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 %|
|8,00%||SLSA or SCS|
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.
LINKS TO SOME EQUIPMENT AND TOOLS THAT YOU MIGHT NEED
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