15 Ideas to Use a Bath Bomb In The Shower And Without a Bathtub?

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Most bath bombs contain citric acid, cornstarch, and baking soda (sodium bicarbonate). Depending on your preference, you can buy bath bombs infused with different essential oils like lavender oil, jojoba oil, and rosemary oil.

Having a long day at work, and all you can think about is the relaxing bath bomb experience you're about to enjoy as soon as you get home?

Bath bombs have become the new gold! The way they fizzle to produce different fragrances immediately when placed inside a bath tub can leave you feeling refreshed when you step out of the tub. The fizzle effect you see after placing a bath bomb in water is the chemical reaction between the baking soda and citric acid inside the bath bomb when in water.

People usually use bath bombs when they wish to have a long soak in a bath, but what happens when you don't have a bathtub?

Using bath bombs isn't limited to just bathtubs, so even if you prefer quick showers, you can still enjoy the benefits of using bath bombs. Read on to discover how to use a bath bomb in the shower.

There are also several other ways to enjoy the bath bomb experience without showering or bathing. Let's find out how!

Can you use bath bombs without a bathtub?

Can you use bath bombs without a bathtub

Yes, you can still enjoy a bath bomb without using a bathtub. Most people love just tossing a bath bomb into a hot bath to relax.

But what do you do if you don't have a bathtub? Luckily, there are alternative ways to use bath bombs and still enjoy the benefits of their nourishing oils and an unbeatable aromatherapy experience. A bath bomb can be used as an air freshener, deodorizer, or body scrub.

How to use bath bombs in the shower

How can you use bath bombs in the shower? The short answer is - it's easy. So let's dive in and explore the different ways it's possible.

There are a few creative ways to use bath bombs in the shower to achieve a spa-like experience. So, if you are a shower person who's curious about how to make the most of bath bombs at shower time, keep reading.

Place the bath bomb on the floor

Place the Bath Bomb on the floor

To enjoy the soothing scent of a bath bomb, simply place it on the floor of the shower tray and allow the water to fall on it.

As soon as it comes in contact with the water, it will release an incredible fragrance that envelops your bathroom.

However, don't get carried away by the beautiful colors swirling around your shower drain. Bath bomb residue can be a recipe for plumbing issues, especially if your bath bombs have ingredients like confetti, glitter, and other solid additives.

To prevent this, use a drain mesh and cover the shower drain. That way, any ingredient residue doesn't pass through and clog your pipes.

Use the bath bomb with the shower head

To enjoy your fizzy bath bomb in the shower, you'll need an organza bag to properly secure the bath bomb. If you can't find an organza bag, use a plastic or mesh bag, but ensure you cover it well.

Tie it to your shower head, and turn on the shower. As your bath bomb dissolves, you'll smell the release of scintillating scents into the atmosphere.

Dissolve the bath bomb in a cup and use it as a body wash

Dissolve the bath bomb in a cup and use it as a body wash

Using a bath bomb without a mesh bag is possible. First, dissolve the bath bomb in a cup of warm water. Or you can even use a bowl or bucket. Voila! You have a body wash ready to apply to your body with a sponge, facecloth, or loofah. The end result is perfectly moisturized skin.

Place the bath bomb inside a porous bag and use it as a spa shower

To create a spa-like experience, put your bath bomb inside a porous bag with a drawstring to make it easy to hang on the shower head.

Set the shower temperature to the desired temperature and tie the bag to the showerhead. And that's all it takes.

Important precautions when using bath bombs in the shower

  • If bath bombs contain fragrance oils or ingredients like confetti or glitter, make sure you use a drain mesh. It will prevent the drain from clogging. Or, you can put the bath bomb in a breathable pouch/bag to avoid the particles falling on your bathroom floor.

  • Bath bombs can make your shower floor slippery, so be sure to rinse away any residue after showering.

  • After taking a shower with a bath bomb, store it in a cool, dry place, so it will be good for more than a single use.

Alternative ways to use bath bombs without a bathtub?

We have some more ideas you'll definitely find fascinating when it comes to using bath bombs. Bath bombs aren't just for showers or soaking in bathtubs. You can get really creative and use them for a lot of other things in your own home.

You may have tried a few of the ideas we're about to share, but what happens when you still have more bath bombs in your closet? Time to find out more ways you can use those great bath bombs.

Prepare a relaxing foot bath and soak

Prepare a relaxing foot bath and soak

Contrary to what most people think, bath bombs aren't just meant for bathing or to be used only in bathtubs.

You can enjoy a fantastic foot soak with the right bath bomb. For this purpose, get a bath bomb that contains your favorite essential oil. It could be coconut oil or preferably lavender oil because of its scent. Also, buy a bath bomb with natural ingredients, especially if you have dry skin.

With these simple steps, you can make a DIY foot soak:

  • Get a small basin/bowl and fill it up with warm water.

  • Cut your bath bomb into halves, and place one in the water. A few bath bombs come in big sizes. If yours does, you can cut it into three parts.

  • Put your feet in the water and allow them to soak for 15 minutes.

  • Gently scrub your toes and the soles of your feet.

  • When you are finally done, clean your feet with a dry towel, and voila, your foot soak is over.

Turn your bath bomb into a deodorizer

You can use a bath bomb as a deodorizer. Just pick your favorite bath bomb scent and use it as you please.

