Hi everyone! Sorry I have been absent for a little while, I’m still doing stuff around my new house and trying to get it all put together 🙂 I have such a random blog right now, eventually I will organize it…I promise!
So, I’m obsessed with Lush…but the closest one to me is about 5 hours away 😦 and obviously I can’t drive there every weekend and get everything I want….well I guess I could, but I’m not going to do that. My favorite product of theirs is their Comforter Bubble Bar. I can’t even begin to tell you how in love with it I am. Being that Lush is so far away from me, my only other option is to order it online (which by the way, I placed an order over the weekend so I should be getting that soon to show you all!) or to make my own.
Being the crafty person that I am, I got that from my Mom, I decided to make my own Bubble Bars! It was very successful, they are pretty simple to make, you just have to have a little patience. I am so mad that I didn’t take picture while I made them, but I did take pictures of them and of them making the bath all bubbly! I promise next time I make them I will take pictures, to show you all step by step how to do it. So, here they are:
I wrapped them all cute with bows because I gave some to my sisters for Christmas and I just wanted them to look cute. The stuff to make them was kind of difficult for me to find near me, so I had to order it all online from different places and wait for all the supplies to be shipped to me. Then when I thought I had it all, one of the places sent me someone else’s order…so I had to wait more for the correct order.
Don’t they look good enough to eat? I think so. I made mine pink and blue, like cotton candy and they are vanilla scented 🙂 YUM!
Right now I am just going to show you how they crumble up and bubble up under the running bath water, and then I will tell you how I made them.
By the way, I used one bar in my bath and I had WAY TOO many bubbles (if that is even possible to have way too many bubbles). So a half of a bar will work for a nice bath. It also made my skin soo soft and moisturized.
So, now the moment you have all been waiting for…how did I make them? Here are the ingredients:
1 Cup Baking Soda
1 Tablespoon Moisturizing Oil (or Olive Oil)
1/3 Cup Cornstarch
1/3 Cup Cream of Tartar
1 Cup SLSA (Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate)
1/3 to 1/3 Cup Glycerin
A couple drops of fragrance
A couple drops of food coloring
Now what you need to do is combined all of the dry ingredients together first and mix it up with your hands (make sure you have the gloves on or it will dry out your hands and the food coloring will stain your hands). Then add the glycerin, moisturizing oil/olive oil and the fragrance now. Mix it all together very well with your hands until it almost feels like dough. I found that I needed to add more glycerin than stated to make it the proper consistency.
Once you have a dough like consistency, separate the dough into two parts. Add a different food coloring to each part and mix the dough until the color is throughout your dough. You can always add more food coloring but you can’t take any away! So make sure you start out with a few drops and add as needed.
Then you need to get ready to roll your dough out to make the bars. I am going to do the best I can with explaining this in writing until I make them again and have pictures for you all. I put a little cornstarch on my table and place my pink ball of dough into it and i flattened it out with my hands into a circle/rectangle shape, and then I used a rolling pin to make it an even layer. I made mine less than a half inch thick. Then I took my blue dough and flattened it out next to the pink dough (you want the blue dough to be smaller than the pink dough circle). Then take the blue dough and set it on top of the pink dough.
Now you are going to want to roll them up together, start at one end and roll it up until it almost looks like a small loaf of bread. Take the ends of the roll and just flatten them out and kind of push/tuck them into the end.
DO NOT cut the dough into slices yet, the dough will need to sit for about 2 hours before you can cut it. This part isn’t necessary but I wrapped mine in Saran Wrap and let it sit on the table, you don’t have to do that you can let it sit uncovered. Once it is done sitting then you may cut them into slices carefully with a knife. You can wrap them up, place them in a tin, however you’d like!
I hope you all enjoyed this DIY for your own Bubble Bars! Let me know if you end up making them yourself, or ask me any questions you have! 🙂 Have an amazing day everyone!