mixing bowls. Now, divide your mixture into three equal portions. Try to be as exact as possible, but it is okay if you just estimate the amounts for each bowl to contain 1/3 of your original mixture. While all of your bubble bar mixture should be out of the bowl, you will need this bowl again in a later step as you are scooping. For now, just set this large mixing bowl aside.

Neapolitan Ice Cream Bubble Bars Color and Scent the Chocolate PortionNeapolitan Ice Cream Bubble Bars Recipe Color and Scent the Chocolate Portion

Then, we will be creating the chocolate ice cream portion. First, you are going to need one of your small bowls. This bowl will have 3 grams of the organic cocoa powder and 12 grams of vegetable glycerin added to it. After, mix these together to create a paste. Now, grab one of your third portions of your mixture. Add the cocoa powder paste to the bowl. Also, add in 5 grams of the Hot Cocoa Fragrance Oil. Make sure to mix this well with either your hands or a mixing spoon. As long as the color and fragrance are evenly mixed, it doesn’t matter which method you use to mix. Then, roll your chocolate portion into a ball and set it aside.

Neapolitan Ice Cream Bubble Bars Color and Scent the Strawberry PortionNeapolitan Ice Cream Bubble Bars Recipe Color and Scent the Strawberry Portion

Also, we will be making the pink portion. Of course, this portion will become the strawberry ice cream part of your ice cream scoops! So, grab another of the unused dough portions in your medium mixing bowls. Now, add in a single gram of the FUN Neon Pink Soap Colorant to create a bright pink hue. Then, add in 5 grams of the scrumptious Strawberry Patch Fragrance Oil. Now, mix everything up well until it looks just like strawberry ice cream should! You should be certain that all the clumps of dye are mixed our and your have an even pink color. After you get everything mixed well, roll the mixture into a ball, set it back in the mixing bowl, and set it aside. for later use

Neapolitan Ice Cream Bubble Bars Scent the Vanilla PortionNeapolitan Ice Cream Bubble Bars Recipe Scent the Vanilla Portion

Lastly, you will be creating the vanilla ice cream portion. So, grab your other small bowl. Add in 2 grams of the vanilla powder and 5 grams of the vegetable glycerin. Then, mix these ingredients into a paste. Now, take the last portion of your plain mixture. You will add your completed paste to this bowl. Also, mix the 5 grams of the French Vanilla New Improved Fragrance Oil and 5 grams of the Vanilla White Stabilizer together in your little bowl. Then, add this to your vanilla mixture. Finally, mix all of these ingredients together very well. Roll this into a ball and set aside for a moment.

Neapolitan Ice Cream Bubble Bars Setting Up the Three ColorsNeapolitan Ice Cream Bubble Bars Recipe Setting Up the Three Colors

After all your colors are created you will need to prepare them for scooping. So, retrieve your three balled up colors. Now, remember what Neapolitan ice cream looks like before you set them up. you will want the white color, or vanilla, in the center and the other two flavors on either side. Be sure to set them right next to each other and not on top of one another.

After, you are going to press down on the colors to flatten them. You want to completely flatten all your dough in the bowl. Also, be sure that they are touching a little as you flatten. It is okay to have some overlap as you go. Once you are done you should have three rows of color that are ready for scooping!

 

Neapolitan Ice Cream Bubble Bars Creating the Ice Cream ScoopsNeapolitan Ice Cream Bubble Bars Recipe Creating the Ice Cream Scoops

Next, you are going to be scooping out your bubble bars. So, grab your stainless steel ice cream scooper as it is time to scoop the dough. As you go you will want to make sure that you get a little bit of each color for every scoop. You want others to be able to recognize that these are Neapolitan Ice Cream Scoops by looking at just one bubble bar! So, you will not want to have too much of any color in your scoops.

Maybe you could even practice with some real Neapolitan ice cream before you begin this recipe. You know, to get the technique down in the most delicious way possible.

