After a long day at the office, nothing is more relaxing than soaking in a warm bubble bath. From the aroma, to how smooth it makes your skin feel afterwards, you can’t get closer to a spa treatment in your own house. Sure, a bubble bath concoction bought from the store provides the same satisfaction for your senses, but DIY bubble bath mixtures will give you a sense of pride knowing you actually made what you’re enjoying so much. Let’s take a look at a few of the most luxurious DIY bubble bath recipes we could find.

1. The More Suds, the Better

Start your DIY bubble bath making adventure with a classic: one with lots and lots of suds. The recipe (courtesy of Real Simple) is called, appropriately, Old-Fashioned Bubble Bath. All you’ll need is your favorite body soap, some honey, and an egg white. That egg white is what produces so many long-lasting bubbles. When you’re making fluffy bubble beards as your rubber ducky floats nearby, you’ll gain a new appreciation for those egg whites.

2. Vanilla

Sweet and comforting, vanilla is always on the list of go-to good smells. This DIY bubble bath recipe (courtesy of She Knows) features vanilla as the star. In addition to vanilla, all you need is some liquid body soap and vegetable glycerin. As your bathtub fills up, pour all of the ingredients in and enjoy the sensation. Vanilla is the suggested spice to use in this recipe, but get creative and throw a pinch of some of your other favorite spices into this concoction.

3. Bath Melts

The previous two bubble bath recipes were easy pour and enjoy ideas. Once you’ve mastered that, why not try something a little fancier? Still easy to make, but very impressive looking, are bath melts made with lavender and chamomile (recipe courtesy of DIY Health Remedy). You’ll need cocoa and Shea butter, dried lavender flowers, chamomile tea and lavender oil. After melting the Shea/cocoa butter mixture together, you add the other ingredients, place the contents into a mold and freeze for an hour. One melt is all you’ll need for the most divine bubble bath. These could also work as a fancy, homemade gift idea!

4. Bubble Bar Slices

This DIY bubble bath recipe (courtesy of Soap Queen) is a bit more advanced, but the end result is worth the extra effort. To make these beauties you’ll need liquid glycerin, castor oil, fragrance oil, baking soda, cream of tartar, corn starch, tapioca powder, SLSA and some food coloring. You roll these bubble bars just like you’d roll sushi. The fun part is, the different colors you choose while making these bars determines what color bubbles you’ll have in the bathtub. When you’re ready for your bath, take just one of the slices and crumble a few pieces into the running water for a beautiful bubble bath.

5. Oatmeal

More than just a hearty breakfast item, oatmeal can sooth your skin, too. Try out this recipe (courtesy of Always Order Dessert) which features oatmeal for your skin and lavender to relax you. Besides the lavender and oatmeal, all you’ll need is baking soda. Baking soda is a natural cleanser, which is why there is no soap in this mixture.


What is your favorite DIY bubble bath recipe?




Kirstin Wright
Kirstin Wright
Kirstin is an IT worker by day and a freelance writer by night. When not behind a computer screen, she can be found exploring one of central Florida's famous theme parks or embarking on a new adventure. You can read about her adventures at Fun Orlando Ideas!