What is a bath bomb?

What is a bath bomb?

Bath bombs haven't been around for too long but the popularity they are gaining is causing a lot of people to ask, what exactly is a bath bomb?

Some people assume they are something dangerous or deadly due to the usage of the word "bomb", but that simply is used to define the reaction that is caused once placed in the bath water. Others think they are soap or some type of lather for the body. That is the exact reason why this article was written, to educate those who have been wanting to know what a bath bomb really is.

A bath bomb is a firmly-packed mixture of wet and dry ingredients that begin to fizz or bubble when reacting with water. The ingredients that make up a bath bomb are baking soda, epsom salt, corn starch, citric acid, water, essential oils, coconut oil (other veggie oils), and food colorant, mica powder or FDA approved lakes.

The bath bombs do no react when dry, but react vigorously when dissolved in water to produce their distinctive fizzing over a period of several minutes. This is an acid based reaction that involves conversion of citric acid and sodium bicarbonate to sodium citrate and carbon dioxide.

Not only are bath bombs pretty to look at and smell wonderful, but they also serve a holistic purpose that many people don't know about. Each ingredient used in the making of the bath bombs serves a vital purpose:

Essential Oils: The essential oils found in these bath bombs are concentrated plant essences that have the power to influence our body and mind.

Epsom Salts: Epsom salts will draw toxins out of your skin.

Baking Soda: Baking soda will not only alkalize but will also draw out toxins.

Coconut Oil: Coconut oil is anti-viral, containing both lauric acid and capric acide. It can also help to sooth and moisturize the skin.

Citric Acid: Citric acid is found in fruits and vegetables, and will give your bath bomb its fizzy quality.

Corn Starch: Corn starch is a natural source of energy and prevents low blood sugar.

Each one of these ingredients can rejuvenate the skin, relax the body, spirit and mind and release stress from whatever life throws your way. Whether you are a stay at home mom, working mom, student, or career focused, there is a bath bomb for you that will cater to your exact need.  

So with all these wonderful benefits that you receive from a bath bomb, it is no wonder why they are becoming so popular throughout social groups everywhere. People are using them to add to their gift baskets for work or events, buying them as gifts for their loved ones and even more people starting their own business to make and sell them.

So now that you know what bath bombs are and what holistic purposes they possess, you are ready to check out the unique bath bombs that Bubbly Belle has to offer. Bubbly Belle has vibrant colored bath bombs that have been known to do great things holistically for their customers. 

Head over to Bubbly Belle to order some of our one-of-a-kind bath bombs. 

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