Making up this DIY Bubble Bath Bar Recipe is a fun and easy project at home or for a group.
We recently had a 'Natural Beauty' activity evening for the Young Women's group (teenagers) in my congregation at church. I was asked to make something so I started looking online for ideas and found a DIY Bubble Bath Bar Recipe. (Actually there are a lot of them!)
The idea of a bubble bath bar like 'LUSH' intrigued me, but as I looked at the recipes they all called for certain specialized ingredients, which I would have to mail-order from somewhere. I needed to make it easier for myself and everyone else.
As I continued to look, I suddenly recalled a crazy recipe I made up for my kids years ago that I called 'Bath Taffy'. My kids loved playing with this soapy dough in the tub. I would basically give them a small glob to play with in the tub and wash themselves with it too. It worked like a charm. I unearthed the recipe and began to develop it to be more 'bubbly-ish'.
What I came up with is a much simpler recipe for the bubble bath bars. I updated it for the microwave and added both a bit of glycerin and cream of tartar to my original 'bath taffy' recipe to strengthen the bubbles.
Just 2+ minutes in the microwave makes a lovely smooth dough to make your creations with.
I swapped out the type of soap in my original recipe for liquid bubble bath which contains the 'special' ingredient needed for the bubble action. (Oh! Incidentally I got the liquid bubble bath at the Dollar Tree. It was great. Yay!)
The scent that is pictured above is 'cupcake' made with vanilla and butter flavorings.
The cookie scoop method looks like ice cream! Crumble 2-3 under the pouring tub faucet. They would be great fun to make as party favors.
The orange colored bars are 'Orange Dream' which I made using my amazing orange essential oil by Ameo. Of course you could use lavender or any essential oils to create the scent you'd wish to gift or bathe in.
Besides the cookie scoop I used some large bonbon and heart molds I had from a previous bath project. You can also form the dough into candy-shaped kisses or small loaves and then just slice it. It takes about 3 days to air dry.
What did I use for sprinkles? Just... sprinkles 🙂 ...they melt away. These bubble bath bars smell so yummy, but don't get tempted to taste them! -- Enjoy! Laura