There is no denying that bath bombs are one of the most trendy bath products for an evening of self care. Unless you have sensitive skin, then just the thought makes you tense up in fear of your skin reacting. Trust us, we understand - as advocates for moment of self care the last thing we want is for anyone to have a skin reaction or to get an UTI. So let's take a look into what you should look for in bath bombs if you have more sensitive skin and what to avoid.
Benefits of Bath Bombs
Before we start let's just take a moment to talk about the benefits of bath bombs, from the right brand bath bombs are FULL of incredible ingredients for your skin. With so much focus in the beauty industry on skincare its important to note that our skin is the biggest organ, and through the use of Dermal Absorption, baths can be an incredible healing experience that allows us to absorb vitamins and minerals that are essential to our health.
Contrary to popular belief, people with sensitive skin can (and should!) enjoy bath bombs, too. Lets explore ingredients to avoid when shopping for bath bombs to make your skincare rituals stress and irritant free!
The Bad vs. The Good!
|Parabens (often found in fragrance and linked with hormone distuption)
|Many fragrance products are being made Parabens free. Look for bath bombs that are Parabens Free
|Phthalate ( Phthalates are used as solvents and stabilizers in fragrance oils)
|Many fragrance products are being made Phthalate free. Look For Phthalate free products.
|Look for bath bombs free of dyes, most natural alternative coloring for bath bombs comes from clays, vegetable powder and
|Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
|SLS can cause major irritation because it sucks the moisture out of your skin. It can also clog pores and lead to acne.
|Even natural ingredients can cause problems if you are sensitive to them. Essential Oils if not diluted properly or have ingredients that you have sensitivity too should be investigated. If you try a natural bath bomb and experience a reaction take a closer look at the scent before you write off all bath bombs.
|If you have dry skin, adding sea salt to your bath water may cause further dryness. Look for bath bombs rich in oil's if you have dry skin.
Best Bath Bombs for Sensitive Skin
Bath Bombs that are rich in oils (coconut, sunflower oil, shea butter), have oatmeal or clay and have a gentle fragrance or fragrance free are typically well-tolerated by people with sensitive skin.
1. Soft Surrender - 9.5 oz 100% Natural, Vegan, Crystal Infused Bath Bomb
If you’re looking for a luxurious, relaxing bath experience, you have to try our line of natural bath bombs. These XL bath bombs are slow fizzing, and full of minerals and oil to heal and hydrate your skin. As it fizzes, the floral blend is slowly released and will slowly infuse your tub with its natural antioxidants.
These bath bombs are formulated for the most sensitive skin and contain vegan, non-GMO ingredients and are free of paraben and phthalates. Made with a ph balancing formula, these bath bombs will help you relax, hydrate and nourish your body. Most people love the feelings of softness and cleanliness after taking a bath with this product.
2. Calming Ethos - 9.5 oz 100% Natural, Vegan, Crystal Infused Bath Bomb
Go within yourself with this gentle bath bomb designed for moments of solitary self-care. Infused with Heather Flower petals this bath bomb opens portals between the worlds of the fae and transports you into a wide open space where the fae enjoy living. Crafted to help you escape this world for a moment, surrender to the softness, and leave your phone outside.. this moment is about living a simple, and slow life.
These bath bomb gets its beautiful hue from Red Cabbage Powder, which has a number of anti-oxidants that act against the harmful free radicals in our body and negate the signs of aging that these free radicals may cause to occur. The anti-oxidants present in red cabbage help to remove dark spots, reduces wrinkles and age spots and helps to keep your skin fresh and tight.
3. Ego Rebirth - 7 oz 100% Natural, Vegan, Crystal Infused Bath Bomb
Soak your body in the healing benefits of Natural French Green Clay, Pomegranate Flowers, and a warm blend of Tea Tree and Cedarwood Essential Oils. Together they have a strong fresh, clean, and slightly woodsy aroma and are considered a go-to choice for mind, body, spirit wellness.
"This bath bomb was so grounding, you can really smell how natural all the ingredient are. It felt like I was being buried and renewed- I cannot recommend this one enough!" - Review on Ego Rebirth from verified user McKayla