Summer projects are fun -- like these DIY Bubble Bars
Hanapoo and I had a not-so-great time a few weeks ago trying to make bubble bars. let's just say we ended up frustrated and sweaty and had a mess in the kitchen. But I don't like to be defeated, so we tweaked the recipe, tried doing a few things different, and ended up with some amazing DIY Bubble bars scented with amazing doTERRA Balance and Citrus Bliss Bubble bars are fun - they make long lasting bubbles for luxurious baths. They are also pretty pricey if you buy them in specialty shops. SO, because we love DIY, we looked up different recipes and then did the risky thing, and made up our own. Like I said, take one was not so good, but take two --- golden.
How'd we do it?
What we used:
1 cup Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate (SLSA) order it here
1 cup baking soda
1/3 cup corn starch
1/3 cup cream of tartar
1/3 cup glycerine
2 Tablespoon Avocado oil
1 Tablespoon water
10 drops each Balance and Citrus Bliss essential oil blends (or oil of your choice)
food or soap coloring. (we used a bit of paste food coloring)
Surgical mask and rubber gloves (yes, you really need both of these)
What we did:
First, WEAR THE MASK. The SLSA will cloud up when you pour it and you don't want to breathe that in!
Sift the dry ingredients together.
We used the Kitchenaide mixer - first I mixed the dry stuff up by hand. Put all the wet ingredients in a separate bowl and add all at once to the dry. We turned the mixer on low and then gradually increased the speed a couple of notches. it mixed things quickly and thoroughly.
Split the mixture in half and add desired color and 10 drops of one oil to one half and continue to mix. We kept the other half white and kneaded in the other oil, but you could do any color combination you wanted.
Use wax paper or freezer paper to roll out one half into a rectangle and then press the other color onto the top.
Roll up (like sushi) and slice in 1-1/2 inch slices.
Place on sheet to dry for at least 24 hours. We put them in baggies after that, but you could fancy them up with cellophane bags and ribbon.
DIY Bubble Bars make a very very bubbly bath, or you can break in half if you don't want quite as many bubbles
We had a great time making this round of DIY Bubble Bars, and it probably only took about 30 minutes - maybe 45 but that includes cleaning up the kitchen! Need a good source for your oils?