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Homemade Bubble Bath with Lavender & Chamomile

Homemade Bubble Bath - Dr. Axe

Taking a bath can offer so many benefits and a recent study even suggests that the submersion of the body in heat could be as equally beneficial as some exercise by helping regulate blood sugar! (1) It is really no surprise that bubble baths are incredibly relaxing and not just for kids. A bubble bath takes the therapeutic qualities of a regular bath just a step further.

Baths, in general, have been around for ages — from spas, to hot springs to bathhouses. Egyptian, Greek, Chinese and Japanese cultures have used the therapeutic and disease-fighting benefits that come from taking baths. The comfort one receives while taking a bath is likened to being in the womb and can significantly improve mood. (2)

Research shows that by soaking in warm water every day for about eight weeks, you may greatly reduce anxiety — possibly way more than by taking a prescription drug. As you know, I am always going to suggest alternative options over conventional ones. What’s more is that baths, especially a homemade bubble bath, can help with psoriasis, dry skin, better sleep, a brain boost and even help keep colds away. (3)

Including just the right ingredients in your homemade bubble bath is the key to adding benefits. For example, we know that lavender is probably the most popular essential oil for a relaxing bath. (4)

So, how do you make a bubble bath? Read on to learn how you can make your very own bubble bath. A natural bubble bath recipe is included at the end of this article. This is a DIY bubble bath without glycerin. You can try different essential oils, too!

Homemade Bubble Bath

To make your homemade bubble bath, use a jar or bottle with an airtight lid, and combine the almond oil, egg white and honey. Blend well. Light almond oil is perfect to ensure that you keep your skin moisturized, especially if you have extra-dry skin. The egg white is key to creating bubbles — although the bubbles may not be as big as the conventional ones you may be more used to seeing. Honey is a natural humectant, which means it will provide, and help retain, moisture to the skin. It also has antibacterial properties.

Now, add the Castile soap and the essential oils. Castile soap is perfect since it is an all-natural soap that is plant-based and chemical-free. Adding a little aromatherapy to your bath is definitely a plus for having the best experience and benefits. Chamomile essential oil and lavender essential oil are amazing ingredients for your bath since they help fight anxiety and depression. Mix all ingredients well by placing the lid on the jar and giving it a really good shake or by stirring with a spoon or fork.

Now that you have made your very own relaxing bubble bath, it is time to try it out! Pour 1/4 to 1/2 cup under running water to the desired temperature. For bigger bubbles, you may want to agitate the water a bit. Keep any extra bubble bath in the refrigerator for the next bath.

Homemade Bubble Bath with Lavender & Chamomile

Total Time: 5–10 minutes
Serves: 26 ounces or 4–6 baths


  • 1/2 cup light almond oil
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup liquid Castile soap
  • 1/2 teaspoon chamomile essential oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon lavender essential oil


  1. Using a jar or bottle with an airtight lid, combine the almond oil, egg white and honey.
  2. Blend well.
  3. Add the Castile soap and the essential oils.
  4. Mix all ingredients well by placing the lid on the jar and giving it a really good shake or by stirring with a spoon or fork.
  5. Store remaining bubble bath in the refrigerator.
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  1. S Hansen on

    When you give out recipes it would be great if you could have a print button set up so all we print is the recipe and not a bunch of other stuff.

  2. Robert on

    This and similar recipes have gotten around a lot on the nets, but practically speaking they don’t work. Most people’s water has enough “hardness” minerals in it for a bathtubful to turn that entire amount of soap and more into curds and then scum, not bubbles. The egg white doesn’t work to augment foam at that dilution.

    Bubble bath based on actual soap (such as castile) works only in water that’s already been “softened” or is made so by the addition of excess soap — which can be a huge excess in some waters. And when you do that to make the bath sudsy, it’s very soapy indeed, like dish or laundry water. It’ll get you clean, but also degrease your skin. Most bubble baths are made with surfactants that foam at concentrations far below what would be needed for detergency, so bath water with them isn’t enough to get you clean but won’t degrease your skin either, and they don’t react much with water “hardness”.

  3. Keilynn on

    Hi, Dr. Axe. I’m looking for a bubble bath recipe that doesn’t need to be stored in the refrigerator, that will last like store bought. Also, what other combinations of essential oil blends that i can use, which smell nice, and are good for moisturizing relaxation, healing….i need some help in this department. Thank you very much.

    • Jennifer Doekel on

      Hi Keilynn..
      No disrespect to Dr. Axe, I like his products.
      But, perhaps you might
      benefit from checking out Marlotionbathco.com
      Marlo’s products are organic & 100% great for you. It’s a labor of love & healing… Just a thought. I swear by her products they have literally changed my life. I hope you find what you are looking for my friend.

  4. Joyce on

    Dr. Axe thanks for this bubble bath recipe I’ve been looking for one I will try it and see how it works thanks again

  5. Christie on

    will oils, egg white and Castile soap blend together or separate if left to stand in the bottle for sometime?


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