Homemade Bubble Bath
Confession: I never gave my little boy a real bubble bath until a few months ago.
The reason behind that is quite simple actually; I couldn't find a true sensitive skin bubble bath that would work for him! It seems like all bubble bath you find on the store shelves either contains some kind of chemicals or dyes, or is just too expensive to work into our budget.
I'm not sure why it didn't occur to me sooner to make my own!
A true "store-like" bubble bath is hard to make. Mostly because the reason that they bubble is due to the chemicals they contain, usually sodium laurel sulfate. Not good. So a homemade Bubble Bath isn't perfectly the same, but good enough to do the trick! I tried a few different things before I settled on the mixture below. We like it because it's "unscented" and perfect for sensitive skin. If you'd like a little something extra you could always pick up one of the scented castile soaps, such as peppermint or citrus.
Homemade Bubble Bath
What You Need:
- 1 cup filtered water
- 1/4 cup Castile Soap (Where to Buy)
- 1 ounce Vegetable Glycerin (Where to Buy)
- 1 tablespoon Coconut Oil (Where to Buy) (Optional, do not add if you want more bubbles)
Mix all ingredients together. You may need to warm up the coconut oil for it to get to it's melting point in order to blend it in with the mixture. Run the amount desired under your tub faucet into your bath tub to produce bubbles! (Don't add the coconut oil if you want more bubbles as the coconut oil is more for a soothing soak quality.)
This mixture makes a little over half a pint (about 12 ounces). I store mine in a pint Mason jar with a reusable plastic storage lid in the bathroom by the tub.
For my mixture I used the unscented Baby Mild castile soap, but as I mentioned above, you could also use a different kind for more scent. Essential oils can be added as well (although make sure to follow precautions as some can irritate the skin) for added aromatherapy benefits. Make sure to shake the jar just a bit before using as the coconut oil likes to settle on the top.
Find even more fun DIY Projects here on Little House Living! And if you are interested in making my homemade wash cloths as shown in these pictures, all I did was use my basic Crocheted Dish Cloths pattern and used a soft yarn found in the baby yarn section.
Have you ever tried to make homemade Bubble Bath? What is your favorite scent or essential oils to add to a bath?
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