DIY Bubble Bars Recipe, How to Make SPA Products CHEAP, EASY & QUICK! Homemade Gift Idea for Saint Valentine’s Day, Birthday, Mother’s Day or Christmas.

 
 You can make as many as 10 Bubble Bars for the price of one (YEAH!) Bubble Bar from store. 

Ingredients:
       Also:
  • Medical Mask - you can also find those at a Dollar Store
  • Gloves



Instructions:
Don't forget to use mask and gloves, cause you don't wanna inhale all the dust from dry ingredients or have them dry out your hands (and they will, I learned it the hard way;-)

Combine all the dry ingredients together, and then add glycerin, olive oil and fragrance/ essential oil. Once you have it mixed very well, you should have a dough-like consistency. Add some more glycerin, if necessary. Then divide it into two parts. Add different food coloring to each of the parts and mix until the color is consistent in each part (you can also keep the second part white).
To show you how to roll two parts together to make the bars I included the video by Bonnie at an amazing youtube channel GoodEarthSpa - she starts rolling @11.15min. 
Enjoy your "DIYing"!
 


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Also - Gingerbread House Bubble Bars
 - Christmas gift version:

  About me:

California girl who came to the US from a small town in Russia all by herself and now making her EVERY single dream come TRUE!




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72 comments:

  1. mniam mniam he looks splendidly

    I am greeting
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  2. выглядит очень и очень симпатично)

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  3. Такие милые штучки. Правда, я не совсем поняла что это. выглядит очень вкусненько)
    sunny-susunny.blogspot.com

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    1. Eto pena dlya van v vide batonchikov - Lush delaet takie je, i v Lush oni dostatochno dorogie!;-)

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  4. they look delicious! they make me hungreh D:

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  5. Это жевательные конфеты? Типа ирисок?

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  6. Those look so fun to make!! I may have to try this!! Thank you! xoxox

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    1. Oh, yes, they do! You most definitely should give it a try;-)

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  7. This is fantastic, what a nice DIY!

    I love your blog, follow each other's both with GFC and bloglovin? It would be great!
    Kiss

    http://tati-loves-pearls.blogspot.com

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  8. Так аппетитно выглядит :)

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  9. А красивые очень....так и хочеться сьесть!
    http://sverbenova.blogspot.com/
    2 новых поста=)

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  10. Cool! I may have to try this! I have made my own scrubs before but not soap!

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    1. Oh, I'm sure you'll have fun! Just don't forget to put gloves on, cause this stuff burns your skin a bit when you make it!

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  11. great! :)
    thx for your comment! :)

    Anne ♥

    http://yesyoucandiy.blogspot.com/

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  12. Love your DIY posts! I like everything about bath, so I must try it:)

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    1. i think you definitely should - it's a whole lot of fun!!

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  13. the bars look like rolat-a type of cake ah now I'm hungry lol

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    1. They make me wanna crave something yummy too, Amy;-)))

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  14. Can SLSA (Sodium lauryl sulfoacetate) be bought in a store?

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    1. I honestly have never seen it in stores. I think it's not something pple buy often, so brick and mortar stores don't really bother having SLSA in stock... But I might be wrong - sorry, I wish I could help more:-(

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  15. How long do you let them dry?

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    1. It usually 1.5-2wks for them to completely dry and harden (make sure no one eats them during that time, cuz I had a few guests who thought they were deliciously looking cookies;-) but if you make them for yourself - u can use them right after u make them.

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  16. Have you ever used a lush fragrance oil dupe? I am wondering where I can find their scents.

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  17. I made this today, it's awesome! Can't wait to use it.

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    1. Oh, that's amazing! I'm so incredibly sorry I somehow missed your previous comment:-( I've just noticed it now that you commented the second time here... as for their fragrance oils - they sometimes just put "perfume" in their ingredients and that most likely means there's some synthetic perfume added which will not be possibly duplicate, because of all the formulas and etc.
      And I honestly would LOVE to see the pictures of your bubble bars - I always get unbelievably excited when people tell me on Facebook or Twitter that they made any of the LUSH DYs and they show me their pics;-)))

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  18. I'm so glad I found your blog through Pintrest! I LOVE Lush products but can't always afford to splurge on them. I made my first batch of Bubble Bars last night and they turned out GREAT (and I'm not a crafty person by any means!) I can't wait to try them out in the bath...hoping I can start giving them as gifts to teachers and friends at the holidays!!

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    1. OMG, thank you so much for stopping by to leave a comment, Emily! it just made me so unbelievably happy;-) I would LOVE to see the pictures of your bars, it's super exciting to know that my recipes help people save some money while enjoying the luxuries we deserve!!! and yes, they make really cute inexpensive gifts, that are still kinda untraditional, because you don't see too many people giving homemade lush products as gifts yet;-)
      Again, thank you for your sweet comment, Emily:-)) Please let me know if you try some other DIY LUSH products♥♥♥

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    2. Since the Bubble Bars turned out so great, I just ordered the Citric Acid so I can try the Bath Bombs next. I'm so excited!! Sure, I can send you a picture of the Bubble Bars, just not sure how!! :) I made them pastel purple with light blue swirls -- they are perfect for Easter! Thanks again for sharing your recipes!!!

