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Jan
15

Sangria Shimmer Bath Bombs Recipe


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Sangria Shimmer Bath Bombs RecipeSangria Shimmer Bath Bombs Recipe

We have a fun recipe that we will be teaching all of you how to make in this blog! We will be talking about our new Sangria Shimmer Bath Bombs Recipe! If you are a beginner when it comes to making and creating bath bombs and would like to learn how you can do it yourself, this blog will be perfect for you. Even if you have a lot of experience in this industry and have been making bath bombs forever, we hope that this will provide you with some inspiration!

This blog will be giving you an easy to follow, step by step demonstration to make it simple for people of all levels to be able to create these homemade bath bombs. We will also be introducing to you a new product that we will soon be carrying for our brand and website, sodium lauryl sulfoacetate. This creates a lovely lather and foam, which is great for recipes such as this one. Let’s begin!

Ingredients Found at Natures Garden:

Citric Acid
Baking Soda–Sodium Bicarbonate
Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate
Kaolin Clay Powder
Sangria Punch Fragrance Oil
Himalayan Pink Salt Coarse Ground
Himalayan Pink Salt Fine Ground
Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
Jojoba Oil
Diamond Dust Mica Pigment
8 oz. Clear PET Bullet Bottles
White Fine Mist Sprayers 24/410
Safety Gloves
Safety Mask
Natures Garden Soap Apron
Safety Glasses
Bath Bomb Molds

Other Ingredients & Equipment You Will Need:

Scale
Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoon
Witch Hazel (in spray bottle)

Total Recipe Amounts:

300 grams Citric Acid
600 grams Baking Soda
182 grams Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate
10 grams Kaolin Clay Powder
18 grams Jojoba Oil
18 grams Sangria Punch Fragrance Oil
3 drops Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
4 grams Diamond Dust Mica Pigment
40 grams Himalayan Pink Salt Fine Ground
18 grams Himalayan Pink Salt Coarse Ground

Before we begin, fill your spray bottle with witch hazel to have it ready in advance. Let’s also make sure that we have properly cleaned the area that we will be working in. We should wipe down the counters at your station as well as any materials, equipment, and, if necessary, any containers of ingredients that we will be using. This way, it is less likely that ingredients from past projects will mix in with new ones. We also want to note that this recipe is best prepared in non-humid environments.

Creating the Powder MixtureCreating the Powder Mixture

This sangria bath bomb recipe will create enough mixture for seven bath bombs. For the first step, weigh out your 600 grams of sodium bicarbonate also known as baking soda. Use your hands to break up any clumps. To this bowl, also add the 10 grams of kaolin clay, 4 grams of diamond dust mica pigment, and the 182 grams of sodium lauryl sulfoacetate (SLSA).

This last ingredient is very important when making this bath bomb recipe. It provides luxurious lathering qualities and can remove dirt and oil from the surface of the skin and is an excellent foaming agent. Clearly, we need a bath bomb to foam and fizz, which is provided by this element, along with the reaction of the citric acid and the baking soda. Sodium lauryl sulfoacetate derives from palm oil and coconut oil, which makes it moisturizing and gentle on the skin. Once again, use your hands to break up any clumps that you see, and to mix the ingredients together fully.

Mixing the Liquid IngredientsMixing the Liquid Ingredients

Next, we need to measure out 18 grams of the jojoba oil and add it in a separate bowl. Then, we are also going to weigh out 18 grams of the Sangria Punch Fragrance Oil. This is what is going to give your bath bomb a scent, both when you finish this product and when it fizzes in your bath later on. It is actually a Natures Garden original fragrance oil. It is a multi layered scent with fresh fruity top notes of orange, lemon, grape, apple, and lime. The middle notes are blackberries and pomegranate, and the base note is a sugary smell. This is one of our many versatile fragrance oils, as it can be used to make potpourri, candles, incense, perfume, lotion, bath products including soap, oils, gels, and of course, bath bombs.

Combine the Dry Ingredients with the Liquid IngredientsCombine the Dry Ingredients with the Liquid Ingredients

Now that you have mixed your liquid ingredients of jojoba oil and the Sangria Punch Fragrance Oil, we can now combine them with our powder mixture. This is the time to pour in the liquid mixture into the bowl of powder mixture. Then, properly mix everything together by using your hands. We find that when we use our hands instead of soap making tools or supplies, the ingredients get mixed together much more thoroughly. The reasoning behind using this technique is similar to why people choose to do it when they are cooking and baking as well. It will be more of a balanced mixture this way.

