Dec 212010
 
Smart Lab All Natural Spa LabScience is not just for boys, and SmartLab is a toy company, which understands that girls need fun science projects just for them. The Spa Lab from SmartLab is a fun, educational kit that has everything a curious girl needs to treat herself and her friends with great homemade spa products. The best part is that the Spa Lab makes science for girls so much fun that they do not even realize they are doing science.

The Sweet Spa book by Jenna Land Free is a great book that teaches children all about how to make their own spa products from facial masks to bath bombs, body scrubs and hair products. There are lots of different recipes in the book, and there are many ways that girls can tailor the products to fit their own personalities. 

The Spa Lab from SmartLab includes:
• 4 bath bomb molds–cupcake, popsicle, and two wrapped candies
• 2 large lidded pots
• 2 small lidded pots
• 2 plastic stir spoons (use a stir spoon as the popsicle stick!)
• 4 – 20g packets of citric acid
• 1 – 4g packet of glitter
• 24-page fully illustrated book

Since I do not have any girls, my sons decided to treat me to a day at the spa, and they sure had a blast experimenting with making beauty products. 
We first started out with making an avocado face mask. 
Making an avocado face mask
It was simple, easy, and we only needed an avocado. My four-year-old son was the doer behind this project, and he was eager to help out. 
Testing out the avocado mask on my four-year-old’s hand.
The boys thought it was a bit silly, but we sure had a lot of fun.  
Our next project was making bath bombs in the molds that came with the Spa Lab kit. Before we could get started, I had to make a run to the store to get corn starch, since I have never actually used it before. 
First of all, I’ll admit it, I am not the science wiz in the family. My husband is the one my sons take after in that area, and when everything started bubbling I was a not as excited as my kids were. 
This is what we needed to make the bath bombs:
My four-year-old and my eight-year-old sons took turns doing this project.
Measuring the ingredients
Mixing the ingredients
Filling the molds
As you can see above, making bath bombs turned out to be a bit of a messy project for us, but the boys loved it. I think next time that we will be more prepared and not pour in as much of the mixture in the molds at a time. Apparently the bubbles go down after a while:)



What I love about the Spa Lab:

  • It makes science for girls a top priority.
  • It is a great way to get girls interested in science (it’s fun for boys too).
  • It is a hands-on experience
  • The book is filled with great beauty recipes
  • The projects/beauty recipes include kitchen ingredient and citric acid. 
  • The recipes can be tailored to fit each girls’ personality.
  • It is a great kit for a sleepover party.

What I do not like as much about the Spa Lab:

  • It can be quite messy


About SmartLab:
SmartLab is a phenomenal company that makes fun award-winning educational toys for kids. They understand that kids are curious by nature, and through their more than 50 fun exploration and science kits, design studios and more they help kids use their creativity and get in touch with their curios side. 
SmartLab recently re-designed their website, and it is now easier than ever to navigate, find great educational toys and get inspiration for ways to inspire curious minds. 

Buy It
You can find the Spa Lab kit from SmartLab at Smartlabtoys.com, amazon.com, and at Barnes and Noble stores.

SmartLab is also offering great savings to all of you.

Get 30% off of an entire order on Smartlabtoys.com through December 31st, PLUS free ground shipping. Please enter the promo code “mommyblogger” at checkout on our website.



Win It:

Giveaway Closed: 

Winner Will Be Announced HERE.

This giveaway will end Thursday January 20th at 10 p.m. EST.  

The giveaway is open to U.S. residents 18 years old or older. I will chose the winner via Random.org, and the winner will be notified by e-mail. Make sure to leave your email, or have your contact available on your blogger profile. The winner will have 48 hours to respond, and if there is no response another winner will be chosen. 

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary Spa Lab kit from SmartLab for the purpose of this review and giveaway. I did not receive any monetary compensation, and the opinions expressed in above have not been influenced in any way by other than my own experience with SmartLab’s products.

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