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Organic, Skin-Friendly Bubbles
You may have heard a lot about organics and either you use them or you don’t. Chances are that if you have tried them as part of your skin care program, you might have noticed their benefits very quickly. However, finding the best bubble bath recipe made from only natural materials, or even an organic dry bubble bath recipe seems daunting, right? Well, you have come to the right place. All you need is patience and a trip to your local health food store or organic market.
(photo: ducks having a bubble bath, public domain photo)
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What Constitutes the Best Organic Ingredients for Homemade Bubble Bath?
Before you buy any organic ingredients, you should have an idea about what type of bubble bath that you want – relaxing, invigorating, muscle soaking, etc. You need ingredients that will not irritate even the most sensitive skin types and can moisturize and calm you at an affordable price. Best of all, if you can find ingredients that can be stored dry, then you can store your bubble bath without worrying about mold or it losing its potency.
So, here are the organic ingredients that you should have as a base for all of your bubble bath mixtures, dry or not:
- organic dried witch hazel leaves
- organic pure soap flakes
- organic powdered almond oil extract
- glycerine powder
Other organic ingredients that you can try are dried herbs, dried organic fruit powders and powdered essential oils, but make sure that they were organic in origin.
(photo: witch hazel leaves, public domain image)
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What Is the Best Homemade Recipe?
The best organic bubble bath recipe cleanses, tones and softens your skin. It will relax your muscles and charm your senses, maybe even sending you to sleep in your bath. Here is the best one around, something that you can add to with alternate flavors:
1 cup organic dried witch hazel leaves
1 cup organic pure soap flakes
1 cup organic powdered almond oil extract
1 tsp. glycerine powder
2 cups naturally distilled water
(photo: almonds starting to grow, Gran Canaria, Donarreiskoffer, 2010, CC License 3.0 unported)
Grind the witch hazel leaves until powdered. Combine all the dry ingredients in a pestle with a mortar until you get a smooth and even paste. Add in your favorite powdered herb or essential oil (rosemary, mint, eucalyptus, rose, etc.) and blend until smooth. Put paste into a deep metal bowl and gently stir in the distilled water until the mixture is a smooth liquid. Use 1-3 teaspoons for a bath, adding it in whilst the bath is still running. Store in a glass container with a tight lid in a cool and dark cupboard.
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How to Create a Dry Bubble Bath
A dry bubble bath recipe is easier to make. You use the same ingredients as for the liquid version, but omit the distilled water. You can either store it in sterilized mason jars in your fridge for a month or use a dehydrator to remove all of the final liquid from it, storing it in mason jars for up to a year. Use only ½-1 ½ teaspoons of dry mixture for a bath, adding it underneath the pouring water to ensure that it mixes properly.
Make organic homemade bubble bath for yourself, or as gifts for your friends and family. You are providing an eco-friendly, natural product for your skin, while also preventing the addition of synthetic chemicals into the ecosystem. And, as with almost all green, DIY projects, you'll save a little money as well!