Splitting the Combined MixtureSplitting the Combined Mixture

Now that the mixture of liquids has been combined with the mixture of powders, we need to divide that into two halves. To the one half, add your 40 grams of fine ground Himalayan pink salt. To the second half, we need to add the tomato red FUN soap colorant. This soap colorant is going to create the pink portion of this fun bath bomb. Once again, it is better to use your hands to mix the contents of each bowl together. Do not combine the ingredients in each bowl back together, however. Mix them in their separate bowls because we are making a white half and a pink half for our bath bomb.

Creating the White Bath BombCreating the White Bath Bomb

We are going to begin with the white bath bomb mixture first. So, add 150 grams of the citric acid to the mixture that you already have, and mix it in with everything else. Then, spray the mixture with witch hazel and mix it again. We used witch hazel to add some more moisture to our bath bombs. It also has plenty of benefits that come along with it, such as antiseptic properties, soothing irritated skin, and it is good for the skin overall. Continue mixing and spraying until you have a crumbly dough consistency to work with.

Forming the Right ConsistencyForming the Right Consistency

Now, add the three grams of the coarse pink Himalayan salt to one half of each bath bomb mold. Once you add the salt, mix everything together nicely. When you are finished with this step, you should have reached the right consistency. It is similar to wet sand, but should hold its shape when you squeeze it in your hand, as the picture demonstrates. It will look the same as a typical bath bomb.

Packing the First Part of the MoldsPacking the First Part of the Molds

Once you have the right consistency down, get your bath bomb molds ready to use. Remember that you should have seven of them for this recipe. Start packing one half of your seven bath bomb molds tightly with the white mixture that you have just finished making. That part is now done. Set the molds aside while we finish the pink portion of this recipe. Once that is set to the side, we can start completing this sangria shimmer bath bomb!

We also carry various types and shapes of molds other than this bath bomb mold, if you are interested. We have tons of different molds on the Natures Garden website that are easily accessible to our customers. There are soap molds, embed molds, as well as some pillar molds. There are more than thirty of the embed molds alone on our site! Some of the shapes that they come in that are relevant to this time of the year are ornaments, small bells, and champagne bottles! Each of the types of molds can be used for a variety of creations and recipes that you can come up with. We love them because they are super easy to work with, add character to any creation, and there are so many different kinds!

Mixing the Pink Half of the MixtureMixing the Pink Half of the Mixture

Now that we have the white portion set up and packed into the bath bomb mold, we can finish the pink half of the mixture. So, we will need to add our 150 grams of the citric acid to this current half of the mixture that we have. Then, to incorporate the citric acid in, we need to mix it all together using our hands.

Hand Mix to Create a DoughHand Mix to Create a Dough

After it is fully mixed in, you can begin spraying the pink bath bomb mixture with witch hazel. Remember, witch hazel is good to use in bath products because it can cleanse and soothe irritated skin. Then, mix it once again, using your hands. Continue spraying and mixing until your mixture is at a crumbly dough like consistency, just as we did with the white mixture previously.

Packing the Second Part of the MoldsPacking the Second Part of the Molds

Finally, the last step is to add the pink bath bomb dough to the second half of each of the seven molds. Then, spray each of the white halves and each of the pink halves of the molds with the witch hazel. Lastly, all you have to do is press the two halves together and you are finished. The two halves will come together really nicely, especially due to the very pretty pink shade from the second part!

Let Your Bath Bombs Set Up

Before these sangria bath bombs can be used, you need to give them enough time to really allow them to set up. You can let them set up overnight at room temperature. Then, you can either leave them in these same molds and use them for packaging, or you might want to remove them from the molds and package them in a different way.

We hope that you had fun making these and that you enjoy the sangria shimmer bath bombs recipe! If you would like to share your results with us, you can always reach out and send them to us on Twitter (@ngscents), Instagram (@ngscents), or Facebook: (Natures Garden).

If you would like to check out some of the other bath bomb recipes that we have made in the past, there are plenty on this page of the Natures Garden website! Some of the ones included here are the Cotton Candy bath bomb recipe, Freshly Ground Coffee bath bomb recipe, and a Skin Softening bath bomb. Since it is that time of year, we also wanted to mention some of the Christmas related bath bomb recipes that we have created. For instance, we have the Holly Berry bath bomb, Lumps of Coal bath bomb, and the Christmas Tree bath bomb. Each of these will make you multiple bath bombs, which can make a great and super cute handmade gift for nearly anyone!

