DIY Bubble Bath With Essential Oils

Rub-a-dub-dub … we’re adding bubbles to our tub!

Evening baths just aren’t the same in our house without a dose of bubble bath. The kids love adding it to the water and swirling it around; I love the calm scent it gives to the bathroom. We pretty much all think bubbles in the bath are fabulous!

Here’s the problem though – cheap bubbles aren’t the healthiest. They’re often full of synthetic chemicals and other weird things we can’t pronounce. That means I don’t want my children soaking in it: we’re in the bath to get clean, no interest in allowing our skin to soak in irritants and chemicals here! Rather than fork over a pretty penny for natural and organic bubble bath at the store I decided to stir up my own batch of bubbles.

It turned out great and the kids and I are both enjoying it! Here’s what you’ll need to make your own-

  • 2 cups liquid castile soap (I like Dr. Bronners)
  • 1 cup vegetable glycerin
  • 4 tablespoons water
  • 30 drops essential oil (a single or blend of ones that are safe for kids)
  • 1 quart size mason jar or 2 pints

In a large mixing bowl combine the castile soap, vegetable glycerin and water by whisking well. Add in your essential oil drops and whisk again. Use a funnel to carefully pour into the mason jar. At bath time, add 3-4 tablespoons and vigorously swish to create bubbles.

A few tips …

  • You may want to get a pump attachment like this for your mason jar for easier distribution.
  • These bubbles won’t grow huge, you’ll see bubbles for sure, but then they’ll settle – it’s because they’re made of real, natural ingredients. 🙂
  • The world is your oyster when it comes to choosing your essential oil combination! Lavender is always a wonderful bedtime scent, as is Roman Chamomile. For my most recent bath I used Lavender and Cedarwood.

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