A DIY bubble bath makes for a perfect soak that relaxes the senses and releases tense muscles.
A DIY bubble bath is the perfect me time your body ordered in these tough times.
Who doesn’t love soaking in a hot tub after a hard day’s work? Just fill the tub up to the top with bubbles and lie down for all the stress to melt away.
But if you happen to have run out of bubble bath or you’re in the mood to make your own, then all the better!
This means that you get to pick the scents and essential oils you like and prove you don’t always need to spend a lot of money on high-end skincare products.
Scroll down for some easy DIY bubble bath recipes for an aromatic bath that will turn your bathroom into a luxurious at-home spa. I also cover:-
- 7 amazing benefits of bubble baths
- Tips for getting the best out of your DIY bubble bath
- Best accompaniments to elevate your bubble bath time
- Most FAQs about DIY bubble baths
Are Bubble Baths Good for You?
OMG yes! Some of the most immense benefits of taking bubble baths include:-
1. Bubble Baths Relax the Senses
The most important benefit of bubble baths is relaxation. After a hard day, a bubble bath can literally melt your stress and anxiety away.
2. Bubble Baths Improve Your Mood
A warm bubble bath can help stimulate serotonin, a chemical in the brain associated with happiness.
You will observe after a good bubble bath soak that you feel comfortable, relieved, and happy.
3. Bubble Baths Detoxify the Skin
A bubble bath with the right mix of ingredients can help exfoliate the skin and remove impurities.
The steam also opens the pores, which eliminates toxins from the body.
The key to achieving this is using only natural ingredients for your DIY bubble bath.
4. Bubble Baths Nourish and Hydrate Skin
Taking bubble baths help nourish and hydrate the skin, especially dry and rough skin.
It also relieves skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and skin irritation.
Seal in the moisture from the bubble bath with a good moisturizer while your skin is still damp.
5. Bubble Baths Relieve Tense and Sore Muscles
Apart from the sore muscles from a hard day’s work, you will also get sore muscles if you work out every day.
Both of these can be addressed with a bubble bath where your muscles can unwind and heal gently.
6. Bubble Baths Help You Sleep Better
This is my favorite benefit from bubble baths. It’s hard for me to stay asleep during the night.
I discovered a nice bubble bath and using an essential oil diffuser has greatly improved my sleep pattern over the past few months.
Let your body cool down after the heat stimulation from a bubble bath then jump into bed for a good night’s sleep.
7. Bubble Baths Improve Blood Circulation
Just as a scalp massage can improve circulation to the scalp area, engulfing your body in the steam from a bubble bath can help improve blood circulation.
Your muscles will relax and allow for improved blood flow throughout the body.
After seeing these benefits, I guess you can agree 2021 is definitely a great year to engage in some bathfluence.
Best DIY Bubble Bath Recipes
1. Honey Vanilla Twist DIY Bubble Bath
Aside from the fact that this recipe smells great, vanilla has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
These properties soothe your skin, reduce infections, and aids in healing wounds.
Honey Vanilla Twist Bubble Bath Ingredients
- 1/2 cup mild liquid hand soap like Seventh Generation Free & Clean Unscented Hand Soap
- 1/2 cup sweet almond oil
- 1/4 cup honey
- A splash of vanilla extract (vanilla essential oil works wonders too!)
Honey Vanilla Twist Bubble Bath Directions
- Combine all the ingredients in a clean bowl. Add a bit more liquid hand soap if you want more bubbles.
- Once it’s done, pour 1/2 cup of this skin-smoothing concoction under running hot water and let bubble as the tub fills up.
- If you have any leftover, pour in a mason jar like this one and stick it in the fridge. It can last for three to four days.
2. Moisturizing Coconut Milk DIY Bubble Bath Elixir
Coconut milk is packed with Vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant that helps manage the side effects of sun exposure.
It also has copper which prevents aging spots and wrinkles. So, if you’d like to give your skin the gift of moisture, add coconut milk to your bubble bath.
Moisturizing Coconut Milk Bubble Bath Elixir Ingredients
- 10 tbsp. of organic coconut milk like Native Forest Simple Organic Unsweetened Coconut Milk
- 1 cup of your favorite bubble bath liquid. I recommend BabyGanics Unfragranced Bubble Bath or The Honest Company Purely Simple Bubble Bath. You can also use 1 cup of Castile soap
- 10 drops of lavender essential oil
Moisturizing Coconut Milk Bubble Bath Elixir Directions
- Pour the bubble bath liquid or liquid hand soap in the tub.
- Add the organic coconut milk to it.
