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 baking 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 and a Sunday night bath with these products, candles and rose petals. This is just what will get a person all revived and ready to face the coming week.
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. Don’t use that mush coloring as artificial dyes may damage your skin and bath tub. Following is a basic recipe for making bath bombs.
Get yourself the following ingredients: Baking soda, citric acid, cornstarch, essential oils (of your choice), and colorant. Mix all the ingredients with a tiny bit of water and shape them in the molds. Do not over-water or you will have carbon dioxide then and there! Do not use a mold with fine detailing otherwise the mixture will just crumble when it is time to unmold. 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 thank you for.
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!