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.
DIY Bubble Bath Tutorial
You want a non-toxic bubble bath, right? 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 soap that gentle enough for my toddlers. I hope your kids enjoy this DIY bubble bath recipe as much as my children do!
Natural Bubble Bath Ingredients & Supplies:
- 2 cups of Liquid Castile Soap (we use Dr. Bronner’s Brand)
- 2/3 cup 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 These Environmentally Friendly Bubble Bath Ingredients:
I love natural products so I use all natural ingredients in my homemade beauty products. This bubble bath for kids included!
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. Castile soap is a very environmentally sound choice for soap. The liquid soap also comes in an unscented variety which is perfect for those with sensitive skin.
Why Vegetable Glycerin?
Vegetable glycerin is a clear liquid obtained from vegetable fats found in soybean or coconut 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.” It is great to help prevent dry skin.
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 irritations. These happen to be some of my favorite essential oils. It is important to note though that essential oils should not be applied directly to skin. They are very powerful and should be used in small quantities and in diluted form only.
How To Make Bubble Bath:
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. This helps calm my children down and soothe their skin as well.
Once you have added your essential oils, give a quick shake and you are ready to use!
How To Use
This homemade bubble bath recipe makes enough for 3-4 baths. I tend to add about 1/2 cup of the bubble bath mixture to my children’s bath water. You can add less or more depending on the tub size/the amount of water used for their bath.
For extra foaming power, I add my own homemade bubble bath directly to the running water of the bath. In other words, pour it directly into the stream of water as it comes out of the faucet so it has time to mix be aerated as it falls into the warm water of the tub and makes tons of bubbles.
I store the leftover in a glass airtight container (a mason jar) labeled and place out of reach of the kiddos for the next bath time.
*This DIY bubble bath will not produce huge bubbles like the ones your child likes making bubble hats and bubble beards out of. Commercial bubble baths and bath products often contain certain chemicals like sodium laureth sulfate that produce that sturdy foam, one of these being surfactants. In effort to avoid these harsh chemicals that may be detrimental, smaller bubbles are fine with us! They still love bath time and there are still lots of bubbles with this DIY kids bubble bath.
Printable Homemade Bubble Bath Recipe:
Sure, is the perfect DIY bubble bath for toddlers. However, this actually isn’t just a kids bubble bath. I use it for myself too. Bubbles are so uplifting!
Do you want to make your own bubble bath now? What is your favorite thing about using simple ingredients? I hope you like this all natural homemade bubble bath recipe. I know my kids sure do! The fact is I have been known to enjoy some in a relaxing bath at the end of a long day myself! Let us know how it works for you @familyfocusblog on social media!