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Join Robyn French Smith and Amanda Aaron to learn all things fizzy and foamy! Get your bath bombs, bubble bars, bubble scoops and bubble frosting in shape for summer! Make sure you stand out with these amazing techniques from industry pros!

**This offer will only be available through May 7th at midnight CT! Don’t miss out at this price!**

PLEASE READ: Bubble Bootcamp took place LIVE on May 1-3! We are making the recordings available until May 7th at midnight CT! Then the eCourse gets edited, prettied up, moved over to Bath Fizz and Foam and the price will go up. You will also receive forever access to the course at Bath Fizz and Foam once it is up and running. We hope to add bonus content in the future!

This six class series, with over 15 amazing projects, will have you creating fun and bubbly products that your customers are sure to love.

Format: This eClass series is taught using a series of recordings of Live Videos (Zoom) and class handouts. You will receive links to view the recordings.

Learn more about each class and what you’ll learn below. And be sure to check out the gallery at the end of this page to see different types of products you can make after learning from Amanda and Robyn.

Here is what students are saying!

“I absolutely am LOVING expanding my skills and product line, and am forever grateful to Amanda Aaron and Robyn French Smith for their #BubbleBootcamp! I learned so many things, and will be watching the replays because there was SO MUCH information, I know I will learn even more with the replays! If you did not take them live, what are you waiting for?!? Run (don’t walk) to sign up for the replays! By the way, I compared my raw ingredient cost for bubble scoops before the classes to an adjusted recipe based on what I learned. Now that I’ve learned about the ingredients and what they do and how to switch things out, my cost has gone down about 40% for my bubble scoops!!!! Yes, FORTY PERCENT!!!!!!!” – Nectaria B.

Amanda and Robyn, I enjoyed the Bubble Boot Camp so much! I have so many ideas and so much inspiration, I can’t thank you enough! It was awesome!” -Ryanne R.

“#BubbleBootCamp this weekend was great! Got a lot of great info and inspirations! Fun times over the weekend while learning all about different things from tweeking recipes, tips and tricks, and artsy stuff to get those creative juices flowing! Can’t wait to start making some fun stuff for the bath! Thanks Amanda Aaron and Robyn French Smith – you gals were awesome!” -Salli D.

#BubbleBootCamp was absolutely da bomb!!!!!!!!! Ha ha – cheap shot, but those who know me won’t be surprised. ? Seriously though, I’ve been doing bath bombs longer than soapmaking (10 years), and I still learned so much this weekend. For those who couldn’t partake, don’t worry – Amanda Aaron and Robyn French Smith have stated that the videos recorded during the conferences will eventually be made available for sale to everyone – and, I promise that it is well worth it!! So, keep your eyes open for the opportunity to expand your skills!” -Lisa P.

Basic Bath Bombs (Amanda)

Learn to make bath bombs (aka bath fizzies!). Bath bombs are tightly little packed packages of dry ingredients that effervesce when dropped into your bath water. They fizz, color your water, swirl and let off aroma, as you soak in the tub. Bath bombs are fun at any age!

Bath bombs can be finicky. Warts, breaking, cracking, powdery bombs…so many things can go wrong! In this class I’ll teach all about formulating and changing up ingredients so you make bombs that are perfect for your environment. We’ll go over ingredients, formulas and methods for making a variety of bath fizzies.

In this class you’ll learn:

  • All about ingredients and equipment.
  • Molding techniques.
  • Coloring techniques.
  • Design techniques including simple swirling, layering and embeds.
  • How to make a bomb that floats.
  • How to formulate a recipe based on where you live (humid/dry).

During the live video we’ll make a couple of batches so you can see Amanda’s exact process! We’ll make a simple bath bomb and then move on to a couple of more advanced techniques, such as swirling and layering.

If you’ve been curious about making bath bombs, or have made them but they “bombed,” then this class is for you! You’ll be cranking out adorable bath fizzies in no time. While advanced makers will find value in the breakdown of formulations for perfecting your signature recipe. 

Bubble Fondant (Robyn)

Bubble Fondant is a new, moldable take on the solid bubble bath craze. This unique recipe uses lots of nourishing cocoa butter and much less SLSA than traditional bubble bars. Once they are dry they can be held under running water to produce mountains of beautiful bubbles, just like traditional rolled bubble bars.

