Let’s first look at the science behind bubbles. Then I’ll share a homemade bubble bath recipe and my favorite store-bought bubble bathtubs. Then, I will reveal my secret method for making the best bubble bath ever.
The Science of Bubbles
To create a bubble, you need soap, water, and some air. The bubble is basically made up of a thin layer of water between two layers of soap. Bubbles are created by the soap-water-soap sandwich.
What are Surfactants?
To make the bubbles spherical, you must add water to the soap. Surfactant is the name of this ingredient. Surfactant is a chemical that gives water molecules stretchiness so that they can expand into bubbles.
Surfactants can be made from many ingredients. Although they sound similar, two of the most popular surfactants are quite different. Sulfo Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) is an artificial surfactant ingredient. Sulfo Lauryl Sulfoacetate, a natural surfactant ingredient, goes by the same name (SLSa).
Because they sound similar, it’s easy for people to mix them up. But they don’t!
SLS can be found for a fraction of the price, so it’s often used in place of store-bought bubbles.
SLSa is a more expensive surfactant. It’s a natural ingredient derived from palm oil and coconut oil. It is superior, phosphate-free, and non-toxic, making amazing bubbles without irritating the skin.
Other surfactants that are used in bubble baths, bubble bars, and bath bombs include PEG 40 castor oil, also known as POE40 Hydrogenated Castor oil; Decylglucoside, which is made from fruit sugars; and sodium cocoyl Isethionate.
What about the Air in Bubbles?
A pocket of air is located in the middle of every bubble. You can make more bubbles with soap by adding more air to your soap solution.
Imagine blowing bubbles in a piece of gum. To make the gum soft and stretchy, first, chew it. Next, blow air into the gum. The bigger the bubble, the more you blow.
There are many ways to blow more air into your bubble bath than just pouring it into the water. Your bubble bath will be more effective if you place it right under the bath spout. This is because the pressure from the bath water forces air into the bubbles. This will result in a bubblier bubble bath.
This post will show you how to make the bubble bath the most bubbly. I suggest adding more air to the soap and water. Let’s now take a look at how to make your own DIY bubble bath with only a few ingredients.
DIY Bubble Bath Recipe – Rosy Bubbles
This recipe is my favorite because it makes long-lasting bubbles and smells great. It takes less than five minutes to make. This is all you need to know:
- Hot water, 4 cups
- SLSa, 6 Tbsp
- Coconut Oil, 6 Tbsp
- Red Soap Dye, 15-20 drops
- Rose Essential Oil, 15-20 drops
- Mason jar with Tight-Fitting lid
It is important that you add all ingredients in the correct order. Blend each ingredient with a whisk.
- Bring the water to a boil using a microwave or stove-top.
- Mix the SLSA with hot water and mix with the whisk.
- Heat coconut oil over a burner or in a microwave for 30 seconds.
- Rose essential oil can be added to coconut oil. Whisk.
- Combine oil and SLSA.
- Add soap dye. Mix again.
- Add liquid to mason jars fitted with tight-fitting lids. Stir well.
- Optional: To achieve a creamy consistency, place the bubble bath in containers and refrigerate for 1 hour. Then shake vigorously. Keep an eye on the time: Do not leave the mixture in the fridge for longer than necessary to prevent it from solidifying.)
Keep it in an airtight container for up to three months in a dark and cool place.
SLSa is a fine powder, so you may need to close your windows and put on a mask when making this recipe. It can make you cough if you pick it up.
Preservatives are necessary to make your bubble bath last longer. Learn more about bubble bath preservatives.
Rosy Bubbles is a beautiful bath product that you will want to gift to your favorite bath-taker once you have made it. You can also keep some for your own use!
Warning! This bubble bath could look like a delicious fruit punch to small children. It’s best to keep it out of reach.
Make sure to shake the bubble bath container. As your bath fills, pour 1/4 to 1/2 cup Rosy Bubbles underneath your tub spout. Enjoy!
You could also enjoy different kinds of Store-Bought Bubble Baths, For example.
With Rosemary and Mint
First, imagine how amazing this bubble bath smells. If you love the smells of mint and rosemary, you will absolutely love this bath.
However, it does have ingredients that your skin will love, like argan oil and shea butter. After the bath, your skin will feel silky and soft.
The third and most important aspect of this bubble bath is the appearance of one beautiful bubble. In fact, there are actually thousands. They sparkle with different colors and stack up on top of one another in perfect bubbly mounds.
Milk Bath With Lavender
This one isn’t exactly a bubble bath but a foaming bath.
But, people, you’re looking at a lot of tiny bubbles in all their glory.
I love the foaming bath recipe. I don’t know if it is paraben-free. It’s made with lavender and goat milk, vitamin E, aloe vera, and vitamin E. It makes the most delicious, smoothest, and decadent tiny bubbles.
The Serene Life Electric Bubble Bath Mat really is the best product that you can buy. It’s also super practical. This mat will transform your bathtub into an amazing jacuzzi. The suction cups attach to the bottom of your slightly damp tub.
You then turn the power on, and tiny bubbles will rise from the mat onto the back of your neck. For those who have pain in their backs, hips, or thighs, you can get a full-body massage.
A Turkish bath is a type of water that you might have heard about. It is a bath that uses mainly bubbles and very little water. It has many amazing benefits, including detoxification, reduced muscle pain, and better sleep.
You can make a wonderful bubble bath at home once you have learned how to make it. This is the perfect bath experience for those who love to get lost in the bubbles.
How do you make a bubbly bubble bath?
To make the best bubble bath ever, use what you know about bubbles! To any DIY project, add a surfactant and then apply air pressure. Enjoy your bubble bath!