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Feb
17

15 Bubble Bar Recipes


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15 Bubble Bar Recipes15 Bubble Bar Recipes

A bubble bar is a solid form of liquid bubble bath. Bubble bars are usually crumbled apart and ran under bath water to create bubbles in your bathtub. There are three different types of surfactants that you can use in bubble bars that makes them bubble and lather. The three surfactants are SLSA, SCI, and SLS. Also, each bubble bar contains it’s own unique fragrance oil. You can make any type of design that you want for a bubble bar, and can really express your creativity. Below, we talk about 15 bubble bar recipes that you can make yourself that anyone can enjoy.

 

15 Bubble Bar Recipes - Basil Sage Mint Bubble Bar Recipe15 Bubble Bar Recipes – Basil Sage Mint Bubble Bar Recipe

These herbal bubble bars are an amazing recipe you can make to use in the bathtub. Our Basil Sage Mint Bubble Bar Recipe uses Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate (SCI) which is used for making the bubbly lather. SCI is also a wonderful skin moisturizer too! When the fragrance of this bubble bar hits your nose, it makes for a wonderful cooling sensation. This bubble bar is literally made just like a cake roll, you want to roll up the layers into a loaf of dough. Then, you want to slice your loaf just as you would a pumpkin roll to show the cool swirl that is inside of this bubble bar. After slicing your bubble bar, they are good to use in your bathtub by crumbling them under the water, and watch them bubble.

 

15 Bubble Bar Recipes - Blackberry Bling Bling Bubble Bar Recipe15 Bubble Bar Recipes – Blackberry Bling Bling Bubble Bar Recipe

Are you a fan of bling? This Blackberry Bling Bling Bubble Bar Recipe will definitely shine in your bathtub. This recipe uses a unique ingredient, Diamond Dust Pigment from Natures Garden, to create the shine that you see on the bubble bar. On top of a nice shiny bling, is an amazing Blackberry Bling Bling Fragrance Oil that will entice your senses. This fragrance oil uses notes of blackberry, strawberry, raspberry, blood orange, and etc. Many of these fruity notes are wonderful for giving you a refreshing feeling after using the bathtub. This bubble bar and all of its ingredient are safe to use in the bathtub and will leave a cool, deep purple in your bath water.

 

15 Bubble Bar Recipes - Bubble Bar Scoops Recipe15 Bubble Bar Recipes – Bubble Bar Scoops Recipe

Here is a fun bubble recipe that you can make that is simple to create and create. Our Bubble Bar Scoops Recipe is easy to crumble and use in the bath. This bubble bar uses NG Can Can Type Fragrance Oil to create the floral aroma that you smell. This fragrance oil uses notes of jasmine, violet, and lily to create a floral bouquet. This recipe makes about 15 bubble bar scoops when you are done, and you can keep them in all the bathrooms of your house.

 

15 Bubble Bar Recipes - Dreama Bubble Bar Recipe15 Bubble Bar Recipes – Dreama Bubble Bar Recipe

The Dreama Bubble Bar Recipe reminds you of spring as it resembles that of a white spring flower. On top of the bubble bar looking like a flower, it uses Dreama Fragrance Oil which consists of different floral notes. Some of the floral notes in the fragrance oil include: lily, ylang ylang, and jasmine. There are also a bunch of skin moisturizing butters used in this bubble bar recipe including Shea Butter and Mango Butter. When considering this recipe, note that even though this recipe may seem more complicated to make, it’s also more beneficial to use. To make the petals on this bubble bar, you take a small oval of bubble bar dough and slightly mold it into a petal shape.

 

15 Bubble Bar Recipes - Galaxy Bubble Bar Recipe15 Bubble Bar Recipes – Galaxy Bubble Bar Recipe

If you enjoy all of the different dark accented colors in the galaxy, then this fun bubble bar will make your bathtub look like the galaxy. The colors used in our Galaxy Bubble Bar Recipe are neon pink, neon blue, and ultraviolet violet. To add these colors to the bubble bar, we use FUN Soap Colorant. To add a little extra flair to these bubble bars, we then added Diamond Mica Powder to resemble the twinkling stars in the sky. This bubble bar uses Grape Happy Camper Candy Fragrance Oil which gives you a nice strong, sweet grape scent. You will enjoy the aroma that this bubble bar will add to your bathwater.

