Homemade Lavender Scented Bubbles

Homemade Lavender Scented Bubbles

This past week I had the pleasure of being a special guest at Albany Public Library’s Family Story time in the Garden. We had a ‘beach day’ with fun things in store. I got to share special activities and crafts related to the books that were read.

One of the books that we read was Mermaids Fast Asleep by Robin Riding. It is about how mythological sea creatures sleep in the sea. I shared homemade lavender scented bubbles with my new friends help relax and blow bubbles after the story.

Lavender has calming and soothing properties which may help kids relax and sleep better.

Everyone got to take home a small bottle of lavender scented bubbles and I am going to share two easy ways to make your own bottle of it!

First Way to Make Homemade Lavender Scented Bubbles

A fast and easy way to make lavender bubbles is to add drops of lavender essential oils into store bought bubble solution. Add 5-8 drops per cup of bubble solution. I always use lavender essential oils from Plant Therapy which is also kids safe.

Second Way to Make Homemade Lavender Scented Bubbles

Simple ingredients for lavender scented bubbles include

  • 1 ½ cups warm water
  • ½ cup dish soap (lavender scented or unscented works best)
  • ¼ cup corn syrup
  • 5-8 drops lavender essential oil


  1. In a bowl, pour warm water and dish soap.
  2. Add corn syrup.
  3. Add 5-8 drops of essential oil
  4. Stir well and store in an old bottle. 

You can also pour the solution into small individual bottles like I did here.

I got these cute little bubble wands and glued sea shells to them. You can also make your own by shaping pipe cleaners or using small cookie cutters.

Homemade lavender scented bubbles are the perfect activity to wind down during the summer evenings and your littles are sure to love them.

I will be returning for another story time in the garden on August 22 so so hope to see some of my local friends there! We will have another fun filled time with stories and activities.

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This easy DIY beeswax candle is a perfect craft for anyone to make! It require two simple ingredients and the rest is up to you on how it looks and smells.

A few weeks ago, Dan decided to get some honey bees and start the process of honey making. That’s as far as I got as to understanding this whole process. I was able to sneak in some pictures of Dan in his beekeeping suit though.

We discovered a little bit of beeswax in their new beehive and Dan immediately tried to light it like a candle by adding some fresh lavender in it. It was safe to say it turned black and it all burned.

I took it in my own hands and showed Dan how it was done. Since we just got the bees, we got a block of beeswax to practice making things such as candles and lotions.

Here is how I made the candle-



  1. Fill saucepan with about 2 inches of water.
  2. Put wax in glass bowl and place in water. Turn heat to medium.
  3. Once wax is fully melted add coconut oil and stir.
  4. Remove from heat and add essential oils. Stir again.
  5. If you have fresh lavender, mix it in now.
  6. Carefully pour into jar. Place wicks as needed.
  7. Let cool and cure. I would wait around 24 hours until lighting.

Light and enjoy!

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When I think of summer, I envision the beach, the ocean and fresh scents. Along with glowing and glistening skin, textured wavy hair is adds to the definition of summer.

There are two hair sprays I love to use during this season- detangling spray and epson salt beach spray. I use both so much I decided to make my own so it would be cost efficient.

These sprays are great for when you get out of the shower and you don’t feel like using heated styling tools. They are also great when you are at the beach or just getting out of the pool. They will leave your hair well nourished and smell amazing!

Beach Spray

Using an amber glass bottle, mix together:

Mix all ingredients together until dissolved and pour into bottle.

I prefer to use a naturally scented epson salt mix so the spray is aromatic. I used Savasona bath soak from Enso Apothecary. The lavender and clary sage really makes it!

I used this leave in conditioner because it already makes your hair feel great as it air dries.

No frizz even on the most humid day! Just natural waves through and through.

Detangling Spray

Using an amber glass bottle, mix together

Fill the rest of the bottle with water and shake it up.

DIY Backyard Binoculars Made With Cardboard Tubes

DIY Backyard Binoculars Made With Cardboard Tubes

Little ones minds have such an imagination that no adult could ever understand.

We can join in with their creative minds though by gong outside and exploring our neighborhood and backyard.

These DIY backyard binoculars are garaunteed to be a hit with your little ones especially with summer on the way!

Supplies needed:

  • Colored Paper
  • 2 toilet paper rolls or 1 paper towel roll cut in half
  • Paint Markers
  • Twine
  • Tape
  • Scissors

Tape both cardboard tubes together so they are sturdy.

Wrap paper fully around both tubes and tape together.

Decorate your binoculars however you and your little one wants with paint markers.

Punch holes on each side and add twine long enough to fit around your little ones neck.

We spent the day looking for birds, the shapes of clouds, funny insects and different trees throughout our neighborhood.

I encourage you to make one also you can both explore together!