Sangria Drink RecipeSangria Drink Recipe

Sangria is one of my favorite drinks to have at holiday parties and get togethers. If you also enjoy this yummy drink, you might like to check out the Best Red Wine Sangria Recipe created by Makinze Gore. This is a great recipe to try out and is absolutely delicious with fresh fruit including blueberries, oranges, apples, and strawberries! It is super simple to follow, and it provides you with how to do the recipe right off the bat, without all of the excessive blog jumble. If you are interested, go on and try it out!

Natures Garden is not responsible for the performance of any of the recipes provided on our website. Testing is always the responsibility of our customers. If you plan to resell any of the recipes that we provide, it is also your responsibility to follow all FDA regulations. We cannot offer any advice on where to buy the products and ingredients that are listed in our recipes if they are not sold by Natures Garden. When you use Natures Garden recipes and/or raw ingredients, you are agreeing to indemnify Natures Garden against any liability of performance, any lack of performance, or any problems that you encounter with the finished products.

Jan
09

Sangria Scoopable Bubble Bars Recipe


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Sangria Scoopable Bubble Bars RecipeSangria Scoopable Bubble Bars Recipe

If you are interested in finding new ways to create your favorite homemade bath and body recipes, you should definitely tune in to this blog! We are going to be showing all of you how to make this Sangria Scoopable Bubble Bars Recipe today. These work great as an adorable gift to give friends and family all year round. This specific bubble bar is going to add so many extra bubbles to your baths, which is why we love them. These bath scoops are made using quality cosmetic ingredients that are great for the skin, such as SLSA, vegetable glycerin, and jojoba oil. We will be going into a bit of detail about the new product, SLSA, how it can be used, and what sort of properties it is sure to add to your future recipes!

Ingredients Found at Natures Garden:

Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate
Baking Soda- Sodium Bicarbonate
Cream of Tartar
Corn Starch
Vegetable Glycerin
Jojoba Oil
Sangria Punch Fragrance Oil
Vitamin E Oil Tocopherol T-50 Oil
Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
Diamond Dust Mica Pigment
Safety Gloves
Natures Garden Soap Apron
Safety Mask
Safety Glasses
Silicone Flexible Mat
Stainless Steel Scoop

Other Ingredients and Equipment You Will Need:

Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoon
Scale

Total Recipe Amounts:

205 grams Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate
230 grams Sodium Bicarbonate- Baking Soda
112 grams Cream of Tartar
36 grams Corn Starch
100 grams Vegetable Glycerin
12 grams Jojoba Oil
7 grams Sangria Punch Fragrance Oil
5 grams Vitamin E Oil
3 drops Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant

Ingredients Spotlight: SLSA

Before getting into the recipe, we wanted to give you some more information about some of the ingredients that we are going to be working with. The first one that we will be talking about is Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate, which can be abbreviated as SLSA. This is a new product that we recently brought to Natures Garden Wholesale Supplies. It is a surfactant that can be used as an alternative to other surfactants such as Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) or Sodium Cocoyl Isentionate (SCI). These Sangria Scoopable Bubble Bars are one of the three different recipes we created to showcase this new product. When compared to other surfactants like these, SLSA provides a lot more of foaming and lathering qualities to different types of bath and body products. It is most commonly added to recipes like bubble bars, bath bombs, bubble baths, and also body and facial washes. Since it derives from coconut oil and palm oil, SLSA is very cleansing and moisturizing for the skin. We are excited for you all to try this new ingredient out in your upcoming recipes!

We will be sharing all three of the recipes that we made using SLSA for, all in separate blogs. The other ones are a sangria body scrub, pink sangria soap, and sangria bath bombs. We hope that you will enjoy working with this new surfactant as much as we did.

Ingredients Spotlight: Jojoba OilIngredients Spotlight: Jojoba Oil

The next ingredient that we want to tell you about is Jojoba oil. It is used in countless types of recipes, including cold process soap, lip balm, lip stick, emulsified scrubs, and bath bombs. This oil is extremely versatile because of the positive benefits it brings to different body products and cosmetic formulations. Jojoba oil has anti inflammatory and moisturizing properties in it that reduce redness, dry skin, and other sensitive skin conditions such as eczema and rosacea. There are a lot of benefits to using it, it is an easy oil to work with, as well as to create recipes with. In addition to this one, we have used it in an Activated Charcoal Scrub, a Honey Vanilla Lip Balm, and our Sandalwood Bath Bomb. Each of these is cleansing, moisturizing, and will make you and your skin feel nice and rejuvenated!

