There is nothing better at the end of a long day than getting everyone fed and ready for bed then taking some much needed time to yourself. Everyone does this in different ways, for some people it’s cozying up on the sofa with a cup of tea and binge watching a favorite TV show, for others it’s heading to bed with a good book, for me it’s running myself a roasting hot bath, filling it to the brim with bubbles and soaking in it until I look like a prune.
I have recently become very interested in looking at ingredients on the backs of skincare bottles and must admit that some of the chemicals I found in my everyday products shocked me. After doing a bit of research I came across a whole market of natural skincare products, many of which you can make yourself at home.
Of course, I cannot give up my baths, so it was the products I was using that had to be changed out. The beauty of making your own bubble bath is that you can choose exactly what scents you want it to have, whether that be something spicy, sweet or heavenly floral. A homemade bubble bath would also make a perfect gift for anyone you think could be doing with a little bit of TLC.
Homemade Bubble Bath Recipes
1. Honey Vanilla Bubble Bath
Vanilla is one of my all-time favorite scents, and I can imagine when mixed with honey it would create the most beautiful, warming scent. I like that this Honey Vanilla Bubble Bathwould smell sweet, but not in the sickly sense.
You would hop out of this bath smelling like a freshly baked cake, and that is not something I object to. I had never thought that a homemade bubble bath would contain egg white, but apparently, this holds the secret to big, luxurious bubbles. As well as the obvious vanilla and honey this recipe also includes almond oil, which will not only add another element of delicious scent but also leave your skin silky smooth.
2. Bubbling Bath Salts
I am not against trying out different styles of bubble baths as long as I know what is in them and because I can easily make these Bubbling Bath Salts myself, that wouldn’t be an issue.
One of the things I really love about this recipe is the consistency of the salts. They look like they congeal well together, meaning that you benefit from their exfoliating properties without going through the tricky and uncomfortable experience of having grainy salt lining the bottom of the tub. This DIY comes with six suggestions for soothing aromatherapy blends, I especially like the look of the ‘uplifting strengthening stress release’ one.