DIY Vanilla Bubble Bath Soak Recipe


After a really long and daunting work week, wouldn’t a nice soak in a fragrant bubble bath do you a world of good? There is no better way to pamper yourself than with a bubble bath. And you do not have to burn a hole in your pocket for it too. All you need is a few easily available ingredients and you can make your own bubble bath soak. Once done, simply add the soak to your tub, fill it up with warm water and soak yourself in half an hour of bliss. Here is our recipe for a Vanilla Bubble Bath Soak. It is really simple to put together and one that will never fail you. Go ahead and make the soak and pamper yourself with a luxurious bath.


 What goes into a Bubble Bath? 

A bubble bath is a bathtub with water that contains a foaming product that causes the bubbles from which the bath gets its name. A bubble bath soak is what is added to the water to foam it up. It contains a surfactant that foams up the water. It has substances like epsom salts which serve two purposes- relaxing frayed muscles and also exfoliating the skin. Oils are added to it in order to moisturize the body. Last, but not the least, it  also contains ingredients like essential oils which make the experience of soaking in a warm bath aromatic and calming. To enhance and enliven your mood, you could light up a few scented candles around your bathtub and you have the spa transported to your bathroom!

How to make your own Vanilla bubble bath soak? 

To make the bubble bath soak in vanilla flavor, you would need

  • 1/2 cup of hand wash or liquid baby soap
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil or a baby oil
  • 1/4 cup of honey
  • 2 cups of epsom salt
  • 3 tsp of vanilla powder
  • 4-5 drops of vanilla essential oil

In a jar, add the epsom salt. To it add the vanilla powder and mix well.


Vanilla bubble bath soak

Separately, mix in all the liquid ingredients to it like the baby oil, liquid soap, honey and vanilla essential oil until all the ingredients come together.

Vanilla bubble bath soak

Add the liquid ingredients to the epsom salt and vanilla powder and mix well. Let it stay for some time in the jar. You could use it immediately after or store it in a cool and dry place.

If you do not have epsom salt, you could use sea salt instead. However, epsom salt, which is a compound rich in the mineral magnesium, restores the magnesium levels in the body and relieves you of stress and muscle pains. All you need to do is to visit your nearest chemist to get yourself a packet of epsom salt.

Read more about the health benefits of epsom salt here

How to use the Vanilla Bubble Bath Soak?

Vanilla bubble bath soak

Start running a warm bath after plugging your tub drain with a stopper. Once the tub is about half full, start adding the soak little by little. The running water should make the tub foam up. Further, use your hands to lather the water up. Once the tub is full, make sure that the water is not too hot and soak in it for half an hour to 45 minutes. Close your eyes, listen to some soothing music, sip on some wine and relax. The yummy fragrance from the vanilla and honey will calm you down while the epsom salts will soothe all frayed nerves and tensed muscles. The oils and honey in the soak will moisturize your body. Once you are done soaking, shower to get rid of the soap and you will see that your skin is baby soft and glowing. Make this a weekly ritual and see how it enlivens your mood and energy levels.

Read more about 10 DIY Body scrubs for beautiful skin here

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About the author

Aparna Anand

After a stint in an MNC in Bangalore, Aparna has now started doing what she loves the most- writing. Travelling and cooking come a close second and third. She lives in Mumbai with her husband.