I love the romantic and vintage scent of violets and I find it irresistible when strengthen by the oriental labdanum notes.
These violet bubble bars contain both violet natural fragrance and diluted labdanum drops that you’ll love if you like the powdery fragrances. In case you have the labdanum absolute, remember to dilute it before using it as explained here.
Of course you can make these DIY bubble bars using different fragrances and essential oils, but I suggest you to give a chance to violet and labdanum used together if you have the opportunity to do it.
The flowers are cut and modelled with fondant tools. I used to dedicate a lot of time to cake design before starting with natural cosmetics and from time to time I use the same tools for my creations.
DIY bubble bars ingredients
Doses for around 12 violets made with a 2,5 cm flower cutter:
- Baking soda: 42 g
- Cream of tartar: 8 g
- SLSA(Sodium lauryl sulfoacetate): 20 g
- Glycerin: 15-20g
- Rice or corn starch: 20 g
- Coconut oil: 2 g
- Natural cosmetic fragrance (I used 2,8 g of Aroma Zone’s Violet cosmetic fragrance + 15 drops of diluted labdanum) or 20-40 drops of essential oils
- Violet mica
How to make DIY violet bubble bars
- Mix together the baking soda, the cream or tartar, the mica, 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 coconut oil, fragrance and enough glycerin to obtain a modelling dough (you’ll need around 15-20 g of glycerin).
- Roll out the dough over a baking paper and create the violets using a fondant cutter and a modeling tool.
- Let the violet bubble bars harden for at least 3-5 days before use.
- Keep the bars away from moisture to avoid damaging them.
- To use them, crumble the bars under running water. 1 – 2 DIY bubble bars are enough for a single bath.