Easy Bubble Bars with only 2 ingredients

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

1/2 cup bubble bathlike this
3/4 cup gluten free all purpose flourlike this

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!

  1. Pour 1/2 cup of bubble bath in a mixing bowl.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Mix the ingredients with your hands like you would knead the dough of a bread or pizza.
  5. 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.
  6. 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!
  7. 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!
  8. 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.
  9. 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!
  10. 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.

Enjoy!

Ina

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.

1. “You’re my rock” hand soaps
2. Bubbling Bath Salts
3. Bubble Bar Bath Bombs

Easy melt and pour rock Soap DIY Tutorial by The Makeup Dummy #soapmaking #diygift
Fun, easy and cheap tutorial to make your own bubble bar bath bomb using liquid bubble bath and without SLS or SLSa powder. DIY by The Makeup Dummy

9 Comments

  1. Valerie Taylor 12 February 2018 at 14:49

    I am looking at another recipe of yours which calls for coffee-infused almond oil. Do you have a recipe to make that?

    Reply
  2. Sonya 5 September 2018 at 06:08

    How long do these last before you use them? I mean do they go off or anything like that? Do they need to be used within an amount of time? Cheers

    Reply
    1. Ina from The Makeup Dummy 2 February 2019 at 23:02

      Hi Sonya, they last a pretty long time but I would say to use them within at least 3 months.

      Reply
  3. kathy 29 October 2018 at 16:47

    Do you have to use silicone molds?

    Reply
    1. Ina from The Makeup Dummy 30 October 2018 at 18:59

      They are the easiest to work with, but you can experiment and try other types of molds!

      Reply
  4. Moo 8 January 2019 at 19:20

    Hello. Followed the recipe exactly and this unfortunately does not even sort of work. Yes it will harden but does not break apart in water or make bubbles for that matter. I was super skeptical it only having two ingredients but i figured it could not hurt to try. I really wanted this to work too as its super simple. Anyone else reading this skip to another bubble bar recipe.

    Reply
    1. Ina from The Makeup Dummy 8 January 2019 at 21:40

      Hi Moo, I’m sorry to hear this didn’t work for you. Have you tried holding the bar under the running tap or crumbling it underneath? (Like you would do with a Lush Bubble Bar?) It could also be the brand of bubble bath you used. As you can see in the video tutorial mine worked great!

      Reply
      1. The Makeup Dummy 3 February 2019 at 00:16

        Hi Moo, Quick update: I’ve also noticed gluten free flour works best! I still have to figure out why but it worked a lot better than when I made it with regular flour. I’ve changed it in the tutorial so it’s more clear.

        Reply

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