Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Homemade Lavender Bubbles

With the price of things nowadays, homemade is the way to go with just about anything and everything, all the way down to the bubbles.  Yes, have you noticed that the bottles have gotten smaller since you were a kid and that their prices have gotten larger?  Because, I sure have.  It is pretty sad when you are going through the store and your child picks up a bottle of bubbles that is sold, of course, along with some bubble blowing contraption that takes like 5 batteries and costs $9.99, and you have to tell your child no.  Not that you don't want them to have classic backyard fun, but that you can't afford to buy them.  I do not want the contraption, just the dang bubbles.  It's a conspiracy I swear.  So, in protest, I now make my own.  And, not only do they smell absolutely amazing while you are playing with them, but they soften your hands as well.  And, now, we are never out of bubbles :)

1 gallon (16 cups) of tap water
1 cup of lavender dish soap (I used Palmolive)
1/2 cup of light corn syrup

-Combine all three ingredients in a large mixing bowl by slowly stirring together (making the least amount of suds as possible).  Allow this to sit for a few hours to 'merry' (otherwise your bubbles won't form if used too soon).  You can transfer it into a pitcher, empty gallon jug or what-have-you for storage (I saved the last 2 store-bought bubble containers and wands to re-use for this).  Then it is ready to use with bubble wands, plastic clothing hangers (which make huge bubbles) and more :)  Makes just over 1 gallon.  Enjoy!

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