Sometimes, by the end of a long, busy day, the young ones in the house get a bit cranky, and they need a bit of extra soothing before bedtime. OK, I’ll admit that sometimes this goes for the older ones in the house, too! I think the very best way to soothe a cranky child (or adult) is to put them into a warm, soothing bubble bath. We have a special “bedtime blend” bubble bath that we pull out for just such occasions! It is scented with lavender and chamomile to calm and relax, and it’s gentle enough for sensitive skin.
“Sweet Dreams” Bubble Bath
Add two cups of water to a quart jar. I use water that has been boiled and then cooled. Add ½ cup of unscented liquid castile soap, 1 Tbsp of vitamin E oil, 10 drops of lavender oil and 5 drops of chamomile oil. Cover the jar and GENTLY swish to mix. After it’s mixed, you can pour it into an empty bottle to make it easier to dispense, if you wish. To use, pour a little under running water as you fill the tub. Keep in mind, this will not get as foamy as synthetic bubble baths, but it still gives you enough bubbles, along with that soothing fragrance.
One word of caution if using this with very young children: It is NOT tear free, so it’s a good idea to keep it out of your little one’s eyes.