Are Bath Bombs Good for you Y or N?
If you are the shower and go type of person then you may not see the use of bath bombs. Bath bombs are balls of Epsom salt, essential oil, citric acid and cornstarch. When dropped in water the bicarb soda effervesces hence the name “bath bomb”. The uses of these products are primarily to relax and pamper yourself. You must have come across bath sets which have bath gel, lotion and other goodies like candles and small bath beads all in one. These are to take your showering ritual up a notch. The use of these products is a kind of aroma therapy depending on the kind of essential oil used in the bath bomb.
There are many out there who love to pamper themselves on a Sunday night (Or any night) bath with these products, candles and rose petals.
Bath bombs have health benefits as well. Epsom salt and baking soda makes the body detoxify,releasing all the toxins in the body while also relieving muscle tension and relieving stress. The essential oil in the bath bomb will revive and rejuvenate you and a mix of scents like chamomile, lavender and eucalyptus is extremely soothing and uplifting to the senses and the body.
If you are feeling creative then you might want to make your own. They are easy to make and only need a few basic household items and some colorful add-ons like flower petals and glitter(lets not mention picking glitter out of places that should never sparkle) so use it fiscally, my hubby wasn’t best pleased after going to work with a glittery beard! Don’t use that much coloring too as artificial dyes may damage your skin and bath tub.
This is a basic recipe for making bath bombs.
You will need: Bicarb soda, citric acid, cornflour, essential oils (of your choice), and coloring. Mix all the ingredients with a tiny bit of water and shape them in the molds. Do not add too much water or it will start to work already! Use a mold with a smooth surface otherwise it will just crumble when it is time to un-mold. You can even add other goodies like vitamin E, rosewater or hazel. Rose water apart from having an amazing scent also has toning properties which your skin will love.
So, to answer those skeptics who think bath bombs and bath salts are a waste and a shampoo and scrub is all the body needs, think again. Water in itself has amazing soothing properties, just think what all these extra add-ons for will do for your well-being and body!
So, are they any good for you……..Well, in moderation Yes I believe they wont harm you, I also believe the Therapeutic return of them out ways any negatives that you could dredge up from the skeptics.
There is no doubt that using bath bombs is a beneficial practice. So, why don’t you bomb one in your bath next time and give it a go?