Neapolitan Ice Cream Bubble Bars Finishing Your ScoopsNeapolitan Ice Cream Bubble Bars Recipe Finishing Your Scoops

Finally, you are going to be finishing up your bubble bar scoops. So, take the dough that you just scooped and tightly press it into the mold. Doing this will make sure that the scooper is filled completely. Thus, you will certainly have a fully formed scoop. Otherwise, you could have empty spaces in your scoops or even have bubble bars that don’t look like real scoops. Nobody wants that! So, make sure your scoop is filled After, release your ice cream scoop on top of either the silicone mat or parchment paper. After, you will repeat this process until all of the dough has been used.

Neapolitan Ice Cream Bubble Bars Ready for You to UseNeapolitan Ice Cream Bubble Bars Ready for You to Use

Now, you will be getting to the point where you can use your bubble bars! All you have to do now is wait. Leave the bubble bar scoops where they are until they are completely set up. If you are unsure of when they will be ready, then we can explain. You will know the bubble bars are set up when they are completely hard. This means that the bubble bars will no longer soft or squishy in any areas. Also, it may take up to a few days for them completely set up. While we can’t give an exact amount of time for completion, this will vary due to variations in humidity and climate. However, we can say that these little scoops will set up quicker than a larger bubble bar. After, your product will be ready to create an amazing bubble bath!

 

Neapolitan Ice Cream Bubble Bars How to Use a Bubble Bar

Once your bubble bars have hardened, you are ready to use your creations! Further, using these is super simple! All you have to do is run some warm water and crumble one of your ice cream scoops. Then, watch the bubble magic as your bathtub fills! Since this ice cream scoop is smaller, you may want to add a second scoop. This will provide more bubbles and really scent your bath. If you have ever wanted to take a bath in Neapolitan ice cream, then this is the next best thing! These cute little scoops look and smell just like the real ice cream!

May
15

Blackberry Bling Bling Bubble Bar Recipe


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Blackberry Bling Bling Bubble Bar RecipeBlackberry Bling Bling Bubble Bar Recipe

If you’re looking for a super bubbly bath product, then the  Blackberry Bling Bling Bubble Bar Recipe is the right recipe for you! We used a fantastic bubble bar recipe and changed a few things to make it so much more fun! First, we used a scoop to create a product that looked like little scoops of purple ice cream. Also, we added a whole lot of diamond dust mica to add a touch of shimmer and shine. So, it is safe to say that Natures Garden has created a recipe for a product that is both pretty and powerful. Plus, these little cuties have a fantastic aroma! We scented this recipe with the wonderful Blackberry Bling Bling Fragrance Oil, which is a bright, gorgeous scent. Overall, this is a fun recipe that could enhance any bubble bath experience.

Blackberry Bling Bling Bubble Bar Recipe Ingredients From Natures Garden

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
Sodium Bicarbonate- Baking Soda
Blackberry Bling Bling Fragrance Oil
Cream of Tartar
Corn Starch
Macadamia Nut Oil
Vegetable Glycerin
Mica – Diamond Dust
Deep Purple FUN Soap Colorant
Safety Gloves
Small Stainless Steel Scoop
Safety Mask
Natures Garden Apron
Safety Glasses

Blackberry Bling Bling Bubble Bar Recipe Other Ingredients and Equipment

Medium Mixing Bowl
Small Mixing Bowl
Mixing Spoon
Either a Roll of Parchment Paper or a Silicone Baking Mat
Scale
Measuring Cups of 1 cup and 1/3 cup (optional)
Tablespoon (optional)

Blackberry Bling Bling Bubble Bar Recipe Weights and Amounts of Ingredients

272 grams (1 cup) of Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
230 grams (1 cup) of Sodium Bicarbonate – Baking Soda
112 grams (1/3 cup) of Cream of Tartar
36 grams (1/3 cup) of Corn Starch
100 grams (1/3 cup) of Vegetable Glycerin
12 grams (1 Tablespoon) of Macadamia Nut Oil
7 grams of Blackberry Bling Bling Fragrance Oil
7 grams of FUN Soap Colorant Deep Purple
2 grams of Diamond Dust Mica Pigment

Blackberry Bling Bling Bubble Bar Recipe Clean, Sanitize, and Be Safe

Before beginning, you are going to want to create a workspace that is safe for both you and your product. Firstly, clean and sanitize any supplies that you will be needing for this recipe. Also, tidy up your workspace to make sure that you have an adequate space to create these bubble bars. Next, make sure that you have all of the necessary safety equipment to complete this recipe. Especially, make sure that you have some gloves and a mask on for this recipe as some of the powders in the recipe tend to float up into the air.

