Introduction: DIY Bubble Bath, Homemade-Style

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Recently, I was thinking about how much small luxury purchases add up, especially things like bubble bath. I don’t know about you, but I like to take a nice warm bubble bath every once in a while but can’t see spending $12 on a bottle of it from Bath and Body Works when I can make it myself. And it’s just so easy to make, which makes me wonder why I haven’t done this sooner.

The best parts:

**You know what’s in it, so if you’re trying to avoid using a lot of chemicals on your body, you can be assured they’re not in this recipe.
**You can customize the scent to work with what you love best or to help your ailments with Aromatherapy.
**AND finally, you can use it as a body wash, so it’s dual purpose and can save you even more money.

Step 1: What You Need...

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• ½ cup of unscented Castile soap in a liquid form, not solid (you can find this at most health food stores. I added a photo of just one brand option)
• ¾ cup water
• ½ tsp sea salt
• 15-20 drops of you favorite essential oil (more about the different scents at the end)

Step 2: What to Do...

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1. Pour the soap into a medium mixing bowl and very very slowly add the water so it won’t bubble over.
2. Stir as gently as you can until mixed.
3. Add sea salt and stir slowly until the consistency becomes that of a light gel.
4. Add the essential oil or blend of oils that you chose and keep stirring slowly until well blended.
5. Pour into a pretty bottle with a snug cap (I prefer bottles with a swing cap--pictured).
6. Fill a tub with some hot water and pour some of the bubble bath in and relax.

Step 3: Essential Oil Uses

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Here are some tips on which essential oils you may want to choose:

Stress Relief - Chamomile, Lavender, Lemon, Orange, Vanilla
Anxiety - Chamomile, Cedarwood, Jasmine, Lavender, Rose, Sandalwood
Self Esteem - Grapefruit, Jasmine, Orange, Rosemary
Sadness/Grief - Chamomile, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Lavender, Lemon, Orange, Rose, Sandalwood,
Fatigue - Ginger, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Lemon, Peppermint, Rosemary, Sandalwood
Agitation - Chamomile, Lavendar, Orange, Sandalwood



About Melissa Meier: She enjoys taking on DIY projects, while she also makes time to write for Michigan Buick dealers.

Comments

Carleyy (author)2015-08-10

Nice!

robert.goodman.3998 (author)2014-11-12

The main problem with using soap (actual soap soap, such as castile, whether liquid, flakes, or powder) as bubble bath is that most water has enough "hardness" in a bathtubful to turn all the soap into curds (leaving scum and a ring) instead of suds, unless you use a lot, which in some waters can be a real lot. The 2nd problem is that if you do achieve suds, it's by making the water very soapy and degreasing; the only advantage there is that it'll get you clean without additional soap. Most bubble baths use non-soap foaming agents that work while they're too dilute to act as detergents in your water. So, body wash from soap, OK; bubble bath, not very practicable.

If you do want to use soap for bubble bath, and your water is not completely "soft", you'd be best to put all the water in the bathtub and then slowly pour in the soap with lots of splashing so you make sure you use enough but not too much. If you instead put the soap in while you're still running the water, you may find that you have suds while the tub is still filling, but none by the time all the water is in, because the extra water brought in more "hardness", and probably enough to make the heaviest bathtub ring you've ever gotten.

Good information. Thanks for the tip.

Elenore Stephons (author)2014-09-16

How long dose it take to make?

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