You might see these gorgeous little ice cream scoop style bath goodies on the market today called 'bubble scoops' - and if you're not sure what they are or how to use them, don't worry! You're not alone! This article will clearly explain what a bubble scoop is and how to use one.
What is a bubble scoop?
So we're all familiar with bubble bath - the liquid goodness that comes in a bottle. Well, bubble scoops are, in their true essence, simply a physical version of this bubble bath.
A bubble scoop can be put in water to help create bubbles and typically releasing colour and scent much like a bath bomb. Bubble scoops can be made in a few different ways, but the main ingredients are typically always the same: bicarbonate of soda, citric acid and SLS/SLSA. The bicarb and citric create the famous fizzing that you'll be familiar with in a bath bomb, and the SLS or SLSA is what creates the beautiful bubbles!
You may have noticed that we sell bubble scoops, but we actually call them bubble truffle scoops. This is because our recipe actually includes added butters to make our bubble scoops extra luxurious and delicate on sensitive skin! We add shea butter and cocoa butter to create bubble truffle scoops, which not only hydrate dry skin but also help to protect the skin even when you're long out of the bath. Click here to check out our range of bubble truffle scoops.
If you suffer with sensitive skin, you will want to avoid any bubble scoops that include SLS as this is a synthetic ingredient that's often the main culprit for skin rashes and flair-ups. The better, more natural, alternative is called SLSA and is referred to as "Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate" on compliance labels. This works just as hard as SLS to create lots of lovely bubbles but is actually derived from coconuts and rarely causes skin problems. You'll be pleased to know that our bubble scoops are made using this friendlier alternative!
How to use a bubble scoop
There are several ways you can use a bubble scoop:
- Simply chuck your bubble scoop into bath water
- Hold your bubble scoop under running water
- Purchase a Bubble Booster, place your bubble scoop inside and put under running water to create even bigger bubbles!
We recommend 2 and 3 to get the most bubbles out of your bubble scoop, as ideally the water needs to be aggravated to release the most bubbles. You can do this by also swishing your hand around in the bath water!
If you don't want to use all of your bubble scoop, then you can keep half of your scoop aside for your next bath by simply leaving it in a cool dark place.