Blackberry Bling Bling Bubble Bar Recipe Weighing Dry Ingredients Blackberry Bling Bling Bubble Bar Recipe Weighing Dry Ingredients

Initially, you will be working on weighing all of the dry ingredients you will be using for this recipe. So, retrieve a medium sized mixing bowl and your measuring devices, you can use your scale or some measuring cups and spoons. Then, weigh out the 272 grams, or 1 cup, of Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, 230 grams, or 1 cup, of Sodium Bicarbonate – Baking Soda, 112 grams, or 1/3 cup, of Cream of Tartar, and 36 grams, or 1/3 cup, of Corn Starch into your bowl in the specified amounts.

Then, you will want to mix these ingredients well to fully incorporate all the powders. You can use your hands or a mixing spoon, but we have found that it is easiest to mix with gloved hands. Further, you should pay attention to any clumps existing in this mixture. You should break up any clumps to make the mixture as smooth and evenly mixed as possible. Otherwise, your final product may have pockets of powder that never mix with the necessary ingredients.

Blackberry Bling Bling Bubble Bar Recipe Weighing Wet IngredientsBlackberry Bling Bling Bubble Bar Recipe Weighing Wet Ingredients

Next, you are going to be weighing your wet ingredients. So, retrieve a small mixing bowl and tare its weight from your scale. Now, add the 100 grams, or 1/3 cup, of Vegetable Glycerin, 12 grams, or 1 Tablespoon, of Macadamia Nut Oil, and 7 grams of Blackberry Bling Bling Fragrance Oil to the small bowl in their proper amounts. You will be using this mixture in the following step, so keep the bowl close.

Blackberry Bling Bling Bubble Bar Recipe Combining Wet and Dry IngredientsBlackberry Bling Bling Bubble Bar Recipe Combining Wet and Dry Ingredients

Now, you are going to combine all of your previously weighed ingredients. Grab your bowl of weighed wet ingredients and add it to your bowl of weighed dry ingredients. Mix this well to incorporate everything. Also, you have the option to add a bit more vegetable glycerin to the mixture if it is a bit crumbly. However, you do not want to add too much as this would make the recipe too wet to create a proper bubble bar. So, we’d recommend mixing in no more than a few drops at a time to avoid going over your limit.

Blackberry Bling Bling Bubble Bar Recipe Adding the ColorantBlackberry Bling Bling Bubble Bar Recipe Adding the Soap Colorant

Next, you will be adding the FUN Soap Colorant to the mixture you have created thus far. So, take your combined bowl of wet and dry ingredients and add the correct amount of Deep Purple FUN Soap Colorant, which is 7 grams. Mix the color in thoroughly and make sure that there aren’t any pockets of soap colorant left behind after you mix. So, the dough should be an even, pretty shade of purple all the way through the mixture.

Blackberry Bling Bling Bubble Bar Recipe Adding the Mica PowderBlackberry Bling Bling Bubble Bar Recipe Adding the Mica Powder

Next, you are going to be adding some shimmery mica powder to your purple dough mixture. So before you begin scooping, you are going to weigh out and add 1 gram of the diamond dust mica. So, use your scale to weigh the proper amount in your small bowl that you have used in a previous step. Then, mix the mica ingredient into your purple dough mixture. Also, try to make sure that you mix the dough thoroughly to create an even shimmer in your mixture and continue to break up any clumps that you may see throughout the creating process.

Blackberry Bling Bling Bubble Bar Recipe Scooping the Bubble BarsBlackberry Bling Bling Bubble Bar Recipe Scooping the Bubble Bars

Now, the mixture is ready for you to create the scoops. So, retrieve your small stainless steel scoop to shape your bubble bars. Simply spoon some of your dough mixture into your metal scoop and pack it into the scoop. You can pack it by pressing on the dough while it is inside the scoop. Doing this ensures that your bubble bar will hold its little ice cream scoop form. After, release the dough from the scoop onto your parchment paper or silicone baking mat. Repeat this until all of your dough has been scooped on your parchment paper or silicone baking mat.

