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Homemade Bubblebath Recipes

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My friends proved to me that making your own bubble bath is not difficult and I guarantee that you’ll be pleased with the results.

The inexpensive ingredients can be found in most large grocery stores or health food stores. And, one of the benefits of making your own bubble bath is that if you are allergic to anything, you can be certain not to include it.

Ingredients and their properties

  • Castille soap is used to soften and moisturize the skin, its made from 100% Olive Oil.  Liquid glycerin, a by-product of soap making, is another skin moisturizer. Also note that i you can’t find unscented shampoo, you can use a mild baby shampoo in its place.
  • Coconut oil has a nutty and floral fragrance and almond oil is virtually unscented. Adding a half a cup of either one to your bubble bath will soften your skin.
  • Essential oils are stored in special cells, ducts, or glandular hairs that are distributed among the roots, leaves, bark, stems, and flowers of the plant. Some sort of an essential fragrance oil is one of the main ingredients in a homemade bubble bath.
  • Some essential oils are relaxing and soothing. They include lavender, sandalwood, marjoram, frankincense, myrrh, rosewood and chamomile. They will help relaxing you and help you drop off to sleep. Other essential oils uplift and energize. They include peppermint, spearmint, eucalyptus and lemon oil. Some essential oils have therapeutic effects. For example, eucalyptus oil will break up congestion if you have a cold.

Here are my recommended homemade bubble bath recipes.

Cherry Berry Bubble Bath
By Pioneer Thinking

  • 1/2 cup unscented shampoo
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (regular table salt is fine)
  • 15 drops cherry fragrance oil

Directions: Pour shampoo into a bowl and add water.
Stir gently until well mixed. Add salt, and stir until mixture thickens.
Add cherry fragrance and place in decorative bottle.

Lilac Bubble Bath
By Valerie Gladstone


  • 1 quart (4 cups) distilled water
  • 1 cup unscented shampoo
  • 4 ounces liquid glycerin (skin moisturizer)
  • 5 drops lilac fragrant oil
  • 2 ounces coconut oil

Directions: Mix together and store in a container.
Pour a tablespoon or more in running water for your bath.

Raspberry/Vanilla Bubble Bath
By timethief


  • 8 oz. unscented liquid soap
  • 2 oz. distilled water
  • 8 drops vanilla fragrance oil
  • 6 drops raspberry fragrance oil

Directions: Mix all and pour into a container.
Pour a tablespoon or more in running water for your bath.

Love Potion Bubble Bath
By Abigail Beal
This bubble bath will put you in a romantic mood.
All of the ingredients are considered aphrodisiacs
– so look out! ;)


  • 6 drops jasmine oil
  • 3 drops rose oil
  • 3 drops vanilla oil
  • 6 drops ylang ylang oil
  • 1 quart of distilled water
  • 1 bar of castille soap (4 oz. bar melted in microwave)
  • 4 ounces liquid glycerin

Directions: Mix the water, soap and glycerin together and stir. Now add your essential oils to the mixture.

The National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy’s mission is to revive the knowledge of the medicinal use of aromatic plants and essential oils to its fullest extent and to restore aromatherapy to a truly holistic professional art and science. If you have questions on aromatherapy safety please visit  the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy.

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  4. I love all of these. Hope you add more soon, the only ones I can find are these. They all have different names and the same ingredients. Anyways thank you for the wonderful scents. =]]

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  6. hello. May I first thank you for such a wonderful place to visit. I will try out these recipes. May I share them with others in my msn groups?

  7. “love potion bubble bath” I am interested in making this for “YULE” gifts, u dont mention what to do with the castile soap, it is shaved and melted with the water and gylcerine?

  8. Thankyou for these recipes I can now get bubble bath that I won’t break out from. I’ll let you know how I fair.

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