What Are Bath Bombs?


Bath bombs are a fun way to pamper yourself with a relaxing and rejuvenating bath, and are widely popular all around the world. But these bath products aren’t new. They’ve been around for many years.

A bath bomb is a bath product which usually comes in a spherical shape. It's a carefully composed mixture of different ingredients, which fizzes and reacts when placed in warm water.

Bath bombs come in a variety of shapes, colours and scents. But most bath bombs come in the shape of a sphere or small balls. You can also find bath bombs in other shapes and forms like doughnuts, stars, flowers and more.

This is one of the reasons why bath bombs have become the preferred choice for gift buyers. You can buy bath bombs in the colours that match the occasion. For instance, you can buy bath bombs in Christmas colours red, white and green.

How bath bombs started

The original bath bomb was invented by Mo Constantine, co-founder of Lush Cosmetics in 1989. She was curious about how Alka-Seltzer tablets work and started working on the original bath bomb from her home.

Do bath bombs stain the tub?

Generally, bath bombs shouldn’t leave a stain on your tub. While some bath bombs might leave some residue, you can simply get rid for those with a quick rinse. You can minimise the residue by not putting your bath bomb directly on the bottom of your tub.

However, if any bath bombs stain your tub, make sure to rinse and clean your tub thoroughly after taking a bath. Don’t let the stains and residue linger because you might have a hard time getting rid of them.

You may also find stains on your hands while handling the bath bombs. Simply wash your hands to remove the stains.

Bath bombs come in a wide variety in terms of scents, ingredients and colours. There are bath bombs for aromatherapy which is a great way to relax after a long day at work. You can also find bath bombs that are good for dry skin. Bath bomb makers usually recommend to their customers which bath bombs to buy for their specific needs.

Most bath bombs are handmade even those from big brands. So you certainly can make your own bath bombs at home. There are many recipes and resources online on how to make homemade bath bombs.

Before diving into making bath bombs, make sure you’ve made thorough research about its ingredients, fragrances and colourants. You might be sensitive to some of the common ingredients used in making bath bombs so make sure to avoid those and use alternatives if available.

Some of the most common ingredients in bath bomb making is baking soda, citric acid, cornstarch, epsom salts and essential oils. You may also have to use dyes and colourants to make those colourful bath bombs.

These ingredients are easy to find these days because of how popular bath bombs are so you shouldn’t have a hard time finding the right ingredients for your bath bombs.

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