DIY Homemade Natural Bath Crayons!
I’ve been wanting to experiment with homemade bath crayons for a while now and am excited to say I finally got around to doing it! They didn’t turn out as “pretty” as I’d hoped for, but they work, and they aren’t full of toxic chemicals like the ones you might find at your local “Target” or “Walmart”. Next time I’m going grate the soap flakes a bit finer, and try to find some cute molds at the thrift store, but overall I’m quite pleased. Oh and the best part- you only need two ingredients and a bit of hot water to make them!
- Grated Castile Bar Soap- 1-2 bars depending on how many crayons you’d like to make (for just one crayon in each color 1 bar of soap is plenty).
- Natural Food Coloring- Several drops for each color bath crayon you wish to make. I prefer the India Tree brand, you can purchase them for about $15 at iherb.com AND get $5-$10 off with coupon code: VFG295 if it’s your first order!
- Hot Water
- Grate your bar of soap- I used our cheese grater and it worked well. However, instead of using the side with the biggest holes, I’ll definitely be using the side with the “second biggest” holes next time! One bar of soap should equal about one cup of grated soap.
- Divide your grated soap into bowls- One bowl for each color you want.
- Add a bit of hot water to each bowl- Add a few drops at a time and use a spoon or fork to mash it all together until you reach a good consistency and all of the pieces are incorporated. (If it’s too sticky or watery to handle you’ve added too much water, no big deal though, just add a bit more soap, you’ll live, I promise!)
- Add a few drops of food coloring to each bowl until you reach your desired color- This can be a great opportunity to teach little ones about mixing colors! Start with Red, Yellow & Blue food coloring and mix to create orange, purple and green. (Red + Blue= Purple, Red + Yellow= Orange, and Yellow + Blue = Green)
- Mold into “crayons”- You can simply use your hands to mold the soap into crayons like I did, or use a soap mold, candy mold or even cookie cutters to shape your bath crayons. There are some really cute crayon molds on Etsy too! Once you’ve molded your bath crayons one way or the other place them in the freezer overnight- if you’ve opted to use a mold, leave them in the mold until you remove them from the freezer.
Here’s Our Favorite Homemade Bubble Bath Recipe:
- 1 Cup Liquid Castile Soap
- 3/4 Cup Water
- 1 Teaspoon Glycerin
- 6 Drops Essential Oil(s) Of Choice
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