This recipe is brand new in our industry and its full-range of uses are just beginning to be explored! In this class you’ll be given a step by step walk through as we make a batch of Bubble Fondant together. 

In this class you’ll learn:

  • All about ingredients and equipment for this technique
  • Three different ways to mold and use Bubble Fondant 
  • Coloring with Lakes, Dyes and Micas – pros and cons!
  • Making subsitions in your recipe, and accounting for climate
  • Troubleshooting and Pro tips for beautiful bars
  • Packaging suggestions for on-point presentation

During this video we will make three Ocean Themed batches of bubble bars. Using a simple cookie cutter, individual bath bomb mold, and 3D printed mold, you’ll be able to see every step from start to finish.

Whether you’re just beginning your journey into all things bubbly, or you’re a seasoned pro, there’s something for everyone to learn with this exciting new type of bubble bath! 

Rolling Bubble Bars (Amanda)

In this class you’ll learn to make whimsical rolled bubble bars. Bubble bars, or solid bubble bath, is a hard and solid piece of dry bubble bath. You hold it under running water and it fills your bath with bubbles.

You have to have the perfect consistency when making rolled bubble bars to avoid cracking or crumbling bars. You don’t want the mixture to be too soft. I’ll teach you how to make rolled bubble bars that are easy to roll and that dry quickly and super hard, so that you can easily package for sale.

In this class you’ll learn:

  • All about ingredients and equipment.
  • How to formulate a bubble bar recipe that is easily rolled.
  • Rolling techniques.
  • Coloring techniques.
  • Troubleshooting

In class we’ll make a batch of rolled bubble bars so that you can see the easy process Amanda uses to ensure success. By the end of this session you’ll know what results to expect and be confident in your ability to achieve them!

If you’ve ever wanted to make your own adorable rolled bubble bars, but didn’t know where to start, then this class is for you. Bubble bars are really popular right now and your customers will love them.

Bubble Frosting (Robyn)

Bubble Frosting is another take on the solid bubble bath craze. It’s special formulation allows it to be piped just like cake frosting, yet it dries nice and hard to ensure beautiful packaging. Makers all over are using bubble frosting to add interest and flair to their bath bombs. 

In this class we will make and use bubble frosting together trying a couple different recipes! We will cover everything beginning to end, so even if you have never touched a piping bag, you’ll be producing perfectly piped frosting when we’re done!

In this class you’ll learn:

  • All about ingredients and equipment for successful piping.
  • How to modify and make substitutions for your perfect formula!
  • Coloring your frosting.
  • Techniques for different piping tips.
  • Troubleshooting and what to do when all else fails!

During this session we will make three projects perfect for Mother’s Day, or any occasion that calls for flowers! We will start with simple bubble shots, move to bath bomb cupcakes topped with bubble frosting, and finally end with delicately piped bubble flowers. 

If the idea of bubble frosting has intimidated you, it’s time to let that go! With this step by step instructional you’ll be piping up a storm in no time!

Bubble Scoops (Amanda)

Is there anything more adorable than a scoop of brightly colored bubble bath? Combine skin-loving ingredients with a fun scooped design and you’ll have a product that your customers will go crazy over. This type of bubble bar is held under running water and fills your tub with bubbles.

It can be hard to make bubble scoops that hold their shape and dry completely for packaging. I’ll help you formulate the perfect recipe and help you with scooping techniques.

In this class you’ll learn:

  • All about ingredients and equipment.
  • How to formulate a bubble bar recipe that is easily scooped.
  • Rolling techniques.
  • Coloring techniques.
  • Troubleshooting common issues and concerns.

During the live class we’ll make two batches of bubbles scoops; an easy single colored scoop to get you warmed up and a fun multi-colored design to challenge and inspire you!  You’ll love how satisfying it is to scoop these bath treats when you finally get going!

Your customers will LOVE bubble scoops and be begging for more in no time flat! An easy favorite for kids and adults alike!

