What's in a bath bomb? June 16 2015, 0 Comments

All bath bombs have the same basic ingredients - citric acid, bicarbonate of soda, oil, essential oils and, perhaps, natural botanicals.    Some commercially available bath bombs add artificial colours and glitters to make them look sparkly and pretty.   Artificial colour and glitter does nothing to enhance skin care though so it is a matter of choice if you want to pay extra for sparkle.

Bicarbonate of Soda is an excellent skin soothing product and a staple of bath bombs and bath powders. Bicarbonate of soda also has deodorising properties.

Citric Acid has skin softening properties. We use a food-grade product.

We add a little grapeseed oil:  This oil is rich in vitamins and minerals, especially  vitamin E and omega-6. Grapeseed oil is a light oil that is suitable for all skin types and is easily absorbed. A nourishing base oil in soaps and in butters and balms it helps to refine pores and soothes tired, damaged skin.

And pure essential oils: the skin care properties of essential oils have been widely researched and are now more fully appreciated.

And we also, occasionally, add some botanicals - dried lavender or dried rose petals to add texture and enhance the properties of the corresponding essential oil.

No colour or sparkle needed - simple, natural and kind -  they look pretty and they work!