Ingredients Spotlight: Sangria Punch Fragrance OilIngredients Spotlight: Sangria Punch Fragrance Oil

Lastly, we wanted to talk about the fragrance oil that we are incorporating and highlighting in today’s recipe. We call this Sangria Punch, which is actually one of the many Natures Garden original fragrance oils. Sangria punch fragrance oil is a complex scent, starting with very fruity top notes that to us, truly resemble a homemade sangria. There are hints of apple, lemon, lime, orange and grape. Following that are the scents of blackberries and pomegranate, which really compliment one another. These fruity notes sit on a base of sugar. We think that this fragrance definitely captures the smell of real sangria and makes for a great scent to add to girly bath product recipes. We have used this fragrance oil in four products that we have made using. Once again, the other craft recipes we created are the Pink Sangria Soap Recipe, Sangria Bath Bombs Recipe, and the Sparkling Sangria Body Scrub Recipe.

Before we get started, it is important to clean and sanitize your work area and all of your packaging materials. It is suggested that you wear gloves, an apron, gloves, a face mask, and a hair net while preparing this recipe.

Mixing the Dry IngredientsMixing the Dry Ingredients

For the first part of this recipe, we will be preparing the dry portion of our ingredients. You will want to get out a regular mixing bowl that is only used for soap making, candle making, etc. Then, you can take out your scale and weigh out the 205 grams of Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate we will need. Add it to your mixing bowl. Next, we will measure out and add to the same bowl 230 grams of Baking Soda, 112 grams of Cream of Tartar, and 36 grams of Corn Starch. The powders from these can really kick up in the air, so make sure that you are wearing a mask. Mix each of these ingredients together until the dry mixture is smooth. We find it easier to break up all of the clumps in the mixture when we use our hands instead of using a spoon or a spatula.

Making the Liquid PortionMaking the Liquid Portion

Next, take out a second mixing bowl. Get the scale out once again and weigh out all of the liquid ingredients for this recipe. First, weigh out 100 grams of the vegetable glycerin. Then, measure out and add to the same bowl 12 grams of jojoba oil, 5 grams of vitamin E oil, and 7 grams of the Sangria Punch Fragrance Oil. Blend them all together seamlessly. The vegetable glycerin, jojoba oil, and vitamin E oil all provide benefits for the skin, which make them perfect for this and other bubble bar recipes. Vegetable glycerin gives you moisturized and resilient skin, and jojoba oil and vitamin E oil will reduce skin irritation, moisturize, as well as minimize the appearance of scars and wrinkles.

Combining the Liquid Ingredients and the Dry IngredientsCombining the Liquid Ingredients and the Dry Ingredients

Then, pour your wet ingredients into the mixing bowl that contains the dry ingredients. Our next step is to create the fun pink color for these sangria bubble bars. You are going to add three drops of the tomato red FUN Soap Colorant. This small amount will give you the light pink color that we are looking for and which you can see in the recipe picture. Add more of the colorant if you prefer a more deeper pink shade or red shade for your bubble scoops. Using your hands, mix all of the ingredients together. Once mixed thoroughly, it will morph into the consistency of dough.

Rolling the DoughRolling the Dough

Once your wet and dry ingredients have been mixed together to form the dough. We used our hands to squeeze the dough and form it into a big ball. Keep on repeating the process of squeezing and rolling until you are sure the pink color is visible everywhere and there are no uncolored white parts left. Doing this will make the next step easier, when we pack the dough and create the actual bubble bar scoops.

Packing and Scooping the Dough Onto the MatPacking and Scooping the Dough Onto the Mat

Now, we get to do the fun part of the recipe! Make sure to have your flexible silicone mat ready for this step. The dough should already be in your mixing bowl. Using your hands, start by pressing down and packing the bubble bar dough tightly in the mixing bowl. This is going to make it easier when using the ice cream scoop. Now that the dough is ready to be scooped, use your stainless steel ice cream scoop to form the bubble bars. As you scoop, place each of them on your flexible silicone mat. This is the easiest place for them to have the time they need to set up without getting in the way of other projects.

