The lenghty ingredient list. The unpronounceable ingredients. There have been many things that kept me from making my own bubble bars. Until I figured out this recipe.
You only need 2 simple ingredients to make these easy bubble bars. And you probably already have those ingredients somewhere in your home right now.
Especially if you made my easy 2 ingredient bubble bath salts I shared last week!
And the best part of this DIY tutorial: these easy bubble bars contain NO SLSa!
Side note: the liquid bubble bath you use might contain SLS or SLSa.
The reason why I’m so proud to announce this recipe doesn’t contain SLS or SLSa powder is because you don’t have to buy or find the powder first. Check the ingredients list of your liquid bubble bath to make sure it doesn’t contain any ingredients you’re allergic or sensitive to.
You only need 2 simple ingredients
I tried a couple of versions before I found THE perfect easy bubble bars recipe. I tried corn starch first. That works too to make these cute little conversation hearts, but the lather and amount of bubbles just isn’t what you’d expect from a bubble bar.
I tried another version with gluten free all purpose flour, since gluten free food items is all we have in our home these day. And it worked brilliantly!
So gluten free all purpose flour is definitely the way to go if you want to try these easy 2-ingredient Bubble Bars!
The next version I tried was with regular all purpose flour, but it just wasn’t the same. Again, the lather just wasn’t as impressive.
Watch the video tutorial
I also made a video of 3 easy and cheap DIY tutorials that are all meant to create lovely bubbles for a romantic bath experience.
You can view the instructions for this post as it’s the 1st tutorial in the video! Good to know: you can easily watch the video without sound too!
These easy bubble bars make the perfect last minute gift for Valentine’s Day. Or surprise your friends for Galentine’s Day!
How to make easy bubble bars
fine brush – like this
food or soap coloring – like this
Heart shaped mold – like this
To help you find the ingredients you need for this tutorial I’ve added links in this post to places you can find them online. I’m part of the Amazon affiliate program so I get a small commission when you buy something via these links. For me it’s a win-win and I spend that money to make more bath DIY tutorials for you. But feel free to Google the ingredients to find your own or buy them from local vendors in your area!
- Pour 1/2 cup of bubble bath in a mixing bowl.
- Slowly add the flour to the bubble bath. Keep stirring the mixture to combine the ingredients. As you add more and more flour, the mixture will start to look like a dough. You might not even need to use all of the flour.
- As soon as it starts to look like dough, try mixing it with your hands. Add a little bit more flour if the mixture is still too wet.
- Mix the ingredients with your hands like you would knead the dough of a bread or pizza.
- Roll several balls of “soap dough” according to the amount of colors you want to make. I made three: green, yellow and blue. The ingredients listed above make about 3 decent sized bubble bars or 6 smaller ones.
- Carefully add a drop of food or soap coloring to each ball of soap dough. Knead well to divide the color evenly. This WILL stain your fingers, so be careful and use gloves if you don’t want your hands to be covered in blue stains. The stains do rub off pretty easily afterwards. I didn’t add any essential oils to the mixture as the scent of the bubble bath I used was already pretty strong!
- Divide the soap dough among the hearts of your molds. I decided to go with 3 big bubble bars, 1 in each color. I used a heart shaped molds because I wanted my bubble bars to look like conversation hearts. But you can obviously use whatever mold you like!
- Let these easy bubble bars dry out overnight in their molds. You can shape them by hand, but as they dry they will start to ‘run’ a little and change shape.
- The next day, use red (or a color of your choice) of food or soap coloring and a fine paint brush to draw on a text of your choice. At this point you can really get creative and write personal messages!
- The bottom of these easy bubble bars might still be a little wet to the touch when you take them out of their molds. Turn them with the wet side facing up and let them dry a little more before you package and gift them.
How To Use Your Bubble Bars
Once you’re ready to use your easy bubble bars, crumble part of the bubble bar under running water to get big, beautiful bubbles.
Easy Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas
This is part of a series of DIY tutorials for my favorite Valentine’s Day gift ideas.
Here are my other easy homemade gift ideas you can check out if you’re looking for last-minute Valentine’s Day Gift inspiration.