Homemade Bubble Bath Anyone?
Those two words,
bubble + bath…
Is there anything more relaxing than a homemade bubble bath for your body and mind? You love it, your kids love it, what’s not to love?
It’s so easy to make a calming homemade bubble bath a part of your week and I’ll show you how!
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How It All Began
Like most things in our home, we make our own. A homemade bubble bath was actually the first skincare product I ever made!
It all began when I was expecting our daughter and wanted to a take
Perfect for our baby, who’s now a three year old!
Here’s What You’ll Need to Make Calming Homemade Bubble Bath:
Liquid Castile Soap: ½ cup
A concentrated vegetable-based soap, castile soap is made of ingredients you can actually pronounce. It is gentle on skin and effective against dirt, grease, and unwanted germs. In this homemade bubble bath recipe, castile soap forms the bubbles.
Vegetable Glycerin: ¼ cup
I love the way vegetable glycerin softens everything it touches! Adding it to DIY bubble bath counteracts the drying effects
Vitamin E Oil: 1 tsp
Lavender Essential Oil: 12 drops
Lavender, (Lavandula angustifolia) is truly one of the most popular and versatile herbs. Lavender essential oil is extracted from the flowers of the herb. The oil and buds of the herb can calm and relax an anxious mind in addition to improving sleep quality and headaches (Koulivand et al., 2013; Cavanagh & Wilkinson, 2002). Count me in!
Chamomile Essential Oil: 8 drops
Chamomile (Matricaria recutita) essential oil is anti-inflammatory (Harmon, 2017). Making it highly recommend to use for dry skin or lips. You can use either the roman or
How to Make Homemade Bubble Bath for Bedtime:
Using a funnel pour ½ cup liquid castile soap into a six to eight-ounce bottle. Followed by ¼ cup vegetable glycerin and 1 teaspoon vitamin E oil.
Remove the funnel and add 12 drops of lavender essential oil and 8 drops of chamomile essential oil. Place the cap on the bottle and give it a fair swirl or two to blend ingredients.
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Pour up to four tablespoons into the running water of the bath. Agitate the water to help create more bubbles. Homemade bubble bath does create a nice amount of bubbles, but it doesn’t last as long as store-bought options. Yet, it so much better for your skin and sans chemicals!
So, what’s stopping you from pouring yourself a warm homemade bubble bath? Let lavender and chamomile calm the mind and body just before bedtime. Perfect for mommies and their little ones.
Cavanagh, H. M. A. & Wilkinson, J. M. (2002). Biological Activities of Lavender Essential Oil. Phytotherapy Research 16, 301–308.
Harmon, W. (2017). Herbs and Essential Oils. (n.p.): Author.