**I hope I put this in the correct discussion. If not please let me know so I can fix it.
I'm aimlessly working on a heatless Lava Lamp. The one in particular I have been working on "does not" use alka seltzer or any other quick reaction. These look like a lava lamp, but in a bottle with blobs that create a almost hypnotizing effect. Once you take the bottle and swirl it around a few times the blobs all come together forming a beautiful swirl like effect that spins around and once it slows down the blobs can stretch and detach settling at the top/bottom of the bottle. It is absolutely the most beautiful sensory bottle I have ever seen.
Unfortunately, I am at a loss of "the unknown" chemical or product that is missing.
What am I doing wrong and not adding?
I have tried everything possible and it's still not right.
My go to recipe:
Fill bottle half full of distilled water
Add baby oil leaving 1/4 inch or more at top for glitter
Add the food coloring 3 drops
Add the glitter to your liking
Secure the lid, glue it shut and shake and swirl
The contents will blend, but they will slowly separate and create a really neat glittery look but nothing I am actually trying to accomplish.
Products I have used:
clear dish soap
clear Elmer's glue
lots of sparkles/ fine glitter
liquid pearl paint colors
*This pic I sent is what I am trying to accomplish.