Wednesday, 9 April 2008

The Good News Is It Works

The bad news is I stuffed up.

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This is my first attempt at solid bubble bath. As you can see, or probably not since I did such a horrible job of it, is that I attemped to do a swiss roll.

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I should have let the mixture harden up a bit as it was so unbelievably squishy I had a hard time rolling the whole thing up. It was a struggle really but it was too late to stop once I started. And what's up with the colour of the second layer? It looks grey, yuck! It's a bit more pink in real life though but still.

The texture is sort of like playdough only a little firmer. You can break off pieces and crumble them under running water for the bubbles!

Ingredients: Bicarbonate of Soda, SLSA, Oatmeal Flour, Cocoa Butter, Citric Acid, Glyceryl Cocoate, Shea Butter, Cocobetaine, Fragrance.

Oh yes, it works! Lovely bubbles. I've yet to try it in the tub as I don't have one but I'm sending some over to a friend who will test it for me. I fragranced it with Black Raspberry Vanilla (BBW) from Save on Scents and it smells pretty good.

It was still a whole lot of fun making it! Will it ever look like this? Maybe not, but hopefully one day :)

9 comments:

Joanna Schmidt said...

My Bubble Rubble is fun to play with but then it hardens. Does yours?

amanda said...

i think they still look pretty :)

judi from Satin Petal Soap said...

OO! I want some in my tub :) Bloop! Bloop! Bloop! Tee hee! xxoo

Casey said...

I am sure you will get it looking perfect, on the next shot. The good news is that they work, and smell nice, so you can still enjoy your hard work!

dcyrill said...

I marvel at the fact that you and Joanna make these. :)

Joanna Schmidt said...

Miche's have really different ingredients, so clearly you can make your own concoction and just experiment!

They are really easy, just have to be careful with the lauryl sulfoacetate, - hurts the lungs in a big way when measuring it out and mixing the dry ingredients. I tried eliminating it from the mix, but the final bubbs just weren't the same....

LoveMichie said...

Joanna: They harden but they don't set like a rock. I can still break off pieces.

Amanda: Thank you! Hehe.

Judi: You'll love it! I guarantee it. It's tons of fun :D

Casey: Thanks for the sweet and encouraging words. I'll try to get it right next time!

Dcyrill: But it's true, like Joanna says, you can make your own! Hehe, it does require a little experimentation with ingredients to see what works for you!

Joanna: Oh, yes I took a big gulp of air by accident when I was sieving the SLSA. Not good. Still it's better than SLS which is what Lush uses.

Emmy said...

Michelle, that looks like an amazing first run. I think you might be very close to cracking it! I noticed that the Lush ingredients like Cream of Tartar. That is a key ingredient in making homemade play dough. I wonder if that might also be a key to making a less crumbly texture? Good luck!

LoveMichie said...

Emmy: Thanks for the tip! I think you're right! It might help it hold its shape.