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

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 especially 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

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  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
  • Don't use this blend before sun exposure because it can increase the risk of sunburn.

Silk & Spice

  • 5 drops lavender essential oil, 4 drops patchouli OR sandalwood, 1 drop clove
  • 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

What Next?

Check out a few more yummy recipes for easy homemade bath products...

Bath & Body Oil Recipes

Bath Salt Recipes

Herbal Bath Recipes

Milk Bath Recipes

Homemade Lotion Recipes

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How to Find More Aromatherapy Bath Recipes

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For example, to find lavender bath recipes, type in "lavender bath" (without the quotes) and hit Search.

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