When Summer comes, I love to spend as much time as I can with my kids outdoors. While the outdoors is full of adventures by itself, it can be fun to spice things up with simple activities.
The past couple of months my toddler has learned the joy that bubbles bring. I love watching her reaction, her eyes huge and full of wonder while the bubble is being blown, smiles as it floats through the air, and giggles when it pops. Today I’m sharing with you Gloria’s favorite Scented Bubble Recipe. We use Lavender essential oil to add a calming element to the fun, but any other kid-safe oil is great for this recipe!
- 1 1/2 cups Warm Water
- 1/2 cup Dish Soap (clear and unscented works best)
- 1/4 cup Light Corn Syrup
- 5 drops Lavender Essential Oil
- Bubble Wand
In a big bowl, add 1/2 cup of dish soap to your warm water.
Next, add 1/4 cup of light corn syrup.
Then add 5 drops of Lavender Essential Oil.
Give it a good mix.
Then you can pour the bubble mixture into a container; reuse an old bubble wand to make calming bubbles or check out one of these DIY Bubble Wand options!
DIY Bubble Wand Ideas
- Ring from a jar lid: super easy, and my go-to
- Make a ring with your fingers.
- Pipe cleaner (or floral wire): create a loop and handle with a pipe cleaner. Add beads to the handle for a fun craft!
- Use a wire coat hanger to create big bubbles
- Run two straws through a string. Tie the ends of the string together so that it becomes a loop. Use the straws as handles to make bubbles as big as you want!
- Tie sting in a circle around two dowels or sticks to make mega bubbles.
What I love about this recipe
I love this recipe because my toddler loves it so much. I feel good about its ingredients and love that it’s fun, but also calming. It’s a fun way to get outside before naptime without her getting wound up.
Safety and Disclaimer
Never ingest an essential oil even if it is generally regarded as safe unless under the supervision of a doctor certified in aromatherapy.
Please note: This post is a compilation of suggestions made by those that have extensively used essential oils and has not been verified scientifically with clinical tests nor reviewed by medical experts. It is anecdotal information and should be treated as such. For serious medical concerns, please consult your doctor.
Take a video of your kiddo reacting to these bubbles and tag us with @fromsimplyearth, we’d love to see their eyes light up!
For more tips and recipes on how to use essential oils with your kids check out this blogpost.