 

15 Bubble Bar Recipes - Mandarin and Mango Bubble Bar Recipe15 Bubble Bar Recipes – Mandarin and Mango Bubble Bar Recipe

Our Mandarin and Mango Bubble Bar Recipe uses a lot of vibrant colors. This bubble bar uses tropical scents that are present in our Mango & Mandarins Fragrance Oil. This bubble bar is easy to make, as you make two distinct colorful layers, and roll them up layered into each other. After you roll them up, you cut the loaf as you would a loaf of bread. As opposed to SCI or SLSA, this bubble bar recipe uses SLS. SLS is an inexpensive foaming agent that is great to use in personal care products for creating bubbles and lather. However, if you prefer you could use SLSA instead. This fruity bubble bar is great to use in the bathtub, and anyone would enjoy the fruity arrangement.

 

15 Bubble Bar Recipes - Neapolitan Ice Cream Bubble Bar Recipe15 Bubble Bar Recipes – Neapolitan Ice Cream Bubble Bar Recipe

Here’s a great bubble bar to have for the summertime, as this Neapolitan Ice Cream Bubble Bar Recipe looks just like a scoop of ice cream. An amazing feature about this bubble bar is that you don’t only have to use it in the summer, it’s wonderful to use all year round. This bubble bar shows off different colors resembling that of strawberry, chocolate, and vanilla ice cream. Each section of the bubble bar also has their respective scent. For example, the strawberry section that uses Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant uses Strawberry Patch Type Fragrance Oil for scenting this section of the bubble bar. After you create this bubble bar, enjoy the array of scents that you can smell in your bathtub.

 

15 Bubble Bar Recipes - Orange Juice Cake Bubble Bar15 Bubble Bar Recipes – Orange Juice Cake Bubble Bar

Orange juice cake is an amazing tasting cake that is made with orange juice and topped with chopped pecans. Our Orange Juice Cake Bubble Bar captures the amazing, sweet aroma of the orange juice cake. The fragrance oil used in this bubble bar is Orange Juice Cake Fragrance Oil. This fragrance oil is made up of notes of buttery pound cake, orange zests, coconut, vanilla, and caramel. To use this bath bomb, you want to crumble it up in your hands and run it under the water. This bubble bar uses the cheaper SLS alternative to create the lathering bubbles, but works all the same as SCI. Try this amazing bubble bar out for yourself, and have enjoy relaxing in the bubbles.

 

15 Bubble Bar Recipes - Pink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe15 Bubble Bar Recipes – Pink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe

Some of the benefits included with soaking in Pink Himalayan Salt include balancing PH levels and reducing muscle cramping. The Pink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe is easy to make and contains many skin loving ingredients. Another beneficial ingredient used in this bubble bar is SCI, this ingredient will allow for the bubble bar to bubble up and lather. This bubble bar uses both Diamond Mica Dust Powder and 24K Gold Mica Dust Powder to create a nice shine to them. This bubble bar also uses Spring Rain Fragrance Oil to add a refreshing touch to your bubble bar. These bubble bars are also easy to crumble up and use in your bath water.

 

15 Bubble Bar Recipes - Pumpkin Bubble Bar Recipe15 Bubble Bar Recipes – Pumpkin Bubble Bar Recipe

Here is a fun Halloween themed Pumpkin Bubble Bar Recipe that anyone will enjoy creating. This bubble bar is a really cute idea as it incorporates the design of a Jack-O-Lantern and a cute “BOO!” message on the back. This bubble bar is colored using Red FUN Soap Colorant and Yellow FUN Soap Colorant to create the orange color of the pumpkin. This bubble bar uses Harvest Moon Fragrance Oil which incorporates scents of fresh herbs and fruits. The notes of this fragrance oil include: pear, blueberries, pineapple, juniper berry, eucalyptus, and many more. You can even use this bubble bar as a spooky decoration around your house when Halloween comes around.

