This quick and easy recipe will not only make a fun bubble bath but it can be used as a body wash as well! To make your own cocoa-scented bubble bath or body wash, you will need…
1c Unscented baby soap (liquid) or 1/2c liquid Castile soap 1/4c Glycerin 1/8c Cocoa power 1 Vitamin E capsule and a pin (optional) 1/2 – 3/4c Water Funnel Bowl for mixing A bottle that can hold 2 cups of liquid (a recycled shampoo bottle will work) What to do… Mix a 1/2 cup of water with cocoa powder, stir with a spoon until the powder dissolves, and set it aside. Pour the Baby or Castile soap into a bottle, then add the glycerin and water/cocoa mixture. Remove the funnel, pop open the vitamin E capsule (you can use a pin to do this), and squeeze the contents into the bottle and discard capsule. Add the rest of the water to the bottle, close, and shake well.
How to use… To use as a bubble bath, shake well then pour a couple of tablespoons or so of the mixture into running water. To use as a body wash, shake well then put a small amount of liquid on a puff or sponge, squeeze until foamy and wash as usual. Scent alternatives… Chocolate Covered Berry: Instead of using baby soap, use strawberry or raspberry shampoo as the main soap base. Chocolate-Mint: Castile soap comes in peppermint and can be used as the soap base. Mint essential oil can also be added to unscented shampoo. Chocolate-Coconut: Add a tablespoon or two of coconut oil or a few drops of essential oil to the mixture. Try some other essential oils such as orange, vanilla, cherry, or another favorite scent.
Tips… Make a gift basket: An inexpensive gift basket can be made up for birthdays, holidays, or just because! Check the dollar store for travel-size bottles, bath puffs, and baskets. Label your creation: Think about making labels for your final product.
Ghost in the Graveyard is a tag-like game that can be played with many players or just a few. It is best played at twilight into night, but it can also be played during the day.
How to play:
The game starts with one ghost, once the players determine who that will be, he/she will stand in one place and give the other players 1 – 3 “days” to hide by counting up to midnight out loud (“1 o’clock, 2 o’clock…12 o’clock, noon-time, 1 o’clock, 2 o’clock…….12 o’clock, MIDNIGHT!”). When the “ghost” finishes counting the days, they should call out, “The ghost comes out at night!” or something similar to indicate that the “ghost” is ready to find the hidden players. When the “ghost” finds one of the hidden players, the player can run, but once they are tagged, they will become “stunned” and won’t be able run away again. The “ghost” will then gently place his/her hands on the player’s shoulders and say, “You are now a ghost in the graveyard!”. That player will then become a “Ghost in the Graveyard” as well, and together the two “ghosts” will go around looking for the other hidden players and turn each of them into ghosts. After all of the players are turned into, “ghosts”, the last player caught becomes the new, “Ghost in the Graveyard” and the game can begin again.
Importantnote: The hidden players can change their hiding place at any time and may run when they are found, but they must freeze once they are tagged. There is no home base or safe zone in this game. Feel free to change the rules as needed! Happy Haunting!