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Bath Bombs: What the heck is it and why do I want it?

Sometimes in life, all you really want is a few minutes of alone time… a bath with a bath bomb is the perfect escape!

Why?  Well...there are many reasons, but let’s break it down to the few basic ones…

 

Because you want to relax...and other good benefits.  Simple as that.

When you are in a warm bath, your body responds by sending blood to your skin’s surface (and you lower your blood pressure!).  This helps de-stress!

Because the two main ingredients in a bath bomb are baking soda and citric acid, they are the reason you see all that awesome fizzing.  Now we add in moisturizing coconut oil (organic, no less!). You will not only enjoy relaxation, you will moisturize and clear your skin from toxins and dirt that you have accumulated during the day.  This is why your skin so smooth when you’re done!

It is also common to find some type of scent or aromatherapy ingredient incorporated in each bath bomb.  Scents can be relaxing (or uplifting, whichever you are looking for). This simply adds to the “relaxing” part of your bath time experience.

What's in it?

Baking soda is found in just about every bath bomb, also known as sodium bicarbonate. Often this chemical is found in hot springs and mineral springs, already dissolved in the water from natural sources.  It has an excellent ability to smooth, clean, and detoxify the skin, as well as offer some deodorant like capabilities.

Citric Acid is also used in pretty much every bath bomb as well. It’s a weak organic acid which many cosmetic companies use as a preservative. Fruits such as lemons and limes contain a huge amount of citric acid in them, which gives them such high praise.  This is because it’s capable of repairing your skin and fortifying blood vessels, resulting in significant reduction of aging effects. This weak acid is also capable of removing layers of damaged skin, which exposes the healthier skin underneath and in turn gives your complexion a much younger and cleaner look.

When dry, both of these ingredients are inactive, meaning that there is no chemical reaction that can occur without any water. But as soon as you throw both of these ingredients into a bath, a chemical reaction takes place.  This creates the fizzy effect in your bath whenever you throw the bath bombs into your bath water. This effect also allows the bath bomb to release other ingredients which are added to the bath bombs when they are made (like the coconut oil and aromatherapy/scent or any additives).

There are many natural products on the market that can help you rejuvenate your skin and help you relax mentally. Bath bombs aren’t an exception. Taking a hot bath by itself is already capable of offering relaxation and muscle tension relief

Before you try one

You need to make sure that you aren’t allergic to any of the ingredients that are found inside of bath bombs.  While most of the ingredients are natural and organic, there is a chance that you might have sensitivity to some of them, so double check the ingredients before you use one!

Ready to relax with a bath bomb?  Shop our store today for a variety of choices (big, small, fun shaped, etc.!).