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Normally I won't do two DIY days in one week, but I had to do a post about homemade bubble bath tonight in honor of National Bubble Bath Day. Also I had my longest training run before my next race today, so I can't imagine a better time to indulge.
As I talked about in my last DIY post, I'm only interested in taking on projects that are both NATURAL and SIMPLE. I'm on the lookout for recipes that require five basic ingredients or less. I found a few different bubble bath variations online and they all looked pretty similar, so I chose the one that involved the least amount of ingredients total and the most ingredients I already have on hand. This recipe was adapted from Crunchy Betty, who warns that bubble bath lovers may need to slightly lower their expectations: this isn't a recipe that's going to yield giant, foamy bubbles. It will, however, yield delicious-smelling, natural, small bubbles. Here's what you'll need:
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil (which I already had) or sweet almond oil
1/8 cup honey (another ingredient I already had, yes!)
1/2 cup liquid castille soap (This is the only ingredient I had to purchase. It unfortunately was not cheap, but I think I'll get a lot of use out of it.)
3 tablespoons vanilla extract
Optional: 5 drops essential oil. I skipped this one because the castille soap is peppermint and I figured between that, the vanilla and the honey, this bubble bath was scented enough.
Combine all ingredients.
Whisk all ingredients. This makes enough for 1-2 baths and you can store the leftovers in a cool, dark cabinet for up to 3 months.
Pour yourself something bubbly.
Light some candles.