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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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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!