If you have children or work with children, you've probably heard of phlegm. Mucus is pretty much everywhere – mucus kits, mucus products and mucus recipes. Children and adults like the sticky substance because it acts as a kind of stress reliever when you fiddle with it.
Making slime at home, however, can be a difficult affair. If you use the wrong recipe, it can cause a big mess. Or, even worse, you can do something that endangers your health or irritates your skin. People are increasingly coming up with mud types, from cloudy mud, to fluffy mud, to buttery mud, to fragrant slime, to metallic slime. These mucus formulations may contain ingredients such as rinse, shaving cream, clay, borax, baking soda, peel-off face mask, contact lens solution, glue, toothpaste, instant snow, perfumes, pigments or other ingredients. With all these different ingredients, it can be difficult to know which recipes are safe and effective.
We examined dozens of different ingredients and tried several slime recipes. We found some recipes that turned out to be great, and others that were epic failed. We also found safe prescriptions and others that used ingredients that were questionable at best. Here we have listed the best and safest recipes for the production of mucus. Happy sliming!
Production of mucus with glue (traditional method)
This recipe is a variant of Elmer's recipe. It uses white school glue, baking soda and contact lens solution. According to Elmer's website, "Elmer's new slime recipes are safe to make at home and include common household ingredients such as baking soda and contact lens solutions. Contact lens solution containing only traces of boric acid can be purchased over the counter and is regulated by the FDA. Baking soda is a common safe food ingredient.
The following is required:
4 oz. School glue
1 and 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon contact lens solution
food coloring (optional)
Preparation of mucus with glue:
1) Pour the glue into one disposable cup or bowl.
2) Add the baking powder and stir until well blended.
3) Add a small amount of food coloring. If you use too much, the mucus will stain your hands and other surfaces.
4) Slowly add the contact lens solution and stir and knead the mixture until it thickens and becomes putty-like. Do not add too much contact lens solution. If you add too much, your mucus will feel moist and it will not last that long.
- Add tiny stimuli to your mucus to create a colorful accent.
- If you want to make a specialty mucus, use recipes from reputed well-known locations. For example, here is a great recipe for Crayola's butter mud, which uses lotion and Model Magic clay to create a buttery texture.
- Use clear glue to create a translucent, glassy mucus.
- Some people add snow immediately. Making mucus could make it irritate the skin. If you want to make cloud mud, add tiny polystyrene balls (like this one).
Production of edible slime
Some of the edible recipes we have used so far include raw flour or cornstarch as a thickening agent. However, if the recipe requires raw ingredients, remember that eating raw flour or starch may not be the best idea. Raw starches can be hard to digest and cause stomach aches.
We have tried different recipes for edible mucus. After comparing the ingredients, the texture and the taste, we developed a formula for chocolate slime. Although it does not look appetizing, it actually tastes pretty good and has a texture similar to traditional slime.
What you need:
1 cup of confectionery sugar
1 teaspoon cocoa powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon butter, margarine or coconut oil
2 teaspoons warm Water
Production of Edible Chocolate Mucus:
1) Melt butter, margarine or coconut oil in the microwave for about 30 to 45 seconds.
2) Add warm water and stir.
3) Add the confectioner's sugar, cocoa and salt and stir the mixture until smooth.
4) Let it rest for about 5 minutes.
5) Play with your edible slime and eat it!
Questionable ways to make mucus  You can find mucus recipes online by using almost all ingredients, ranging from shampoo to toothpaste, borax, dishwashing soap and fragrant oils. Mixing shampoo and toothpaste will produce some sticky and sticky results, but it's not something you want to play with, as it's more of a sloppy than a slime in the end. Since mucus is something you touch and hold in your hands for a long time, some of these ingredients are not exactly ideal.
Before you add perfumes to your mucus, you should examine the fragrance oil that you want to use your mucus recipe first because many fragrant oil products are not intended for use on the skin. Also pay attention to how your skin reacts to certain mucus recipes. Fluffy mucus, for example, uses shaving cream to create this fluffy texture. Shaving cream is intended for the body and is then rinsed off, instead of sitting on the skin for a long time. If you notice skin irritation after playing with fluffy mucus containing shaving cream, avoid using this ingredient in your mucus formula.
The National Center for Biotechnology Information has published research on the effects of excessive hand washing and excessive use of personal care products. Excessive use of soap products can damage the skin by exchanging proteins and intercellular lipids. When soaps and detergents degrade these surface lipids, they can penetrate the superficial layers of the skin. If you have dry skin (or dry skin), this usually happens faster. Skin damage also affects the skin flora, so that more bacteria (eg Staphyloiden) can grow.
In addition, some people are allergic to soaps and shampoos. According to the National Register of Unwanted Effects of Cosmetic Products, the symptoms of a soap or hair care product allergy may be redness, itching, eczema, blisters or worse. We recommend that you avoid mucous formulas that contain ingredients like the ones mentioned above that can damage or irritate your skin. If you have concerns or reservations about a phlegm ingredient, skip it and use another recipe. You will be glad that you did it.