bubble bars diy recipe


These Lush inspired DIY bubble bars look like marshmallow and have a delicious scent that will inebriate your senses.

If you crumble one of them under running water, you’ll get bubbles that you can use as an alternative to the usual soap or gel.

With the quantities indicated in this DIY bubble bar recipe you could make around 16 single-use tabs. Use 2 for a super rich and luxury bath.

DIY bubble bars ingredients

  • Baking soda: 85 g
  • Cream of tartar: 17 g
  • SLSA (Sodium lauryl sulfoacetate): 40 g
  • Glycerin: 30-40 g
  • Rice or corn starch: 15 g
  • Coconut oil: 4 g
  • Natural cosmetic fragrance (I used 2 g of Aroma Zone’s Fleur de Coton) or 20-40 drops of essential oils
  • Natural pink coloring (choose a oil soluble one, like AZ’s Rouge Grenadine)

bubble bars cream or tartar


How to make DIY bubble bars

  • Mix together the baking soda, the cream or tartar, the SLSA and the starch.
    Wear a protective lab mask when you do it because the SLSA is a very thin and volatile powder and should not be inhaled.
  • Add the coconut oil, the fragrance and enough glycerin to obtain a modelling dough (you’ll need around 30-40 g of glycerin).
  • Take half of the dough and add the coloring to make it pink.

diy bubble bars recipe lush inspired


  • Roll out the 2 pieces of dough over a baking paper.
  • Layer the white dough over the pink one and start to roll helping yourself with the baking paper.
  • Cut the DIY bubble bar into 16 slices and let them harden for at least 3-5 days before use.
  • Keep the bars away from moisture to avoid to damage them. Better to use the bar by 1 month.

bubble bars recipe

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