Bath Time Recipes

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These bath time recipes include a variety of fun ideas including soap crayons,  bubble bath recipes, and homemade bath bombs. These not only make some fun experiences for children, you can create these recipes for gifts as well!

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Bath Time Recipes

Bubble Bath

  • 1/2 Cup liquid hand soap
  • 1 Cup Epsom salt
  • 5 drops glycerin
  • Few drops of food coloring
  • Few drops of essential oil
Mix all ingredients well in a container or jar. Shake right before using. Pour several tablespoons into a bathtub while water is running and enjoy.

Homemade Soap Bubble Recipe

  • 1 Cup distilled water
  • 1/2 Cup glycerin
  • 1 Tablespoon liquid detergent such as Dawn or Palmolive
Combine together and store in a plastic container.

Soap Crayons Recipe

bath crayons Ingredients:
  • ice cube tray
  • 30-40 drops liquid food coloring
  • 2 tbsp. hot water for each crayon
  • 1 Cup soap flakes
  • Small bowl
  • Spoon
Choose colors you'd like to create. You will need a bowl for each color. Add 2 Tbsp and 1 Cup soap to a bowl. Stir together until well blended if you'd like a darker color add more food coloring.

Stir until thickens which will take several minutes. Press soap mixture into ice cube trays. Let sit overnight. When ready to take out of the trays pop out as you would frozen ice. Banging on the counter if needed. Store in plastic containers.

Bubble Bath Soothing Milk Bath

  • 2 Cups dry milk
  • 1/2 Cup water
  • 2 chamomile tea bags
Boil water and add two tea bags. Let sit several minutes. Take out and throw away tea bags. Add milk to tea water and add to a warm bath.

Herb Bath

  • 1/2 Cup dry milk
  • 1/2 Cup cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon dried herbs
Blend together and use in warm bath. Milk bath oil 1/4 Cup honey 1/2 Cup milk 1/4 Cup salt 2 Tablespoons baking soda 1/8 Cup baby oil Combine ingredients together in glass jar. Add the lid and shake well. Add to a warm bath.

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Bath Time Bubble Goo

by Dorinda (Wonewoc, WI USA)
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup clear liquid soap or your favorite bubble bath (scented or unscented)
  • essential oil(s) (optional)
  • Food coloring (optional)
  • Jar with lid
  • Mixing bowl
  • Items to make jar label
Empty the envelope of gelatin into a mixing bowl. Set aside.

With adult help, heat water until it begins to boil. Immediately remove water from heat. Carefully pour the hot water into mixing bowl and gently mix with gelatin powder. Stir to completely dissolve. This may take a few minutes.

Slowly stir the liquid soap into the gelatin. Add a drop of food coloring and 5 drops of fragrance oil. Be careful not to stir the mixture too hard or the bath goo will become foamy.

Pour bath goo into a clean container. Store bubble goo until set in the refrigerator around 3 1/2 to 4 hours.

To give this bath time recipe as a gift:

Make a label for the jar using paper and ribbon. Attach label to jar by punching a hole in one corner of the label. Thread ribbon through the hole on the label, and tie it around the jar.

To use, scoop a small amount of goo into your hand and hold under running water for fun treat.

Homemade Bath Bombs

Ingredients: bath bombs
  • 1 Cup citric acid
  • 2 Cups baking soda
  • 2-3 drops of essential oils
  • food coloring
Stir ingredients together in large bowl until well blended. Pack into balls or if using plastic molds press down firmly. Allow to sit 1-2 days. Pop out of molds and wrap with plastic wrap or in Ziploc baggie.
bath bomb

Bath Cupcakes

A fun way to make bath fizzies or bath bombs and give as gifts!

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