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 of the other essential oils for kids is great for this recipe!
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.
What’s in the DIY Lavender Bubbles?
Warm water is the base for this recipe!
Dish soap allows for the bubbles to be formed! Clear and unscented works best soap works best.
Light Corn Syrup
Light Corn Syrup allows for the bubbles in this recipe to get pretty big! It helps with the properties that keep the bubble in its original shape.
Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender Essential Oil is a super kid friendly oil! It has calming and soothing properties that will help your child feel at ease!*
Making your own bubble wand can be so fun! But if timing doesn’t work out for that, then using any kind of bubble wand will make this recipe worth it!
Things to Remember When Using This Recipe
This recipe is safe to use with children 2+. Adult supervision is recommended.
This recipe is not recommended for use in close proximity to cats as its essential oils can cause irritation. For more information on using essential oils with cats, check out this blog post.
Never ingest any essential oil, even if it’s generally regarded as safe. For more information on why we don’t ingest essential oils, check out this blog post.
*“These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.”
Lavender Scented Bubbles Recipe
DIY Lavender Scented Bubbles for Kids
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
- 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.
Bubbles For Hours of Fun!!
Take a video of your kiddo reacting to these bubbles, we’d love to see their eyes light up! Essential oils for kids is always a win. Give us all your feedback by commenting below or connecting with us on social media @fromsimplyearth!
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