Make Your Own Bubble Bath

Submitted by Courtney on Sun, 01/31/2010 - 14:20

I don’t know about you, but after a long, hard day I love to unwind and “decompress” in a hot, foamy, bubbly bath. As I was lounging in the tub the other day, however, I got to reading the back of my bubble bath bottle and was horrified to see the harsh chemicals I was soaking my body in: ammonium lauryl sulfate (ammonium? Ew); Lauramide DEA (urine?); Polyquaterium 7 (huh??). After checking out those nasty ingredients, I decided to make my own natural bubble baths – it’s easier than you think!

Honey-Vanilla Bean Foam

For this luxurious lather, you will need:

  • 1 Cup of sweet almond oil (or failing that, try sesame oil or light olive oil)
  • ½ Cup of honey
  • ½ Cup of liquid soap (preferably castile soap)
  • 1 Tbsp. of vanilla extract

To make this bubble bath:

Measure and put oil in a bowl. Blend in the other three ingredients and stir until fully mixed. Pour into a plastic or glass bottle. Shake gently before using.

(Makes: 4 Bubble Baths)

Relaxation Revelry Bubble Bath

For this sleep inducing soak, you will need:

  • 6 drops of lavender oil
  • 3 drops of patchouli oil
  • 1 quart of distilled water
  • 1 bar (4 oz.) of castile soap
  • 4 oz. of liquid glycerin

To make this bubble bath:

As with the above bubble bath, simply combine all of the ingredients together and store in a glass or plastic jar with a tight-fitted lid.

(Makes: Maximum of 2 bubble baths)

The Cold and Flu Bubble Bath

This bubble bath is perfect for those with a congested chest and sore throat. To create this fantastic decongestant, you will need:

  • 6 drops eucalyptus oil
  • 3 drops peppermint oil
  • 3 drops of spearmint oil
  • 1 quart of distilled water
  • 1 bar (4 oz.) of castile soap
  • 4 oz. of liquid glycerin

To make this bubble bath:

Add the water, soap and the glycerin together and mix. Once done, add the essential oils to the mixture.

(Makes: Maximum 2 bubble baths)

With some castile soap, glycerin and essential oils, you can make any bubble bath concoction that comes to mind. Mix and match with your own favorite oils for a real treat!

photo by Sasha Dunaevski

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