Homemade Bubble Bath

I’ve had this Homemade Bubble Bath recipe on my site for over six years.   Since it’s become buried among all the food recipes, I decided to pull it out and share it again. I first made this when Elias turned 6. As far as I can remember, his 6th birthday was about twenty minutes ago. But in fact, Elias is now 12 – and not so much into bubble baths. (He is learning some great card tricks, though!)

Why make homemade bubble bath? Well, because it’s fun. Because it is very inexpensive. Because you can personalize it if you want to give it as a gift. And because you can use ingredients you feel good about.

I think making this together with your kids, then letting them enjoy using it might just be a very helpful way to get through these spring/winter/warm/cold/rainy/windy/crazy days many of us are experiencing this March!

Homemade Bubble Bath

1/2 cup shampoo (I use this shampoo)
3/4 cup water
1/4 teaspoon sea salt

In a bowl, mix the shampoo and water until well combined. Add salt and stir until it thickens slightly. Use a funnel to pour it into a bottle.

Homemade Bubble Bath
To use this Bubble Bath, pour a few Tablespoons into the bath water as the tub is filling. Have fun!

Want more fun activities to do with your kids?


  1. says

    I love this! I will definitely have to try it. You could also add essential oils for different scents!


    Kathy Ritchie Reply:

    Would this work with Johnson’s No More Tears? My little guy is just 2 and shampoo will sting his eyes. I’ve been wanting to get him some bubble bath and this looks easy enough to do.


  2. Kathy says

    I’m curious what the role of the salt is.


    Robert Reply:

    The salt restores viscosity and some resistance to bacteria after dilution with the water. Or you can just skip the water and the salt and get the same effect from the shampoo alone.


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