DIY: Calming Sleepy Time Homemade Bubble Bath
Have you ever tried making your own bubble bath? I remember once as a kid, me and my older sister and younger brother made a giant bubble bath. Raised in northern Utah, food storage was a big thing. We ran out of space in the basement so my dad dug a giant hole in the front yard and put an empty gas tank in it. The kind that holds gas at the gas station. Maybe 20' x 20' x 10'? This is a childhood memory so I'm more than likely remembering it to be much bigger than it was.
It was super clean but pops wanted it extra clean before he put in shelves and stuff to store food on. We were assigned that chore. So our 8 to 10 year old selves figured out a plan. We put the garden hose in the tank hole and filled it up with about, hmmm, 2 feet of water? Then we poured in a jug of Amway L.O.C., grabbed our cleaning tools, climbed down the ladder and had the bubble bath of a lifetime! Yah. We made some memories that day slipping and sliding around in that tank. It's all fun and games until the water has to come back out though. If my memories and calculations are correct, Pops had to extract about 6000 gallons of soapy water out of the tank that day.
That tank is no longer used for food storage. I'm sure it's still buried in the front yard. One day someone will find it. Hopefully not by falling through it.
This lovely recipe for a calming evening bath comes via Stephanie Gerber and Hello Glow. She is a lover of DIY, long soaks in the bath and mother of 3. I bet she could use a TUBSKY™. I'll have to send her one.
Calming Sleepy Time Bubble Bath
1 cup mild liquid body soap like Dr. Bronner’s
1/4 cup pure vegetable glycerin
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon chamomile essential oil or a ‘pillow blend’ essential oil that combines lavender and hops
2-3 drops red food coloring (optional)
Combine all ingredients in a seal-able bottle. (It’s probably better to use a plastic bottle if you plan to store it in the bathroom.) Stir ingredients gently; you don’t want to make bubbles just yet! To use, pour about 1/2 cup under running water and agitate water to create bigger bubbles.
Stay calm and bathe on!