Are you looking for a way to jazz up your bathing experience? Bath bombs might be the answer. They are a great way to take your at-home relaxation sessions to an entirely new level. However, there are so many to choose from that it can be totally overwhelming. Let’s help you find the perfect fizzy for the ultimate relaxing bath.
What are Bath Bombs?
If you’ve never heard of bath bombs before - where have you been hiding for the last couple of decades? Bath bombs have been around since the late 1980s (the first were Lush bath bombs) and have revolutionized the bathtub experience.
Bath bombs are a mixture of several dry ingredients squished together, typically in the shape of a sphere. These bombs are hard until you drop one in your bathtub water.
When you use a bath bomb, it fizzes, spins, and explodes on contact with water, adding a kaleidoscope of color to your bath water and accosting your senses with an assortment of incredible smells.
Time to jump in and explore the different types of bath bombs available.
What are the Different Types of Bath Bombs?
Walk into any skincare or cosmetics store, and you’ll be amazed by the selection of bath bombs filling the shelves. How many types of bath bombs are there? They come in so many colors, scents, textures, and shapes that you won’t know where to start - the choice is almost limitless!
Let’s introduce some of the most artistic and creative types available, and you’re sure to find one that perfectly suits your bath time needs.
Apple Bath Bombs
Don’t they say that an apple a day keeps blemishes at bay? An apple bath bomb might have the same effect. At the very least, you’ll be able to relax in a bath that smells of sweet apples.
Macaroon Bath Bombs
Mmmmm, macaroons, who doesn’t love these sweet chewy treats? If you’re in the mood for something fabulous, fancy, and French, try dropping a macaroon bath bomb into your bath.
It’s possible to bring the beauty of the delectable treat to your bathroom. However, a macaroon bath bomb also makes an excellent gift for a relative or friend.
They tend to look just like a macaroon, and you’ll get a selection of flavors, textures, and colors. If you’ve got a favorite macaroon flavor, you might be able to find a bath bomb to match, whether it’s fig-scented, matcha tea, rose, or chocolate.
Oatmeal Bath Bombs
Oatmeal makes for a great breakfast, but it’s also very beneficial for your skin. If any oatmeal lovers are reading this, this is a bath bomb that will delight your senses, soothe any skin irritations, and leave your skin feeling smooth, supple, and soft.
These oatmeal bath bombs contain all the expected ingredients along with a ton of oatmeal. If you’ve got a dry skin condition or are suffering from sunburn after a long day at the beach, pop one of these in the water and let the oatmeal soothe your skin.
You can make this type of bath bomb at home without too much trouble. Customize the ingredients depending on your preferences, but don’t forget to add lots of oatmeal. Do you fancy a sweet fragrance instead? Try adding a few drops of your favorite essential oils. Oatmeal gives your bath bombs a plain white-brown color, but there’s nothing wrong with brightening them up a little by adding some natural food coloring.
Ocean Bath Bombs
Do you love the feeling of walking along the beach? The sand is squishing between your toes, and a gently salty breeze is kissing your face. Choose an ocean bath bomb, and you can recreate these feelings.
Peppermint Bath Bombs
If you want to take some time for yourself and relax in the bath, drop in a peppermint bath bomb and let the peppermint's uplifting aroma fill the air. The essential ingredient is, of course, peppermint oil.
Pumpkin Bath Bombs
Pumpkin bath bombs are a great gift for the fall, especially if Halloween is just around the corner. What could be better than slipping into a pumpkin pie-scented bath?
Rainbow Bath Bomb
Are you in desperate need of some color in your life? Then this is the best bath bomb for you. Before you know it, you’ll see magical rainbow clouds in your tub.
This type of bath bomb releases an explosion of color. You’ll see a wide range of colors spinning and swirling in the water.
Rainbow bath bombs are made the same way as any other bath bomb, but with a significant difference. They contain additional soap colorants to achieve the rainbow effect; often, there will be extra tartar to create extra fizzing and popping action.
If you want to make them at home, they are easy. After combining the basic ingredients, separate the mix into several parts according to the number of colors you want in your rainbow. Next, dye each part using a different color. Then squish the colors together into your bath bomb mold.
Rainbow bath bombs are all the rage for kids, so much so that you won’t be able to keep your kids out of the bath.
Rose Bath Bombs
If you love the smell of roses, there’s no reason why you can’t smell them all day. Choose a rose bath bomb and let its heavenly scent help you relax and unwind after a long day.
You’ll find the water changes a cute pink color, and there might even be the odd rose petal in your bath bomb.
Shea Butter Bath Bombs
Shea butter is perfect for keeping your skin soft. It also plays a crucial role in any natural skin care routine. Shea butter added to a bath bomb makes it hydrating and wonderfully moisturizing. It will also leave your skin feeling much softer.
Stress Relief Bath Bombs
A simple soak in the bath can be relaxing, but if you need extra stress relief, look for a bath bomb that includes hints of spearmint and eucalyptus. These are very effective natural ingredients and help you unwind and reset your mind.
Stress relief bath bombs contain a different selection of essential oils than other bath bombs. Lavender oil, for example, is a top stress reliever. Orange essential oils also help to raise the mood and leave you feeling light and free of tension.
The key thing with a stress relief bath bomb is to let it dissolve in your bath water slowly, giving it time to fizz and pop completely. That way, you’ll be able to feel the effects of the essential oils much better, and you’ll soon feel peaceful and calm.
Tie-Dye Bath Bombs
This type of bath bomb is very similar to a rainbow bomb. They are vibrant with a variety of colors and look stunning as they fizz and explode in your bath water. The good thing about this kind of bath bomb is that the colors you can incorporate are limitless.
Powdered food coloring is what gives these bombs their color. And essential oils are also used for their scent, along with almond oil.
If you’re planning a spa party, the best bath bomb is a tie-dye bath bomb. It’s sure to brighten up the occasion.
If you’ve never tried a bath bomb, you don’t know what you’ve been missing. It’s possibly the best bath you can have. It’s pretty sure that after trying your first-ever bath bomb, you’ll want to repeat the experience over and over.
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