Bath bombs are an amazing way to make your bathing experience that much better. They come in various colors, scents, shapes, and sizes, and are filled with moisturizing and skin-nourishing veggie and essential oils. But how does one use actually go about using a bath bomb? In this article we will not only show you how to use a bath bomb, but we will also give you advice on how to choose one based on what you are looking for, and any suggestions for how to make your bath bomb experience more relaxing and full of vibrant colors!
Pick your bath bomb
Bath bombs are available in various colors, scents, shapes, and sizes. Some even have extra items implanted inside, such as flower petals and glitter. Other bath bombs contain additional oils such as essential or veggie and butters that are good for your skin, such as almond oil and cocoa butter. Find a bath bomb whose color and smell attract you the most. If you have dry skin, then look for one with special moisturizes and oils that will soften your skin. Here are some things you can expect to find in a bath bomb:
- Essential oils such as lavender, chamomile, and rose. These give the bath bombs a great smell and can also help you feel relaxed or at peace.
- Softening and nourishing oils and butters for your skin, such as almond oil, coconut oil, avocado oil, shea butter, and cocoa butter. These oils do wonder for the skin.
- Make it entertaining with different things such as glitter and flower petals as they will float on top of the bath. They are for aesthetic purposes and can help enhance the mood and aroma.
- "Salts and powdered clays and herbs are also often found in a bath bomb. They help soften, moisturize, and nourish your skin."
"Consider wrapping the bath bomb with fabric
Some bath bombs include flower petals, which can get stuck in the tub after you drain the water out. You can prevent this from happening by putting the bath bomb inside a small cloth bag or a nylon stocking. The detergents, fragrances, and oils will pass through the fabric and enhance the bath water, but the petals will remain inside the bag or nylon stocking. Once the bath is over, all you have to do is empty out the bag or recycle it."
Consider cutting your bath bomb in half
Bath bombs are expensive, but you can make yours last longer by cutting it in half using a serrated knife. You will use one of the halves for your bath, and save the other half for another bath.
- If you choose to only use half of your bath bomb, be sure to store the other half properly by wrapping it in plastic wrap and keeping it in a dry location. You can also store you bath bomb in an air-tight container, such as a mason jar. Make sure that the bath bomb is dry; and moisture will cause it to start to fizz.
Plug the bathtub and fill it with water
You are making this bath for yourself, so make sure that it is comfortable for you. Make the water as deep or as shallow as you like, and use a temperature that is not too hot and not too cold for you. Once you have filled the tub to your liking, turn the water off.
Put the bath bomb in the water
As soon as the bath bomb enters the water, it will start to bubble and fizz. Over time, the bath bomb will start to break apart and dissolve, thus allowing all the beneficial oils, salts, and butters to be released into the bath water.
Get undressed and step into the tub
You can enter the tub while the bath bomb is still fizzing, or you can wait until it has finished.
Sit back in the tub
Get into a comfortable position. You can close your eyes and relax, meditate, or even read a book. The bath bomb will dissolve, and fill the water with fragrant essential oils, nourishing and moisturizing butters and oils, and additional items, such as flower petals, glitter, and color.
Get out of the tub when the water gets cold and dry off
After a while, the water will start to naturally cool down. At this point, you can leave the bathtub and drain the water. Do not stay in the water too long, or your skin will turn pruney and wrinkly!
Consider rinsing off
You do not have to rinse off after using a bath bomb, but if you used a colored bath bomb or one with glitter in it, you may consider doing so. Simply drain the bathtub, then take a shower and rinse the oils and butters off your skin. You may use a loofah and shower gel as well, if you wish.
Clean the tub
Some bath bombs use dyes that may stain your tub. The dyes will be easier to clean off while they are still damp. Use a bathtub cleaning sponge or brush and scrub the dye residue away. If there are any flower petals or glitter in your tub, you can either pick them out or run fresh water over them and let them flow down the drain."
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