Amazing!! AND, fast, easy and cheap!


Holy awesomeness!!!! This is the easiest, cheapest, fastest, hands-down most awesome Halloween idea EVER! I saw a reference for using B Complex vitamins in a drink to make it glow, so I tested it out before "game day". Wow! This stuff really works like magic. This bottle found at Walmart, contains 10 pills for a whopping 88 cents!!!! You can clearly tell in the picture above this juice is glowing! Note, there is a black light on the table behind it. So, we have learned that the "B Complex" vitamins are black light sensitive.

*** UPDATE*** (October 2015)
I've been experimenting with all the B vitamin options. B2 works the best, since it is the Riboflavin that will make it glow. The complex works well, too, but if you have the option go for the B2. This glowing water/ ice will not have a taste, so you can mix it into pretty much whatever you want! (And, a great side note on B2- it is amazing for helping treat migraines and headaches. So thankful I found this tip for my husband, it has worked wonders, and works very fast.)


How To and Uses:

1) As a potion bottle glowing liquid:
Get a small flat bottomed bowl or ramekin and put 1-2 vitamins in the bottom. Use a muddler or pestle to smash the vitamins into a fine powder. If you don't have one of these specialty kitchen tools, I'd recommend using something with a wide flat base (like the end of a mallet). Once the you've created a powder, fill the bowl slightly with water and then transfer the liquid into a pitcher. With 1-2 vitamins you will be able to make 1-2 GALLONS of glowing liquid!!! I'd recommend a 1 vitamin to 1 gallon water ration for best results. Transfer liquid into multiple containers or a container that holds a gallon. You can use this water in your spooky bottles, and they will now glow under a black light. 

2) In a "Witches Brew". Muddle as above and then mix with a clear fluid for your brew. I'm planning on making a brew with: pineapple juice, seltzer water, muddled B vitamins, lime juice and flavored vodka. Then adding dry ice for an extra cool spook factor. Stay tuned, I won't have that concocted until Saturday! 

3) Oh man, I'm so excited I can barely type the ideas here!!!!! Make the vitamin liquid and use it in frozen hands for your party or specialty ice cube trays.

4) [ADDED Oct 2015] Glowing brain ice mold. I just did this for my party over the weekend and it worked great! I have a brain mold I bought at a Halloween store. Fill the brain mold with the glowing water, freeze and use as a large ice mold for your witches brew or other drink. Note, this ice will not taste any different than regular ice. This picture was not even taken with a black light nearby, so you can imagine how cool it would look if there was one.




Happy Haunting!!

Lindsey 

Comments

  1. You can skip the pills if you replace your seltzer water with tonic water. The quinine in tonic water glows under bright lights. I don't know about dosages or if there could be negative consequences of someone drinking Vitamin B if they already took it at home or anything. I just know that a gin and tonic glows really pretty.

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    1. You can but unlike the b vitamin tonic water has a bitter taste so you will need to add more sugar to compensate.

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  2. The blog was absolutely fantastic! Lot of great information which can be helpful in some or the other way. Keep updating the blog, looking forward for more contents...Great job, keep it up..
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    1. Thank you Sergio! A very much appreciate your compliments!

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  3. Thank you for your compliments - they made me smile! So glad you are enjoying my blog. Chronicbliss - Yes, tonic water does glow. I've used that method but, for a few reasons I like Vitamin B better: 1) it's much more cost effective. You could probably get 10 gallons of black light sensitive water from one $1 bottle of vitamins. 2) you can't overdose on B Vitamins. It's water soluble (as we see), and the body just flushes it out once the max absorption has been reached. 3) Vitamin B actually helps prevent hangovers and has very little taste. We had a big glowing cauldron of Vitamin B Water at our last Halloween party, and so many people told me they felt awesome the next day. (You've heard of store bought vitamin water before, right?) 4) Seltzer water natural does not have any other ingredients in it, which = natural zero calorie drink. Tonic water, does have calories and often has a taste many people don't care for.

    Trust me, the Vitamin B glows WAY better than tonic water. I've done multiple test. Please see my other Halloween blog posts on my "glowing bottle".

    Enjoy!

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  4. Do you need a black light for it to glow?

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    1. Yes, that is what makes the glow.
      Tonic water, B vitamins, Gin - they all look normal in a drink unless exposed to a black light. :)

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  5. Does it work with drinks like fruit juice or ice tea

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    1. You could try it.
      I think the darker the drink the less glow you will have because the black light can't travel through the liquid as easily.

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  6. Does it work with drinks like fruit juice or ice tea

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  8. Hi All! Yes, Lindsey you are correct about the vitamin B v:s tonic water. I love tonic but it is full of sugar so I don't drink it often; and if you buy it diet-it's saccharin!! I wish they'd make a stevia tonic. p.s.) I removed my comment above due to my typos. Have a great day.

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  9. OMG this is awesome, just so you all know instead of just regular ice cubes, I plan to use rubber gloves!

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    1. I've done the gloves and it looks so cool!!!!

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  10. Lindsey, you've probably realized this by now, but Vitamin B Complex will make you pee bright yellow. You might want to warn a few people; those you don't warn will be seeing their doc the next day!

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    1. Haha, yeah! I tell everyone it's vitamin B water.

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  12. Unknown
    Combine the alcoholic beverages with the vitamin B.. ???????
    Sorry..!!!!

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    1. You can essentially use the B2 however you want. Its the Riboflavin that makes it glow. I've experimented with B1, B2, B Complex, B12, and the B2 works the best hands down. You want to crush the B2 up into a powder and then you can mix it into anything.

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  13. Will it glow with a black light behind it even if the rest of the lights are still on? And can I use a single black light bulb behind it?

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    1. Yes it definitely will glow. But, keep in mind it needs to be a good black light. The cheap traditional bulbs really don't do much. I recommend using a fluorescent black lightbulb. These can be found online or at Home Depot. If you are fortunate enough to have under counter lights in your kitchen, these use the standard T8 fluorescent bulbs. I've replaced those bulbs for black light bulbs for a great effect in my last kitchen. My house now didn't have these, so I bought the fixtures at Home Depot for $12 each (I already had the bulbs so this was a good option). If you don't have either of these, I'd recommend buying the bulb and fixture online for the best price.

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  14. I always like your blog post because you always comes with different ideas and information. I always shared your site post with my friends. Keep posting and i will follow you.liquid b complex

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  15. That was great information, can't wait to try for Halloween party.

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  16. Thanks so much! Sorry for the late response. I've been swamped with work and now getting ready for Halloween. Happy Haunting!

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  17. I tried to make this and it didn't work! I think I did something wrong! I followed the directions and added it to tap water but it didn't glow with my black light. Help!!

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  19. If I add B complex to water, will it stay this color or will it finally dissolve and become clear again. I mean will it last as a decoration?

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