Soaking in a warm tub of water on a cold winters day might just be the perfect remedy for a case of the winter blahs. The experience not only relaxes your body, but also your soul. Recently, I could hear my tub getting restless. “When was the last time you had a good, long soak?” it moaned. The tub had a point; it had been a while. Thus, I decided to make my own DIY Bubble Bath. Producing your own bubble bath is quite easy, and not that expensive.
I found this great recipe online, reportedly from a book published from Janice Cox – author of Natural Beauty at Home. It took mere minutes to whip up this DIY Bubble Bath. When I stirred it all together, it looked like a glistening pot of gold waiting for some worthy soul. It was so beautiful that I even imagined Cleopatra would have bathed in it. The morning sun was coming through my window when I made this, and the sun’s rays cast a beautiful glow on the bowl of suds. That little bit of honey I added must have supplied some glorious color and magic. I couldn’t wait to see how it was going to feel on my skin!
I used some gentle hand cleanser that was given to me as a present during the holidays. It was a big bottle, had a gentle formula and smelled wonderful. The great thing about making your own DIY Bubble Bath is that you can choose whatever cleanser you prefer (be it hand or body cleanser). I used ½ cup of the hand cleanser, and poured it into a glass bowl. I then added 1 tablespoon of honey and one egg white.
You could add an assortment of other ingredients – like salt, sugar, Epsom Salts, etc. – your choices are endless. There are a variety of different methods for making your own bubble bath. Choose the ingredients based on what your desired outcome is. Personally, I wanted tons of bubbles, a gentle cleanser and a bit of honey because it is a natural humectant that is suppose to promote moisture retention.
The one thing that I immediately noticed was the texture of the bubbles. Thick and dense, they did not pop or break immediately – unlike the commercial products. I actually believe that by adding that one egg white, it helped with the bubbles longevity!
Did you know? Bubbles help insulate the water, which in turn help insulate your body. So if you will now excuse me … I think my tub is calling my name.