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    • angelatgraceland
    • By angelatgraceland 8th Apr 07, 12:38 PM
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    Bubble machine: What detergent works?
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    • 8th Apr 07, 12:38 PM
    Bubble machine: What detergent works? 8th Apr 07 at 12:38 PM
    I got my dd a bubble machine from Argos recently. What WUL can I use in it? The stuff you are supposed to buy is obviously overpriced so I am looking for a cheaper alternative. Cheapo mr T stuff doesnt work, Easy washup liquid doesnt work and Stardrops don't work. Are there any out there, tried and tested by any of you? I can just imagine me having all of these diff brands of WUL on the shelf otherwise!
    Annual Grocery budget 2018 is 1500 pa 125 calendar month 28.84 pw for 3 adults
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    • earthmother
    • By earthmother 8th Apr 07, 12:42 PM
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    • 8th Apr 07, 12:42 PM
    I don't know about WULs (will watch with interest though), but I did find some cheaper bubble mix in Toys R Us the other day - £1.99 for 35oz (about 1L).

    Seeing as the best I'd seen before was ELC's at over twice that, I think it's a good price (unless someone knows of even cheaper).

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    • lil_me
    • By lil_me 8th Apr 07, 12:48 PM
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    http://www.thebubbleshop.com/bubble_fun.ihtml might help

    Only thing I will say is I was speaking to a Mam last week who was buying the proper stuff in ToysRus as the one she made ended up irritating daughters skin and when another child rubbed his eyes after touching it stung like crazy.
    One day I might be more organised...........:confused:
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    • 8th Apr 07, 1:01 PM
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    • 8th Apr 07, 1:01 PM
    I have a bubble machine (my dog loves it !) I have kept the original bubble bottle i got for it and just fill it one third 'Morning Fresh' washing up liquid to two thirds water , give it a shake and put it in the machine, seems to work ok !
    • angelatgraceland
    • By angelatgraceland 8th Apr 07, 1:06 PM
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    • 8th Apr 07, 1:06 PM
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    • 8th Apr 07, 1:06 PM
    I wonder if Im doing it wrong then? I put the easy one in full strengh. I shall try diluting and see what happens.
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    • Three Dancing Dragons
    • By Three Dancing Dragons 8th Apr 07, 7:17 PM
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    • 8th Apr 07, 7:17 PM
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    • 8th Apr 07, 7:17 PM
    In Australia we used to use the big pink cheapo bottles of Avon bubble bath.
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    • 8th Apr 07, 7:20 PM
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    • 8th Apr 07, 7:20 PM
    I think you're supposed to put glycerine (sp?) in the mix but I'm not sure how much. Hang on I'll go do a search.
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    • 8th Apr 07, 7:23 PM
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    • 8th Apr 07, 7:23 PM
    Here you go

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/bluepeter/content/articles/makes/2006/05/23/bubble_man_make.shtml

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    • taplady
    • By taplady 8th Apr 07, 7:25 PM
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    • 8th Apr 07, 7:25 PM
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    • 8th Apr 07, 7:25 PM
    My DS had one a while ago for his disco and he said to use diluted Fairy Liquid but it takes a bit of getting the constistency right so persevere! HTH
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    excellent thankyou was only talking about getting ours out today
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    • angelatgraceland
    • By angelatgraceland 8th Apr 07, 9:04 PM
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    Ive got a big bottle of bubblebath-gonna try that later! Not ever going to use it in the bath so its no loss.
    Annual Grocery budget 2018 is 1500 pa 125 calendar month 28.84 pw for 3 adults
    • angelatgraceland
    • By angelatgraceland 13th Apr 07, 11:36 PM
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    I tried the morning fresh today and it worked. i think I need to experiment with the quantities. Used 1 part morning fresh to 3 parts water but it may need a little more diluting. Not tried the bubble bath yet. Thanks all for your replies!This is a great costsaver!
    Annual Grocery budget 2018 is 1500 pa 125 calendar month 28.84 pw for 3 adults
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