How To Make Bubble Bath With Inexpensive Ingredients
The luxury of soaking in a hot bath is a great stress reducer for many women. By
adding certain scents, bubble bath, and essential oils to the bath water, we can
create a totally relaxing experience or energize ourselves once again, depending
on the products we use.
Unfortunately, many of the bath products available on the market are laced with
harsh chemicals that can irritate our skin or even cause infections. You have to
be careful in what you purchase and actually research your product choices carefully.
An alternative choice is to make your own bath products. By combining readily
available ingredients along with a selection of essential oils, your bubble bath
will help to enhance the softness of your skin, aid in stress reduction, and
contribute to your mental health and well being.
What Ingredients Constitute Homemade Bubble Bath?
Let's look at some of the ingredients that you'll be using to mix up your own
homemade bubble bath formula.
Distilled Water - You can purchase distilled water in most grocery stores. The
benefit over using this type of water over regular tap water is that chlorine,
all minerals and other impurities have been removed from it.
Liquid glycerin - This is a clear, thick liquid that is extracted from animal
fats and vegetable oils, and is a by-product of soap manufacturing. It's purpose
is to increase moisture and softness, plus it helps to create bubbles.
Castile Soap - This type of soap was originally made from olive oil although
other types of oils can also be used, such as: coconut, almond, hemp, and jojoba.
Essential Oils - There are many oils that have many different purposes so you
will need to research this area. For a soothing scent try oils like lavender,
rosewood, sandalwood, chamomile, and myrrh. Some of the essential oils that can
help you to feel energized and rejuvenated are eucalyptus, spearmint, eppermint,
and lemon oil. Oils that are especially good at softening the skin include
almond and coconut oil.
Simple Bubble Bath Recipe
Here is a very quick and easy recipe that anyone can make. Once you have it
mixed, pour the mixture into an unbreakable bottle. As it doesn't have any
chemical ingredients to preserve it, it would probably be safe to say you could
store your bubble bath for one to two months.
1 quart warm distilled Water
1 Bar castile soap, grated
2 oz Liquid Glycerin
3 to 4 drops essential oil of choice
Mix the water and grated soap together until all the soap is dissolved. It's
best to use warm to hot water for this, as it helps the soap dissolve faster.
Add the glycerin and essential oil stir gently. This is safe to use for kids as well.