I have been messing around with bubble bars for a while now. I love them so much but they are so expensive to by from lush all the time, and most recipes I found call for SLSA which is a) not as good for you and b) hard to find. I finally found a recipe I liked and I’m excited to share it with you! These combine both a bath bomb and a bubble bar in one so you get the best of both worlds. I love how these turned out! They smell amazing and it’s my new obsession to make these. This is a two-part recipe and you can make each part on it’s own if you just want the bubbles or just want the bath bomb. Enjoy!
Seashell Bath Bomb
What You Need:
– Silicone madeleine mold
– 1 cup baking soda
– 1/2 cup citric acid
– 1 tbsp corn starch
– 1/4 tsp mica colourant
– 1 tbsp almond oil
– 1/2 tbsp poly 80
– 15 drops of essential or fragrance oil (I used a cotton candy one from Amazon)
– witch hazel
What To Do:
1. Using a sieve, combine all dry ingredients in a bowl and mix well. (Do not include colourant yet)
2. In a separate bowl, combine oils and poly 80.
3. Add the mica to the dry mixture.
4. Add in wet ingredients and mix well! The more you mix, the better colour your mica will give off.
5. Add in witch hazel by spraying only a little at a time, mixing well as you do this. Do not add any more witch hazel once bath bombs start to form a shape when molded with hands.
6. Pack into the molds and let dry for 24 hours.
Bubble Bar Icing
(This yields more icing than needed for bath bombs, but you can make plain bubble bars with it!)
What You Need:
– 1 1/2 cups baking soda
– 3/4 cup citric acid
– 1/2 cup cornstarch
– 1 tbsp cream of tartar
– 1/4 cup epsom salt
– 1/4 cup dry milk
-1/2 cup oils (I use mostly coconut oil with a tbsp of almond)
– 3 tsp meringue powder + 3 tbsp of water
– 1/2 tbsp cream of tartar (for step 1)
– 1/4 cup of coco glucoside
What To Do:
1. In an electric mixer, beat the meringue powder, water, and cream of tartar until stiff peaks form. (This will take a while so watch tv for about 10-15 minutes)
2. Add in Coco Glucoside, and continue to whip until mixed.
3. In a separate bowl, combine all dry ingredients. Add in melted oils and mix.
4. Once mixed it should be a play-doh consistency. Then add in your whipped meringue powder mixture a bit at a time until it is a frosting texture.
5. Now pipe your frosting. You can put it in between your layers of seashells or pipe it into cupcake tins for cute cupcake bubble bars. Do this fast as it expands and make sure not to pipe too much in between the shells or it will come seeping out the sides!
6. Let them dry overnight before you enjoy!