Decorating Bath Bombs – Drizzle, Paint and Air Brushing (Robyn)

Many people claim that their bath bomb sales are declining. If you want to stay in the game, you have to keep your products fun and innovate, and that’s where drizzling, painting and airbrushing can make all the difference! 

Drizzling, or dipping bath bombs creates a smooth flawless touch while adding skin-softening oils, for a luxe experience customers crave! Hand painting bath bombs is another great way to make your bath bombs stand out, because with these, the sky’s the limit! Airbrushing may seem like an advanced technique, but with a few simple steps you’ll be amazed at how quickly you find yourself able to air brush like a pro!

In this class you’ll learn:

  • All about ingredients and tools for perfectly decorated bath bombs.
  • How to formulate and modify the ingredients to fit your needs.
  • Three different ways to implement these techniques.
  • Best colors to use and what to avoid.
  • Troubleshooting common issues like stearic blooms (white spots) on drizzle, smeared paint, and airbrush basics.

This final class will draw inspiration from the humble little bumble bee! First we will drizzle and dip bath bomb waffles. Then we will go step by step over Robyn’s signature Bumble Bee bath bomb design so you can perfectly replicate these adorable little guys. Finally we will use the airbrush to create both stunning gradients and show how a stencil can really elevate a design.

You don’t want to miss this class! It’s packed full of valuable techniques and information that will make sure your bath bombs stand out as unforgettable works of bath art! 

BONUS!

You’ll receive a free copy of my eBook, Fun in the Tub: Creating Bath Bombs, Solid Bubble Bath, Bubble Frosting and Bubble Scoops (PDF) eBook ($20 value).

About the instructors:

Robyn French Smith

My name is Robyn French Smith, and I own Scandalous Soap Company! I studied fine art at the University of St Thomas and the Glassell School of Art in Houston TX, and graphic design at The Art Institute of Houston. I started dabbling in DIY bath and body products over 10 years ago after moving to Alaska. While I knew how to make bath bombs for several years, I didn’t start formulating and designing my own bath fizzies until 2019 when I left my former LLC and launched my own company. Using my background in art to create beautiful and unique bath products, has been a joy! I love testing and experimenting, and I can’t wait to share what I’ve learned as we hang out on a virtual retreat.  

Amanda Aaron

Hello! I’m Amanda, owner and blogger at Lovin’ Soap Studio. I’ve been making bath and body products since 2008. I quickly went from selling soap and other bath products to teaching classes in my own classroom and at conferences around the world. I’ve published over 200 blog posts, written over 15 books and have an extensive lineup of online courses. I also publish a new industry eMagazine for soapmakers called Soap Design Lab! I’m so excited to have you join us online and can’t wait to dive into the amazing projects that I have planned!

Here are some examples of what you can make!

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In case you’d like to start planning ingredients, below is an ingredients list. Please note that not all ingredients are needed per project, some are substitutions/alternate recipes.

Ingredients that we’ll use in class:

Bubble Fondant

  • Baking soda, cornstarch, cream of tarter, SLSA fine, cocamidopropyl betaine, avocado oil, polysorbate 80, cocoa butter, fragrance or essential oil, mica/dye/lakes to color.

Bath Bombs

  • Baking soda, citric acid, kaolin clay, cream of tarter, polysorbate 80, fragrance or essential oil, avocado oil and mica/dye/lakes to color.

Rolled Bars and Bubble Scoops

  • Baking soda, fine SLSa, kaolin clay, cream of tarter, tapioca starch, cocamidopropyl betaine, liquid glycerin, polysorbate 80, fragrance or essential oil, mica/dye/lakes to color.

Bubble Frosting

  • Version 1 – Baking soda, SLSA fine, meringue powder, cocamidopropyl betaine, fragrance or essential oil, avocado oil and mica/dye/lakes to color.
  • Version 2 – Baking soda, cornstarch, cream of tarter, SLSA fine, cocamidopropyl betaine, avocado oil, cocoa butter, fragrance or essential oil, and mica/dye/lakes to color.

Decorating Bath Bombs –

  • Isopropyl alcohol, cocoa butter, polysorbate 80, cornstarch, avocado oil (or other light oil), baking soda, SLSA fine, fragrance or essential oil and mica/dye/lakes to color.