There’s one thing that almost every child loves…bubbles! Blowing bubbles, bubble machines and especially bubble baths! Kids just love bubbles! Fact is, even adults love bubbles. Adding bubbles to your bath makes a plain boring bath a fun and exciting one. That’s why I’m happy to share my all natural homemade bubble bath recipe. This DIY bubble bath is easy to make and loads of fun for toddlers and kids to enjoy.
All Natural Homemade Bubble Bath For Kids
If you have ever looked at the back of popular bubble bath, you might be a little shocked! There are tons of ingredients for such a simple product. Lots of the ingredients are actually terrible for your child’s skin and the artificial fragrances can be harmful to breathe in. But my kids love bubble baths and so do I. That is why I got set on figuring out a recipe for a natural homemade bubble bath that gentle enough for my toddlers. I hope your kids enjoy this DIY bubble bath recipe as much as my children do!
Ingredients/Supplies for your Homemade Bubble Bath:
- 2 cups of Castile Soap (we use Dr Bronner’s Brand)
- 2/3 cup of Vegetable Glycerin (can be found at health food stores or on Amazon)
- 2 TBSP of Distilled Water
- Lavender Essential Oil
- Cedarwood Essential Oil
- Measuring Cup
- Empty Bottle
About the all natural bubble bath recipe ingredients:
Why Castile Soap?
Castile soap is a favorite type of natural soap because it is very effective and versatile. It is made from vegetable oils, originally with olive oil in Spain, but now with other plant-based oils too. It can be used for anything from personal care to cleaning. It is a very environmentally sound choice for soap.
Why Vegetable Glycerin?
Vegetable glycerin is a clear liquid obtained from vegetable fats found in soybean or cococut oil. According to Mountain Rose Herbs, “Vegetable glycerin acts as an emollient, which means that it helps to soften and moisturize skin, making it useful in a variety of body care recipes.”
Why Essential Oils?
I love essential oils because they are all natural, smell great, and have a variety of benefits specific to each oil. Lavender essential oil is relaxing and healing while Cedarwood is good for soothing skin irritaions.
How to make Homemade Bubble Bath for Kids:
Gather your natural homemade bubble bath ingredients and head to the kitchen counter. Start by measuring out your Castile Soap and your distilled water. Add both to a larger measuring cup (this will make pouring into your bottle a breeze). Once those are mixed together, add your vegetable glycerin and then pour that mixture into your empty bottle.
Add 15 drops of Young Living Lavender essential oil and 15 drops of your Young Living Cedarwood essential oil. I chose these two oils because they are 1. Safe for children and 2. Calming and soothing making them perfect for a night time bath. They will help calm your child down and soothe their skin as well. Once you have added your essential oils, give a quick shake and you are ready to use! This recipe makes enough for 3-4 baths. I tend to add about 1/2 a cup to my children’s bath water. You can add less or more depending on the tub size/the amount of water during their bath.
*This DIY bubble bath will not produce huge bubbles like the ones your child likes making bubble hats and bubble beards out of. Store brand bubble baths contain certain chemicals that produce that sturdy foam, one of these being surfactants. In effort to avoid these chemicals that may be detrimental, smaller bubbles are fine with us!
I hope you like this all natural homemade bubble bath recipe. Let us know how it works for you!