Blackberry Bling Bling Bubble Bar Recipe Finishing TouchesBlackberry Bling Bling Bubble Bar Recipe Finishing Touches

Next, you will be completing a few last steps to complete your bubble bars. After you have all your little ice cream scoops on your parchment paper or silicone baking mat, then you are ready to add the finishing touches. Sprinkle about a gram or so of the diamond dust mica onto the scoops to add some extra shimmer to your products. You can add more if you’d like to, it all depends on how much mica dust you’d want to add. Then, you should let the bubble bars sit undisturbed, so they can harden and set up completely. This should take a couple of days, but they need this time to harden.

Blackberry Bling Bling Bubble Bar Recipe Ready to UseBlackberry Bling Bling Bubble Bar Recipe Ready to Use

Finally, your bar bars are ready for you to use! After a few days have passed, your creations will be ready for you to take to the bath.  It is fairly simple to use this product, just crumble it under some warm, running water and there you have it! Since these bubble bars are smaller, you may want to use a couple if you are bringing them to a bubble bath. However, we are sure you’ll love the Blackberry Bling Bling Bubble Bar, as they are moisturizing, sparkly, and smell so good!

Have you created your own bubble bars?  We would love to see your creations too.  Post a pic on our Facebook page or tag us on Instagram @ngscents.

May
03

Bubble Bar Recipe


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Bubble Bar RecipeBubble Bar Recipe

Our next recipe is a homemade bubble bar.  Natures Garden has had a lot of requests for a bubble bar recipe.  Well, look no further read on for some bubbly fun!  For those of you that have never used a bubble bar, bubble bars are used to create a bubble bath.  However, instead of using a liquid bubble bath, they’re a solid bar that can be crumbled and added to your bath water.  They foam like crazy and are super fun to create.  I will say it takes some practice and can be tricky to roll out, but once you perfect your technique making them becomes an addiction.  You will find your creative juices are flowing and you can’t wait to make your next batch of bubble bars.

Bubble Bar Recipe Ingredients and Supplies Available at Natures Garden

Safety Gloves
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate- SLS
Sodium Bicarbonate- Baking Soda
Cream of Tartar
Corn Starch
Vegetable Glycerin
Mango and Mandarins Fragrance Oil
Avocado Oil
FUN Soap Colorant Yelp Yellow
FUN Soap Colorant Jailhouse Red
Safety Mask
Safety Glasses
Natures Garden Apron

Bubble Bar Recipe Other Equipment and Ingredients Needed

Scale or Measuring Cups and Spoons
Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoons
Rolling Pin
Parchment Paper or Silicone Baking Mat

Bubble Bar Recipe Total Recipe Weights

Note:  While we are giving both weight and volume measurements, we high recommend weighing the ingredients out.  This provides more accurate measurements and will give you better results when making your bubble bars.

272 grams (1 cup) Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
230 grams (1 cup) Sodium Bicarbonate – Baking Soda
112 grams (1/3 cup) Cream of Tartar
36 grams (1/3 cup) Corn Starch
110 grams (1/3 cup) Vegetable Glycerin
12 grams (1 TBSP) Avocado Oil
3 grams FUN Soap Colorant Jailhouse Red
3 grams FUN Soap Colorant Yelp Yellow
7 grams Mango and Mandarins Fragrance Oil

Bubble Bar Recipe Preparing the Dry Ingredients

Bubble Bar Recipe Preparing the Dry IngredientsBefore you begin you want to put on your protective clothing.  So, make sure you put on your gloves, glasses, and mask.  First, we will weigh out your dry ingredients.  In a deep mixing bowl weigh out 272 grams sodium lauryl sulfate or 1 cup, 230 grams or 1 cup Sodium Bicarbonate – Baking Soda, 112 grams Cream of Tartar or 1/3 cup, and 36 grams Corn Starch or 1/3 cup.  Next, use your hands to mix the ingredients together.  As you are mixing you want to make sure you are breaking up any clumps of powder you find.

