DIY Summer bath recipes

Summer is already here which means its that time of the year where you can go to out with friends, have fun on the beach or maybe host a cook out. Basically, it’s the season where you can go out the whole day or to your hearts content. But let’s face it, being under the sun for a whole day can be harmful not just to your skin (make sure to wear your sunscreen properly, people!) but also to your mental health. “Harmful to your mental health” maybe a little exaggerated but being outside your house can be mentally exhausting too! Aside from staying at home, getting some sleep or watching a movie, what else can you do to recharge yourself? You take a bath, of course! A tub full of bubbles is the perfect tonic at the end of a long day. A bath is a relaxing way to wind down, release tension, and shut out the world. Unfortunately, store-bought bubble baths often include ingredients that aren’t ideal for people with sensitive skin or those who choose to avoid harsh chemicals. On the other hand, you want to choose bath products that are labeled for sensitive skin if you have skin concerns. Homemade soap products may not be the best choice for those with a history of skin concerns. Listed below are summer themed bath recipes or bath bombs you can easily make at home.

Summer themed bubble bath: Store-bought bubble baths often contain sodium laureth sulfate, an ingredient known to irritate sensitive skin. Making your own bubble bath is a great way to avoid this ingredient. Make sure you choose a liquid soap that’s designed for sensitive skin. Ideally, it would be best to choose a liquid soap you’ve used previously without any reactions. Castile soap is a great option. Formulated with hemp, olive, and jojoba oils, it’s biodegradable, nontoxic, and vegan.

  • Personalize your bubble bath: The best thing about creating your own bubble bath? You can make it just to your liking. Once you have the original recipe, you can add a whole host of ingredients to jazz it up.
    • Essential oils: Adding mild and skin-safe essential oils like lavender or chamomile is the simplest way to scent your bubble bath. Simply add four to five drops to a carrier oil of your choice, then add to your soap mix before pouring into your tub.
    • Egg whites: Many popular home and beauty blogs suggest adding one egg white to a basic bubble bath mix to increase the bubbles, although there isn’t scientific evidence to back this up. Just remember to keep any leftover bubble bath mix in the fridge if you choose to save it for later. Otherwise, it will spoil.
    • Aloe vera: With its moisturizing and cooling properties, aloe vera can be a major skin soother. Adding it to your bath within a bubble mix is a great way to reap its benefits. This can be an especially good option for mild sunburn.
Summer themed bath bomb: 4 oz. baking soda, 2 oz. citric acid, 2 oz. corn starch, 1 tsp. coconut oil, 2 oz. epsom salt, 1/2 tsp. lemon essential oil, 3 to 5 drops peppermint essential oil, 1/2 tsp. water, candied lemon slices. The first thing we want to do is combine all of our dry ingredients. Measure the baking soda, citric acid, cornstarch, and epsom salt and add them all to a medium-sized bowl. Sometimes the cornstarch can stick to the inside of your measuring cup, so don’t be afraid to use a little spoon to get all the ingredient out of there. Once the dry ingredients are in the bowl, combine by mixing well with a large spoon, taking care to break up any chunks you come across. The final mixture should be mixed so that you can’t tell the difference between the various ingredients. Next, add the water to a small mixing bowl. Measure out your lemon and peppermint essential oils and stir to combine. Slowly add the liquid to your dry mixture, stirring as you go. You may start to see some fizzing — that’s okay! Just stir a little faster. Once everything is combined, your mixture should resemble the texture of damp sand. When you squeeze a bit in your hand, it should hold together (with a little bit of crumbling here and there). If it completely falls apart, add more water a drop at a time until it holds together a little better.