Little feels as luxurious as slipping into a warm bath at the end of a hard day. With the right bath bomb, the sensory experience is heightened. But does a bath bomb really add anything beneficial to a bath? Different bath bombs provide different benefits. Depending on the one you choose, a bath bomb can provide aromatherapy, moisturizing properties, or even add a little sparkle to your skin. The fizzing is not just entertaining, it also breaks apart the components of the bath bomb and distributes them throughout the water.
If the bath bomb includes salt, it will soften hard water, allowing soap to lather better as well as being gentler on your skin. Soaking in warm water can have beneficial effects on sore or aching muscles. Bath bombs that include Shea or Cocoa butters will act as an emollient, and you will step out of the bath with soft skin, even without using lotion.
Bath bombs work best in warm water. Fill your tub 1/3 of the way, and add the bath bomb, while continuing to fill your tub to the depth you prefer. Depending on the size of the bath bomb, it can take 2-5 minutes to completely dissolve. Some include dyes that will color the water, and some may include things like dried flower petals or glitter. It is important to avoid dyes that may stain your tub or skin.
If you are new to using bath bombs, all the different options can be overwhelming. That’s why we are helping you by compiling this list.
We’ve compared all the different features of the many best bath bombs available and narrowed it down to our favorite ten to help make your decision easier.
Here’s our choice of the best bath bombs on the market for 2017
These handmade bath bombs are not just beautiful, they smell amazing, too. That’s why they’re voted one of the best bath bomb packs to buy. They come in a purple, cocoa, or black gift box, with each of the eight golf-ball sized bath bombs individually wrapped in brightly colored tissue paper. Each of the bath bombs in the package are unique in color, scent, and purpose. A handy card included explains each one. Each bath bomb is scented with natural essential oils, and with Shea butter as an ingredient, moisturize as well. They are free of sulfates, which makes them perfect for sensitive skin. They are colored with natural clay coloring, which is easier on your skin and your tub. Since they are free of artificial dyes they won’t stain your tub, either!
These bath bombs are ideal if you are really wanting a moisturizing bath. Made with organic Sunflower oil, cocoa butter, and organic Shea butter they moisturize your skin deeply without leaving an oil ring around your tub. They do not have any dyes, so no fear of stains. They come in a variety of essential oil blends that cater to different bath experiences, like sinus relief, relaxation, and mental clarity. One of the more interesting blend is the “Yoga Sunrise”, with the lemon, lime, orange, and bergamot oils. This blend is energizing, and perfect for a morning bath.
These natural bath bombs are a little bigger in size, at 4.1 ounces each. They include different formulas that are full of antioxidants which can cleanse, detox, moisturize, and heal your skin. They are also very gentle, which is good for sensitive skin. The aromatherapy provided by the essential oil blends contribute to either relaxation, mental clarity, a good night’s sleep, or energy, depending on which one you choose.
These bath bombs were originally created for the founder’s children- made to be a non-toxic, all-natural way to have a moisturizing bath. They are fun, too- some of these bath bombs include flower petals, others are brightly decorated with beautiful colors that also will not stain your tub. Each of the twelve bath bombs in this gift set have a unique and lovely fragrance, including: Angel, Black Raspberry Vanilla, Fun in the Shower, Fun on the Beach, Kiwi & Strawberry, Lavender, Lemongrass Green Tea, Love, Mango papaya, Melon Ball, Shea & Coconut, and Victorian Rose.
These organic bath bombs are larger than most at five ounces, or about the size of a peach. They are also brightly colored and fun in appearance, but with natural colors that won’t stain. They are moisturizing and come in six yummy scents- Caribbean Coconut, Lavender Lemon Muffin, Love Potion, Strawberry Milkshake, Mermaid Kiss, and Sugar Rose.
These bath bombs have unique scents like watermelon, orange, strawberry and coconut milk. They come prettily packaged in a tiffany blue box, and each are individually wrapped. The scents are strong, but not overpowering. Another nice inclusion in this set is that all of the ingredients are listed on the package. If you have allergies, this is definitely a helpful feature!
These handmade bath bombs include 2 heart-shaped fizzies in addition to the 4 spherical bath bombs. They are made with organic essential oils and dried flower petals, for a relaxing sensory experience. Definitely a good choice for a romantic bath, although you may need to rinse the flower petals from your skin after the bath.
These colorful bath bombs come individually wrapped in a box with a cute gift sack should you feel like sharing. Each of the six distinct aromas provide a different sensory experience. Each bath bomb is labeled with a name, and there is a key on the inside of the lid describing each one- kind of like a box of chocolates. The different scents are: N’dulge Me – Blissful Relaxation, Renew Me – Mind & Body Restoration, Revive Me – Invigorating Bath, Pamper Me – Stress & Anxiety Relief, Spoil Me – Sensual Healing, and Shhh…ME Time – Serenity.
These pure white bath bombs are the largest bath bombs in our list, at a whopping six ounces each, or about the size of a tennis ball. They are individually wrapped in black or white tissue paper and come in a classic black and white striped box. These bath bombs are also sulfate and phthalate free, contain non-GMO ingredients and have no artificial colors.
These whimsical bath bombs come infused with premium ingredients including flower petals, flower seeds, or glitter. They are on the larger size, at 4.5 ounces are similar in size to a plum. They come individually wrapped in a clear bag with a ribbon labeling the scent. Do be aware that some of these do have glitter- which can be fun, or not, depending on you! You may get a bath bomb labeled “Monkey Farts”, which has notes of fresh bananas, grapefruit, kiwi, and vanilla. This is for someone who wants to have fun with their bath, and is not overly serious.