DIY Poop Emoji Bubble Bars
These DIY poop emoji bubble bars are sure to make bath time a little more interesting! Inspired by the pile of poo emoji, this bubble bar mimics the brown soft-serve ice cream shaped icon with a smile.
I created my own bubble bar recipe from scratch for these DIY poop emoji bubble bars and used unsweetened cocoa powder for the poop color. I then scented it with a prosecco cupcake fragrance oil that blended nicely with the natural scent of cocoa butter once heated with warm bath water. It took me a while to find the right consistency to get these to roll out and sit up without sinking, but the final version of my recipe yields a bubble bar dough that’s easy to mold and shape.
These poop emoji bubble bars are loads of fun for squishing into oblivion under warm running bath water and there’s no worry about it staining your tub. You’ll find the my poop emoji bubble bars create dense, smaller bubbles over larger sized bubbles. So if that’s not your preference, feel free to incorporate this idea into your own favorite bubble bar recipe.
Poop Emoji Bubble Bars Recipe
© Rebecca D. Dillon
1 oz. vegetable glycerin
.5 oz. unrefined cocoa butter
3 oz. ultra refined high melt point shea butter
.3 oz. emulsifying wax
.25 oz. xanthan gum powder
4 oz. baking soda
2 oz. citric acid
5 oz. SLSA
.75 oz. unsweetened cocoa powder
.5 oz. cream of tartar
.1 oz. castor oil
.2 oz. aloe vera oil
.2 oz. Prosecco Cupcake fragrance oil
How to Make Poop Emoji Bubble Bars
My poop emoji bubble bars recipe will yield three large bubble bars or six small ones. You will need a digital scale to weigh all of the ingredients. (I recommend this Baker’s Math Scale if you plan to make a lot of bath, body or soap recipes.)
Begin by weighing out the cocoa butter, shea butter and emulsifying wax into a large glass Pyrex measuring cup or bowl. Heat in the microwave at 50% power until melted, about 4 minutes.
Now weigh out the xanthan gum powder and whisk into the melted butters and wax until it dissolves.
Next weigh out the SLSA (you may want to wear a mask for this step as the particles can cause coughing when airborne), baking soda, citric acid cocoa powder and cream of tartar into a separate container. Mix well so all ingredients are evenly distributed throughout.
Weigh out the remaining wet ingredients – the glycerin, castor oil, aloe vera oil and the fragrance oil – and stir into your melted butters and wax. (Please note that aloe vera oil is an oil and NOT the same thing as aloe vera gel.)
Now mix your wet and dry ingredients together until they are thoroughly combined to create your bubble bar dough.
Refrigerate the dough for your emoji poop bubble bars for about ten minutes.
Remove the dough from the fridge and place on a silpat non-stick baking silicone mat. This makes a wonderful work surface.
Now divide the bubble bar dough into three balls. (If you wish to make six small emoji poop bubble bars, divide into six balls.)
Roll each ball out into a long log.
Then twist the bubble dough around into a poop like shape starting with a wide base and circling up to a smaller top.
Place your poop emoji bubble bars back in the refrigerator for an additional ten minutes, then remove and apply the eyes and smiles!
To create eyes for your poop emoji bubble bars, melt a small amount of clear melt and pour soap base in a container, then dip each of the backs of your candy eyes into the melted soap. Use the soap to adhere the eyes to your poop emoji bubble bars one at a time.
I found candy eyes in the cake decorating section of the grocery store, however craft stores are likely to have these as well. You can choose from small candy eyes like I used, jumbo candy eyes, candy eyes with eyelashes or Wilton also makes a set of candy eyes with candy mustaches, candy teeth and candy lips.
Now melt a small amount of white melt and pour soap base and pour into a shallow plastic container lid. Don’t pour it too hot as you don’t want the soap to melt the plastic. The goal is to create a thin sheet of melt and pour soap.
Using a knife or scissors cut out the expressions and smiles for your emoji poop bubble bars. (Alternately you can use candy teeth, lips and mustaches.)
Reheat the clear melt and pour soap base and carefully dip the backs of the white soap expressions into the melted base, then adhere the smiles and such to your poop emoji bubble bars as desired.
Allow your poop emoji bubble bars to dry several days then package as desired for personal use or gifting!
To use crumble and squish your poop emoji bubble bars under warm running bath water for rich bubbles galore! (This is a shot of the bubbles going down the drain.)
If you love my DIY poop emoji bubble bars but don’t want to make your own, you can find a variation of these from Olive Juice Sweet Pea on Etsy. Her poop emoji bubble bars contain different ingredients than my recipe, but they are still adorable! And there’s glitter! Additionally, you can also choose the scent and color for these poop emoji bubble bars. Buy them here.
Tips for Labeling Bubble Bars for Sale
If you plan to make my DIY poop emoji bubble bars to sell, you’ll need to follow FDA guidelines for labeling your product. If you’re unsure about the rules and regulations regarding labeling cosmetics, I highly recommend the book, Soap and Cosmetic Labeling: How to Follow the Rules and Regs Explained in Plain English, by Marie Gale.
It is important to note that, as this product contains SLSA, it is considered a foaming detergent bath product. As such labeling requires an additional caution to be printed on the label unless it states that the product is for adult use only. This is in addition to the ingredient list and directions for use and other information required for cosmetic labeling.
Above is a screenshot of this requirement from the FDA website for cosmetic labeling regulations regarding this product.
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