David's Solid Bubble Bath Bars
  • Difficulty Intermediate
  • Time 2 hours
  • Yields 10 - 14 bars

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David's Solid Bubble Bar Tutorial


If you feel you have graduated from our basic Three Bubble Bar recipes here, which we formulated, a good long time ago, it might be time to step up to this rolled solid Bubble Bath project.

Soap Queen recently did a video tutorial, which prompted us to update our formula, so this is "after" Anne-Marie's project (video below), using ingredients available in Australia.

 

 


Anne-Marie uses the yummy Celestial Waters, but we opted for Lavender Green Tea Fragrance and Sugar Plum Fairy Fragrancefor the second batch.



This type of product can be a little tricky if you have never made bubble bars before, so we highly recommend watching Anne-Marie's video before you begin, it's really helpful! It's sooo much easier to see exactly how to achieve these bars with the video, it's one of the best we've seen.



David's Solid Bubble Bath

Part One

 

Part Two

 

For colours, use diluted Liquid Pigment Dispersions or water dispersible colours such as our Liquid Lakes. For Anne-Marie's colours, select Deep Seagreen and Deep Blue!  Or you can also use Mica powders to colour if you prefer


For our bars we used:

For Lavender Green Tea Batch:

8 drops Royal Purple Liquid Dispersion - diluted in 5ml Distilled water or Coco Betaine
4 drops Deep Sea Green Liquid Dispersion mixed with 10 drops of Yellow Liquid Dispersion - diluted in 5ml Distilled water or Coco Betaine

For the Sugar Plum Fairy Batch:

10 drops Citrus Orange Liquid Lake - diluted in 5ml Distilled water or Coco Betaine
12 drops Sunflower Yellow Liquid Lake - diluted in 5ml Distilled water or Coco Betaine


Dilute the colours if using our liquid concentrates!


You'll also need:

  • Large mixing bowl
  • Sieve
  • 2 x 1 litre jugs or bowls
  • Disposable Gloves, a couple of sets
  • Gladbake (or similar) or freezer paper
  • Scrapers, non serrated narrow knife to slice the bars

 

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  • Set out equipment and weigh ingredients ready to use

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  • Mix the part one ingredients together in one bowl and mix until combined

  • Use a mask if susceptible to dust, and sieve part two ingredients together in another bowl

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  • Begin to add the liquid ingredients, slowly into the dry ingredients, mixing as you go

  • Use a spatula or spoon at this stage until all ingredients are moistened

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  • When the mixture looks like the picture on the left, it's time for hands!

  • Begin to mix and knead in the bowl as you would bread dough, continue until the mixture begins to hold together

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  • Knead, and knead some more, scraping off your hands as you continue

  • Knead until the mixture can be formed into a ball, as shown in the picture on the right

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  • Remove from bowl, and form into a ball or log

  • Cut into two even pieces and place in jugs

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  • Now it's time for colour, you may want to use it all, or less - we used we mixed up

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  • You'll notice as the colour mixes into the white dough that the colour will even out and remain that tone

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  • If you feel you need a little extra moisture, you can add the Coco betaine.  The mixture will be quite stiff and expect it still to look a little crumbly as you knead it

  • Form into a ball and flatten onto a sheet of "glad bake" dusting with bicarbonate of soda

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  • Time to remove the gloves, or replace with fresh ones as you will most likely have mixture stuck of them!

  • Dust the top with bicarbonate of soda, and lay another sheet of "glad bake" over the top

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  • Now press out into a squarish shape, one colour over the other, pushing and pressing it into place

  • It should be very soft, almost marshmallow like

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  • Now begin to roll, like a roulade or swiss roll, tucking the very first edge under a little to allow you to guide the roll over, using the paper to assist you

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  • The paper will stick a little (or a lot!) but just continue to coax it into the roll, tapping the ends in to keep it a nice log shape

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  • Carefully remove the paper, and place on a firm surface. The loaf will be quite soft and almost "fluffy"

  • Slice the thin bladed knife under each slice, to carefully move it just slightly so it will dry in a nice shape

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  • Once sliced, place in a dry place for at least a week or two to dry out, then they are ready to use!

  • We find it's best to wrap the bars after the drying time and place in a jar for best storage

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To Use: Break off a "chunk" and crumble under the running tap, your bath will have loads of bubbles, and no plastic bottle waste!

Ingredients in "Add to Trolley" are for Lavender Green Tea Batch - there will be left over ingredients for most items.  If making two batches just double check if you need to purchase 2 of anything (such as Cream of Tartar).