We are super picky about what my son does and doesn’t play with, eat, and even what he puts on his body. So quite honestly most bath soaps do not cut the mustard for us. That can make it difficult, but not impossible for him to explore colors and bath time fun like any other American 3 year old.
So I turned to my professional legal and medical team, Dr. Google. When I googled Homemade Bath Paints I found some good recipes, but most of them required cornstarch. I am not a big fan of cornstarch anyhow, but I had to start somewhere. Instead this is what I came up with.
4 drops doTERRA essential oils
and Dr Bronner’s Baby Mild
Start with a bowl of your choosing. Squirt some Bronners in there, about half of what you want to eventually end up with. We chose to start with 1/4C of Bronners. Add food coloring, for us we chose orange. Mix until all food coloring is mixed evenly. Our food coloring was gel so this took about 30 seconds of stirring. Start spooning Benonite clay into your soap and mixing until you get to the desired consistency. We started with 1/4C of Bentonite and maybe added 2 more Tablespoons. Then I added 4 drops of Citrus Bliss to the mix.
You could really chose whatever oil you wanted. We will continue choosing oils that calm and correspond to the color paint we mix up for the day. Though I cannot really see us using anything other than Lemon, Lavender, Orange, or Citrus Bliss. Added benefit of bath paints, kids pretty much wash themselves, after all they are painting with soap.
NOTE: The first time we used this, I let him play with the paint before washing his hair. MISTAKE. Just like bubble bath Bronner’s is soap and once D was done painting himself and the tub up, there was A LOT of soap in the tub. 2nd time we washed hair first and had much better results.