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Dec
30

Watermelon Bubble Bars Recipe


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Watermelon Bubble Bars RecipeWatermelon Bubble Bars Recipe

We love using Natures Garden ingredients to play around with and create new and different recipes to share with you all. Today we are going to be highlighting a bath and body recipe that we recently made. It is our watermelon bubble bars recipe, that we made using quality cosmetic ingredients that are great for the skin. This combination of elements in the bubble bar scoops provide skin moisturizing properties both inside and outside of the bath. This is one of our many recipes that uses the surfactant Sodium Cocoyl Isentionate (SCI) as opposed to Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate (SLSA). We hope that you will feel the difference and enjoy making these adorable mini watermelon bubble bars.

Ingredients Found at Natures Garden:

Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate (SCI)
Sodium Bicarbonate- Baking Soda
Cream of Tartar
Corn Starch
Poppy Seed Whole
Vitamin E Oil
Macadamia Nut Oil
Vegetable Glycerin
Sour Watermelon Candy Fragrance Oil
Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant
Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant
Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant 
Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
Safety Gloves
Natures Garden Apron
Safety Mask
Safety Glasses
Flexible Silicone Mat

Other Ingredients and Equipment You Will Need:

Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoon
Scale
Ice Cream Scoop

Total Recipe Amounts:

205 grams Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate
230 grams Sodium Bicarbonate- Baking Soda
112 grams Cream of Tartar
36 grams Corn Starch
100 grams Vegetable Glycerin
12 grams Macadamia Nut Oil
7 grams Sour Watermelon Candy Fragrance Oil
5 grams Vitamin E Oil
2 drops Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant
10 drops Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant
10 drops Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant
5 drops Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant

Before starting the watermelon bubble bar recipe, we like to remind you that it is important to clean and sanitize your work station area and all of the materials that you will be using. We always suggest that you wear gloves, an apron, safety glasses, a face mask, and a hair net when you are preparing these recipes. Natures Garden sells each one of these other than the hair net, and they are all linked above.

Weigh Out the Dry IngredientsWeigh Out the Dry Ingredients

First, we will prepare all of our dry ingredients. Get out a scale so that we can accurately measure everything out. You will also need a mixing bowl to combine them all together. The first thing we weighed out was 205 grams of the Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate (SCI). Then, we measured 230 grams of the baking soda, 112 grams of the cream of tartar, and 36 grams of the corn starch. These ingredients should all be added into the same mixing bowl. 

SCI versus SLSA

For this watermelon bubble bar recipe we used Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, as you can tell from the list of ingredients. This is one type of surfactant that is often added to bath and body products such as bubble bars, bath bombs, and shampoo bars. There are a ton of recipes up on the website that use this ingredient. It helps to moisturize the skin, which is very beneficial to those who have dry skin. The properties in SCI are gentle and will leave your skin feeling nice and softened.

Another surfactant that is commonly used in bubble bars, bath bombs, shampoo bars, etc. is Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate. Although this will not leave your skin feeling as soft as products with SCI will, the lather and production of bubbles is much greater with SLSA. Both of these are great to use in these products and both provide great benefits to the skin.

Break Up Any Clumps in the MixtureBreak Up Any Clumps in the Mixture

Getting back into the steps of the recipe, we need to put gloves on if you have not already done so. With the gloves on, use your hands to break up any clumps in the dry powder mixture. The baking soda tends to contribute the most to this clumping. It is important to break any and all of these up in order to avoid having them in the finished product. Once all of the clumps are broken up and gone, go ahead and use your hands to mix the ingredients together seamlessly.

Adding the Liquid IngredientsAdding the Liquid Ingredients

Now, we are going to have to grab a separate mixing bowl. The wet ingredients will need to mixed individually before they can be combined with the dry ones. Using the scale once again, we need to accurately weigh out each of our liquid ingredients. First, we will measure out 100 grams of the vegetable glycerin. Then, we will add to that 12 grams of the macadamia nut oil, and 5 grams of the vitamin E oil. Mix all of them together.

We decided to use macadamia nut oil for its conditioning properties. We wanted these bubble bars to feel good on the skin and condition it, which is why this oil is perfect to use. This is an oil that is nourishing and moisturizing to the skin while avoiding making it feel oily. For this reason, it is often used to make lotion recipes, massage oil recipes, and hair care products such as conditioner. We also commonly use this in some of our cold process soap recipes as well, like our Peppered Poppy Seed and Strawberries and Champagne soaps. 

Incorporate the Sour Watermelon Candy Fragrance OilIncorporate the Sour Watermelon Candy Fragrance Oil

In the next step, we will weigh out and add the 7 grams of our Sour Watermelon Candy Fragrance Oil. The notes in this fragrance oil bring together a combination of pineapples, oranges, and juicy watermelon. Another project that we created using this same fragrance oil is the Sour Watermelon Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipe. These include oils that are great to add to skin care products like this one. After you have added the fragrance oil in, mix all of your liquid ingredients together again.

