Natural Bath Bombs - Are they just a fancy treat?
The answer is No, No, No!
Bath bombs have recently become very popular bath products and they come in many different shapes, colours and scents. Unfortunately many of them still contain artificial and harmful substances like artificial fragrances and colours.
We have to remember that skin is our biggest organ and whatever our skin has contact with gets absorbed into our body. You are not only what you eat but also what you put on your skin. And there are so many harmful substances in almost all skincare and haircare products that we use every day – soaps, shampoos, shower gels, cleansing products, moisturisers etc. They are absorbed little by little into our body every day causing health disruption slowly but surely.
But the fact that our skin allows the absorption of different substances is good news and we can take advantage of it by using natural products with skin loving ingredients.
So now let’s talk about natural bath bombs and the lovely ingredients they are made of. Apart from the main ingredients that make the base of bath bombs many other ingredients can be added like butters and carrier oils or essential oils for the scent. All of them are wonderful natural ingredients with beneficial skin and health properties.
I have added to my bath bombs butters and oil commonly used in skincare products like cocoa butter, coconut butter and sunflower oil.
Cocoa butter is a great emollient that gives softness and nourishment to the skin.
Coconut butter is another great emollient for conditioning of the skin and it is so soothing for sensitive and very dry skin.
And sunflower oil – a very versatile oil packed with vitamins, fatty acids (Omega 3,6, 9) and antioxidants. It has very high content of vitamin E which is a potent antioxidant fighting free radicals. Other vitamins included in sunflower oil are vitamins A, C and D. It’s also very high in Omega 6 fatty acids which give the oil anti-inflammatory properties reducing redness and roughness of the skin.
And last but not least – essential oils are usually used in natural bath bombs for gorgeous scent. But essential oils offer much more than just a scent – they are powerful concentrated plant extracts capable of improving the skin, health and mood.
Each essential oil has specific qualities depending on which plant it was extracted from but most essential oils share common properties and they are able to :
Kill bacteria, fungi and viruses
And many more....
When we soak in a bath with essential oils they get absorbed through our skin. Then they are circulated throughout our body and do their job.
Essential oils are also used in aromatherapy which uses smell for healing and improving the mood. It is done through the limbic system which is a set of brain structures and is considered to be the centre of emotional response. When we smell essential oils the scent is taken through the nose directly to our brain and triggers the area of the brain responsible for our emotions.
I called one of my bath bombs “Good Mood Vibes” and it’s not just a nice name. It really has the ability to lift our mood by affecting our brain. Essential oils used in this bath bomb are Bergamot essential oil and Ylang Ylang essential oil. They are both known of their abilities to uplift the mood by promoting positive feelings of joy, cheerfulness and optimism.
So there is the conclusion – natural bath bombs with pure essential oils are much more than just a fancy treat. By using them regularly they can do so much good for us, our health, our skin and our mood. And it’s all done in such a pleasurable way – just put 1 bath bomb into your bath, soak for about 20 minutes, relax and get happy.
Thank you for reading this post and please check my blog soon for new posts coming.
Aya Green Skincare