[ Recipe: DIY lemon verbena bubble bath gel ] ~ from Monterey Bay Herb Co
DIY lemon verbena bubble bath gel
sweet smelling indulgence

Children will love the sweet-smelling bubbles this formula makes. Why not indulge your inner child too?

1 cup boiling water
2 tablespoons dried lemon verbena leaves
1 tablespoon dried sweet woodruff
1 tablespoon dried peppermint
1 tablespoon dried comfrey
5 tablespoons liquid castile soap
2 tablespoons vegetable glycerin
2 teaspoons witch hazel
8 drops lemon verbena essential oil
1 teaspoon powdered unflavored gelatin

Make an infusion by steeping the lemon verbena, sweet woodruff, peppermint and comfrey in the boiled water for 20 minutes. Strain and discard herbs. Combine the castile soap, glycerin, witch hazel and essential oil in a small bowl. Stir into reserved herbal infusion. Add gelatin and stir until dissolved. When cool, pour the gel into a clean jar or squeeze bottle. To use, pour 1-2 tablespoons into running bath water. If you have "hard" water, use distilled water for this formula to keep unnecessary minerals out of the mix.

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