If you thought your bath couldn't get any better, then you haven't tried a bath bomb yet! These fizzy little balls of fun amp up your tub time with color, fragrances, and skin benefits without introducing harmful synthetics that could possibly irritate your skin. Soaking in the bathtub allows moisture from the essential oils to absorb deep into your skin, providing you with a sense of smooth, silky softness.
Bath bombs help lock in moisture and hydrate your skin while giving your bath a lovely, multi-sensory experience. Who knew you could accomplish so much for your skin all while relaxing in the tub?!
So, what exactly makes a bath bomb so reactive when dropped into water? The answer is ... science! It's actually an acid-based reaction between the components of a bicarbonate base and citric acid. Once the bath bomb hits the water, the bicarbonate and citric acid release carbon dioxide gasses.
The carbon dioxide is what makes the bath bomb fizz and move around in the tub, mixing bubbles and gorgeous color around with it. Bath bombs can contain additional ingredients like essential oils, aromas, Epsom salt, or dried flower petals and herbs.
All these ingredients are then tightly hand-packed into a variety of shapes but are typically found in spherical form.