Bath bombs are bath time essentials! They make bath time so much more fun and help add a little extra relaxation to your day.
But what is the best type of bath bomb? Which one will give you the most benefits? What should you avoid when it comes to bath bombs?
These questions might have crossed your mind at some point, but now there is no need to wonder any longer because this blog post has all of the answers in one place.
What Is A Bath Bomb and What Does It Do?
Bath bombs are bath items, usually fizzes that produce a dramatic effect when dropped into bathwater. They fizzle and dissolve while releasing oils, butter, herbs, or other ingredients to create fragrances and provide skin-softening benefits around the body of bathwater.
Some bath bomb varieties feature additional elements such as essential oils with aromatherapy properties for therapeutic purposes; bath salts which exfoliate the dead skin cells on your body’s surface; colorants like dried flowers or spices used in cooking and baking to dye food products; herbs like lavender or rosemary believed by some cultures to have medicinal qualities.
The main goal is to relax and rejuvenate the body, and bath bombs often make bath water a different color.
The ingredients in bath bombs vary by manufacturer; some manufacturers use natural ingredients, while others may contain allergens or fragrances for aromatherapy purposes that can irritate the skin on certain people’s bodies.
Bath Bombs are also used as gifts because of their unique qualities. They are especially popular during winter holidays to give friends and family members who live far away from one another extra happiness through the season.
Benefits of Bath-bombs
Bath-bombs are a detoxifying and refreshing way to relax in the bath. They also help relieve stress, as well as improving circulation with their gentle massage of the skin.
It might seem like there’s no end to how many different types of bath bombs exist on the market today, but if you know where to find them, it becomes much easier. That’s why we’ve created this guide.
Here are some specific benefits you can enjoy from bath bombs containing different ingredients;
Detoxify Your Body
It’s the perfect time to be clean and detox. After a long day, unwind in an inviting bath with this all-natural charm that helps to purify your body without drying out the skin.
All you have to do is jump into the tub, drop in one of these magical bombs and watch as it releases all sorts of aromatic and invigorating goodies.
Organic Shea Butter for moisturizing contentment, natural Almond Oil which promotes clear skin, Virgin Coconut oil supports healthy joints and condition hair – gotta love that!
The one thing left? Releasing toxins with Frankincense & Lavender essential oils found exclusively in our Charcoal Bath Bomb.
For those who suffer from dry or sensitive skin, adding some oil-based products to your routine will do wonders for it! Bath-bomb ingredients include sea salt, baking soda, citric acid powder, cornstarch powder (or arrowroot), essential oils (often including lavender), fragrance blends such as Goats Milk & Honey Fragrance Blend and Pink Sugar Fragrance Blend; cocoa butter beads.
A relaxing bath is a great way to distress and unwind. Lavender, chamomile, or comfrey essential oils will help you relax even more when added to the water while bathing with these DIY bath bombs (or store-bought).
Benefits of Bath Bombs:
- Lavender oil soothes irritated skin and calms the mind
- Chamomile helps combat depression. The oil is a natural antibacterial and anti-inflammatory agent.
- Comfrey balms wounds and bruises by reducing inflammation. Comfrey has healing properties that help with eczema, psoriasis, and more.
Revive Your Body
One of the many benefits of using a bath bomb is that it can lightly fragrance your skin. Helichrysum, Bergamont, and Lemon oils are often used in this process because they work well with other essential oils like lavender or lemongrass for a light yet relaxing scent.
- Helichrysum: This oil is known as “everlasting joy” due to its uplifting properties, which will help you feel more energized after getting out of the tub. It helps relieve pain, stimulate the immune system, improve circulation and reduce excess skin surface fats.
- Bergamont: Dramatically improves stamina, so this might be good if you feel sluggish during the day! It helps to improve the appearance of your skin and can also reduce anxiety levels.
- Lemon: Helps get rid of excess fluids and toxins throughout your body while also providing relief from feverishness and inflammation.
Enjoy a Calm and Refreshing Bath
After the days’ hustle and bustle, who doesn’t want some calm and relaxing moment, a bath bomb rich in rose, ylang-ylang, and cucumber oil can take your experience to another level! Along with other essential oils and pure isolated Hemp extract, the Rose bath bomb leaves you feeling refreshed and renewed.
Rose oil is a natural skin toner that provides anti-inflammatory properties. It has been used since ancient times to soothe dry, cracked, or irritated skin. Rosewater is derived from the steam distillation of roses, which releases the delicate scent while still keeping the therapeutic compounds inside.
Famous for its relaxing fragrance, ylang-ylang calms both mind and body with its balancing effects on hormonal activity in both women and men and reduces anxiety attacks, heart palpitations, and migraines, improving circulation by increasing blood flow.
Cucumber and melon are renowned for hydrating your skin and refreshing it with a fresh, light scent. Cucumbers are also rich in vitamin ‘C,’ which helps fight free radicals that cause skin aging.
Enhance Pain Relief
Some studies claim that bath bombs rich in Eucalyptus and Spearmint can enhance the recovery process. Eucalyptus is known to increase blood circulation, and Spearmint can reduce pain.
- Eucalyptus: Increases your body’s ability to recover from aches, pains, or other minor injuries by increasing the flow of oxygenated blood while also reducing swelling in the injured area. Eucalyptus essential oil has been used for centuries as a traditional cure for arthritis symptoms. It helps with inflammation and muscle spasms that generally accompany this condition.
