Bubble Baths... an iconic symbol of self care and relaxation. Bubbles are just the icing on the cake. They are fun and functional.
Bubble bars have been an amazing tool in creating a less wasteful bath time routine while still getting loads of benefits! Instead of using plastic bottles filled with liquid (hard to transport and wasteful) you can try a bubble bar!
A bubble bar simply refers to a solid formula that once dissolved creates bubbles. The ‘solid’ base can consist of baking or washing soda, corn starch, arrow root, tapioca starch or a blend of all the above. The active ‘bubble’ ingredients are typically SLSA and/or cocobentain, Which are considered safe for even sensitive skin and often can be coconut based. When dissolved into water and agitated, bubbles form!
Many bubble bars are not always just for esthetics. Some are created with botanical ingredients to help nourish your skin during your relaxing soak! If you have ingredients that have been locally sourced and sustainably obtained, not only can your body relax but your mind as well.
Bubble bars are also reusable! No need to use an entire bar for one bath. Feel free to (carefully) break or cut the bar apart to use multiple times!
Here are are some of the best ways to use bubble bars!
Method One: Free Faller Method
This method is the simplest of all! Simply hold your bubble bar under well pressured warm-hot water while your bath is filling. The churning of the water as the bath fills creates bubbles! For more bubbles using this method, agitate the water by using the shower, swirling quickly with your hands or jump in and splash!
Method Two: Basket Case Method
This method is perfect for those wanting more bath action! By using a sieve, you I can not only add more items to make a ‘Bath cocktail’ but also make the water a higher temperature, resulting in the bubble bar melting down faster and creating more bubbles! My favorite bath cocktail includes bubble bar and bath dust, giving me the benefits and bath show of both!
Just be sure to test your final Bath temperature before jumping in!
Method 3: Sinker Method
Not interested in holding anything before your bath? Just sink your bath bar into a little hot water in your bath tub. Help it break up by breaking it prior or smashing it! Then turn on the water and let the natural agitating water do all the work!
For the most bubbles possible, be sure to skip using things with heavy oils, such as a bath melt in your bath at the same time. The more of the bubble bar you use, the more bubbles you could potentially have! I haven’t used a bubble bar in a jetted tub but I would thoroughly check with the manufacturers warranty before hand. Also, regardless of the product, always allergy test! A bubble bath isn’t fun if you have a reaction after!
So for 2018, think about Skipping the wasteful plastic packaging and go for a bubble bar! I know they have made a huge difference in our home!
Love and Piles of bubbles,
The Smart Girl in Pants
The Smart Girl in Pants