For many of us, there is nothing more satisfying than soaking in a warm bubble bath at the end of the day. A bath is not just a way to cleanse, it’s also a great way to relax and indulge in a little reflection time.
There are many ways to make your bath time more enjoyable, from foaming and nourishing oils to gentle foaming bath bombs. Here, we’ll learn about some of the benefits of bath bombs and salts so you can enjoy the best soak possible every time.
What is a bath bomb?
Have you ever stopped to think about what gives a bath bomb its scent and lather? Most often, bath bombs are a mixture of sodium bicarbonate and citric acid, which release carbon dioxide into the water and produce a fizzy sound.1 Bath bombs also typically contain salt, colorants, oils, and aesthetic ingredients such as sequins or flower petals.
Are bath bombs good for your skin?
There’s no denying that adding a bath bomb to your tub can enhance your mood, but are they good for you?
Adding a soda bomb to your water is like adding oil or salt. These ingredients nourish and moisturize, and they smell and feel great in the water. Some of the other ingredients in a bath bomb, such as perfumes and dyes, can dry out the skin. Flashing lights and other aesthetic additions can also be an inconvenience when the fizzy fun is over.
How to choose a bath bomb
If you’re looking for a bath bomb with skin care benefits, avoid products with lots of artificial ingredients or add-ons such as glitter, plastic or gemstones. These products are unlikely to be beneficial to your skin and may not be suitable for sensitive skin.
Instead, look for products with fewer ingredients that are more focused on skin care than aesthetics. Oils and salts can be a beautiful addition to your bath water, helping to nourish and moisturize your skin and providing a lovely scent and texture.
The benefits of showering
There are many benefits to showering at night. From helping you relax to soothing tired muscles and soothing the skin. Here are a few great reasons to jump in the tub.
Taking a hot shower raises your body temperature. When you step outside, your body temperature drops, which may help you fall asleep more easily
Taking a hot bath may help promote healthy blood circulation.
Bathing can benefit your muscles, joints and bones, and help relieve any discomfort
Bathing with natural oils or salt can moisturize your body from head to toe.