Bath bombs were invented in the late 1980s by a co-founder of the cosmetics company Lush. The concept was to create a product that would make bath time more fun and enjoyable, while also nourishing and moisturizing the skin. Bath bombs are made from a mixture of baking soda, citric acid, and essential oils or fragrance oils, which react when placed in water to create a fizzy, effervescent experience.
Today, bath bombs have become a popular self-care product and are used by people all over the world. Bath bombs come in a wide range of scents and colors, and often contain natural ingredients like shea butter and coconut oil, which can help soothe and moisturize the skin. They provide a luxurious and enjoyable way to pamper yourself and enhance your bathing experience while being a great tool for self-care, because they provide a variety of benefits for both the mind and body.
Here are a few reasons why bath bombs are good for self-care:
Relaxation: Many bath bombs contain essential oils, and specific oils (such as lavender) are known for their relaxing and calming properties. When you soak with a bath bomb, the warm water and essential oils can help you relax and unwind, reducing stress and anxiety.
Skin care: Bath bombs often contain ingredients that are good for your skin, such as jojoba oil, and clays. These ingredients can help moisturize and nourish your skin, leaving it feeling soft and smooth.
Aromatherapy: Bath bombs come in a variety of scents, which can provide aromatherapy benefits. Different scents can have different effects on your mood and emotions. For example, peppermint can be invigorating and energizing, while eucalyptus can help clear your sinuses.
Me-time: Taking a bath with a bath bomb can be a great way to carve out some time for yourself to relax and recharge. It's a simple and enjoyable self-care activity that you can do in the comfort of your own home.
Our Wild Emery natural bath bombs are made with jojoba oil, essential oils and a variety of clays. They are slow foaming, to give you a long soak in the tub with a bath bomb that is creamy and long-lasting.