Do you want to make your own Mr. Bubbles Bubble Bath?
Walking through Lucky the other day (Lucky is a grocery store out in the Bay Area and other parts of the West), I found myself in the soap aisle, and as I scanned the soaps and body washes, I stopped for a quick minute to smile at my smiling, old buddy, Mr. Bubbles.
Mr. Bubbles is as much a part of my childhood as say…Sesame Street, Goober Grape, lunchboxes with radios, The Berenstein Bears, ‘Simon & Simon’ , and my pink radio, so it was good to see him; especially because we had some good times together.
Many evenings, I would be instructed to, “take a bath”, (and stop watching television). I would hesitantly open the door to my bathroom, start the water and pour in probably half the bottle of Mr. Bubbles, knowing my dad would lecture me on the waste. I would go grab a clean towel and usually roll my eyes as my dad would say in passing, “Don’t fart in the tub, you already have enough bubbles” (you had to know him), and sink into a large puff of foamy bubbleland. It was here that I would come up with devious things to do to teachers, or who I was going to invite to my Sleepovers. Later on, it is how I titled the short stories and half written attempts at novelsthat sit unpublished, but nonetheless, well titled. Sometimes, I would sit there and sing the West Side Story Soundtrack or Debbie Gibson or Michael Jackson songs acapella, (Where was American Idol when I needed it!) in the tub until my skin shriveled. Mr. Bubbles was with me every one of those moments, and I miss him.
Sure, over the years I sometimes neglected Mr. Bubbles for bath crayons, or the older I got, for Bath and Body Works (usually around Christmas time), but if I had a tub, I had Mr. Bubbles on the edge, hanging out with the Pantene couple. M. Bubbles in his classic pink covering is a staple. Right now, I don’t have a tub that I would lay in, and Mr. Bubbles is close to $5.00 for a small bottle, so let me introduce you to a good friend of mine…and of Mr. Bubbles…Mr. Bubs. ( I guess you could also call Mr. Bubs…Michael Bubb-ley).
Homemade Mr.Bubs Bubble Bath Recipe
- 1/2 cup of baby shampoo
- 3/4 cup of water
- 1/2 T of Sea Salt
- 15 drops of essential oil (optional)
- Pour shampoo into a bowl and add water.
- Stir gently until well mixed.
- Add salt, and stir until mixture thickens.
- Add optional oil and place in mason jar or funnel into empty Shampoo bottle, then add your own Bubble Bath Label.
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