The luxury of soaking in a hot bath is a great stress reducer for many people. 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Castile Soap – This type of soap was originally made from olive oil although other types of oils can also be used, such as: coconut, almond, hemp, and jojoba.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, peppermint, 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.
Bubble Bath For The Winter Months
We all know how miserable getting a cold or the flu can be. Here is a wonderful bubble bath recipe to soak in when you’re sick since Eucalyptus can help your body fight cold symptoms and reduce congestion.
6 drops of eucalyptus oil
3 drops of spearmint oil
3 drops of peppermint oil
1 quart of distilled water (heated)
1 bar of castile soap. (4 oz. Bar), grated
4 ounces liquid glycerin
Mix the water and grated soap together until the soap has dissolved. Add the remaining ingredients, stir gently, and store in an unbreakable bottle.
Women are notorious for always being on the go and putting everyone else’s health first. Just remember, it is also important that you take care of yourself as well. Allowing yourself to relax is part that care. Preparing your own homemade bubble bath with favorite essential oils is one great way to do this. Now go find that novel you’ve been wanting to read, take that deliciously soothing bath and melt away the stress of the day.