 

15 Bubble Bar Recipes - Pumpkin Roll Bubble Bar Recipe15 Bubble Bar Recipes – Pumpkin Roll Bubble Bar Recipe

This Pumpkin Roll Bubble Bar Recipe resembles that of a pumpkin roll. This tasty looking bubble bar uses natural Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend Powder to add a natural scent and texture to the bubble bar. To obtain the color of the dough we mixed Orange FUN Soap Colorant, Brown FUN Soap Colorant, and Yellow FUN Soap Colorant. There are many skin benefiting ingredients used in this bubble bar including SCI which will both leaving your skin feeling smooth. You roll up the two layers of bubble bar dough just like a pumpkin roll and slice the roll after that. Then, you can crumble each slice under running water to get amazing bubbles.

 

15 Bubble Bar Recipes - Rainbow Bubble Bars Recipe15 Bubble Bar Recipes – Rainbow Bubble Bars Recipe

If you are into colors, then this bubble bar will be fun for you to want to make. With Spring right around the corner, it means that St.Patrick’s Day is right around the corner. This Rainbow Bubble Bars Recipe resembles the rainbow that you would have to follow to find the leprechaun’s pot of gold. Not only is it a fun looking bubble bar, it uses Safflower Oil to give the bubble bar the benefit of nourishing, moisturizing, and replenishing the skin. When used in the bath water, you will get many different colors floating all around your bath. These colors are appealing to children and anyone of all ages.

 

15 Bubble Bar Recipes - Sangria Sparkle Bubble Bar Recipe15 Bubble Bar Recipes – Sangria Sparkle Bubble Bar Recipe

Sangria is a fruity, Mexican that is a mix of wine and any type of fruity beverage of your choice. The Sangria Sparkle Bubble Bar Recipe captures the amazing fruity aroma of a freshly mixed sangria. Also, this bubble bar uses Diamond Dust Mica Powder to create a bubbly effect on the bubble bar to look like bubbly wine. The fragrance oil that is used in this bubble bar is Sangria Punch Fragrance Oil. This fruity fragrance oil uses notes of grape, orange, lemon, lime, apple, and many other different fruits. This bubble bar uses SLSA which can be used on any type of hair and skin.

 

15 Bubble Bar Recipes - Watermelon Bubble Bar Recipe15 Bubble Bar Recipes – Watermelon Bubble Bar Recipe

The Watermelon Bubble Bar Recipe has all the colors of a watermelon from the juicy, red center to the crisp, green shell. This bubble bar is interesting because it uses Whole Poppy Seeds to create the entire effect of the watermelon having seeds on the inside. On top of this watermelon bubble bar looking authentic, this bubble bar also smells like a delicious watermelon as well. This bubble bar recipe uses Sour Watermelon Candy Fragrance Oil to create a nice, tart candy scent.

Giraffe Bubble Bar Recipe15 Bubble Bar Recipes – Giraffe Bubble Bar Recipe

Everyone enjoys the fun spotted design on a giraffe. These spots are captured in the design of the Giraffe Bubble Bar Recipe and is fun to use for all ages. To create these colors we used: Red Oxide FUN Soap Colorant, Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant, Orange Oxide FUN Soap Colorant, and Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant. On top of the amazing design this bubble bar brings, it also smells really fresh too. The fragrance oil that makes this possible is Nature’s Gardens’ Cucumber Fragrance Oil. This bubble bar also uses SCI which will give it many benefits for the skin including moisturizing it. We hope you have fun creating the spots on these awesome bubble bars and using them in the tub!

In regards to the giraffe bubble bar, there are a lot of different fun facts about giraffes that you might enjoy. This article called 30 Most Random Facts about Giraffes highlights some fun things about giraffes that you probably didn’t know. One fun fact is that giraffes don’t get that much sleep. On average, an adult giraffe sleeps around 10 minutes up to around 2 hours a day. Another fun fact is that no two giraffes have the same pattern and they are all unique. Let us know which fun fact really stands out to you!

Feb
13

How Do You Make A Bubble Bar?


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How Do You Make a Bubble Bar?How Do You Make A Bubble Bar?

If you love to take relaxing bubble baths, this blog is for you! Baths can be the best thing and just what you need after a  long day at work. If you are looking for some new products for your bath routine, we can definitely help you out. We at Natures Garden carry every ingredient you could possibly need to make all of the bath products you could ever want! We also come up with and share our own recipes that can be found on our website page. One of our biggest markets is for bath and body items. Therefore, we have endless recipes which cater specifically to that. There are bath bomb recipes, bath salts recipes, body scrub recipes, lotions, make up, and our topic in today’s blog, bubble bar recipes.

