Ready for some fun with Mickey Mouse? You can create your own bath time excitement with these DIY bath products from Disney Family. The Bath Bomb Recipe and homemade soap directions below are an easy at-home activity for you and your kids. Grab these ingredients with an online shopping trip and you’re set for handmade bathroom awesomeness!
“Ya douse and douse
Ya scrub and scrub
Ya sputter and splash all over the tub
You may be cold and wet when your done
But ya gotta admit it’s good clean fun
So splash all ya like
It ain’t any trick
As soon as your through
You’ll feel mighty slick!”
– The Dwarf’s Washing Song, Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs
DIY Mickey Soap Recipe
Scrub a dub dub, all over the tub! The Dwarfs had it right. It’s time to sing a twenty-second magical song and scrub in! These DIY Mickey Mouse Soap bars are a perfect way to encourage more hand washing, and maybe a little science lesson as you craft them!
With a spritz of lavender in them, these two-layer Mickey Mouse bars can even be a soothing part of a nighttime bath routine. If you can find a Minnie Mouse mold, that will work, too! Another tip? lay in a piece on embroidery floss at the top of each mold, and you’ve got a little soap on a rope! It’s time to bubble up!
What You’ll Need
- 16 ounces of glycerin “melt and pour” soap base
- Microwave-safe (glass is best) measuring cup
- Measuring spoons
- Measuring Cups
- 1/4 ounce lavender essential oil
- Kitchen scale
- Large wooden craft stick
- Two Colors of Food Coloring (we used black and red)
- Mickey-shaped silicone mold
- Rubbing alcohol in a small spray bottle
How To Make It
- Using the kitchen scale, measure exactly 16 ounces of soap and separate/cut the base into 1″ cubes. Place half into the microwaveable glass measuring cup. (Save the other half for the second layer).
- Measure 1/4 Tablespoon of the lavender essential oil with the measuring spoon. Set aside. Repeat, and set aside for the second layer.
- Melt the first soap base segment by microwaving in 15-second intervals and stirring after each period with the wooden craft stick. Once the soap is melted, stir in the 1/4 T lavender essential oil and mix thoroughly.
- Add black food coloring, one drop at a time, and mix thoroughly until color is the shade you want. Pour into the silicone mold, filling 4 cavities half the way up. Spray with rubbing alcohol to remove air bubbles. Allow the soap to cool 30-45 minutes until still warm but firm to the touch.
- Repeat steps 1-4 to make the second soap layer, adding in the second set-aside lavender oil and red food coloring.
- Spray the top of the black layer of soap liberally with the rubbing alcohol in order to adhere the layers together. Then pour the red layer of soap, filling the 4 cavities of the silicone mold. Spray the top of the soap with the alcohol to remove air bubbles.
- Let the soap cool for 90 minutes. Then pop out from the silicone mold, and enjoy your Mickey bathtime!
DIY Mickey Bath Bomb Recipe
Fuzzy, fizzy and fun! DIY Bath Bombs are always a soothing addition to a bath, and these have extra magic built-in with the Mickey Mouse shape. With a few household ingredients, you can make these DIY Mickey Bath Bombs with your family, too!
How to Make It
- 1 cup baking soda
- 1/2 cup citric acid
- 1/2 cup epsom salt
- 1 teaspoon witch hazel
- 1 teaspoon lavender essential oil
- Red and black food coloring (or choose two colors)
- Large mixing bowl
- Small glass mixing jar
- Measuring Cups
- Wire whisk
- Mickey-shaped silicone mold
- Whisk all dry ingredients together in a large mixing bowl. (You should not have any lumps in your baking soda.) Remove and set aside 1 cup of the mixture to use for the second color/layer. If you are only making one color, disregard the separation.
- Mix 1/2 tsp witch hazel, 1/2 tsp lavender essential oil, and 2 drops black food coloring in a small, glass mixing jar.
- Carefully add 1/4 to 1/2 tsp of liquid at a time, whisking with the dry ingredients. Mixture should become the texture of slightly damp sand. Whisk thoroughly. If the mixture becomes too wet, add more baking soda in small quantities until it’s the right consistency.
- Pack 4 Mickey areas of the mold halfway with the mixture, pressing firmly. Work on a cookie sheet to catch spills.
- To create the second color, repeat steps 2 and 3 using the other half of the dry ingredients reserved from step 1 and red food coloring.
- Fill the other half of the cavities, packing the red mixture all the way to the top.
- Let bath bombs dry in mold overnight, then remove and place on a parchment-lined cookie sheet or cutting board. Allow them to cure for an additional 12-24 hours in a warm, dry place. Any stray moisture spills will compromise the bombs.
- Store them all in an airtight container. This will prevent any moisture from getting in, including humid summer air.