Scented Rainbow Bubbles | Cleveland Southside Moms


 In a pitcher, mix together 6 cups of water, 1 cup of unscented dish soap, and 1 Tbsp of glycerin. Make sure to use unscented dish soap here, or the scent will compete with the essential oils later. Stir the solution to combine.

This solution is your bubble base. Pour into 8 jars or bottles, one for each color of the rainbow.

Add a drop of food coloring into each jar so that you have red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple. If you have more jars, you can mix up extra colors too, like pink or indigo. Once the colors are mixed, add a drop or two of essential oil to each color. Here are some suggestions, but feel free to adapt this using the oils you have on hand. Stir to combine.

Red – cinnamon
Orange – sweet orange
Yellow – lemon
Green – peppermint
Blue – vanilla
Purple – lilac
Pink – grapefruit

Start dipping your wands and making some bubbles! Have fun!


  • Small empty glass or plastic containers, cleaned out, or empty bubbles containers, with lids (Clear is more fun so you can see the colors)
  • Unscented dish soap
  • Glycerin*
  • Essential oils
  • Food coloring
  • Bubble wands (Use old ones or make your own. Pipe cleaners work well)

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