- Whisk around with your hand as the tup fills up so the coconut milk blends well with the water.
- Top up with the lavender essential oil
- Unwind in this aromatic and luxurious moisturizing bubble bath.
3. Relaxing DIY Bubble Bath Salts
Bath salts have the power to relieve skin irritation caused by conditions like athlete’s foot, contact dermatitis, psoriasis, and eczema.
Enjoy a truly exfoliating experience with this recipe.
Relaxing Bubble Bath Salts Ingredients
- 3 1/4 cups Epsom salt
- 1/2 cup rock salt
- 1/3 cup of a body wash of your choice. Some great choices for this recipe include Puracy Natural Body Wash and Avalon Organics Bath & Shower Gel
- 5 drops of Jasmine absolute
Relaxing Bubble Bath Salts Directions
- In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients and transfer it into an air-tight container like this one.
- When you’re ready to use it, add two scoops of this mix into running hot water. This will cause the bath salts to start bubbling and help your skin become more radiant.
4. Rejuvenate Your Skin with Egg White & Sugar DIY Bubble Bath
Egg whites have the power to close pores, reduce acne, and tighten up the skin all at the same time.
Egg White & Sugar Bubble Bath Ingredients
- 1/2 cup mild liquid hand soap
- 1.5 tablespoons of sugar
- 1 egg white
Egg White & Sugar Bubble Bath Directions
Mix all the ingredients together in a clean container. Then as you draw your bath, pour the mix under running water.
This will promote longer-lasting bubbles and help you achieve tighter and more flawless skin.
Mix only enough to use at a time. This recipe doesn’t keep well.
5. Aromatic Lavender & Rose DIY Bubble Bath
Lavender has numerous benefits like reducing the appearance of acne and wrinkles. It also relaxes the senses.
By combining lavender with rose essential oil in this recipe, you’ll get the ultimate aromatherapeutic experience.
Aromatic Lavender and Rose Bubble Bath Ingredients
- 1 1/4 cup Castile soap
- 15 drops of lavender essential oil
- 15 drops of rose essential oil
- 1/2 cup vegetable glycerin
- 1/2 cup filtered water
- 32 oz Pump bottle like this one
Aromatic Lavender and Rose Bubble Bath Directions
- Add all the ingredients into the pump bottle. Close and give the bottle a good shake.
- To use, pump a couple of squirts into your regular bubble bath water and enjoy.
When is the Best Time To Take a Bubble Bath?
The best time to take a bubble bath is at night when everything is quiet. Put on some music and light some aromatic candles to set the right ambiance for you.
What Else Can I Use for a Bubble Bath?
You can switch out the essential oils for different effects.
For more on the effects of essential oils, read 10 Delightful Homemade Scrubs for Beautiful, Glowing Skin.
Other carrier oils like jojoba oil, vitamin E oil, argan oil, and calendula oil are great for bubble baths as well.
You can also use 1 – 2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel to soothe the skin and calm irritation.
Top up the bubble bath with a sprinkling of dried flowers for an extra special luxurious touch.
Great flowers for bubble baths include rose petals, hibiscus flowers, jasmine flowers, calendula flowers, chamomile, chrysanthemum, and lilies.
Magnesium flakes help with hydration and reducing inflammation according to this study.
You can use mild baby shampoo, Castile soap, and shower gel for your bubble bath. Some people also use dishwashing soap but I’m not too sure about that.
Do You Rinse After a Bubble Bath?
You can do a quick rinse off in the shower to remove the suds after your bubble bath. You’re not taking a shower. Just rinsing off sud remnants.
How Long Should a Bubble Bath Last?
Don’t soak in a bubble bath longer than 30 minutes. Any more than that and you risk drying out your skin plus the water will get cold.
How to Create a Bubbly Bubble Bath
Stream the bubble bath mix under the running hot water straight from the tap. A tap with strong water pressure will produce more bubbles.
You can also agitate the water with your hand to create more bubbles but be careful not to burn yourself.
Best DIY Bubble Bath Tips
- Use a scoop like this one to measure out your bath salts so you don’t contaminate the rest of it.
- Do not jump into scalding hot water. This isn’t good for you. Wait until the bath is a nice temperature (test with your elbow) before slipping in.
- You’re not supposed to take bubble baths every day. That’s a lot of water being wasted plus it’s a great environment to foster issues such as UTI and vaginal irritations. Bubble baths are a treat a few times a month and no more.
What Else Do You Need for a DIY Bubble Bath?
You can make your bubble bath time even more awesome with these accompaniments:-
Don’t want to DIY bubble bath recipes? The next article will share my top natural bubble bath recommendations.