Blowing Bubbles

During childhood

I enjoy blowing bubbles even more

, I used to like anything and everything that produces bubbles. In fact, my mother used to let me to do the dishes most of the time just by squeezing some dish soap in the bottom of the sink and letting me fill it up with water. This was a so exciting for me, but I enjoyed blowing bubbles even more. I was some bubble maker, too! I knew just the right mixture of soap and water could make bubble wands better than the ones you buy in stores, and could even get the air pressure enough to blow as many bubbles as possible.

I realized how well a mechanical bubble blower work

Looking at my first bubble machine, however, I knew that I had been doing it all wrong. It was not a bubble machine, actually so much as a giant bubble maker. Basically it was a movable loop of fabric on the end of a long pole, and it could make huge bubbles bigger than my head. It was a birthday gift, and I would play with it for hours from that moment on. It was my very favorite toy in the world.

Later on, however, I found a few bubble machines that could blow that one away (no pun intended). I once had a bubble gun, which was basically a wand with a fan behind it, but it did not work that well. Having my very first bubble machine, I realized just how well a mechanical bubble blower could work!

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Glycerin Soap bubbles

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If you have just lately joined the hobby of glycerin soap making, then this article is definitely for you. When you venture into something, arm yourself with the right weapons to succeed in that particular activity. Now, what better way to succeed in homemade soap making than arming yourself with the right procedure to do so? Soap-making tips and proper procedures will be thoroughly discussed in this article.

Making Glycerin soap is fun, a worthwhile craft and a very easy undertaking to do. If you just recently figured out how to do it properly it is still useful to learn more about it. It is important to understand what glycerin is.

What is glycerin? It is an odorless, colorless, viscous, and nontoxic liquid compound with a very sweet taste. It is known for its moisturizing properties, which is why glycerin is suitable as a soap base ingredient. It can also be found in lotions and other bath products. Aside from the fact that glycerin soaps are easy to make, these soaps are known for their good quality. Since glycerin has moisturizing properties, they are naturally gentle moisturizing soaps that do not contain harsh ingredients that may cause skin problems.

Another name for glycerin soap-making is the “melt and pour soap making” because that is basically all there is to making this type of soap. You simply have to melt and pour your glycerin and that’s it.
All you have to do first is to find a recipe that you like. If you are ready then you may start making your first melt and pour glycerin soap right away.

Begin by preparing the ingredients you need such as a pure glycerin soap (clear) base, fragrance oils, colorants, and a microwave oven or a double boiler. You will also need a soap-making mold, measuring spoons, and a small spray bottle with rubbing alcohol which will surely come in handy to remove soap bubbles later. Prepare your ingredients and materials and make sure that you will be working in a clean and clutter-free area, making sure no contaminations will be found in the soap.

Prepare a pound of glycerin soap base in a microwavable container, heat it for 20 seconds to around 55 degrees centigrade or 155 degree Fahrenheit and then carefully remove from the heat. After 10 seconds, add coloring if you wish to have colored glycerin soap into the melted base and mix well.

If bubbles form, spray with alcohol. Add in fragrance oils and other additives if desired and mix thoroughly. Pour the mixture into the soap mold then let the soap set for 30 to 45 minutes after which place it in the freezer for another 30-45 minutes. Get it out of the freezer and allow it to sit for another 5 or more minutes and then remove it from the mold

By Anne Henry  |  

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Have you? You pull out the stick with the gaping hole at the end of it


put it right in front of your mouth

and then you blow

From your breath and action, out comes a stream of bubbles!

Watch how beautiful they are but you know what? As human beings, we don’t. We let the kids pop them one by one as we frantically repeat the action so that more bubbles can be produced. The bubbles are soon met with gleeful screams of delight from the kids. Frankly, some grown-ups find bubbles quite arresting as well. What’s not to love about bubbles….except for the soap residue that it leaves on the ground?

So, you’ve blown bubbles in the park but have you watched them?

One by one, each of them of different size and beauty, blown out and floating at different heights, sighing gracefully towards the ground. The colors reflected through the bubbles are particularly interesting to watch. All of them reflect colors at a different angle.

Sometimes, I think of those bubbles as human lives. Each of us products of breath. Each of us are given beauty and intelligence and yet we are in an environment that we cannot control. Some floats to the ground, some hits the park bench (ouch!), others glide together towards the same destination. Well, some end up being poked out by kids in the park or ‘eaten’ by the wishful-thinking dog beside the bench.



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Blowing Bubbles

The title, blowing bubbles

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bubbles is symbolic of dreams

, is self explanatory. Immediately, one thinks of beautiful big, shinny bubbles, floating around calmly, and disappearing one by one. I am sure most children at some stage, have a had a little bottle of bubbles, and they have blown, and blown in a trans like state. Every batch of bubbles is symbolic of dreams, hopes and tranquility.

Blowing bubbles is not just for kids. We all need to take time out from our busy schedules on a daily basis. Ideally, we should all meditate, or take a walk in nature. But, some of us just can’t get this together, so I suggest a 5 min bubble blowing session. Blowing bubbles, releases both physical and emotional tension. It offers us an opportunity to blow our troubles away, even if, only temporarily. We can use the bubbles to visualise our dreams, and aspirations. Apart from anything else, blowing bubbles is just so much fun, and if more adults blew bubbles, they would be a lot calmer. I know I need to blow some more bubbles.

The next time you go to a children’s home, or a nursery school, why not make a bubble solution and let them enjoy the fun and excitement, that blowing bubbles can bring. It is a fun and positive way of bringing together families and communities.

Wanting to unite your co workers, this is a great informal way of getting staff to relax. It can be used at the beginning of a brainstorming session to get the creative juices flowing, or just simply as a way of breaking down barriers, to enable better communication.

Breathing excercises, are so important for all of us, to calm our minds, bodies and souls They also enable us to be more focused, and productive. Blowing bubbles is a fun way of doing this, Without being aware of it, when we are blowing, we breathe in, a lot deeper, in order to blow out. Try and breathe deeply through your nose, and into your lungs, and then blow away the bubbles. And each time you blow, either blow away a trouble, or make a wish and send it off in the bubble.

Blowing bubbles, often brings back good childhood memories, which can be extremely comforting. It is always so much better for us to keep remembering our happy times, rather than focusing our out troubles.

And, if blowing bubbles is just not for you, how about a big happy bubble bath, or a glass of bubbly champagne. Both of these options, are just as therapeutic, and loads of bubble fun.

Here is a simple, quick and economical bubble blowing recipe

Pour about half 1 cup of water, and 2 tablespoons of dishwashing liquid into a med size bowl. Then add a thickener, which ideally should be glycerine, but if you don’t have this, you can use sugar (about 1 tablespoon). Stir gently to mix the solution.

To make fun bubbles, if you are doing this with your children. Why not mix: a packet of jelly (any colour/ flavour) with half a cup of dishwashing liquid, and 4 cups of water.

A pipe cleaner will make the ideal bubble blower, but if you do not have one, you can use a wire coathanger. Bend either of them into a hoop, leaving ends on either side to twist into a handle.

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