Bubble Bar Recipe Adding the Wet Ingredients

Bubble Bar Recipe Adding the Wet IngredientsNow, we will add our wet ingredients.  First, add about 12 grams of avocado oil, which is the same as about 1 tablespoon.  Then,  add your vegetable glycerin.  You will need to add 110 grams or about 1/3 cup.  Next, add your fragrance oil. You will need to add 7 grams of the Mango and Mandarins Fragrance Oil.  Finally, use your hands to mix the ingredients together.  Make sure the ingredients are thoroughly and evenly combined.  You will end up with a dough like consistency.

Bubble Bar Recipe Coloring Your Dough

Bubble Bar Recipe Coloring Your DoughNow, we will begin dividing our dough.  For this recipe, we chose two colors.  So, go ahead and divide the dough into two equal parts.  We will need one half to be yellow and the other half a red-orange color.  Once you have divided your dough, place them in separate bowls.  Then, to the first bowl, add 3 grams of Jailhouse Red FUN Soap Colorant.  Use your hands to mix the dough and incorporate the colorant.  Then, roll the dough into a ball.  This will make it easier to roll out evenly.

 

Bubble Bar Recipe Coloring Your Dough

 

Next, to the other bowl with the remaining dough, you will be coloring, add about 3 grams of the Yelp Yellow FUN Soap Colorant.  Again, use your hands to incorporate the yellow colorant.  Once you have incorporated the colorant, you will want to roll the yellow portion into a ball as well.  Set this one aside, for now, we will come back to it after we roll out the jailhouse red dough.

 

Bubble Bar Recipe Rolling the Dough

Bubble Bar Recipe Rolling the DoughNext, we will begin rolling out our dough.  You want to place your dough on either a piece of parchment paper or a silicone rolling mat.  Dust the parchment paper with baking soda.  This will prevent the dough from sticking to the paper.  Be careful not to use too much.  Do the same with your rolling pin.  Now, flatten your coral colored dough a bit and then use your rolling pin to finish rolling out the dough.  If you would like, you can place a piece of parchment paper on top of the dough and roll.  This will help make the dough a little bit smoother.  You want to roll your dough out, creating a rectangular shape.  Then, place the yellow dough right on top of the coral colored dough.  Finally, roll the yellow dough out to match the shape and size of the previous layer as closely as you can.  It is okay if the layers don’t match up perfectly, just get as close as you can.

Bubble Bar Recipe Rolling the Dough into a Loaf

Bubble Bar Recipe Rolling the Dough into a Loaf

 

Finally, we will be rolling our dough.  First, we recommend transferring your dough to a clean piece of parchment paper or mat.  You want to start with the side closest to you.  Use your parchment paper to help you roll.  Roll a little, then pull the parchment paper back.  Then, roll a bit more, and again, pull the paper back.

 

 

 

 

 

Continue rolling until your bubble bar dough is a completely rolled loaf.  Once you have finished it will look sort of like a pumpkin roll or jelly roll, except a very pretty bright coral and yellow color.  One you have rolled the loaf carefully transfer it to a clean piece of parchment paper.

 

 

Bubble Bar Recipe Slicing Your Dough

Bubble Bar Recipe Slicing Your Dough

 

Now, you will begin slicing the dough.  You want to slice them in about 1 to 2 inch sections.  Once you have sliced your loaf you will need to wait for it to harden.  This will take about 24 hours.  However, it can take longer a few days.

 

 

Bubble Bar Recipe Using a Bubble Bar

Bubble Bar Recipe Using a Bubble Bar

 

Lastly, once your bubble bars have hardened, they are ready to use.  For the best results crumble your bubble bar under warm running bath water.  Then, sit back and enjoy a nice, relaxing bubble bath.  Show us your bubble bar creations!  We always love seeing how our customers have used our products.  Tag us on Instagram @ngscents or post pictures on our Facebook page.  For even more recipe ideas and classes, be sure to check out our recipe box here.