Bath bombs have become somewhat of a beauty care trend nowadays. They range from simplistic, minimal odour, plain looking balls to crazy outrageous rainbow-coloured ones with intense scents. Nevertheless, they are loved by women and men worldwide. However, have you ever just stopped to consider the ingredients that go into said bath bombs? What if they’re harmful to your skin? I mean what makes them fizz up when encountering water? For all we know it could be harmful chemicals.
The bad news is that yes, there are bath bombs out there that can be harmful to your skin especially those of which are infused with non-organic colourants and certain type of powders that cause a fizzy reaction with water. The good news, however, is that there are bath bombs that are made from natural and organic products that instead, help to sooth your skin. Au Naturale if you please.
Safe-To-Use Bath bombs
There are many brands that put out reputable bath bombs that are not harmful to your skin. Ingredients like Shea Butter that is soothing and moisturising to the skin is added when making these bath bombs. Bath bombs that infuse essential oil as compared to fragrance oils are considered less harmful to your skin due to the organic and natural component that’s attached to essential oils.
Both organic and non-organic bath bombs can cause some sort of irritation if you have sensitive skin. They can also alter the vagina's ph balance leaving women more prone to yeast infection.
When looking for the right bath bombs, remember to look out for these ingredients:
- shea butter,
- citric acid,
- baking soda,
- natural colourants (turmeric, spirulina, ratanjot),
- 100% pure essential oils.
Be cautious and learn to avoid bath bombs that use ingredients like:
- Unnatural colourants (yes, even mica powders)
- Fragrance oils (contains chemicals and synthetic ingredients harmful to skin and may cause cancer)
- Talc (direct correlation with ovarian cancer)
So, the next time you go out to buy yourself a bath bomb, be sure to thoroughly check through the ingredients and make sure that it is an organic bath bomb that you’re purchasing just to avoid any problems that may arise.