Sharing is caring!

Homemade Bubble Bath Anyone?

Easy Homemade Bubble Bath: You love it, your kids love it, what’s not to love? Make a DIY bubble bath tonight with just five ingredients!

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!

This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience; read the full disclosure policy.

 Make homemade bubble bath tonight with just five ingredients!

Related: Chamomile Lavender Body Wash

Related: Lemon Chamomile Lip Balm

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 take a bubble bath and didn’t have any!! If you’ve been there, you know how disappointing anything can be to a pregnant woman.

Luckily with a quick search around Pinterest, I found one that I had the ingredients. I’ve changed it over the course of the last few years to include calming essential oils.

Perfect for our baby, who’s now a three-year-old!

simple living library banner
Is there anything more relaxing than a homemade bubble bath for your body and mind?

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 the 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 a DIY bubble bath counteracts the drying effects soap can have. I use it in many recipes for its softening effect, such as handmade soap and hair detangler.

Vitamin E Oil: 1 tsp

I began adding vitamin E oil to bubble baths when my daughter developed eczema as a baby. It is an amazing moisturizer for the skin and hair. Find it my recipes for hand lotion and eye cream too.

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 german variety for a homemade bubble bath.

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.

You May Also Like: Body Butter Versus Lotion

You May Also Like: Skin Care Ingredients to Avoid

Bedtime Homemade Bubble Bath: perfect for mommies and their little ones.

To Use:

Pour up to four tablespoons into the running water of the bath. Agitate the water to help create more bubbles. A homemade bubble bath does create a nice amount of bubbles, but it doesn’t last as long as store-bought options. Yet, it is so much better for your skin and sans chemicals!

Let lavender and chamomile calm the mind and body with relaxing homemade bubble bath.

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.


  1. Hi Kristy,I was wondering if this recipe could be use as a shower wash also??

    1. lifenreflection says:

      I’m sure you could, it feels great on the skin.

  2. I love the idea of making homemade bubbles with healthy ingredients! I just tried it in the bubbles last 10 seconds. Did I do something wrong? I expected them to last for a little bit beyond that.

    1. lifenreflection says:

      Melissa, without any heavy detergents like sulfate or plastics the bubbles one last as long as store-bought. But, they do last a few minutes. I’ve been using the recipe for my daughter for years. We agitate the water often to help create more bubbles and we pour into running water. The recipe does make your skin feel soft, even if the bubbles are small.

  3. Love homemade bubble bath so much better for us and environment. What I love you can add whatever esstional oil

    1. lifenreflection says:

      Yes, I totally agree, and customizing with essential oils makes it even more fun to make!

  4. This looks so good! What a fun gift to make for friends or to enjoy for yourself!

  5. Thanks for sharing! Can I add other oils for different varieties?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *