Awaken your inner child, have a few moments of calm, or simply indulge in self-care with an enchanting bubble bath. For those who aren’t already a fan of bathing, a bubble bath can be a relaxing way to unwind and unwind. We are not required to leave the house. And since showering is something we already do, choosing products for bath time is a great investment.
We always appreciate the importance of turning our daily tasks into something beautiful or fun. As they say – romanticize your life. So, with that in mind, we’re delving into all the bubble bath tips and tricks.
Why do we love bubble bath
There is a certain magic about a bubble bath that we don’t bathe in. Ending the day with a warm, delicious soak in a scented cloud of silky water and foamy bubbles allows all our stress and problems to float away.
On the surface, bubble bath is primarily about cleaning. And the transformation we see and feel in our skin after time in the tub is totally worth it. We’ll talk more about bath products later, but adding detoxing bath salts or scented bubbles really elevates the experience into a magical and meaningful time.
There are also real health benefits to bathing. For example, taking a hot shower can burn calories, similar to brisk exercise or a brisk walk. The bubble bath, which stimulates blood flow, helps promote improved circulation and strengthens immunity. This time spent soaking and relaxing is the perfect preparation for an improved night’s sleep, too.
One of the main benefits we get just with a bubble bath is the time to soak up the tension and soreness. For anyone with regular illnesses, muscle soreness after the gym, or an uncomfortable workstation, a 20-plus minute soak relieves tightness, stress, and knots.
We also love the mental benefits of taking a bubble bath. Whether that time is used to enjoy peace and quiet, meditate, or listen to our favorite music, a bubble bath is a truly personal fun time.
On top of that, a bubble bath doesn’t just have to be a calming, relaxing experience. Fun bubbles! We can bring a drink with us to enjoy while we soak or set up a bath tray with our phone or tablet to resume your latest binge session. This specially designed bubble bath experience is the best bubble bath experience.
Bubble Bath Ingredients to Avoid
Not all bubble baths are created equal. For those of us with sensitive areas and sensitive skin, we have to be extra careful about how we approach bath time. With that in mind, there are some shower product ingredients we all want to skip. When shopping for bath time products, here are some ingredients to avoid:
Phthalates, commonly known as “plasticizers,” are commonly used by the dominant cosmetics as a solvent. However, the component that can make plastic more flexible and durable does not work in a bathtub. It is known as an endocrine disruptor, which means repeated exposure can increase the risk of hormonal imbalances, certain types of cancer, fertility challenges, respiratory and immune problems.
Many of us have probably heard about this ingredient. Formaldehyde is used in embalming liquid to preserve meat, and it is a penetrating substance that can cause severe allergic reactions and the development of asthma. We’re not sure why it’s included in a bath product, but we definitely wouldn’t recommend it.
This can be tricky because not all synthetics are bad. However, synthetic fragrances used in shower products have a track record of irritating the skin, which can cause dermatitis or other stressful skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis, as well as an increased risk of allergies and asthma.
Best bubble bath ingredients
A great bubble bath must be great for the skin, right? In the safe and clean formulations we’ve found, a common thread is the inclusion of a simple moisturizing oil, such as coconut or almond, and liquid soap or soap flakes made with sugars and vegetable oils.
To properly complete the composition, instead of synthetic or synthetic fragrance, look for essential oils such as lemon peel and lavender. It is important to use soap that we feel comfortable using on our skin.
3 DIY bubble bath ideas
It can be intimidating to make your own bubble bath recipe, but we promise you it’s super easy. Here are 3 DIY items to try at home!
#1: Spa-Inspired Bath Time
Fans of the eucalyptus trend that picked up steam in early 2020 will love this bath recipe. Camphor shower gel is used as a bubble base. We’ll also take advantage of some Eucalyptus Sea Therapy Baths for added luxury and a double dose of soothing spa scent.
Drop the salts into the empty bathtub, then add shower gel while the water is running for the best soothing bubbles.
No. 2: floral bubble bath
This recipe uses a clean, unscented soap base (Dr. Bronner’s Unscented Castile Soap is recommended). In a mason jar, add ½ cup of soap, ½ cup of coconut oil, and ¼ cup of rose water (or, if you make this in a pinch, steep some chamomile or lavender tea as a rose water substitute). Add 20-30 drops of any desired essential oil, such as rose or chamomile.
Seal container, shake to combine, then add the full container to a hot, steamy bath for a relaxing, romantic bubble bath.
#3: Milk and honey bath
Warm one can of unsweetened coconut milk and ½ cup of honey in a saucepan over low heat until the honey is completely dispersed in the milk. This is also a good time to add a generous amount of your desired essential oils or herbs. We recommend using orange oil for a refreshing and brightening effect or lavender buds for a spa-like aromatherapy finish.
Once you have mixed the honey and milk, let the mixture cool until it becomes lukewarm. Then add it to your bath water when it is half full. When you’re done filling the tub, put a little honey and almond shower gel into the flow for a nice bubble bath effect. This is our favorite recipe for a decadent creamy bath experience that will hydrate and soften skin.