I've never been a bath person but that has quickly changed. We moved into our new home (with a giant tub I can actually fit/fake-swim in) and now I'm kind of hooked. The first week, I treated us to a bottle of French-y bubble bath so we could break 'er in. It smelled great, loved the bubbles but it definitely dried out my skin. Thinking about it a little further, a lot of the bubble baths I saw at the store had loads of hard-to-pronounce ingredients and perfumes in them—who wants to soak in that!? So I decided to do a little DIY bubble bath research.
Turns out it's super easy to make your own bubble bath. The recipes I saw online were fine but I simplified my own even further to just 3 ingredients: Earth Friendly Products Natural Almond Dish Soap, almond oil and tap water. That's it! These items are already staples in my home (and I know they're good for me). For any dish soap–skeptics, I promise Earth Friendly Products soap is safe for bathing—it says so right on their website, take a peek! What I love is that the soap gets its sweet almond fragrance from almond and cherry oils instead of harsh perfumes. It's all sorts of amazing. Anyway, here's how you make it...
Put 1/2 cup water, 1 cup dish soap and 1/3 to 2/3 cup almond oil in an airtight container and shake until combined. (If you want fluffier bubbles, add a little squirt of whatever body wash you use to the tub while it's filling up. Also: if you can't find Earth Friendly Products soap, just choose another brand that's gentle and you trust. Some brands will be bubblier than others—hence the addition of body wash, if desired.)
To give my bottle of homemade body wash a little nautical flare (which always seems appropriate in a bathroom, right?) I wrapped it with some twine. It's a quick way to dress-up a plain container. Just tie the twine around the bottle at its base, then wrap (pushing the twine down, as needed) to cover. Tie or tuck the loose end into the wrapping and snip the first knot to give it a clean look.
That's it, what do you think!? If you're looking for a quick DIY project this weekend, give this one a go. (Bonus: You get to take a bath when you're finished!) Oh, one more thing: You can definitely pack this up and give it as a homemade gift. Just saying xo Erin