Yes, you read that correctly. Bubble Bath Goo! It’s kind of like Playdoh that can go in the bathtub and you can add your own essential oils as well (lavender is particularly great before bedtime to help calm down that rambunctious little one).
This simple creation is a great (cheap) way to add bubbles, calming scents and some fun to a bath! The kids will LOVE IT!
My son loves bubble baths and adding bath bombs to make the water colorful but none of those items are cheap and I worry about the ingredients that are in some of them. Scrolling through Pinterest the other day, I found a great recipe for bath goo and thought we would try it!
- 1/4 c. Bubble bath
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- 1/3 – 3/4 c. cornstarch
- Essential Oils of your choice (optional)
- water based food coloring (optional)
*Note: I used Mr. Bubble because that’s what I had readily handy BUT it has it’s own scent which didn’t necessarily mix very well with the Calmness oil I added. Next time I will buy some scent-free, organic bubble bath instead.
- Mix Bubble bath, melted coconut oil, essential oil and food coloring to a bowl and stir until blended. *If you want a marble effect with the food coloring you can wait and add it after adding the corn starch.
- Once blended, add cornstarch, starting with 1/3 cup and adding more as needed until you have a solid consistency. *You can use a spoon to stir but honestly it is much easier to just use your hands to mix in the cornstarch plus it will be easier to feel the consistency.
- You’ve added enough cornstarch when it becomes a “solid” ball though, it will still lose its shape almost like it’s melting into your hand.
Store for up to 7 days (maybe a little longer but it gets a bit dry) in an airtight container.
It was quick enough to make though, that you can easily do it while the water is running in the bathtub.
Put the kid in the tub and hand them the ball of GOO!
There is a good 10 minutes of Goo playtime before it dissolved completely!
His skin was super soft when he got out of the tub and the Calming oil blend really helped him relax (which is super impressive since he has ADHD and is very rarely calm). He actually got out of the tub and cuddled up with a blanket on the couch for a good hour and that NEVER happens!
If you try it, let me know how it turns out and what your kids think of it!
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