The market is seriously growing out there with people who want to make their own cosmetics and stuff to use in the bath. With the ingredients that we sell, the recipes we have shared, and the classes that we offer, it is entirely possible. In this blog, we are going to be answering a popular question: How Do You Make A Bubble Bar? These are great to use in the bath, they are amazing for the skin, and are simple to make. Even if you are a beginner to this industry or you just want to try something new, you can create bubble bars too!

Wet Ingredients in a Bubble Bar

Similarly to bath bombs, there are quite a bit of ingredients that are needed to make bubble bars. When making this type of recipe, we find it helpful to split the ingredients up. We like to do this by separating everything we need into the wet ingredients and the dry ingredients. The wet portion of most bubble bar recipes will usually include vegetable glycerin, any colorants used, and some fragrance oil. Before adding in fragrance oil, not just to bubble bars, but with any home made body product, one thing is super important to remember. You should always ensure that the fragrance oil you are using is body safe and can be used in your products. There are some that unfortunately can not be used to make products like body scrubs, body lotions, body wash, etc. due to some elements in them. To find out whether or not they are, you should always perform your own testing with something like this. Trusting what some companies advertise and claim about their merchandise may not always be a good idea.

Vegetable glycerin gets added to bubble bars because it is a humectant, which means it draws moisture to the surfaces of the skin. This is desirable in any bath product. We add different dyes to these as well to give them some color. Natures Garden has a ton of soap colorants, including Neon Pink, Ultramarine Blue, and Yellow Oxide. The last wet ingredient added into bubble bars is the fragrance oil. Out of the more than 800 fragrance oils that we carry, only 29 of them are not safe to be used in body products.

Dry Ingredients in a Bubble Bar

Now, we will talk about the dry ingredients. Most bubble bar recipes use the same common dry powders. Depending on the specific recipe, some of these can be swapped out with another powder, or be completely left out. The dry ingredients include baking soda, cream of tartar, corn starch, xanthum gum, and the surfactant that you choose to use. We will explain more about what surfactants are in a little bit.

Baking soda is a common house held item that is commonly added to cosmetic recipes. This will add a couple of different elements to your bubble bars. It has some properties in it that cleanse and help to make your skin feel very soft. The cream of tartar acts as a stabilizer in bubble bars, which allows for all of the other ingredients to come together and adhere in a formula. It also helps to make them fluffy and airy.

Corn starch is another common ingredient that is added to cosmetic recipes. This is because it can relieve irritations to the skin and makes the skin feel great. When this is put in bubble bars and bath bombs, it helps to give softness and silkiness to the skin. Finally, there is xanthum gum. This is an all natural thickener that is often used in bath gel, bubble bath, and liquid soap. It thickens your cosmetic products and keeps them together. You might want to add some other dry ingredients to your cosmetic recipes as well. Natures Garden sells plenty of fresh herbs that we are always incorporating into different products. You could also add extra powders, such as vanilla or cocoa.

SLSA vs. SCI

The last dry ingredient that you will need to make a bubble bar is a surfactant. At Natures Garden, we carry a couple of surface acting agents, which are commonly known as surfactants. These help bath products like bath bombs and bubble bars to create bubbles and foam when they react with the water in the bath. The ones that we have are Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate (SLSA) and Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate (SCI). SLSA is derived naturally, it is gentle, and can be used on all types of skin. This surfactant works nicely for people who have sensitive skin and skin conditions including eczema, psoriasis, and chronic acne problems. People with dry skin also really enjoy this in their products because it can help make their skin feel hydrated. SLSA can be added into multiple cosmetic recipes, and when it is, it helps create amazing lather and foam, which softens the skin. SCI is also very gentle and creates great foam too. It helps cleanse the skin and will make your skin feel silky, softened, and smooth.

