Health & beauty
Ain’t Nothing Like a Bubble Bath
The bath is not just the place where we clean ourselves. It is also where many of us relax…I know I do! And one of the best ways to relax is to take a bubble bath.
Included in this article is a very easy bubble bath recipe. Enjoy!
However, if you want to really be assured of taking a soothing bath free of harmful ingredients, the best things you can do is to create your own bubble bath. A bubble bath can help enhance your skin as well as uplift and rejuvenate your mind and spirit.
When you create your own bubble bath you know that you are taking better care of your body because you are not using the chemicals that can be found in other bathing products.
Additionally, you know that your concoction is fresh and that it hasn’t sat for who knows how long on some shelf somewhere! And when you create your own bubble bath, you naturally learn about the different essential oils and products that can help you better care for your body in and out of the bath.
One of the main ingredients in a handmade bubble bath is an essential oil of some sort. There are many oils that have many different purposes. There is no need to add more than a few drops to your bubble bath, as all oils are rather potent.
Allowing your body to relax is part of taking proper care of the body. The bath is a perfect time to do this, and many people bring books with them to better help them relax during bath time. The right essential oils can contribute to your relaxation as well.
Or you might select oils for the way they smell. You can choose a scent that you like best from among oils like Lavender, Rosewood, Sandalwood, and Chamomile. These all are considered soothing. Even though essential oils are natural some basic precautions need to be taken. Check with the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy to find out more about essential oil safety precautions.
It is also important that your body feel energized at times and uplifted. This contributes to mental health and well being as well. Some of the essential oils that can help you with this care of the body are Eucalyptus, Spearmint, Peppermint, and lemon oil. Additionally, Eucalyptus can help your body fight cold symptoms, as it reduces congestion. Many people who create their own bubble baths actually make one for relaxing and one for revitalizing, in order to have what the body needs on hand.
Other oils are especially good at softening the skin. The skin is the largest organ in the body, and taking care of the skin is important. Almond oil and coconut oil are both excellent skin care choices. Almond oil has almost no smell to it, so it does not conflict with any oil you add for scenting purposes. Coconut oil has a nutty and floral fragrance which can help you feel as though you are in an exotic garden.
However, it is possible to find scents that compliment the coconut oil and provide other effects. In fact, many handmade bubble bath recipes call for the combination of different oils for better effect.
Bubble Bath Ingredients
In addition to oils, there are other ingredients that are necessary to make handmade bubble bath. Distilled water, castille soap and liquid glycerin are ingredients found easily and relatively inexpensively. They are necessary to help create the bubbles, add a liquid form to the bubble bath and to provide a solution for mixing. None of these substances is generally harmful, and they add a great deal to the bubble bath mixture, as they are clean and can be used to clean the body as well as to create bubbles to sit in. Below is an easy recipe for creating your handmade bubble bath.
This bubble bath has lavender and patchouli oils to relax you before bedtime. Use soft music and lighted candles in your bathroom for a soothing effect.
- 6 drops lavender oil
- 3 drops sandalwood oil
- 2oz distilled water
- 4oz liquid castille soap. (4 oz. Bar)
- 2oz liquid glycerin
Directions: mix the water, soap and glycerin together and stir. Now add your essential oils to the mixture.
It is easy to improve the care your body gets during a bath when you create your own bubble bath to help you better cope with the general stresses of life.
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