Easy Homemade Bubble Bath Recipes


Three simply divine homemade bubble bath recipes

Bubble baths are quite simply one of life’s divine luxuries. Nothing quite beats a soak in the bath tub, whether you are 9 months or 99 years old- it appeals to us all.

Our family have created homemade bubble bath soaps for some time and although we mostly use showers, every now and then a good soak is all you want.

Bathing baby? There is nothing better than to make up your own homemade bubble bath. No nasties and completely natural. What can be better than that?

Homemade Bubble Bath (Base) Recipe

(Makes a family size bottle)

What you need

  • 750ml/3 cups of liquid Castille soap"homemade bubble bath "
  • 15g/2 Tbsp fine sugar ( confectioners or caster)
  • 20g/ 4 Tbsp glycerin (vegetable)
  • optional: 1 level Tsp of beet powder to make it pink, turmeric to make it yellow, or woad to make it purple
  • essential oils from our selection below- or make up your own!
  • glass, ceramic or metal mixing bowl
  • large bottle
  • a funnel

What to do 

Stir together all the ingredients above (except the essential oils) and add the optional colouring if you wish. Once the sugar has completely dissolved,  place the bowl in a cool, dry place for approximately 24 to 30 hours. Once the mixture has been allowed to cure, add the essential oil fragrance combo of your choice. You may either add them now, or you can add the essential oils separately to each bath- it’s up to you. Everyone in our family has a preference for a different fragrance combo so we tend to do the latter. The combinations below are our own, but feel free to experiment with one or more of the scents below, or even make up your very own signature scent! Then, using a funnel carefully decant the mixture into your large bottle et voila, your bath awaits!

Citrus Zing"homemade bubble bath"

  • 2 drops Rose Geranium
  • 8 drops Orange
  • 2 drops Bergamot
  • 3 drops Neroli
  • 8 drops Lemon

Romantic Rose"Homemade Bubble Bath"

  • 6 drops Rose Absolute
  • 2 drops Rose Geranium
  • 3 drops Neroli

Lovely Lavender"homemade Bubble bath"

  •  10 drops Lavender
  •  2 drops Roman Camomile
  •  2 drops Bergamot

Why not share a special fragrance combination that you use in our homemade bubble bath recipe?

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  1. Karen on

    Thank you for this. I’ve been wanting to let my toddler have a bubble bath, but don’t want him stewing in the ingredients I read on the labels of bubble bath at the store. And I can’t afford to just dump large amounts of his Burt’s Bee’s soap in the bath water! I’m pinning it and will be using this very soon. :-)

  2. How cool! I’ve never seen recipes for home made bubble bath! These would make great presents.

  3. Becca on

    I was just wondering a few days ago how to make homemade bubble bath for the kids. They got into our body wash and used it all up, and I was wanting a natural solution for them instead of chemical-laden bubble bath. I’m pinning this! :)

  4. This looks great. I bet it smells so good. Thanks for sharing it with Six Sister’s Stuff Link Party. We hope to see you back next Saturday!
    -The Sisters

  5. how fab

    Thanks for linking up to Serenity Saturday Link Party

    Natasha xx


  6. Maria on

    Wonderful bubble bath recipes :o) Thank you for sharing them. I’m pinning this too :o)

    Blessings & Aloha!
    I’m stopping by through At the Picket Fence’s Inspiration Friday. If you have some time, I’d love for you to take a peek at our daughter’s progress for her little one’s nursery.

  7. This sounds great! I am a fan of bubble bath’s too. I love essential oils, your combos sound really good. I am going to have to try this soon!

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  9. Shanon on

    What’s the purpose of the sugar?

    • NMNadmin on

      In combination with the glycerin, it’s what creates the bubbles:-)

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    • NMNadmin on

      In our experience, it requires more frothing up than an equivalent commercial product, but hey that’s part of the fun!

  11. Brianne on

    If I made this for a gift, how long would it last? Is it good 3-6 months or 6-12 months

    • NMNadmin on

      Three months is best:-)