If you haven’t yet discovered bath bombs, you’re in for a real treat. Bath bombs are little round or any shape “bombs” that fizz when you drop them into water. The fizz is brought on by a combination of Epsom salts, citric acid, and baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) — the basic ingredients of a bath bomb. However, there’s a lot more to love about a bath bomb than the fizz. Bath bombs, of course, have remarkable cleansing effects, and they help clean the body without all the manual work of a regular bath. More than this, though, bath bombs can be used to heal and nourish the skin, as well as to calm the mind to that state of equilibrium and well-being that aromatherapies can invoke. And, still, that is not all. There are at least five other reasons why you should start using bath bombs:
1. YOUR BODY GETS PAMPERED
When you use natural and healthful bath bombs that contain ingredients such as shea nut butter, jojoba oil, and essential oils, your skin gets pampered in a way that you never imagined it could while taking a soak in the tub. Shea nut butter is extracted from the kernel of the nuts. Shea butter is a natural sunscreen and contains properties for the skin that are rejuvenating, nourishing, softening, and healing. It is an anti-inflammatory, so it’s good for irritated, swollen areas. Basically, shea butter can reduce the inflammation and pain that your legs and ankles feel after spending hours on your feet. Jojoba oil, another ingredient in natural bath bombs, is excellent at controlling excess sebum production in the skin. It is also regenerative, calming, protective, and softening. Essential oils, the most varied ingredient in natural bath bombs, can provide all different kinds of aromatherapy, not to mention lovely scents, while you’re soaking in your own tub with a bath bomb. Depending on the specific type of bath bomb formulation you use, the essential oils can also help relieve tension or rid your body of aches and pains. So there you go. Those are three kinds of ingredients that can truly help pamper your body while you sit back and let the bath bomb do its work.
2. THEY ARE FUN!
Let’s face it. You’re not exactly immune to having a little fun in the tub, right? You might even have a little rubber ducky sitting in the corner of the bathroom to remind you of your carefree days of youth. Even though fancy bottles of bubble baths are okay to pour into the tub, they don’t give you that fun little fizz you get when you plop a bath bomb into the tub. Bath bombs look beautiful when they’re sitting in a clear jar on your bathroom counter. And as soon as you drop one in the tub, all the excitement begins, and you can enjoy watching the fizzy bubbles come to the surface like a fine glass of champagne. Incidentally, a glass of champagne goes great with a soak in the tub with a bath bomb! Your tub time is your time to indulge yourself a little, so why not drop in a bath bomb and have a little fun!
3. THEY ARE SO EASY TO USE!
When you want to soak in the tub and unwind after a long day at work, the last thing you need is another job. A bath bomb doesn’t require any effort on your part. You can just draw yourself a nice warm bath, unwrap the bath bomb, and plop it directly into the water. There’s no measuring, no unscrewing a cap, and then having to screw it back on. In fact, you could even use it with one hand!
4. THEY ARE BETTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
Speaking of plastic bottles of bubble baths, using a bath bomb is much better for the environment than is any bottle of bubble bath. Bath bombs only come in individually wrapped papers. You don’t even have any plastic associated with them, and the paper wrappers are completely recyclable. The paper wrappers are better for your health as well. There’s ample evidence to show that phthalates in plastics cause harmful effects to humans. With a bath bomb, there is no plastic, so there is nothing harmful about them. They are just a pure and natural bath supplement that doesn’t harm the environment or you.
5. THEY CREATE A SPA-LIKE EXPERIENCE
What better way to relax and unwind than to spend a day at the spa? But you can’t always make it to the spa, so why not enjoy a spa-like experience at home in your own tub? With a bath bomb, you’re already halfway there. Now all you need is some calm music playing in the background, some tea candles arranged around the room, and some freshly laundered towels ready to dry you off after your at-home spa experience. Bath bombs have those essential oils, so as soon as you drop one in the tub, your entire bathroom will be filled with the heavenly, natural scent of whichever kind you’ve chosen to enjoy that evening. A bath bomb is so easy to use, why not create that spa-like experience as often as you can? You deserve to be treated well, and using a bath bomb is an easy and affordable way to pamper your body, create a fun atmosphere, make bath time easy, help preserve the earth, and feel like you’re at a spa — all in the comfort of your own home. There’s no reason not to start using bath bombs now. For best results, build up an assortment of bath bombs so you’ll always be ready with the right one when the mood strikes.