Homemade Bubble Bath

Who doesn’t enjoy a homemade gift or two?  I recently saw a foaming bath soap on Paula Deens website and did a little tweaking to bring this homemade bubble bath recipe to you.  Have you ever made a bubble bath?  This was the first time for me and I’m excited as to how well it turned out.   So, what do you say? Let’s make some Homemade Honey Bubble Bath.

Homemade Honey Bubble Bath.  Great gift idea! Find the recipe at livelaughrowe.com

Homemade Honey Bubble Bath Recipe:

1 cup baby oil
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup hand soap or shampoo (preferably unscented)
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
plastic squeeze bottles

In a bowl, add the oil and stir in the remaining ingredients until well blended.  Pour mixture into plastic squeezable bottle.  Be sure to shake before us, as ingredients will separate and settle a bit in the bottle.

Yields two 8 oz. bottles.

A couple of things to note.  I hunted for unscented shampoo and hand soap, but had a difficult time finding it.  So, I found a Honey Vanilla hand wash and it worked perfectly, complimenting the current ingredients.    I used homemade vanilla extract, courtesy of Tidy Mom.  My plastic bottles measure 2″ in diameter and 6-1/2″ in height (purchased at The Container Store).  The bubble bath smells delightful and your skin will feel moisturized after you soak in the bath relaxing!

If you’d like to  dress up your homemade bubble bath before gifting, head on over to the World Label blog where I’m sharing the FREE Honey Bubble Bath printable labels!

Homemade Bubble Bath PrintableVisit with WorldLabel to download the Honey Bubble Bath labels.

Homemade Bubble BathI hope you’re feeling relaxed just thinking about this fabulous bubble bath… I have my bath water running as we speak! {giggle}.

Enjoy. Relax…and pass it on!

I’ll be partying {here and here}.
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  1. Tina says

    Avon makes an unscented bubblebath. If you don’t know a local “Avon Lady”, you can order online.

  2. Tammi Schneiderman says

    LOVE my bubble baths! I’ve made bath salts before but never tried bubble bath. Can you think of any other “flavors” that would work besides honey?

  3. says

    Great idea, Kelly! The first thing I do when I’m visiting my folks in the US is schedule in some tub time. Here in Costa Rica showers dominate, but thankfully I do have a friend who’s invited me over a couple of times during this pregnancy to enjoy the bliss of her tub. Love bubbles!

  4. says

    Thanks for sharing this recipe for homemade bubble bath. I’ll be giving it a try and if it works will be pairing it with some homemade washcloths for a lovely gift.

  5. says

    I wonder if you could use an unscented liquid castile soap, or if that would be too harsh. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I do so love bubble baths! New follower from Manic Monday. Have a great week!

  6. says

    This is great! I have been starting on my list of DIY gifts for our Christmas baskets and these look like something kiddo can help me with. And thanks so much for sharing the printable,too.

  7. says

    Kelly this sounds amazing! What a wonderful treat, I may actually use our soaking tub now! Thanks for linking up to the Inspiration Monday party :) xo

  8. says

    Hi! Stopping by from pinterest. I LOVE your label and your setup that you photographed. This would be a great gift for my mom who lives off of bath products!
    So glad to come by, your bio on your front page is ridiculously cute and SO true, life is hard, but God is SO good! look forward to following you!

  9. says

    This is awesome and I can’t wait to try it. I love a bubble bath and this sounds like it would be really good on your skin. Thank you so much and blessings to you. Patti

  10. says

    I think I will try this with just a few modifications. Instead of baby oil, I will use olive oil and instead of hand soap or shampoo, I will use Dr. Bronner’s liquid castile soap :)

  11. says

    Dear, tina: AVON sucks! lol

    and i also have a question about this recipe.
    i am wondering if you think liquid castile soap would work as well as the hang soap did for this recipe?
    or did you use a hand soap on purpose because there’s already a percentage of water in hand soap?

    thanks for any answers , this looks like a super cool recipe by the way!

    • says

      Hi there! THanks so much for stopping by. I would think liquid castile soap would work. I’ve never worked with it before and hand soap seemed to be a good fit. You might have to experiment, but it’s worth a try. Let me know how it goes if you don’t mind :) Have a lovely day!

  12. beth says

    what hand soap/ shampoo did you use? im doing a beauty stall so I need cheap/ easily accessible ingredients…any recommendations? (I live in the uk if that helps?)

    • says

      Hi Beth! I hunted for unscented shampoo and hand soap, but had a difficult time finding it. So, I found a Honey Vanilla hand wash and it worked perfectly. Hope that helps :)

  13. Robert says

    I guarantee Dr. Bronner’s, or any soap made of actual soap, won’t work as bubble bath except in the softest of waters or largest of amounts. One person who tried a similar recipe using it & coconut oil not only got no foam, but the coconut oil froze in the drain pipe, clogging it! So make sure the “soap” you use is NOT real soap.

    And don’t use an oil whose melting point the temperature in your drain pipe is likely to go below.

  14. Libby says

    If I were to add evaporated milk to this recipe for a “milk and honey” bubble bath, how much evaporated milk do you think I should add?

    • says

      I don’t know the exact answer, but I know the consideration that limits it. What we have here is a honey-preserved solution. The alcohol in the vanilla extract won’t be enough to preserve it, and the baby oil practically doesn’t count in figuring the dilution of the sugars from the honey. If we trust the original formulator of this recipe (which may or may not be a good idea), it would seem a 1:1 mixture of honey and liquid soap is adequately stable. At some point the add’l water from the evaporated milk will be enough to set the mixture on the path to spoilage; I just don’t know how close to that path you are already without it. If you were to use dry milk powder there’d be no such drawback.

    • says

      Hi Rebecca! Thanks so much for stopping by! Unfortunately, I don’t know the answer to that question. You might google for substitutions and see what you find. Sorry I can’t be of more help. Cheers!

    • says

      Hi Susan. Thanks so much for stopping by! I don’t think it’s thick enough to be used as a body wash, but you could give it a try :) Enjoy!


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