Our busy calendar doesn't always allow us to sit in the bathtub for hours and follow a relaxed routine. Hence, we just take a quick shower every day and rush to our jobs. But have you ever considered exploring the power of bubble baths?
A long, luxurious bubble bath happens to be one of the most affordable yet self-indulgent practices of self-care. For someone who leads a stressful life, good baths can make a huge difference. It helps you unwind after a busy day at work and feel light and relaxed before you go to bed. The sole purpose of bathing might be cleaning, however, bubble bath for adults work more like therapy and takes the ritual to the whole new level.
Bubble baths are not just for kids, this means that you won’t be using the same suds as a 5-year-old child. Other than the bubbles, bath products that are meant for adults are composed of different ingredients like essential oils. They aim to clear your mind and energise your body cells.
There are some basics you can keep in mind if you want to make a bath with lots of bubbles.
To make a cosy bubble bath, the ingredients you need are: 4 cups of water, Castille soap, 1 tablespoon of sugar or honey, 1 egg white, 6 tablespoons of glycerin or coconut oil (both of these lather up well and are good skin softeners), essential oil of your choice and a container and bathtub.
Do remember that bubble bath will not foam unless gas is added to it. So use the water jet or place the mixture under tub faucet while pouring into the bathtub.
If you have sore muscles, you can add sea salts or Epsom salt to your bath. If you have dry skin, you can add natural oils. If you are stressed and are feeling restless, add calming scents like vanilla to your bath.
To create bubbles, you need a bathtub or surfactant products. Foam bath is also referred to a bubble bath, in which a large collection of bubbles are formed on the surface of the water.
Bubble bath is when the bubbles are being formed on the top of the bath water. To create the bubbles you can mix the surfactants with the water. Then, add air to the mixture by putting it under the tub faucet.
Foam refers to the bubbles formed at the topmost layer of the water. Hence, there's hardly any difference between the bubble bath and foam bath, they are just synonyms. However, the word bubble bath is preferred by more individuals as compared to the foam bath.
People prefer bubble baths as it stays warm for longer by insulating the bathing water and forms more bubbles, so it's more fun for both children and adults.
To make your bubble bath more interesting, you can choose bubbles made with different oils, salts and other soothing and hydrating ingredients. Light some scented candles around the tub. I really like the classics such as Lemon Scented Round Pillar Candle (Rs 499) or Vanilla Scented Square Pillar Candle (Rs 499). Play some soothing music. You can either play something instrumental or relaxing nature tunes like the sound of raindrops or a flowing river, whatever soothes you better. If you enjoy reading, this would be a good time to grab a book or magazine along with a glass of fine wine, of course.
Make sure that you moisturise your body well once you've taken your bath, and being in the water for so long will dehydrate your skin.
Trust me, there's nothing like creating your own recipe for a DIY bubble bath. It's built as per your needs, likes and dislikes and who doesn't like that kind of self-pampering? Here are a few DIY bubble bath recipes that'll give you an idea on how to discover your own taste.
To make a lavender eucalyptus DIY bubble bath, you'll need water, lavender and eucalyptus essential oil, Castile soap, glycerin or coconut oil and a non-glass container. Glycerin will be available in the form of a transparent bar which will soften the skin as you enjoy the bath and Castile soap will create the bubbles. Follow the steps mentioned above to make a nice, hot bath for yourself.
This sweet concoction uses a different set of ingredients but don't worry, you already have them in your kitchen. Combine honey, almond oil, liquid soap, egg white and vanilla extract. Pour the mixture into the running bath. If you're left with more mixture, store it in the refrigerator or the egg white will go bad.
Peppermint always puts you in a holiday spirit, doesn't it?! What's more stress relieving than feeling Christmas-y? To prepare peppermint bubbling bath salts, combine 3/4 Cup unscented body wash, 1 tablespoon of carrier oil (coconut, sweet almond or olive), 3 to 4 drops peppermint essential oil and red food colouring if you like it.
In a large bowl, combine salt and body wash until it's mixed well. Mix your essential oil and carrier oil well. Separate your salt into two bowls and add food colouring into one of them and mix it until the colour is uniform. On a parchment paper, spread the salt and allow it to dry for 24 hours. Once that's done, you can store the colourful mixture into a jar. As you add it to your bubble bath, add 1/4 cup of it under the running water.
Want to know another way to explore the scent of lavender? Combine lemon and orange with grated lemon zest, shredded rose petals or geranium essential oil. Also, include shea butter, cocoa butter and chamomile tea. Use a mold of your choice to set the bath melt.
If you don't like the idea of being covered in flower petals and zest, put the bar in a muslin cloth before dipping it into the running bath.
Vanilla bubble bath only needs three ingredients - Castile soap, glycerin and vanilla extract. Stir together the three ingredients and pour into your running bath. If you like the scent of spice, don't shy away from adding a little cinnamon or nutmeg to your mixture.
Try to keep your bubble bath products as nourishing, herbal and chemical-free as possible. The products, flavours and fragrances you choose for your bath can change our entire mood and experience. So why not pick your products wisely enough to transform your normal bathing routine to revitalising spa-like experience.
If you are having trouble sleeping, adding a nighttime bubble bath can do wonders. A bath filled with calming scents like lavender and vanilla will help you relax and sleep deeper. Delon Foaming Bubble Bath Lavender and Vanilla softens and moisturises skin. It creates long-lasting foam and luxurious combination of scents. It's also cruelty-free and paraben-free.
Nothing provides more calming aromatherapy than rosemary and lemongrass and on top of that, if you add peppermint, it makes it even more relaxing by adding the holiday feels to your bubble bath. This bath salt is a mixture of Epsom salt, Himalayan pink salt, sea salt, extracts and essential oils. It's organic. You can add 2-3 tablespoons to the filled tub.
If you love the scent of British Rose or floral scents in general, this is got to be the best foaming bubble bath for you. However, the scent doesn't stay for long after the bath. It foams up really well though. It helps you get rid of the impurities and excess oil on the skin and leaves it looking healthy and fresh. If you have dry skin, you might need to put a moisturiser but otherwise, you wouldn't need it.
This combination is highly nourishing and soothing as it's packed with vitamins and skin-loving formula. This is a luxurious bubble bath product with a very calming scent. And just a couple of tablespoons will form sufficient, long-lasting bubbles for your bath.
Benefits of coconut on the skin and the classic calm scent of vanilla cannot be understated. With the Deep Steep Vanilla and Coconut bubble bath, you'll achieve more hydrating skin. On top of that, it also contains shea butter and argan oil which will work on repairing your body cells as you relax in the bathtub.
Thymes Lavender Bubble Bath will never disappoint you! It will rather envelop you in creamy, calming bubbles which are enriched with the comfort food skin, aloe vera and honey. The jojoba oil moisturises and restores skin health. It makes your skin feel super soft and smooth after the bath. The fragrance of lavender stays with the body for hours even after the bath, Undoubtedly, one of the best bubble bath products.
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