Kick back this week, take a steam shower and listen to some music while you’re at it. This week’s playlist features pop star Taylor Swift.

Taking a bath is a almost always a sure way to de-stress and relax your body and mind. Baths relax the muscles, treat dry skin, improve circulation and cleanse the body. The heat from a bath creates an artificial fever in the body, which improves immunity, and a bath can treat a headache. Using bubble baths can be a fun and relaxing way to enhance a bath; bubble baths can be homemade with a few ingredients and some simple do-it-yourself recipes.

In addition to DIY bath bubbles, you can also make homemade bath bombs, shampoo and conditioner, body scrubs and aromatherapy. Check out Natural Additions to Showers & Bathtubs for more information.

The following are some of the main components of DIY bubble bath:

Soap. The essential ingredient in a homemade bubble bath is soap. Almost any liquid soap for hands or the body will do. Popular choices include soaps from the brands Seventh Generation and Dr. Bronner’s. A soap made for infants or children is also a good choice because they are gentle on sensitive skin. Choose an unscented soap or one with a scent that will compliment the rest of the bubble bath ingredients.

Fragrance. One of the benefits of creating your own bath products at home includes being able to customize the bubble bath with your favorite scents and essential oils. You can add vanilla extract, lavender oil, peppermint oil, eucalyptus oil and so on to create an experience just for you.

Honey. Honey is a very common ingredient in homemade bubble bath because of its various beneficial properties. Honey softens the skin and improves the complexion. Additionally, it is anti-bacterial and antiseptic; it also helps treat acne and the antioxidants in it fight aging. Honey also opens pores to remove toxins and treats dry skin.

Oils. You have a wide range of oils to choose from for use in bubble bath, including almond oil, sunflower oil, coconut oil, olive oil, baby oil, tea tree oil, etc.

Glycerin. Homemade bubble bath can be made with or without glycerin, depending on the recipe being used. Glycerin is a humectant and a substance that attracts water.

Egg White. DIYers swear by the ability egg whites have to strengthen the bubbles in homemade bubble bath formulas.

After creating your personal bubble bath, put it in a jar or pretty container. Don’t forget to store it in the fridge when you’re not using it to unwind.

Before using bubble bath in a whirlpool bathtub, check the manual from the bathtub manufacturer. Not all products can be used in a whirlpool bathtub system.

Bathtubs on come with different features for everyone, depending on the model you choose. Our luxury bathtubs may include whirlpool jets, air jets, FM Radio, digital control panel, handheld showerhead, chromatherapy lighting and more. Call our staff at 800-304-3598 for assistance in choosing the perfect bathtub.

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