16 Apr 2021: Bubble bath at home: Benefits and DIY bubble bath formula
Trust a warm bubble bath to calm your mind and soothe your fatigued body at the end of a long, tiring day.
While it can be a relaxing activity for adults, for kids, bubble baths are generally a fun and joyous adventure.
Here, we cover the benefits of bubble bath, a safe DIY bubble recipe and the safety concerns to bear in mind.
Benefits: The benefits of bubble bath go beyond just relaxation
It is a known fact that bubble bath has a therapeutic effect on our minds.
But its benefits go way beyond that.
a) A warm bubble bath helps open your pores and cleanse your body thoroughly. Submerging in water also reduces body pain and soothes sore muscles.
b) The rejuvenating bath is also known to stimulate the immune system and fight signs of flu/cold.
Chemicals: Store-bought bubble bath ingredients tend to contain harmful chemicals
While all we want to do is soak in warm bubbles after a long day, it should be noted that most store-bought products contain synthetic dyes and chemicals.
These include fragrances and Sodium Lauryl Sulfate that can damage the skin, eyes and urethra.
This is especially harmful to the little ones who would love to play in the tub, almost every day.
Patch test: Do a patch test before soaking in the new formula
Bubble baths are generally considered a safe activity, but there are a few things you can do to be 100 % sure.
-To avoid skin allergies, do a small patch test on the back of your hand and wait for a day before using the formula.
-It is also important that the water is just lukewarm. This way you'd avoid catching cold and rashes.
DIY: Here's how you can easily make your own bubble bath
For making your bubble bath, you'll need ½ cup warm distilled water, ½ cup liquid castile soap, ¼ cup glycerin and essential oil of your choice.
Mix all together in a container and store it.
For the bath, gently shake the container and pour one ounce of the liquid into bathwater.
Mix well and voila!
Enjoy your relaxing bath without worrying about harmful chemicals.