Finishing the Sangria Scoopable Bubble BarsFinishing the Sangria Scoopable Bubble Bars

To finish off the bubble bar scoops, take out the diamond dust mica pigment. Sprinkle it all over your bubble bars to decorate them a little bit. We love working both with the 24K gold mica pigment and the diamond dust mica pigment because when a little glitter is added, projects come to life! Finally, set the silicone mat aside on a countertop to allow your sangria sparkle bubble bars to set up. If completely undisturbed, they should harden enough and be fully set up after 24-48 hours.  

Share with usSangria Scoopable Bubble Bars: Share With Us

Once they have finished setting up, your sangria scoopable bubble bars are ready to add to the bath! When you are ready to use them, simply run a couple of the scoops under the bath water. They will start bubbling and fizzing right away, which will give you a wonderful bubble bath. If you enjoyed making these bubble scoops, we have plenty of other bubble bars and bubble scoop recipes that you can check out. The pumpkin roll bubble bar and blackberry bling bling bubble scoops are some of my favorites! After you have finished making this recipe, we would love to hear your thoughts on working with SLSA and how you think it compares to SLS or SCI. We love the extra bubbles that these scoops created in comparison to some other types we created. You can reach out to us on Facebook at Natures Garden as well as Twitter and Instagram @ngscents!

Homemade Winter Sangria Recipe

Before you go, we wanted to share a recipe with you for homemade sangria! This is a recipe that was adapted for the winter season, specifically for the winter citrus season. Since we are right in the middle of the winter, we wanted to share this one. This recipe comes from the blog Julie’s Eats and Treats. Julie writes this blog to give all sorts of breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert recipe ideas and tutorials. Her main idea is to make mealtime easier and less stressful for full time workers. This Winter Sangria recipe from her website uses delicious fresh fruits including pomegranates, pink grapefruits, lemons, blood oranges, and pears. She chose to use sauvignon blanc in her sangria, but the choice is yours when it comes to the wine you want to add. There are many sangria recipes out there for both red and white wine! Julie also has more sangria recipes for other times of the year that she has blogged about, including a Rainbow Sangria, a Blueberry Sangria, and a Peach Rosé Sangria! We hope that you get to create and enjoy this yummy winter drink too!

Natures Garden is not responsible for the performance of any of the recipes provided on our website. Testing is always the responsibility of our customers. If you plan to resell any of the recipes that we provide, it is also your responsibility to follow all FDA regulations. We cannot offer any advice on where to buy the products and ingredients that are listed in our recipes if they are not sold by Natures Garden. When you use Natures Garden recipes and/or raw ingredients, you are agreeing to indemnify Natures Garden against any liability of performance, any lack of performance, or any problems that you encounter with the finished products.

Sep
06

Galaxy Bubble Bar Recipe


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Galaxy Bubble Bar RecipeGalaxy Bubble Bar Recipe

Galaxy Bubble Bar Recipe is a colorful grape candy scented bubble bath recipe from Natures Garden. These easy to make and super cute bubble bars will make a great addition to any bath and body product line! Whether you choose to use them for your customers, yourself, or to make bath time fun for the kids, this is a recipe that is great for those of all ages! Each scoop of the Galaxy Bubble Bars will show off the three colors. With vibrant colors and a wonderful grape scent, using these bubble bars with make bath time a hit. In addition, we have added diamond dust mica for a little sparkle and shine! You could skip that step, but who doesn’t love sparkles? So, when you are ready, look below to create this fragrance fun bubble bath recipe!

We were inspired by an actual ice cream recipe from Some of This and That!  Who doesn’t love ice cream? Now, on their website, you will find not only a list of ingredients but also steps on how to make their homemade Galaxy ice cream. Make sure to check out their website and look at their recipe! So, after you make these Galaxy bubble bars, your tummy is rumbling, give the ice cream a try!  Either way, you can’t go wrong! Do not forget to check out Some of This and That’s Homemade Galaxy Ice Cream.