One of the classes that we have uploaded to our website is called Surfactants in Cosmetics. This is a very helpful tool that can be easily referred to when you need some information. If you are a beginner, you might like to take a look at this since it goes into much more detail about surfactants. It mentions different types, such as anionic, amphoteric, cationic, and nonionic. This class also includes a list of some of the more common surfactants used, offering nearly 20 of them to choose from.

Bubble Bar Safety Gear

If you are learning how to make a bubble bar, there are a few important things to keep in mind. Another thing we want to mention is to wear safety gear when preparing bubble bars. This is mostly only necessary when preparing the dry ingredients. When working with dry powders, especially when it is multiple, a lot of that can get released into the air.

First, we suggest wearing a safety face mask. This will prevent the loose powders that flow into the air from getting in your face. Along with this, safety goggles might be a good option to wear. They can prevent the loose powders, like baking soda, from wafting into your eyes. Putting on gloves is great too because you will be working with your hands to mix the ingredients together. Wearing an apron is also a good idea for recipes like this one.

Benefits of Bubble Bars

There are elements of bubble bars that people tend to really enjoy. The surface acting agents certainly contribute to these benefits. Most people who like to take baths also like them to have a lot of bubbles. Due to ingredients like SLSA, SCI, SLS, etc., your bubble baths will never be the same! These create a ton of lather, they have great foaming qualities, and they are beneficial for the skin. As we mentioned, one reason these are added into bubble bars is to make your skin feel amazing. Soft, silky skin is a feeling that cannot be beat. Another great thing about them is that you can create any shape you want. As long as you have a mold for it, your bubble bars could be shaped like candy, donuts, hearts, four leaf clovers, and more!

How Bubble Bars Are Different Than Bath Bombs

A common question that we receive from customers and beginners is how are bubble bars different than bath bombs? One of the biggest differences between them is how they affect your bath. Traditional bath bombs are made with baking soda and citric acid. When these two are combined, they create a chemical reaction. This is what causes them to fizz up when they hit your bath water. All you have to do with bath bombs are plop them into the water and this will activate the chemical reaction.

Bubble bars on the other hand are created for a different purpose. As opposed to fizzing, they create a lot of lather and foam. This is perfectly ideal for a bubble bath. These cannot just be dropped in the bath water like bath bombs are, however. If they were just thrown in there, nothing would happen. When you are using bubble bars, they are meant to be run underneath the bath water and crumbled up into pieces. Your bath will automatically start bubbling up due to the surfactant that is a part of your recipe. Bath bombs do not create this type of foam that a lot of people are looking for. Therefore, bubble bars can be a great bath product alternative if this is what you have been wanting!

Natures Garden Bubble Bar Recipes

Now, we wanted to share some of the Natures Garden bubble bar recipes with you. These show three different ways that bubble bars can be made to look. They all serve the same purpose, but they have variety to them. The first one is our Pumpkin Roll Bubble Bar Recipe. We got our inspiration for this idea from the delicious dessert that is commonly made around the holidays. It uses a lot of the ingredients we have been talking about, such as SCI, baking soda, vegetable glycerin, soap colorants, and more. The link above lays out all of the steps to this recipe and make it easy to follow along with.

Another type that we created is our Watermelon Bubble Bar Recipe. This was a fun project to make because they look like mini ice cream scoops! These are awesome in a bubble bath. They create so much foam and truly make a difference in how your skin feels. You will love how soft and silky you will be feeling after taking a bath with these scoops! We have several other bath scoop recipes just like these up on our website as well. A third way that you can make bubble bars is shown with our Orange Juice Cake Bubble Bar Recipe. This is actually a brand new recipe that we came up with to resemble the dessert of orange juice cake. We made these using a bundt cake mold and drizzled melted soap on top to look like icing. These were also fun and simple to make!

Natural DIY Bubble Bath Bar Recipe

There are plenty of people in our industry who also enjoy making their own homemade bath projects. This article by Debra Maslowski shows how to make a natural DIY bubble bath bar. This is an interesting recipe to take a look at since she is explaining how bubble bars can be made without using a surfactant. Instead, she uses arrowroot powder, baking soda, citric acid, milk powder, cocoa butter, and a few other ingredients. The results from this recipe end up being super cute and they are just as easy to use as any other bubble bar. We hope that you enjoyed our blog today and learning all about how you can make your own bubble bars!