Bubble 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
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate- SLS
Sodium Bicarbonate- Baking Soda
Cream of Tartar
Mango and Mandarins Fragrance Oil
FUN Soap Colorant Yelp Yellow
FUN Soap Colorant Jailhouse Red
Natures Garden Apron
Bubble Bar Recipe Other Equipment and Ingredients Needed
Scale or Measuring Cups and Spoons
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
Before 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
Now, 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
Now, 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.
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
Next, 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
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
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
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.