When it comes to bath time it doesn’t get any better than lighting some candles, turning up some of your favorite tunes, pouring a tall glass, and washing away the day’s stress. Throw some bubbles
I’m much too stubborn to abide by such
Of course, this DIY bubble bath for eczema sufferers is not without its drawbacks. These bubbles are nowhere near as big as the store bought (dermatitis causing) bubble baths, but hey – a bubble’s a bubble. If you can enjoy bubbles all while protecting your skin then I figure this makes for a pretty good bubble bath!
Key Ingredients For Our Bubble Bath
Olive Oil: Contains three major antioxidants which are vitamin E, polyphenols, and phytosterols. These antioxidants play a role in preventing premature skin aging and free radical damage.
Coconut Oil: Coconut oil is roughly 50% lauric acid, a medium chain fatty acid that has shown antifungal, antiviral, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial benefits. A study done on young rats also revealed that coconut oil may help heal wounds faster heal by increasing collagen cross-linking. (Click here to see the full study)
Honey: Is naturally antibacterial and full of varying concentrations of polyphenols, (powerful antioxidants) which preventing premature skin aging and free radical damage.
Castille Soap: True
Egg White: Is a mild astringent, in that egg white constricts the skin and shrinks pores. Plus, it also helps create stronger, longer lasting bubbles and that’s all we really want don’t we?
Makes: 2 Baths Time: 5 minutes
- 1/4 cup of olive oil or coconut oil
- 1/8 cup of raw honey
- 1/2 cup of liquid
- 3 teaspoons of vanilla extract
- 5 drops of your favorite essential oil. Vanilla, rose, geranium -or whatever you like!
- 1 egg white
- 1 tablespoon vegetable glycerin
*Vegetable glycerin can be difficult to find and tends to be found in the beauty/pharmacy aisle of most department stores (or there’s always good
Combine everything in a small bowl and whisk until the honey is thoroughly mixed in. Add to your bath water as it’s running.
This makes enough for 2 baths and is perishable, so pour in half and store the rest in a sealed (preferably labeled) container in the fridge and use within a week. Personally, I think there’s no such thing as too many bubbles, so if
Then go on -sink bubbles deep and pamper yourself! You’ve earned it!
Don’t forget to finish up with a thick cream or your DIY Eczema Body Butter to lock moisture in and ensure your skin remains soft for hours.