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.