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! All you really need is flour and a bottle of bubble bath. I used gluten free flour since that’s all we have in our home these days. But I’m pretty sure any type of all purpose flour will do when you make this recipe 😁
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.
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
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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. Let them dry a little more before you package and gift them.
Once you’re ready to use your easy bubble bars, crumble part of the bubble bar under running water to get big, beautiful bubbles.