Homemade Bubble Bath - Natural Bubble Bath Recipes, Fun, Simple, Great For Your Skin & The Whole Family Can Enjoy!
I'll show you some bubble bath fun for kids, milk bath recipes, Castile soap recipes, a bath bomb recipe and more!!
I like using Castile Soap in my homemade bubble bath recipes because it is made from olive oil instead of animal fats which can be found in many other soaps.
Castile Soap originated in the Castile region of Spain and has been around since 1567. I've provided a couple pictures below of the soap, you can click and order it right online! There's also some links to common essential oils, you can read about the oils and find more choices, right online!
O.K., time to get started!!!
4 Cups Water (distilled is a better choice than tap – stays fresh longer or boil water first, allow to cool)
1 Cup liquid Castile Soap
5 drops of Essential Oil of your choice.
I would recommend mixing just the water and soap, pouring solution into a glass or plastic bottle.
With each bath, you can add the essential oil(s) of your choice at that time.
Add oil after filling tub and give quick hand stir before entering.
Keep in mind, do you want your bubble bath to be:
Relaxing? Lavender, Clary Sage, Geranium, Bergamot, Sandalwood
(click on links below to read more about them and to order)
Invigorating? Eucalyptus, Lemon, Peppermint
(click on links below to read more about them and to order)Eucalyptus Oil Essential Oil 15 ml 100% Pure Oil Lemon Essential Oil 15 ml 100% Pure Oil Peppermint Essential Oil 15 ml 100% Pure Oil
Relax sore muscles? Bergamot, Ylang, Ylang, Eucalyptus - don't forget the salt too! 1/2 C)
Bergamot Essential Oil 15 ml 100% Pure Oil Ylang Ylang Oil I,II, III Essential Oil 15 ml 100% Pure Oil Eucalyptus Oil Essential Oil 15 ml 100% Pure Oil
Calm irritated skin? Lavender, Peppermint, Myrrh
Keep in mind, these natural recipes do not contain, DEA (diethanolamine), MEA (Monoethanolamine) & TEA (triethanolamine) which is found in commercial bubble baths. So without these chemicals, you will not have the typical bubbles and foam.
You may wonder what is so bad about DEA, MEA & TEA.....they are hormone-disrupting chemicals that can form cancer causing nitrates and nitrosamines. They're restricted in Europe due to these known carcinogenics but still used in the U.S. Dr. Samuel Epstein (Professor of Environmental Health at the University of Illinois says that repeated skin applications....of DEA-based products resulted in a major increase in liver and kidney cancer - "the risk equation changes significantly for children"
Homemade Simple Coconut Milk Bath
1 C Coconut Milk - Simply add to your bath, stir by hand before entering. Of course you can also add 5 drops of essential oils or simply enjoy the soothing and moisturizing benefits of a coconut milk bath.
Option: For more homemade bubble bath recipes you can add 1/2 C of Rose Water or 1 C Rose petals. Learn how easy it is to make your own rose water.
See recipe at the bottom of the page of: Facial Toners
Homemade Coconut Oil Bath
(substitute coconut oil with almond oil if you don’t like the coconut scent)
Use ¼ Cup per bath
4 Cups Water (distilled or boiled first, let cool)
4 oz. liquid Castile Soap
3 oz. Coconut oil
Pour ingredients into a glass or plastic bottle, give it a good shake to mix.
Milk & Honey Bath
Milk contains lactic acid, which helps exfoliate your skin and the natural alpha hydroxy acid provides a deep cleansing. Add to this Honey which is a natural humectant that promotes moisture retention.
The following bath recipe will leave your skin feeling soft and smooth. Move over Cleopatra!!
1/2 Cup Powdered Milk or fresh whole milk.
1/2 Cup Honey - if you need to add warm water to help it dissolve, go for it!
Mix ingredients and pour into your warm bath, stirring with your hand. Enjoy a 20 minute soak to reap these beneficial ingredients.
Vanilla & Honey
Use 1/4 C per bath
1 Cup Almond Oil
½ C honey
½ C Castile soap
1 T Vanilla
In a sauce pan on low heat, stir the almond oil and honey 3-4 mins. (just want it warm and mixed)
Remove and let cool 10-15 minutes.
Add Castile soap and pure vanilla extract then stir and transfer to glass or plastic bottle.
Honey helps our skin retain the moisture from the almond oil and both provides nutrients to our skin (vitamin B, C & riboflavin along with beneficial minerals)
Homemade Dry Bubble Bath Mix
(find more recipes for your little ones at Baby Baths)
2 Cups Powder Milk
1 C Cornstarch (good for itchy skin)
4 oz Castile Soap flakes (grate from bar soap - using a cheese grater)
Add 5 drops of essential oil and mix well.
Sprinkle desired amount in bath and stir by hand before entering.
Bath Bomb Recipe
1 C Baking Soda
1/2 C Citric Acid
1/2 C Corn Starch
1/3 C Epsom Salt
15 drops essential oil
Witch Hazel or water (in a spritz/spray bottle)
Mix dry ingredients well - (sifting will prevent clumps) Add essential oils and mix well.
Putting it Together -
Begin by mixing together your dry ingredients. Sifting each ingredient as it is added will help to prevent clumps. Sprinkle essential oil over the powder and mix some more. (15 drops max)
Spritz (with a squirt bottle) the witch hazel onto your mixture while stirring. When it starts to stick together, it's time to mold. Do this quickly.
Put the bombs in molds or use ice cream or melon ball scooper – wait a few minutes and tap them out. Let them air dry for 3 or 4 hours and voila! (good to let air dry another 24 hrs. before wrapping in plastic - good for several months)
If you want to soften your bath water, use 2 T of light oil mixing in with essential oils.
Try different recipes, find your favorites and don't forget to share!
For more baby bath recipes, information and ideas for bathing a baby go to Baby Baths
If you're looking for therapeutic recipes, we have more at Bath Recipes
To order Essential Oils and other great products click below!