You can put it inside your shoes if you feel they smell bad. Baking soda is perfect for getting rid of unwanted odors and coupled with the fragrance oils in bath bombs, you have gold in your hands.

Get a breathable bag and put your bath bomb inside. Then place it inside your shoes whenever you aren't wearing them.

Make a body exfoliant with the help of Epsom salts

There are more than a few ways to enjoy a bath bomb. Let's explore how to make a DIY exfoliating body scrub to add moisture to your skin. You'll need some other ingredients as well.

  • Put your bath bomb in a plastic bag and crush it with a rolling pin or small mallet.

  • Crush it until you get a powdery texture.

  • Transfer it into a jar and mix it with 1/3 cup of coconut oil or other carrier oils.

  • Add 1/2 cup of sugar to the mixture.

  • Close the container and stir the mixture until all base ingredients blend together.

  • Apply it gently all over your body, and relax while it exfoliates your skin.

Crush the bath bomb and use it as a room freshener

You can use a bath bomb to give your room a fragrant smell. All you need is a spray bottle and a small mallet.

Crush half a bath bomb and throw it into a spray bottle. Add water and swirl until it blends perfectly. Spritz the content around your room, preferably close to your bed, so you can enjoy a nice sleep.

Cut the bath bomb and turn it into a homemade air freshener

The DIY process is the same as the one listed above. However, for this process, you can add other fragrance oils to spice up and freshen the atmosphere of your home.

As with scented candles, you can choose a particular scent for a specific place in your home. Dissolve different fragrances of bath bombs into a spray bottle and spritz it into the air.

Dissolve the bath bomb in a cup of water and use it for aromatherapy

Many bath bombs contain essential oils, but you don't need to put them in a bathtub to activate their smell.

Dissolve a bath bomb in a small bowl filled with hot water and wait for the fresh smell to fill up the inside of your house. Depending on the size of your bath bomb, you can use it for more than two aromatherapy sessions.

Put bath bombs into a fabric pouch and make a wardrobe freshener

Put bath bombs into a fabric pouch and make a wardrobe freshener

Having your clothes smell nice is a sure way to boost your mood and self-esteem. In case you're wondering how to create your wardrobe freshener, here's how:

  • Get an organza bag and place your bath bomb in it.

  • Tie up the bag and place it inside your clothes closet.

  • Leave the bath bomb to settle and watch the aroma fill up your closet.

Put bath bombs in drawer sachets

Having your drawers smell nice is a flex that everyone should do. Fill a small organza bag with your favorite bath bomb and place it on your shelf, drawer, or closet. This helps give it a great smell, especially when visitors and friends are around.

Turn bath bombs into a decorative accessory with the help of a glass bowl or a jar

Bath bombs are really colorful, and what better way to accessorize your space than putting colorful bath bombs inside a decorative bowl?

This is one of the most creative and fun ideas for using bath bombs. You can even spice up the look by using decorative flowers and stones.

Putting this in your kids' room is a way to help them enjoy the aromatherapy effects of bath bombs. They don't need to take a soak in the bathtub to enjoy the benefits of bath bombs, and it avoids causing irritation via direct contact with their skin.

Lastly, make sure you use a decorative bowl with a tight cover. Or if you are using a fancy transparent pouch, be sure that it's wrapping the bath bomb tightly because bath bombs react to humidity.

Use them to neutralize unwanted carpet odors

Carpets easily attract dirt and can cause your house to have a foul odor. As we said earlier, baking soda combats bad smells, and it's the main ingredient in bath bombs.

Here's a quick DIY tip to keep your carpet smelling fresh:

  • Use a rolling pin to crush half a bath bomb, preferably one that matches your carpet color. To be safe, go for a colorless bath bomb to avoid staining.

  • Sprinkle it all over your carpet.

  • Use a brush or loofah to properly massage it into the carpet.

  • Leave it on the floor for two hours so the aroma can combat the stench.

  • Use your vacuum cleaner to clean the floor after you are done.

Make an air freshener for your car

Finding the perfect scent for your car can be a real chore, but don't worry, as a bath bomb will come in handy. Some people purchase bath bombs to use as air fresheners for cars, and you can do it too.

Creating an air freshener for your car is quick and easy. Get a bath bomb and put it in a small breathable bag. Then, hang it somewhere convenient in your car's interior. The interior will soon smell super fresh!



Bath bombs as shower bombs have become a trend over recent years in many homes. Shower lovers want to enjoy their showers, and that's perfectly fine because there are many simple ways to use bath bombs in the shower or elsewhere without a tub.

If you don't have a bathtub or just want to change things up, try taking your bath bomb into the shower! There are tons of ways to use them and get the same effect.

We hope that these ideas on how to use bath bombs without bathtub or shower facilities will help you get the most out of your bath bombs. Everyone deserves to pamper and enhance their skin while enjoying an atmosphere of relaxation.

Have fun exploring all the different scents and mesmerizing colors that Body & Earth offers.


1. Can I use a bath bomb as soap?

Yes, you can easily transform your bath bomb into your bathing soap. Get a small amount of crushed bath bomb and apply it on your skin as you would with a body scrub, then allow it to sit for a few minutes before rinsing off with warm water.

2. What is the difference between a bath bomb and a shower bomb?

Bath bombs are slightly different from shower bombs, shower steamers, or shower fizzies. A bath bomb typically has a lower concentration of essential oils than a shower bomb or shower steamer, which makes it more suitable for people with sensitive skin.

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