Posted by on 2/27/2020 to Let's Talk DIY & Crafts!
Bubble Bath Scoops: A Fun Gift Idea for Anyone to Enjoy!
Bath bombs, shower steamers, bubble bath bars, teas and bath salts. There are so many bath products these days it makes it hard to choose, hence why you go and spend a fortune, frankly it's just fun to pamper yourself with fun beautiful and sweet smelling products from time to time.
We are here to tell you bubble bath scoops are yet another way to add a fun design to an already popular bath product. Doing interesting and unique designs of bubble bath bars have also gained in popularity over the years, business's and individuals have perfected there recipes.
Who doesn't want to add big beautiful and lathering bubbles with a wide array of fresh and soothing aromas to there bath, as an extra way to soak and unwind!
Bubble Bath Bars & Bubble Bath Scoops are Eerily Similar
Many of the same ingredients that go into making bubble bath bars also are seen and used in bubble scoops, they frankly are the same thing except for the way in which you prepare them once the dough is laid out and made.
We do alter our formula a little as well with these as oppose to the rolled bubble bath bars, just because I feel like I need a little more flexibility when working with bars as oppose to the bubble scoops design.
Ingredients in a CAN'T MISS Bubble Bath Scoop Recipe
- Baking Soda - 2 Cups
- Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate (SLSA) - 1/2 Cup
- Cream of Tartar - 1/4 Cup
- Corn Starch - 1/8 Cup
- Liquid Surfactant - 1/4 Cup
- Liquid Glycerin - 1/4 Cup
- Sweet Almond Oil - 1/2 teaspoon
- Polysorbate 80 - 1 teaspoon
- Lavender Vanilla Skin-Safe Fragrance
- Mica Colorant (2 colors - approx 1 teaspoon of each, you can also use certified FD & C dyes)
- Hand Mixer
- Two Bowls
- Measuring Spoons
- Measuring Cups
- Face mask
- Ice Cream Scoop
If you've been to our website before and read or experimented with bubble bath bars at all, the first few steps of this process should be relatively simple. Like bath bomb recipes, the first step is to mix all of the dry ingredients together (except the mica colorants) and then mix all the wet ingredients in another bowl all-together.
The wet and dry ingredients should never touch until you are ready to start mixing.
Once the wet and dry ingredients are mixed separately, pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and immediately start to mix or a early reaction may start to occur. Now unlike bath bombs I prefer to use a stand mixer for bubble bath bars and for bubble bath scoops.
I find them both to be more forgiving and I don't necessarily have to perfect my textures like we do with our bath bombs to get them just right (tip: with SLSA, cover the bowel early on because this is a substance that's very light and fine, it becomes airborne very quickly and can make you cough).
Note: If you used a stand mixer that clearly can mix faster then you can with your hands, your mixture may look slightly different. It may have a more doughy consistency with the stand mixer, especially if you're using specific attachments for dough.
That's okay, it may still be ready to go onto the next step. Simply take a handful of the mixture and knead it, it should become more mold-able at this time. If not it's to dry, add 1/4 tsp more glycerin at a time.
Great, easy-to-follow tutorial on making Bubble Bath Scoops with 3 colors!
Your mixture should be to a point where if you grab a handful of it and knead it, it will form together like dough. It may visually look a bit dry, but just grab a handful and test it.
Now divide this mixture into 2 bowls for your colors. Add your choices of colors to the mixture and start to mix together. Again, you can use a stand mixer, hand mixer or your hands at this point.
Once mixed with the colors, use your hands to knead the mixture like dough until it becomes super smooth and soft to the touch. Again at this stage you may have to add more glycerin if it is not pliable enough or soft enough. Practice makes perfect with bubble bath scoops.
This is the fun part. Combine the 2 colors of mix. You can squeeze them together as much or least as you'd like. This is what will give you that cool blended colors.
At this point, I like to place the combined mix into a small bowl that I can completely flatten the top, kinda of like brand new carton of ice cream.
Now simply take your ice cream scoop and scoop out the dough as if it were ice cream. Flatten the top of it while the mixture is in your scoop.
Place each scoop onto wax paper and allow to dry at least 24 hours.
Now that it has dried, you can do a variety of things with this creation for selling.
Well from RN to Zen, we would like to thank you for stopping by our blog. We hope you have learned how to make some really cool bubble bath scoops to either enjoy for your own pleasures or maybe even for a fun DIY for the holidays or and event.
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