Homemade Bubble Bath Recipes

Bubble bath recipes... quick, easy homeade bath products

Buying Recipe Ingredients

Mountain Rose Herbs is my favorite supplier.

Here's some quick links for buying essential oils for this recipe.

Liquid Castille Soap

Vegetable Glycerin

Bergamot essential oil

Chamomile essential oil

Clove essential oil

Geranium essential oil

Jasmine essential oil

Lavender essential oil

Lemon essential oil

Orange essential oil

Palmarosa essential oil

Patchouli essential oil

Rose Absolute oil

Sandalwood essential oil

Vanilla Absolute Oil

Ylang Ylang essential oil

The Fragrant Mind

This excellent book by Valerie Ann Worwood shows how essential oils work on emotional healing. It includes:

How to use essential oils for specific ailments.

A-Z of "emotional problems" with suggested oils and recipes.

Personality types and essential oils personality profiles.

Quick Reference Charts.

Head over to Amazon.com and check out the customer reviews.

While you're there, take a look inside the book cover - the table of contents is an awesome teaser!

I love this book - it's a terrific reference you'll find yourself using over and over. Check it out!

Bubble baths are a fun way to spend time in the tub. Making your own homemade bubble bath makes sense if you like to use it a lot or if you want to try a bunch of different scents without spending a ton of money on bath products.

The bubble bath recipes on this page begin with one simple but tried-and-true base recipe, with lots of scent blends for you to experiment with. I like this recipe because it generates lots of bubbles which stay really well compared to some other recipes I've tried.

The secret to big, long-lasting bubbles is the glycerin and sugar - you can substitute shower gel or even a natural, mild dishwashing soap for the castille soap, but don't leave out the glycerin or sugar.

Homemade Bubble Bath Recipe


1 1/2 cups (325ml) liquid Castille Soap

2 tablespoons (10g) vegetable Glycerin

1/2 tablespoon (7g) white Sugar

One of the Essential Oil blends below

Optional: up to 5 drops Food Coloring of your choice


  1. Gently stir together all ingredients in a large glass or ceramic bowl (plastic will absorb the odor of the essential oils) until the sugar has dissolved.

  2. Pour into a large dark glass or PET plastic bottle.

  3. Let sit for 24 hours before using, to let the homemade bubble bath recipe "cure". Store in a cool, dark place.

  4. To use, pour about 1/4 cup of bubble bath under hot running water. Lie back and enjoy the frothy goodness!

Scenting Your Homemade Bubble Bath Recipe

Lavender Lift: 5 drops lavender essential oil, 4 drops lemon, 1 drop chamomile

Sunny Citrus: 5 drops bergamot essential oil, 4 drops orange, 1 drop geranium, ylang ylang OR jasmine
Caution: Do not use this blend before sun exposure - it may increase the risk of sunburn.

Silk & Spice: 5 drops lavender essential oil, 4 drops patchouli OR sandalwood, 1 drop clove
Caution: if your skin is sensitive, leave out the clove.

Sweet Vanilla Heaven: 5 to 10 drops vanilla absolute essential oil.

Summer Rose: 3 drops rose absolute, 2 drops palmarosa, 1 drop geranium.
Note: You generally need less drops of the absolutes because their scent is so concentrated.

Where to Homemade Bubble Bath Recipe Ingredients

My favorite supplier for essential oils and other bubble bath recipe ingredients is Mountain Rose Herbs. Their prices, customer service and quality are all great. Here's some quick links to the ingredients you'll need for this homemade bubble bath recipe...

What Next?

Click here for tips on making your bath magical or check out a few more yummy recipes for easy homemade bath products...

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How to Find More Aromatherapy Bath Recipes

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Every page on this website that includes the words Lavender Bath will pop up. Poke through them and decide what recipe to try next.