So you’ve had a stressful day, and it’s time to unwind. There is nothing better than lighting a few candles, pouring a glass of wine, listening to some tunes playing in the background, and slowly sinking into a hot bath with a bath bomb fizzling a beautiful hue. Taking a bath can be a therapeutic ritual to incorporate into your daily routine. Bath bombs have simplified the process, and, let’s be real, made it so much fun! With all the different variations of essential oils and colors, there are numerous bombs for all preferences.
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What is a Bath Bomb?
Bath bombs, also known as bath fizzers, are dry ingredients that are designed to effervesce once in contact with warm water. Once it hits the water, it releases essential oils, scents, colors, and bubbles to elevate your bath experience. Bath bombs can help condition the skin and soothe sore muscles. Additionally, they may help detox and relax the body and mind.
The great thing about bath bombs is that they contain the precise amount of oils and bath salts that you would normally have to purchase separately. Not only does using bath fizzers speed up the bath time process, but they make the experience so much better.
What Are the Key Ingredients?
There is a handful of ingredients in a bath bomb that is necessary for its composition. However, many companies add additional ingredients, such as essential oils, coloring, dried flower petals, and other beneficial plant oils to make them more appealing to the consumer. Want to take your bathing experience to the next level? Try a bath bomb that contains CBD! There are all sorts of variations, but most fizzers will use similar base ingredients.
Some of the key ingredients are:
- baking soda
- citric acid
- witch hazel
- essential oils
Related: What Makes a Bath Bomb Fizz? Ingredients That POP!
What Are the Benefits of Bath Bombs?
Bath Bombs are made to hydrate the epidermis layer and help your skin soak up all the moisture that is packed inside the little ball. On top of making your skin silky smooth, bath fizzers help alleviate muscle pain and ease your mind. A nice hot bath can help you breathe deeper and support your circulatory system. Also, a hot bath can improve your immune system!
How to Use a Bath Bomb
There are certain steps one must take to have an extraordinary bath experience. Before I begin, I must stress that your bathtub MUST be clean! Please do not sit in a dirty tub. Also, you’ll want to set the scene. Light some candles and turn your bath time into a planned out solo date night with yourself!
Step One: Plug the tub and turn on the water to your desired temperature.
Step Two: Let the bathtub fill up halfway.
Step Three: Once the tub is filled halfway, hold your bath bomb under the faucet to dissolve the bomb and properly bubble.
Step Four: Turn off the faucet, and sink into the tub. Be sure to avoid your eyes, and do not drink your bathwater.
Step Five: Once you have relaxed and are ready to exit, unplug the tub, and allow the water to drain.
Step Six: Rinse off the bomb and pat yourself dry.
Step Seven: Rinse the tub and scrub clean to avoid any dyes ruining the bathtub.
How Long Can You Relax in a Bath Bomb?
You can actually relax in a bath bomb for as long as you prefer! There isn’t a set time limit. Typically, we recommend 20 to 40 minutes of bath time before your skin becomes “pruney.” It truly depends on what you prefer and what you are comfortable with. However, 20 to 40 minutes is usually how long it takes before your water gets cold.
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There are alternative ways to use your bath fizzers other than in a bath. Here are some different ways you can incorporate the bath bombs you do not use:
- You can use it in the shower as a scrub to exfoliate your skin.
- You can dice up the bomb to get a couple of mini baths for your manicures and pedicures.
- Crush and lightly sprinkle an uncolored bath bomb on your carpet before vacuuming to spread with the scent.
- To keep your shoes smelling nice, split a bath bomb in half and place each half inside one shoe.
- Dissolve a quarter of the bath bomb with water inside a spray bottle to create an air freshener and fabric refresher.
- You can create vapor bombs by taking a large pot of water, let it simmer on the stove, then drop the bomb inside. Once dissolved, lower the heat to the point where it is no longer boiling and enjoy the lovely aroma as it fills your entire house!
Baths allow you to transport yourself into another world. It melts away all your problems and stress, almost as if you are meditating. Bath bombs can genuinely elevate your self-pampering experience. It is something good to try, and it could be just the thing missing from your life.