Springtime Scented Bubbles
When the weather turns warm, what could be more fun than making and playing outside with your own scented bubbles! These great bubbles are easy to make and fun to use. They make great gifts as well.
- Water: Distilled water works best, but tap water can be used as well. You will need 3/4 cup for this recipe.
- Unscented Dish Soap: This can be found at many grocery stores and health stores. You will need 1/4 cup for this recipe.
- Glycerin (optional): This can be found at most pharmacies or drug stores (you may have to ask the pharmacist for it). This helps the bubbles be stronger and last longer, but it is not required. You will need one tablespoon for this recipe.
- Essential oils: These give your bubbles their own unique scent. You will need about 15-20 drops of essential oil for this recipe.
In a small bowl or cup, mix 15-20 drops of your desired essential oil or blend into 1/4 cup of unscented dish soap. Allow to sit for a few minutes.
If desired, add 1 tablespoon glycerin and mix together.
- Add the soap and essential oil mixture to 3/4 cup of water in a mixing bowl.
- Stir the mixture carefully until everything is blended together (do not whisk or stir rapidly, or you'll end up making a lot of froth).
- Pour mixture into 8 oz. plastic bottles, or several 4 oz. or 2 oz. plastic bottles.
- Allow mixture to sit for 12-24 hours to allow it to meld together.
To use the mixture, use standard bubble wands dipped into the bottles, or pour the mixture into a shallow bowl or pan and use different shaped cookie cutters, pipe cleaners formed into loops, straws, or anything else you desire to blow the bubbles with.
Create fun labels for your bubbles using 2" x 4" labels
, or create gift tags to go on your bubbles. Make several different "flavors" of bubbles and create a gift basket of bubbles and blowing devices to give as gifts.
This formula works really well for making large-sized bubbles. Experiment with different proportions of water, soap and glycerin to give your bubbles different properties.
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