Getting to take a bath is like finding the Holy Grail. Well, wait. I guess that’s not entirely true. I can take a bath, but it is not leisurely. The water is cold since the kids used all the hot water for their baths, and there is a revolving door of children coming in and out of the bathroom in need of something.
The decadent bath experience is the Holy Grail. This fantasy bath consists of a large tub where all your body parts are perfectly submerged in the perfect temperature water. Your favourite music is playing softly, your favourite scents are wafting up from the water, and you get to sip on your favourite glass of wine.
For me to get to take this kind of bath, the stars would need to align and a genie would need to grant me a wish. At least I can have one of those elements for my quickie baths. Homemade bubble bath with essential oils is a great way to unwind after a long day, and it’s also great for the kids. This lavender blend is a great pre-bedtime tactic for helping kids fall asleep easier.
What I love about this recipe is that you can create the perfect blend based on what mood you are trying to achieve. Essential oils are said to help with all kinds of ailments, although I use them mostly to make the room smell amazing through a diffuser or room spray. Adding them to your bath is a simple way to make your “me time” a little more special. This homemade bubble bath also perfect for kids pre-bedtime, as the lavender scent is calming and soothing. The recipe also makes enough to gift a bottle or two to friends.
To make this homemade bubble bath you need just two ingredients and your favourite essential oils.
- 250 ml bottle of unscented castile soap
- 125 ml bottle of vegetable glycerin
- your favourite essential oils *see note
- plastic squeeze bottles (this recipe fills 6 x 60 ml bottles perfectly)
- small funnel
*IMPORTANT NOTE: There are certain oils that you shouldn’t use in the bath because of the sensitive nature of your lady parts and other mucus membranes. These oils include bay, clove, cinnamon bark or leaf, peppermint, lemongrass, and thyme.
Step 1: In a bowl, add the whole bottle of castile soap, the whole bottle of the vegetable glycerin, and two tablespoons of water. Mix well.
Step 2: Use a measuring spoon and the small funnel to easily fill the bottles. This recipe filled six 60 ml bottles perfectly.
Step 3: Add approximately fifteen drops of essential oil and shake well. For the first batch I used a mix of lavender and eucalyptus oils. This blend is said to be calming and relaxing, which every mum can use. For another batch I used some orange, frankincense and rosemary. And for the kids I made one with just lavender.
You can purchase one large bottle and make a big batch of bubble bath, but I wanted to make smaller bottles with different essential oils. The smaller bottles also make it really easy to turn this bubble bath into gifts to share with friends and family. Keep in mind that because of the natural ingredients this bubble bath will not produce big fluffy bubbles but more of a foam.
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