Combine the Liquid Ingredients with the Dry IngredientsCombining the Liquid Ingredients with the Dry Ingredients

In this step, you will need to take the mixing bowl that has the wet ingredients and combine it with the mixing bowl that has the dry ingredients. Add the liquids to the bowl containing the dry ones. Once again, using your hands to mix the ingredients together will work better than using other utensils. Then, you will need to take out two additional mixing bowls. Divide the dough you just formed into three equal portions. Put each one of these parts into separate bowls.

Adding in the Neon Pink ColorantAdding in the Neon Pink Colorant

For the next step, we can set the first bowl aside. We will be keeping this portion of the dough white, so it will not need any colorant added to it. Take the second bowl of dough and add to it 5 drops of the tomato red FUN soap colorant and 10 drops of the neon pink FUN soap colorant. 

Forming the Pink Ball of DoughForming the Pink Ball of Dough

Once it has been added, thoroughly mix in the colorants using your hands. Continue to mix until the dough is completely covered in the pink colorant. If you are unsatisfied with color, you can add in a few more drops. We added enough for it to be a pink shade. However, adding more of the tomato red color will make it look more like a true watermelon. Once you like how it looks, you can form the dough into a ball and roll it with your hands. Set the second bowl aside for a moment.

Adding in the Kelly Green and Neon Green ColorantsAdding in the Kelly Green and Neon Green Colorants

Now, you will need clean gloves. Take the third and final mixing bowl to create the green portion of your bubble bars. You will need to add 10 drops of the neon green FUN soap colorant and 2 drops of the Kelly green FUN soap colorant. 

Forming the Green Ball of DoughForming the Green Ball of Dough

When you have added in the green colorants, mix them thoroughly into the dough just as you did with the pink portion. Use your hands until there is no longer any white dough visible. Once again, if you would like the dough to be a darker shade of green, add more of the Kelly green, since it is the darker of the two green colorants. When you are satisfied with the color, form it into a green ball.

Combine the Three Mixtures TogetherCombine the Three Mixtures Together

Then, you can pack the three mixtures of the bubble bar dough into the same mixing bowl. We will explain the way that we laid it in the bowl. First, place the white portion in the center. Put the pink portion on one side of the white dough, and the green portion on the other side of the white dough. It does not matter which one of them is on the left or right of the white. Use your hands to press down on each of the balls of dough. Press each of them tightly into the bowl. This is going to make it easier to scoop in the next step. 

Scoop Out the Bubble BarsScoop Out the Bubble Bars

Now, we have reached the fun part of forming the cute ice cream scoops! Get your flexible silicone mat out and place it on the counter next to you so that it is ready when you need it. Take out a stainless steel ice cream scoop and use it to scoop out the bubble bar dough. Start on the pink side of the bowl and work your way over to the green dough scooping across the bowl. Having the pink on the top is going to create the look of a watermelon. Make sure that you include all three of the colors in each of the scoops. As you dig them out, place the scoops onto your flexible silicone mat. 

Finishing Your Bubble BarsFinishing Your Bubble Bars

After all of the scoops are on your mat, you can bring out the poppy seeds. Sprinkle the poppy seeds onto these sour watermelon candy bubble bars to top them off. The amount that you choose to use is completely up to you and however you would like them to look. The poppy seeds are meant to resemble the seeds in watermelons. We sprinkled ours onto the pink portion of the bubble bars since that is the part where real watermelon seeds are. After they are topped off, you will need to give them some time to set up. Allow your watermelon bubble bars to sit undisturbed from anywhere between 24 and 48 hours. 

After you have waited long enough and checked that they have hardened up, your watermelon bubble bars will be ready to use! When you are ready to take them into your bath, all you have to do is simply crumble a couple of the scoops under your warm running bath water. 

Watermelon Cake

We hope that you enjoyed following along with us making these watermelon bubble bars! If you would like to have more fun with watermelon, try out this watermelon cake recipe from Betty Crocker. This looks delicious and scrumptious! Let us know how yours turned out! We can be reached on Facebook at Natures Garden Company, on Twitter at ngscents, as well as on Instagram at ngscents.

 

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Oct
02

Pumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe


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Pumpkin Bubble Bars RecipePumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe

If you are looking for a fun, fresh new bubble bar to enhance your Halloween line of bath and body products, you can always count on Nature’s Garden to help you out! Our Pumpkin Bubble Bars recipe is quick and easy to make. You could even have the kids help you out making these! Bubble bars are a fun bath treat and these Pumpkin Bubble Bars are no exception! We have used Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate to help give some fluffy bubbles plus soft, silky skin. Plus, we have incorporated Pumpkin Seed Oil to further enhance the pumpkin theme and to give your skin some intense moisture! These will be a hit with the kids and adults alike!

