Bath Bombs - What are they, what's in them? and why we love them!

Bath Bombs - What are they, what's in them? and why we love them!

Bath bombs are delightful bubbly balls of fun. Put one in your bath and prepare for a relaxing and rejuvenating bathing experience. When you put them in water, they begin to fizz, releasing pleasant aromas and skin-beneficial minerals which we love! But, I often find myself wondering, how did bath bombs even com about? 

History of bath bombs

Bath bombs have been around for at least 30 years, growing from humble beginnings to household favourites.
According to history, the first bath bomb was created in 1989. There was once a company that sold natural hair and beauty products, but they later began creating their own ethical natural products. This company decided to offer products to The Body Shop and eventually became one of their largest suppliers. For the next ten years and beyond.

The Bath Bomb was inspired by the ALKA SELTZER.   The simple creation's goal was to increase or improve the bathing experience by using petals. Butters and essential oils.


What exactly are bath bombs made of?

Both bombs were made from a variety of natural ingredients found in most homes, such as bicarbonate of soda and citric acid. Aside from the original recipe. The ingredients are blended or added differently to each bath bomb to produce a variety of glamorous effects. Today, glitter, fragrance oils, and other botanicals are all used to enhance the effects of bath bombs.

Other skin-beneficial ingredients include Epsom salts and sweet almond oil. Epsom salts are used to relieve muscle pain, while almond oil softens the skin. Most places make bath bombs with essential oils derived naturally from nature. However, many stores are prone to using less-than-ethical fragrance oils. Here at EcoReplenishers we take pride in that we don't source any products with unethical ingredients and that includes our bath bombs.

How it works:

Bath bombs fizz due to chemical reactions that occur when baking soda and citric acid come into contact with water. The chemical formula for baking soda, or sodium bicarbonate, is NaHCO3. Baking soda dissolves fast in the water, and the positively charged sodium (Na+) separates from the negatively charged bicarbonate (HCO3-). 

Citric acid dissolves simultaneously, with a single hydrogen ion (H+) separating from the rest of the molecule. The positively charged hydrogen from the citric acid and the negatively charged bicarbonate from the baking soda then combine, triggering a series of highly quick reactions. One of the end products is carbon dioxide (CO2). Because carbon dioxide is a gas, it causes little bubbles to form in the bathwater, creating a delightful fizz. 

Our Bath Bombs:

The biggest selection of bath bombs in our store is our Pretty Fizzy Things range. In this range we have beautiful, multicoloured and mesmerizingly scented bath bombs that leave your skin feeling silky smooth - we know this because we tried it ourselves!

The Pretty Fizzy Things range doesn't just have ordinary (but beautiful) bath bombs! It also includes Bath Slabs, Bubblegum bubble-scoops, Shower Steamers and Mermaid Crumbles.  

Natural Spa Bath Bombs 

Natural Spa's Heart shaped bath bombs were one of the first types of bath bombs we brought into the store and they're still a fan favourite!

When dropped in running bathwater, these bath bombs mixed with carefully selected essential oil blends will gradually emanate a calming scent. They are cruelty-free and vegan. 

Scents include: Rosemary and Eucalyptus, Citrus and Rose Geranium.

To minimise any additional cleanup, all of the natural spa bath bombs are either uncolored or very lightly coloured.

Natural Bliss Bath Bombs

Natural Bliss bath bombs are handcrafted with all natural ingredients for a soothing finish to the day or a refreshed start! They are completely vegan and cruelty-free. Each is individually wrapped in non-plastic wrapping.

These bath bombs, infused with olive oil, essential oils, and Epsom salts, are highly moisturising, with subtle smells and just the right amount of fizz.

They can be purchased separately or in sets of three. 

If you want a bath bomb with skincare advantages, avoid bath bombs with a lot of artificial components or extras like glitter, plastic, or stones. These products are unlikely to benefit your skin and may be harmful to delicate skin.

We recommend that you seek for products with fewer ingredients and that you focus on the skincare element rather than the appearance of the bath bomb.

Oils and salts may be fantastic bathtime additives, nourishing and moisturising the skin while also giving a pleasing scent and texture. Glitters and dyes can cause irritation to delicate skin.


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