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    3. Ahh, this is so exciting! can't wait to hear how your "bombing" goes;-))) Just make sure that you don't spritz too much water on them so that citric acid doesn't fizz away while you're making the bombs - the mistake I made during my first time:-(
      OMG, "pastel purple with light blue swirls"?! I NEED to see this! Emily can you facebook or tweet them to me?
      https://www.facebook.com/MariaSself
      https://twitter.com/MariasSelf

      Thank you! You just made my day again♥♥♥

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    4. I messaged you a photo through FB -- I think it probably went to your "other" folder in your inbox. Can't wait to try more of your recipes!! :)

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    5. Emily, you're amazing! people like you make my blogging experience so much more fulfilling♥♥♥ Seeing your pictures this morning was the best way to start a weekend I could ever ask for;-))))
      Thank you!

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  19. Do these keep bubbling like the lush ones do? Just curious

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    1. Oh, they definitely do! Thank you for stopping by;-)

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  20. Just came back on here to get the bubble bar recipe again (making some for my sister's bday) and saw your post about getting the letter and being banned from using the store's name. RIDICULOUS!! What a hassle for you to have to change everything on your website! I'm still a fan, no matter what you have to call your "copy" products!!!

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    1. OMG, Emily! Thank you so incredibly much for the support - your comment is the best thing I could start this week with;-)) And please say Happy Birthday to your sister from me! I bet she deserves her spa time;-))))

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  21. where do you buy sodium laureth sulfacetate?

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    1. Hi! I buy it on Amazon. If you click on SLSA in my ingredients list, you'll get to the product page itself. Hope that helps and happy DIYing;-))

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  22. Hi, Love your thrifty ideas!!! My question is the essential oils you use in you bubble bars. Do you use scents similar to(L)? What oils do you use and where do you get them? I'm not good at mixing scents etc and would love to be able to make these with the (L) scents..Thanks so much keep up the great work..Sherrie

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    1. Oh, thank you so much Sherrie! I actually just use the oils that I feel like using, because L. doesn't disclose what perfumes they put when they say "perfume" on the ingredients list (I don't even know what they mean by "perfume" - whether they use essential oils or something chemical:-( I was told at their store that they do this to avoid having their formulas "stolen". I'm sorry, Sherie, I wish I could help more with that:-(

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  23. Maria - what can I sub out to make this more moisturising with butters and oils?

    Sherrie - go to Bramble Berry or Natures Garden to find US based fragrance suppliers.


    CJ

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    1. Oh, I've just recently done a post about Bubble Melts - it's like bubble bar + bath melt + bath bomb in one. the recipe is here:
      http://www.mariasself.com/2013/05/how-to-make-diy-bubble-salts-fizzy_18.html

      but if you don't want it to have salts and fizziness, just don't use oatmeal, sea salt and citric acid. Hope that helps;-)))

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  24. Have you tried making them without the Cream of Tartar? I'm just curious as to what purpose it serves and if the recipe really needs it.

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  25. This is going on my Christmas list! That is, Christmas gifts to MAKE! Thanks so much for the recipe and pictures.

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  27. Help! I love your blog and it has inspired me to try my hand at these lovely bath products I seem addicted to! I tried making the bubble bars per the above recipe however, how long do they need to dry for? I left mine sitting out over night and they are still soft as play dough! Any suggestions?? Thank you! And please continue to assist us poor Lush addicts with DIY solutions!!!

    Sarah

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  28. About Baking Soda can I chang Baking power?

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  29. I made these last week, and they still aren't dry, and now some of them are getting moldy. Is it from the large amount of glycerin used? They make wonderful bubbles!! I am so disappointed. I have them drying in the oven on warm to see if I can speed up the drying process before they all get moldy.

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  30. I wanted to also ask, in your video you add Tapioca Starch, but it isn't listed on your recipe. How much did you add, and what is the purpose of this.

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  31. All people always want to know all about things that you have been described. It is very valuable & very pleasant redistribution! I will bookmark this blog.

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  32. This would be good if SLSA (Sodium lauryl sulfoacetate) was easy to get - i know you put a link to an amazon site where you can buy it.. i had my credit card out and ready ... and they dont ship to australia.
    despite the whispers australians enjoy baths too and dont wait until it rains for a shower.

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  33. I'm gonna try the bubble bars they look pretty cool if you have any extra.....lol

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  34. I made some of your bubble bath bars, the bubbles were fabulous! Thank you for sharing!

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  35. Your video shows a tapioca starch but the ingredients list does not. Can you tell me how much of this you use?

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  36. I'm wondering if I should buy more then a 1 oz bottle of oil.

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    1. How many drops should I get out of 1 oz?

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