 

Pumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Pumpkin Carving Ideas

Nowadays, people have gotten incredibly artistic with their pumpkin carvings. Most people take their pumpkins to a whole new level. If you would like to kick you pumpkin carvings up a notch, take a look at some of these pumpkin carving ideas from Southern Living. If you would like to try your hand at something other than your typical pumpkin face, check out these cool Halloween pumpkins that are anything but ordinary! Some don’t even require carving. Even just a little paint and ingenuity to give your pumpkins some flair!

 

Pumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Ingredients That Can Be Found at Nature’s Garden

Pumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Other Ingredients and Equipment You’ll Need

  • Mixing Bowls (two)
  • Mixing Spoon
  • Scale
  • Toothpicks

Pumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Total Recipe Amounts

We have included the amounts of each ingredient we will be using. As a side note,  while we give you both weight and volume measurements, we highly recommend using a scale as the measurements will be more precise amounts.

  • 410 grams (2 cups) Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate (SCI)
  • 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) Pumpkin Seed Oil
  • 14 grams Harvest Moon Fragrance Oil
  • 20 drops Red Da bomb Soap Dye
  • 30 drops Yellow Da Bomb Soap Dye
  • 1 gram Activated Charcoal
  • 7 Pieces Cinnamon Sticks (1″ in length)

Pumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Some of the Ingredients Used

Before we get started on our bubble bars, let’s get familiar with some of the ingredients. Our first ingredient is Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate or SCI. SCI is derived from coconut. It is a foaming and cleansing agent that will leave your skin silky soft and smooth.

Pumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Sodium BicarbonatePumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Sodium Bicarbonate

Our next ingredient is Sodium Bicarbonate or Baking Soda. This is is a natural alkaline that is used in cosmetic formulations and cleaning formulas to lift dirt, and remove oils. Using baking soda in your bathtub will leave your skin soft and silky feeling.  It also has the same effect on your hair when used in a rinse. Baking Soda is most often combined with Citric Acid when making bath bombs.

Pumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Cream of TartarPumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Cream of Tartar

Cream of Tartar is our next ingredient. Most people assume Cream of Tartar is just for baking, however, it is used in many bath products such as bath cookies and of course, bubble bars. Cream of Tartar acts as a stabilizer and allows the ingredients to adhere each other. It will also give the product a more “airy and fluffier” texture.

Pumpkin Bubble Bars recipe: Corn StarchPumpkin Bubble Bars recipe: Corn Starch

Corn Starch is up next. This is another ingredient used widely in the culinary world as a natural thickener for soups, gravies or sauces, but corn starch is also widely used in skincare formulas to provide the skin with silkiness and to relieve irritation.

 

 

 

Pumpkin Bubble Bars: Pumpkin Seed OilPumpkin Bubble Bars: Pumpkin Seed Oil

Because we are making pumpkins, we chose to incorporate some Pumpkin Seed Oil! Pumpkin Seed Oil is loaded with many nutrients, such as, Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, Vitamins E, A, and C.  It is also rich in the mineral, zinc. Pumpkin seed oil readily sinks into the skin; not leaving the skin feeling oily and can help to repair dry, damaged skin.

 

 

Pumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Harvest Moon Fragrance OilPumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Harvest Moon Fragrance Oil

The fragrance we chose for these fall bubble bars, is our Harvest Moon fragrance oil. This fragrance is a fresh, crisp mix of blueberries, pineapple, eucalyptus with woodsy bass notes of spruce, fir and cedar. A complex mixture of scents that wouldn’t seem like they could go together. Very unique!

Pumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Before You Get Started

Before you get started on your bubble bars, it’s always best to take a few precautionary steps. Start by cleaning and sanitizing your work area thoroughly. Also, clean your utensils and equipment well. Make sure that you have a large enough work area and have all your ingredients and equipment handy. This will help your creating run smoothly without any interruptions. We also suggest that you were gloves, an apron, face mask and hair net while preparing this recipe.

Pumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Prepping the Dry IngredientsPumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Prepping the Dry Ingredients

Now that your prepared and everything is clean and sanitized, it is time to get started. Our first step will be prepping the dry ingredients. Take a deep mixing bowl, place it on your scale and tare out the weight. To the bowl, weigh in 410 grams Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, 460 grams of Baking Soda, 224 grams of Cream of Tartar and 72 grams of Corn Starch. Using your hands, go ahead and blend these ingredients well, breaking up any lumps you find in the mixture. Once all the dry ingredients are incorporated well, you can set this bowl aside for the time being.

Pumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Prepping the IngredientsPumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Prepping the Ingredients

Next, you will be prepping the wet ingredients. So take a small mixing bowl, place it on the scale and tare out the weight. To that mixing bowl, weigh in 200 grams of Vegetable Glycerin, 24 grams of Pumpkin Seed Oil and 14 grams of Harvest Moon fragrance oil. Give this a nice stir to mix the oils well. Once they are mixed nicely, you will then be adding this to the dry ingredients.

 

Pumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Mixing the Wet and Dry IngredientsPumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Mixing the Wet and Dry Ingredients

Now that your oils are mixed nicely, go ahead and add them to the bowl containing the dry ingredients. Using your gloved hands, mix these ingredients together completely. Continue to mix until you have a dough-like consistency. Note: If your dough is too dry and crumbles, you can add a little more vegetable glycerin. However, use with caution. Adding too much will make your dough too wet and it may not setup properly.

 

Pumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Setting Aside a Small Amount

You will be decorating the bubble bars with a small amount of the dough that will be colored later. So, take a small bowl and place it on your scale. Tare out the weight and to the bowl, add 28 grams of the dough mix. You can set this aside for the time being.

Pumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Adding the Soap DyesPumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Adding the Soap Dyes

Next, we are going to color the dough to its orange pumpkin shade! To your mixed dough, add 20 drops of red Da Bomb Soap Dye and 30 drops of yellow Da Bomb Soap Dye. Once again, using your gloved hands, mix the dyes into the dough until you have achieved a nice, pumpkin orange.

 

Pumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Forming the PumpkinsPumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Forming the Pumpkins

Next, you will be forming the dough into pumpkin shapes. Separate the dough into 7 even-sized portions and using your hands, form the portions into balls. Pack them tightly, just like if you were making a snowball. Make sure they are even and smooth with no cracks showing or they will not set up properly.

 

 

 

Pumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Making the Pumpkin StemsPumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Making the Pumpkin Stems

Now that you have your pumpkins shaped and packed tightly, you will need to make the stems. For this, you will need the cinnamon sticks. You will want seven pieces that are about 1 inch in length. So, cut your cinnamon sticks to this length.

 

 

 

Pumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Making the Pumpkin Stems

 

 

Once you have completed cutting them, gently place one stick into the dough, pushing slightly. You want to make sure it is centered and secure. Set each one aside for the moment.

 

Pumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Using the Reserved DoughPumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Using the Reserved Dough

Now, that the pumpkins are made, you can now work on the reserved dough. Take the dough and weigh in 1 gram of Activated Charcoal. Work the charcoal into the dough with your hands until it is mixed in completely.

 

 

Pumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Decorating the Bubble BarsPumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Decorating the Bubble Bars

Next, we get to have some fun with the pumpkin’s faces!  You can decorate your pumpkin bubble bars with the charcoal dough. You can create faces or words with the dough. Simply pull off small amounts of the charcoal dough and press it into the pumpkins to create your pumpkins how you want them to look.

 

 

 

Pumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Decorating the Bubble Bars

 

 

To help create a more realistic look, take a toothpick and create lines in each pumpkin, starting at the top and ending about half way down the pumpkin.

 

Pumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Let the Bubble Bars Setup

Now that you have completed decorating your bubble pumpkins, allow them to set up in a cool, dry, non-humid area for at least 24-48 hours. Once your bubble bars have hardened, they are ready to use! Simply crumble a bubble bar under warm, running bath water and enjoy!

Pumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: That’s All For Now

We hope you enjoyed this fun new bubble bar recipe from us! We are sure they will be a hit with your family, friends or customers! Kids love to help make crafts too! This would be a fun, fall project to do with the kiddos! Not only will they like getting their hands into the dough to help make the pumpkins, but they will love having a bubbly reason to take a bath!

Also, Nature’s Garden has a bunch of fun Halloween crafts to look create! Check out our Bloody Fun Candle Recipe! This candle is creative and easy to make and is scented with our Werewolf fragrance oil. Another good recipe is our Dracula’s Dentures Recipe! This cool recipe is made with melt and pour soap and is made to look like a cup with Dracula’s teeth soaking in a cleaning solution! An ingenious little Halloween soap to be sure!

What other fun Halloween recipes do you like to do? Do you have one you make every year or do you like to explore and make something different every year?

 

Pumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Reach Out to Us

We love hearing from our customers and seeing what they have been creating with our products! It’s also a great way for you to show off your products for everybody to see! Find us on Facebook, Twitter (@ngscents) or Instagram (@ngscents) Show us what you made, or even ask us a question! You can also show off your products in our Show & Tell section of our website! Simply upload a picture and describe what you created with Nature’s Garden products. We can’t wait to hear from you and see what you’ve been up too!