Galaxy Bubble Bar Recipe Ingredients Available at Natures Garden

Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate

Sodium Bicarbonate- Baking Soda

Grape Happy Camper Candy Fragrance Oil

Cream of Tartar

Corn Starch

Vegetable Glycerin

Safflower Oil

Neon Blue FUN Soap Colorant

Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant

Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant

Diamond Dust Mica Pigment

Small Stainless Steel Scoop

Safety Gloves

Safety Glasses

Natures Garden Apron

Safety Mask

Galaxy Bubble Bar Recipe Other Ingredients and Equipment You’ll Need:

Mixing Spoon

Mixing Bowls (4)

Parchment Paper or Silicone Baking Mat Scale

Galaxy Bubble Bar Recipe Weights and Amounts of all Ingredients

410 grams (2 cups) Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate

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) Safflower Oil

14 grams Grape Happy Camper Candy Fragrance Oil

5 grams Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant

2 grams Diamond Dust Mica Pigment

5 grams Neon Blue FUN Soap Colorant

5 grams Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant

Galaxy Bubble Bar Recipe Prepare You Work Area

Prior to starting it is important to be prepared. You will really want to make sure your work space is clean and sanitized before you begin creating your bubble bars. We also recommend wearing an apron, your safety gloves, a face mask, and a hair net while preparing this recipe. Having a clean and sanitized work space will assure to keep your Galaxy bubble bars nice and clean. In addition, get out any ingredients or equipment that you will be using and place them in your work area. Having everything you need at an arm’s reach will help the process go more quickly and smoothly.

Galaxy Bubble Bar Recipe Prepare Your Dry IngredientsGalaxy Bubble Bar Recipe Prepare Your Dry Ingredients

First, you are going to weigh out your dry ingredients. In total, you will have four dry ingredients you will be weighing out. You can use measuring cups but we recommend using a scale that will allow you to weigh in grams. In a mixing bowl, you will want to add 460 grams of baking soda, 410 grams of sodium cocoyl isethionate, 72 grams of corn starch, and 224 grams of cream of tartar. Next, you want to mix together all the ingredients. This can be done with a mixing spoon, but we always find it easier to use our hands. Also, use your hands to break up any clumps you may find throughout the powder mixture. Clumps will not be your friend during this process.

If you have never used sodium cocoyl isethionate or SCI for short, you should definitely give it a try! Sodium cocoyl isethionate will leave your skin feeling super soft. Also, sodium cocoyl isethionate is great for sensitive skin. We highly recommend giving sodium cocoyl isethionate a try. It is a wonderful SLS alternative that truly is amazing!

Galaxy Bubble Bar Recipe Prepare Your Wet IngredientsGalaxy Bubble Bar Recipe Prepare Your Wet Ingredients

Next, you are going to be preparing your wet ingredients. For this step, you will have a total of three wet ingredients. So, get 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. So, in a large mixing bowl, blend 200 grams of your vegetable glycerin, 24 grams of the safflower oil, and 14 grams of Natures Garden’s Grape Happy Camper Fragrance Oil.  Once again, while you can use the volume measurements above, we highly recommend using weighted measurements.  By weighing your ingredients in grams, you will get a more accurate measurement and an overall better outcome.

 

Galaxy Bubble Bar Recipe Combining Your Dry and Wet IngredientsGalaxy Bubble Bar Recipe Combining Your Dry and Wet Ingredients

Now, add your wet ingredients to the mixing bowl containing the dry powdered ingredients. Once again, go ahead and use your hands to mix the ingredients. Also, make sure you get all the clumps out. Keep mixing the wet and dry ingredients until you get a dough like consistency. You want to make sure your dough is not too crumbly. If it becomes crumbly, you can add a little bit more vegetable glycerin. However, you want to be very careful when adding the vegetable glycerin. If you end up adding too much vegetable glycerin, your dough will become too wet and the recipe may not dry properly. Make sure you are super careful when measuring and mixing your dry and wet ingredients.

 

Galaxy Bubble Bar Recipe Separating Your DoughGalaxy Bubble Bar Recipe Separating Your Dough

Next, we are going to separate the bubble bar dough you just made into three bowls. So, you will need three of your mixing bowls. In a later step, we will be adding a different colorant to each bowl. Although for now, you just need to make sure while separating the dough into three bowls, the are equally divided to include 1/3 in each bowl. They don’t have to be exactly even, just a rough 1/3 in each bowl will work. However don’t let your big mixing bowl go too far, you’ll need it again in a later step. Now for the fun part! Start getting excited!

