Most children love bubbles. Sometimes, the idea of bubbles in the bath is the only way to get them into the tub. If your child insists on a bath full of bubbles, consider making your own homemade bubble bath instead of purchasing a commercial product. Homemade bubble bath is simple to make and the benefits far outweigh the time and effort spent making it.
Consider the Benefits
Sure, it takes a little time to make your own homemade bubble bath, but it’s worth it. Many commercial bubble baths contain ingredients that are harsh on a child or baby’s delicate skin. Homemade bubble baths are less toxic, less expensive in the long run and much more child-friendly.
Gather the Ingredients
To make one batch of homemade bubble bath, you will need 1 cup of green (chemical-free) liquid soap. Commercial organic baby shampoos will work also. You will also need 3/4 cup water, 1/2 tsp. glycerin and a dash of baby oil. The oil works as a water softener and will leave your child’s skin feeling soft and smooth.
How to Make It
Combine all the ingredients in a reusable bottle with a lid. Don’t shake it to mix the ingredients — this might create bubbles — but simply turn the bottle back and forth gently until the ingredients are blended. Choose a bottle that is made of plastic if you are going to leave it on the bathtub within reach of your child.
Make it Your Own
Customize your homemade bubble bath. Add a few drops of an essential oil, such as lavender, for a pleasing scent. Actually, lavender is a good choice for a child’s bath before bedtime, as it is known to soothe and calm.
Not Just for Children
Bubble baths aren’t just for children. In fact, this homemade concoction makes an excellent gift when placed in a pretty jar. Tie a ribbon around the jar and hand-design a distinctive label. Create a whole line of bubble baths, each with a different scent, and place them in a basket as a gift to a good friend. Or, sell them at a craft festival to raise money for a charity.