Pumpkin 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
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Pumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Ingredients That Can Be Found at Nature’s Garden
- Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate (SCI)
- Sodium Bicarbonate-Baking Soda
- Cream of Tartar
- Corn starch
- Harvest Moon Fragrance Oil
- Pumpkin Seed Oil
- Vegetable Glycerin
- Red- Da Bomb Soap Dye
- Yellow- Da Bomb Soap Dye
- Activated Charcoal
- 2 3/4″ Cinnamon Sticks
- Safety Gloves
- Mask- for Soap making
- Natures Garden Apron
Pumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Other Ingredients and Equipment You’ll Need
- Mixing Bowls (two)
- Mixing Spoon
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
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 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 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.
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
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