Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, a day for showing the important people in your life how much you love them…and that includes yourself! Yesterday Brigette compiled a great list of ways to enjoy the day, and I’d like to add one more: take a bubble bath! It has been way too long since I’ve done just that, and I almost forgot how incredibly peaceful and relaxing it can be. I love putting on some mellow tunes and relaxing in the tub with a good book and cup of tea. I recently discovered that you can make your own bubble bath at home with just a few ingredients – get the recipe below!
What you need:
1 cup clear, unscented dish soap (try Seventh Generation or something similar)
2/3 cup liquid glycerin (you can find this at some drug stores or order it online)
1/4 cup water
2-3 drops essential oil (I used lavender)
* sprinkle of dried lavender (optional)
Alternative options: in the place of dish soap you could also use castile soap (which you can find at Trader Joe’s) or baby shampoo. I like the idea of using dish soap because you can buy a big jug of it, and a big bottle of vegetable glycerin, and you have the ingredients to make enough bubble bath to last for a very long time!
Add all ingredients into a container or mason jar and mix gently.
If you want, sprinkle a little bit of dried lavender in the bubble bath to add more fragrance and a decorative touch.
Bottle it up in a mason jar with a pretty painted lid, tie some baker’s twine around it, and you’ve got a great gift for your girlfriends. I want to make some more and use some homemade rosewater in it as well! Next time you take a bath simply add your desired amount of the homemade bubble bath to the water, relax and enjoy :).
More DIY projects from the BLDG 25 Blog.
Photos by Julia.