After a long, hard day at work, slipping into a warm bubble bath sounds like a luxury fit for a queen. Commercially made bubble bath products do the job, but they're often loaded with strange chemicals that cause your skin to break out in a rash, or worse. If you're not a fan of store-bought bubble bath, you don't need to give up the suds completely. Instead, give making your own bubble bath a try. You can even add essential oils for a custom fragrance that you'll love.
Mix 4 ounces of liquid Castile soap with 3 ounces of liquid coconut oil or glycerin. Castile soap comes in several different scents, such as lavender, peppermint, rose and an unscented variety.
Add 4 cups of distilled water to the soap mixture. Stir well until suds form.
Add a few drops of your favorite essential oils for fragrance. To make a minty bubble bath, use three drops of peppermint oil, three drops of spearmint oil and six drops of eucalyptus oil. For a citrus bath, add three drops of lemon oil, four drops of grapefruit oil and six drops of orange oil. Try ylang ylang and jasmine oil for a romantic fragrance, or lavender and patchouli for relaxation.
Pour the bubble bath into a container with a lid. Seal the container and shake well.
To use the bubble bath, fill a bathtub with warm water. While the tub fills, pour a few ounces of the bubble bath under the running water. Keep pouring until the bath is as bubbly as you'd like.
Keep in mind that since they do not have any preservatives or chemicals, the bath bubbles you make yourself will not keep as long as the store-bought alternatives would.