Soap making recipes: Making bubble bath soap
Instructions for making chemical free handmade bubble bath soap.
One of the greatest joys that I have is making bubble bath. I especially like getting a nice tub of warm water and trying the different scents that I have made. When you make your own bubble bath you know what is in it, and you don’t have to worry about what kind of chemicals there are in the soap to bother your skin.
In my search to find the perfect bubble bath I have found several different recipes. I have found that most of the ingredients that I use can be found at the local craft store or if you have a candle making store they can sometimes be found there, especially the oils.
Here is a basic recipe:
5 drops of essential or fragrant oil – You can usually find this at a local candle making place, sometimes you can find them at the local drug or “everything” store. There are many places on the internet that sell oils, easily found by using any search engine.
1 quart of water – This does not have to be distilled water.
1 bar of Castile soap – This soap is made mostly from olive oil and from lye, you can ask you local organic retailer if you can purchase it there or if they can find it for you. You might even ask your local drug store to see if they might be able to get it for you. There are many places on the internet where castile soap can be purchased. There are also several recipes for this soap but they are rather involved. This ingredient may also be spelled Castille.
1 ½ ounce of glycerin – This helps to moisturize the skin and is really great in soaps. You can find this usually at your local beauty supply store, sometimes you can find it at local drug stores in the first aid section. Again you can find lots of places on the internet that sell this product.
Mix together all of the ingredients and store in an air tight container. Pour into running water when you want to take a bath.
Here is another easy recipe
¼ cup of foaming concentrate- you should be able to find this at your local beauty supply store.
¾ cup of distilled water
½ teaspoon table salt – do not use coarse, sea, or rock salt.
1 tablespoon glycerin
¼ teaspoon of your favorite oil
Heat the water, but do not bring it to a boil. Stir in the glycerin and the concentrate until it has completely dissolved; now you can add the salt and stir till it is completely dissolved. Let the mixture cool and put into an air tight container. When it is cool if it is not thick enough for you; you can warm it up again and add more salt, but just add another ¼ of a teaspoon.
Here is an easy recipe that has easy to find ingredients, simple instructions, and is still a great product.
½ cup unscented shampoo
¾ cup water
½ teaspoon salt
10 to15 drops of you favorite oil
In a medium bowl mix together gently the shampoo and the water. Add the salt and stir till the mixture thickens. Pour into an airtight container. When ready to use just pour into running water.
Here is a great bubble bath for the vanilla lovers.
1 cup of olive oil
½ cup of liquid soap – You can use a variety of soap for this, which includes a mild dish soap, shampoo, or liquid hand soap – It is best to use an unscented soap for this recipe.
¼ cup of honey
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract – Make sure you use the real stuff not the imitation.
Mix the ingredients together and store in an airtight container. This must be shaken before pouring a few capfuls into running water. The oil might make your tub slippery so be very careful when getting out of the tub and make sure you get the oil off of the tub before someone else gets into the tub.
Homemade bubble baths are a great gift. They show people that you care to take the time to make something special for them, and you can personalize the soap and the packaging just for that special friend.