Homemade Bubble Bath Recipes

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Whether is it for a relaxing moment of zen after a hard day's work or a fun tub for the kids, a bubble bath is always a joy. Rather than buying expensive products at the store, you can save money and create your own fragrances, by making your own. This is a page about homemade bubble bath.


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To make lavender bubble bath, you'll need: 1 bunch lavender, 1 large bottle clear organic shampoo, 5 drops oil of lavender, and a clean wide-neck jar with screw top. Place lavender head down in the jar.

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This bubble bath will put you in a romantic mood. All of the ingredients are considered known aphrodisiacs - so look out!



Mix the water, soap, and glycerin together and stir. Now add your essential oils to the mixture.

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This bubble bath will help you breathe easier, with eucalyptus oil to ease the cold congestion. This is perfect for the cold season.




Mix the water, soap and glycerin together and stir. Now add your essential oils to the mixture.

By Irishwitch from Aurora, CO

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March 31, 2004

Here is a simple recipe for making your own bubble bath. It will leave your skin soft and smooth.



Find a jar that can hold more than 4 cups of liquid. Pour warm water into the jar and then add castille soap. Once the soap is dissolved add fragrance and glycerin.


The glycerin will help create the bubbles and soften the skin. It can be purchased online in bulk for as little as .15 to .20 an ounce. Castille soap can be purchased at most grocery stores for about .75 a bar. (Castille soap is made with vegetable oils, classic Castille soap is made with olive oil.) If you don't have any essential oils you can use a couple of drops of your favorite perfume.

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March 22, 2005

Dissolve 2 tablespoons sugar into 2 cups warm water. Slowly add 1 cup tear-free baby shampoo. Stir well but gently. This is GREAT for kids birthday parties and for the younger kids that can't play with the big brother's and sister's bubble solution!

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January 2, 2019

What is the shelf life for the bottles of bubbles? How long do the bubbles usually last in the tub and is there a specific amount I need to use?


January 3, 20190 found this helpful

According to an employee of Bath and Body Works, I was told their products have a shelf life of about 2 years. If you made your own without preservatives, I would think it would be less.

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January 14, 20190 found this helpful

I have had bubbles (like from the drug store) that last for 4-5 several years when the bottle wasn't opened. Open, they lasted up to 3 years.


If they smell funny or change color toss them. The bubbles never last long in the tub, even if the mix is good. I haven't found a brand yesterday that lasts more than 10 minutes. That is always so disappointing.

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I have been looking for inexpensive, unscented liquid soap. I like to make my own bubble bath soap. I found some at a whole foods store, but it seems to be so expensive. Any other ideas?

Olivia from Baton Rouge, LA


By Dee (Guest Post)
October 10, 20050 found this helpful

I have found Suave Shampoo, diluted a little, makes excellent liquid hand soap. I don't know why it wouldn't work for bubble bath, too.


Of course, they are scented, but you could check for the least fragrances. Usually a 16 oz. bottle would sell for less than a dollar at a Wal-Mart store. I use it all the time in my house.

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By Annie (Guest Post)
October 10, 20050 found this helpful

I use baby shampoo purchased at the dollar store and water it down just a little. It doesn't have much scent and it goes a long way for a little money

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October 21, 2015

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