A guide to natural bath bombs and how to use them!
A guide to eco friendly, organic, vegan, natural bath bombs, how they are made, why they fizz, and how to go about using them!
Natural bath bombs are lots of fun, but if you haven’t chanced across these gorgeous, plastic free, organic, vegan and cruelty free bath time treats, then this is a quick guide to help you get to grips with the idea!
What are natural bath bombs?
Natural bath bombs are a round, hard-packed mixture of natural, vegan, organic ingredients which fizz and effervesce when they come into contact with water. Usually around the size of a fist, or a little smaller, they typically include natural essential oils, butters, colours, and even natural dried flowers and leaves. While they usually come in spheres, they can sometimes come in cubes, tablets, or other shapes, depending on the mold that was used to make them.
Why do natural bath bombs fizz?
Natural bath bombs are typically made of a weak acid and bicarbonate of soda. This means that they are unreactive when they are dry, but when you drop them into water, they react vigorously and produce a fizzing sound as well as a kinetic reaction for several minutes. Citric acid is often used in natural bath bombs as is sodium bicarbonate, magnesium sulphate (better known as Epsom Salts) and of course, delightful natural essential oils for smell.
How are natural bath bombs made?
Firstly, the various dry ingredients are all mixed up together and then slowly added to the blend of natural essential oils and other natural, organic, vegan and cruelty free ingredients that are used to nourish the skin. The mixture is then poured into a mold and pressed firmly into them before being dried for between 12-24 hours depending on the climate and humidity. Then the natural bath bombs are popped out of the mold and are ready to be sent off to be enjoyed by people looking for the ultimate, natural, relaxing, bathtub experience.
How do I use natural bath bombs?
Using a natural bath bomb is pretty simple. First of all, you need to run yourself a nice, warm, but not too hot bath. Secondly, you can then decide whether to use the whole natural bath bomb in one go, or whether you want to chop it in half, lessening the intensity. Once you have come to that decision, just drop the natural bath bomb in the tub, into the water and watch the natural bath bomb bounce and fizz around. Easy peasy!