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Bubble Scoops Recipe

I’ve been working on this recipe for a few months now and I am thrilled to share the finall formulation with you!

Some things I kept in mind while sweating on this recipe.

1) bubble scoops without Cream of Tartar. As much as I love this ingredient I do understand that it’s not very affordable, and it can’t be purchased in many countries.

2) less SLSA. SLSA is a great surfactant and it produces nice bubbles. However, it’s pricey so I wanted to use it at a lower rate to reduce the costs.

3) easy to make

4) 24-48 hours drying time.

5) produce good bubbles

And you know what? I managed! So well done Daisy and have fun with my recipe everybody!


500g Batch (makes 6)
350g Baking Soda
40g SLSA (or SCS)
20g Tapioca Starch
15g Kaolin Clay
45g Cocamidopropyl Betaine
10g Cocoa Butter
10g Fragrance Oil
5g Polysorbate 80
colorant of choice
recipe in grams
8,00%SLSA or SCS
3%Kaolin Clay
4,00%Tapioca Starch
9,00%Cocoamidopropyl Betaine
2,00%Cocoa Butter
Recipe in percentages


1. In a large bowl combine your dry ingredients. Wear a dust mask or a respirator because powdered surfactants are airborne and are very unpleasant to breathe in. I only had coarse SLSA on hand and that’s why you see those little white specks on my pictures.

NOTE: if you use micas or powdered lakes as your colorants then add them to your dry ingredients.

2. Weigh and melt your cocoa butter. You can use a microwave or a water bath method. It shouldn’t take long.

3. Once your cocoa butter is melted add the rest of the wet ingredients to the container with your cocoa butter and slightly stir.

4. Slowly pour your wet mixture into your dry ingredients and start kneading. At first, the mixture will look very crumbly but you will see how the consistency changes as you knead. It will turn into this beautiful, non-sticky, play-dough consistency mixture. You can use a stand mixer or a hand mixer. This batch was small so I just kneaded it with my hands. If you would like to use water-soluble dyes as your colorant then mix them up with 1-2ml hot water before adding to your bubble mix.

TIP: if you want to use a mooncake press or a 3d mold to make your solid bubble bath then don’t knead the dough for too long. It should be crumbly but hold its shape once squeezed.

5. If you want to make multiple colored bubble scoops then divide your mixtures between mixing bowls, add your colorants, mix well, and then scoop your solid bubble bath balls.

6. Scoop your solid bubble bath batter, slowly release on parchment paper, and set aside to dry for about 24-48 hours.

TIP: you can make cocoa butter drizzle and use it for decorating your solid bubble bath creations! You can also add some glitter, sprinkles, sparkly mica, flower petals, to decorate your final product.


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5 thoughts on “Bubble Scoops Recipe

  1. Thank you very much Daisy I look forward to try and this I’m not on Facebook at the moment as I’ve got internet problems but I will be back to your page as soon as possible.
    I can’t wait to try this it looks great fun I was just wondering if you could put cot instead of kaolin clay or the ((takpolia starch)) I know I haven’t spelt this correctly as I’ve just screenshot the recipe I’m going to try this and let you know how I get on thank you ever so much for being so kind and have a lovely weekend.

    Julia 💗

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  2. I am very impress with the layout of your blog and the information that you have on it. I am a newbie to the cosmetic world and I found your site during my research online. By the way my name is Leeann and I am from Barbados and I will be launching my business early next year 2022 (Craft Gallery 38). Keep up the good work and look forward to seeing your future blogs.


  3. Hey! I’m really struggling to find a simple bubble scoops recipe that doesn’t have a million ingredients, and it seems like every recipe out there is different which is a little overwhelming. I was really hoping to not have to use SLSA, SCS, or SCI as I make items at home and am worried about my cat, considering everyone says it’s so dangerous and easily airborne; I did find a post online that said that milk powder could be subbed but a) ew, and b) I know it won’t give me good bubbles. Any suggestions I could maybe play around with? You use a liquid surfactant as well so I’m just lost as to why it requires both? I’m also curious as to the use of tapioca starch AND kaolin clay; what is the reason for this? Thanks! 🙂

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    1. Powdered surfactants make lots of bubbles, so it will be challenging to make bubble bars without SCI, SLSA, or SCS.
      A good combination of liquid and dry surfactants makes more bubbles. Starches and clays make water soft and silky, and they also help produce a harder bubble scoop.

      You could try sub powdered surfactants with baking soda or starch and rely on liquid surfactants for bubbles and foam. Decyl Glucoside makes a great foam, so a combo of Cocamidopropyl Betaine and Decyl Glucoside should make a decent bubble scoop. Like always, make a small batch and see how it works.

      Let me know how it goes, and happy making!


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