 

Galaxy Bubble Bar Recipe Coloring your DoughGalaxy Bubble Bar Recipe Coloring Your Dough

Next, we will be adding color. In each of the three bowls, you will be adding one of Natures Garden’s three FUN Soap Colorants. In the first bowl, add five grams of neon blue FUN Soap Colorant. Then, use your hands to mix the blue colorant into the bubble bar dough. Now, with clean gloves, add five grams of Natures Garden’s ultramarine violet FUN Soap Colorant to the second bowl. Lastly, in your third bowl, add five grams of the neon pink soap colorant.  While wearing clean gloves, mix the colorants into the final bowl of dough. Once you have mixed each portion of dough, roll them into a ball and place each one back in their bowl. Remember you may need to change gloves for each color. This will prevent the colors from mixing with each other prematurely.

Galaxy Bubble Bar Recipe Preparing the Colored DoughGalaxy Bubble Bar Recipe Preparing the Colored Dough

Now, you will need the large bowl you were using earlier in the recipe. Go ahead and place your pink bubble bar dough, blue dough, and purple dough ball in your large bowl. Place them next to each other in the bowl but not directly on top of each other. Then, press down on the dough balls to flatten each color dough ball completely. You can overlap slightly as you press on each ball. The goal is to fill the bowl completely.  When we begin scooping we will scoop across the bowl to allow us to get a little bit of each color.

Galaxy Bubble Bar Recipe Scooping the Bubble BarsGalaxy Bubble Bar Recipe Scooping the Bubble Bars

Next, scoop the dough using your small stainless steel scooper. While scooping the dough with your stainless steel ice cream scooper, make sure you get a little bit of the pink dough, the blue dough, and the purple dough color in the ice cream scoop. Then, release each scoop onto a piece of parchment paper or on your silicone baking mat. This recipe will make about thirty of the small ice cream scoops.

Galaxy Bubble Bar Recipe Let's Add Sparkle!Galaxy Bubble Bar Recipe Let’s Add Sparkle!

Now, let’s add some sparkle! We used Natures Garden Diamond Dust Mica Pigment to add some shimmer to the Galaxy bubble bars. This will give your handcrafted bubble bars a silvery white sparkle. While this is totally optional, we thought it was the perfect finishing touch to really give the bubble bars the true Galaxy feel. So, sprinkle your bubble bar scoops with Natures Garden diamond dust mica powder. While making the recipe, we used about two grams of diamond dust pigment. But you can use as much or as little as you would like.

 

Galaxy Bubble Bar Recipe Allowing Them to SetupGalaxy Bubble Bar Recipe Allowing Them to Setup

Finally, you will just need to let your bubble bars setup.  I know you want to use them right away, but you will need to be patient. It can take a few days and in some cases as long as a week for them to setup.  While setup will not take as long a typical rolled bubble bar, for us they just took a few days. It all depends on the environment they are setting up in. You will know they are ready when they feel completely dry.  If you try to pick your bubble bars up too soon, they may fall apart in your hands. So, make sure you allow a few days for the bubble bars to completely harden before moving them or packaging them. Your finished product should turn out like the picture shown. Look at how awesome and vibrant the colors turn out! The diamond dust mica powder adds a great look to these bubble bars.

Galaxy Bubble Bar RecipeGalaxy Bubble Bar Recipe Using the Bubble Bar Scoops

 

Lastly, I bet you can’t wait to try them! I know I couldn’t! I was so excited to see what they looked like in water, I couldn’t wait to get home and see! So, I crumbled one into a bowl, here is a picture of a finished Galaxy bubble bar in a little water. When using your bubble bars at home, crumble a couple of your hardened scoops under your warm running bath water. Not only will it leave your water a beautiful magenta color, it will provide for a nice and relaxing bubble bath. Also, since one of the dry ingredients is sodium cocoyl isethionate, your skin will be left feeling soft. Now, sit back and enjoy a shimmering, grape scented bubble bath! Try it out and see what the rave is all about with our Galaxy bubble bar recipe. You may even decide you want to try other bubble bar recipes from Natures Garden! Well, for even more candle, soap, and cosmetic making ideas, check out our recipe box found here. In our recipe box, you will find a variety of handcrafted bath and body recipes as well as free downloadable candle making classes and soap making classes.

 

Galaxy Bubble Bar Recipe Share Your Products

Have you tried our Galaxy Bubble Bar Recipe? Or, maybe you changed up the colors?  We would love to see the bubble bar scoops that you have created! Post your bubble bar pictures on our Instagram or Twitter page! You can find us @ngscents. As always, you can also post your pictures to our Facebook page as well. We hope your Galaxy bubble bars turn out great and you have a blast making them! Also, we are always here to help and to answer any questions you may have. We hope to see pictures of your finished bath and body products soon!