If you want to feel good all over, then making your own bubble bath can be a great way to enjoy getting yourself clean. Homemade bubble baths can enhance the skin, but they also can create feelings of relaxation and calm. And if you do not have a bathtub, don’t worry! You can usually use these homemade bubble baths as a body cleanser as well, so using them in the shower is allowed.
Some sort of an essential oil is one of the main ingredients in a homemade bubble bath. All you need is a few drops added to your bubble bath concoction, and you are good to go. Different oils have varying purposes. Oils such as rosewood, lavender, sandalwood, myrrh, and chamomile are all considered soothing. Energizing oils that can help you feel uplifted and create a good mental feeling include lemon, peppermint, spearmint, and eucalyptus. Eucalyptus is also useful for reducing cold symptoms. You can make one revitalizing bubble bath, and one calming bubble bath, so that you will have what you need for different moods available.
You can also add essential oils that soften the skin. Coconut oil and almond oil are two of these options. The great thing about almond oil is that it has almost no smell, and will not interfere with the other smells that you add to your bubble bath. Coconut oil can be complemented by other oils, enhancing its smell to help you feel as though you are in a garden from an exotic place.
You should be careful with essential oils, however. Find recipes for homemade bubble bath and follow them, or visit the Web site of the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (www.naha.org). This site can help you understand which combinations of oils should not be used, and also which oils should be avoided during pregnancy. While most oils are safe for use, improper use can cause problems, just as many other substances are generally safe but can be made unsafe through improper use.
Other ingredients needed to make your own bubble bath include distilled water, liquid glycerin, and castille soap. These ingredients will help make the bubbles, and they are fairly inexpensive and can be found at most groceries, drug stores, and craft stores. And once you have them, you can make your bubble bath as gifts for friends and family. These ingredients also help clean the body, and make the bubble bath more than just something you sit in.