- Spearmint: Studies have found spearmint oil may help relieve muscular pain caused by strains, sprains, joint stiffness, and headaches when massaged onto the skin over several minutes before bathing, often three times per day.
Though there is no strong evidence backing up the claim that bath bombs provide relief from pain, they can still offer some great benefits thanks to their soothing, calming, and healing qualities.
How to Use Bath Bombs?
To some people, using bath soaps is easy. Take water, throw the bath soap, and have a bath! But, we don’t recommend using just any bath bomb without a second thought.
Instead, follow these simple additional steps to enjoy your ultimate bathing experience:
Set the Perfect Mode for Your Bath
What’s better than a spa day? A personal, private bath in the comfort of your own home. Setting the perfect mode for an ultimate bath is as easy as following these steps:
- Prepare fresh, clean towels;
- Make sure there are no dirty dishes or clothes left around to distract you from relaxation;
- Have all necessary toiletries and other items close at hand, including nail polish remover, moisturizer cream-lotion – lotion (whatever makes sense), mouthwash/toothbrush, etc.;
- Set out any aromatic candles that make your space feel tranquil while also blocking bad smells like cigarette smoke);
- Place a rug on top of the floor to feel softer against feet when stepping out after bathing.
Fill the Bathtub with Some Warm Water.
It would be best if you filled the bathtub with some warm water to dissolve your bath bomb, but there isn’t a set temperature. The most important thing is that it needs to be at least lukewarm so ingredients like cocoa butter can melt and make you feel nice and relaxed.
Some people prefer really hot baths while others want something more comfortable – this all depends on personal preference! If you take long showers, keep topping up with warm or cold water, depending on how much time you spend in the tub.
Add the Desired Bath Bomb(s) to a Strainer
Add your desired bath bomb to the strainer for a relaxing and refreshing bathing experience.
You can pick from our selection of six best flavors:
- Lavender, Chamomile & Comfrey Flavors for relaxation;
- Eucalyptus & Spearmint Flavors for relief;
- Helichrysum, Bergamont & Lemon flavored bombs are great if you need revival assistance;
- Enjoy the calmness with Rose and Ylang Ylang flavor.
- We recommend Charcoal Frankincense lavender-scented Bath Bombs for better detoxification of your body.
- You’ll find freshness in the Cucumber Melon flavor.
Once you’re done with your bathing experience, don’t forget to dry off before getting dressed again!
Bath Bombs FAQ
Can I Wash My Hair With A Bath Bomb In The Tub?
Yes! The ingredients that make up most bath bombs are gentle and non-drying, so it is safe to use them on your hair.
However, one downside is you will smell like the fragrance of the bath bomb all day long. To get rid of this problem, you can use a conditioner after washing your hair with a bath bomb.
We always recommend checking for the quantity of some ingredients, like baking soda and citric acid, listed on the bath bomb before you use it. If these ingredients are present in large quantities, they can harm your hair.
How Long Should I Leave My Bath Bomb Before Getting In The Bath?
The recommended time is around 20-30 minutes. Leave your bath bomb in the water for 15 to 30 minutes before getting into the tub, then enjoy!
The longer you allow it to soak up moisture and fizz away, the more bubbles will be produced when you get in. If you are using a bath salt with any essential oils, this will also help make sure your skin properly absorbs them.
Do You Shower After a Bath Bomb?
This is a common question that we get every day. The answer to this question depends on the person and what they prefer.
Some people like to take a shower after their bath bomb, while others would rather not take one at all after soaking in some great oils or salts for an hour or more of relaxation.
It also depends on how long the bath lasts (typically about 60 minutes), as well as how much time you have afterward before your next activity starts up again. You could always go with taking a half-bath if you’re running late!
How Often Should You Use Bath Bombs?
Bath bombs are a great way to relax in the bath, but how often should you use them? Every day is not necessary.
If you have dry skin, then more than once per week might be good for your health, and it could take care of some problems like eczema.
However, if your skin is healthy and hydrated already, then there’s no need to bathe with one every time – just as long as they’re part of an occasional nighttime ritual. One or two times per week will suffice!
Many people love using Lush products because they smell really nice (or at least we hope so!). This means that depending on their scents, someone can enjoy bathing with a different bomb each night without it being too much.
If you have sensitive skin, it’s best to use a bath bomb once every three days or less.
Can I Use Bath Bombs for Sensitive Skin?
Yes! Many bath bomb brands make special products designed specifically for sensitive skin. If you want to use a bath bomb but are worried about sensitivities, be sure to check the label and avoid anything with fragrance or essential oils.
Soap can be tough on the natural oils in your skin and make them evaporate quicker than usual so if you want to keep that from happening, limit bathing with soap (or even try using one of our Lush products!).
Did you know: some people find scented products overwhelming? It might take a while before they get used to enough to enjoy smelling all these things when they’re relaxing at home. For those who are very sensitive, we recommend not overdoing it with any product for now and trying different ones out as their tolerance improves!
That’s all for today. Thank you for reading this guide on how to enjoy bath bombs more responsibly and safely. Don’t forget to join in on the fun by trying one of our best-selling bath bombs!
It’s time to get back in the bathtub with a fizzy, indulgent bath-time treat packed with healing essential oils and natural moisturizing agents! If you have any questions or tips about making these even better, please leave us a comment below. Happy bathing time, everyone!