On my gradual journey towards a healthier lifestyle, I’ve been slowly eliminating products with harsh chemicals from our home and replacing them with homemade versions. If you’re a regular reader here, you know I am stingy with my time and money so I’ve only made the switch when it’s easy and affordable to make products myself rather than buy the store version. For examples, check out my Homemade Beauty Products and Homemade Cleaning Solutions. In the winter, I like to take a nice, hot bubble bath to relax and warm up from the freezing weather outside. Have you read the ingredient label on store-bought bubble bath? Here’s what mine said: Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Chloride, Cocamidopropylamine Oxide, and 6 more ingredients equally long and difficult to pronounce. I did some research to see if it would be difficult to make my own and discovered that most natural homemade bubble bath recipes only need 3 ingredients!
Oddly, every natural homemade bubble bath recipe I found had the same 3 ingredients (castile soap, vegetable glycerine, and water) in different proportions. I tried 3 different recipes, wasn’t happy with any of them, and finally played with the proportions myself until I came up with one that (to me) was the perfect balance of bubbles, moisturizing ability, and a pleasant scent. I combined all mine in a clear pump bottle, but you can order similar bottles in blue, amber, or purple.
You can order them in 2 packs rather than in packs of 6, but they are more expensive (per bottle) that way. I stocked up at Christmas when I was making a lot of gifts. You’ll see this bottle again in a couple of weeks when I share my homemade shampoo recipe that I made for my best friend for Christmas.
I wanted to make sure that I knew this was bubble bath, so I made up a label for it. Then, I went ahead and made a whole sheet of them so I could share them with you.
Here’s a hint – I created them in Word using an Avery label template. So, if you pick up these Avery Name Badge Labels you can print directly onto the adhesive name badges, trim around the label, and peel of the back sheet to expose the adhesive and attach to your bottle of lavender vanilla bubble bath.
- 1 1/4 cup castile soap
- 1/2 cup vegetable glycerine
- 1/2 cup water
- 10-15 drops lavender essential oil
- 10-15 drops vanilla essential oil
Combine all ingredients in a 16 oz pump bottle. Secure lid and shake well to mix ingredients.