Why Do Bath Bombs Fizz and Are They Good For Your Skin?

Why Do Bath Bombs Fizz and Are They Good For Your Skin?

What are bath bombs?
Bath bombs are amazing balls of joy. Toss them into your bath and get ready to have an amazing bathing experience. When you toss them into the water they begin to fizz releasing wonderful smells and healthy ingredients for your skin.

What are in Bath Bombs?
The main two ingredients, the ones that make the bath bomb fizz, are baking soda and citric acid. In addition other skin nourishing ingredients such as Shea Butter, Coconut Oil, Palm Oil are often added. Fragrances are added to top off the aromatherapy experience.

Why do Bath Bombs Fizz?
Baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) is mixed with Citric Acid in the bath bomb. When in their dry state nothing happens. But add a third ingredient, water, the two react chemically creating CO2 bubbles. This is the delightful fizz of a bath bomb.

Are Baking Soda and Citric Acid good for my Skin?
Baking soda, also known as bicarbonate of soda, or sodium bicarbonate is a natural mineral. It is often found dissolved in mineral springs. It is often used in cosmetic products to smooth the skin, clean and as a deodorant. It is also an antacid for indigestion and heartburn.

Citric Acid is a weak organic acid. It is often used as a natural preservative in cosmetic products. Citrus fruits such as lemons, oranges, and limes contain high levels of citric acid. Citric acid is also an antioxidant that reduces the effects of aging. It helps repair the skin and fortify blood vessels. Citric acid can also help loosen the damaged layers of skin. This results in the healthier, younger skin underneath the spoiled skin coming to the top, giving you fairer skin and an effervescent complexion.

Why is Palm Oil often used in Bath Bombs?
Palm oil contain the hard to find tocotrienol. Tocotrienols are members of the vitamin E family. Tocopherol, which is the common form of vitamin E is often used to treat many skin ailments. It is has long been used in many anti-aging products. Vitamin E is a strong antioxidant that helps the skin to fight free radicals. Free radicals can damage the skin. This causes fine lines and wrinkles. The toctrienols in Palm Oil have been proven to be even more effective in preventing aging and damage from free radicals.

Baths are Healthy Too
Since the beginning of time, the art of bathing has been essential to one’s good health and peace of mind. As early as the third century, bathing emporiums quickly became the fashion. Getting a good soak in the tub is more powerful than you might think especially with an added bath bomb. It improves blood circulation. It is like a light work out for your heart and circulatory system. This is because the heat causes the blood vessels to expand. And, the water creates physical pressure causing the heart to work faster and stronger. Some studies even show that bathing can lower blood pressure.

A soak in the tub cleans the skin. The heat from the water causes the pores to open and release the accumulated dirt and toxins. The result is a fresh feeling and cleaner skin.

A hot bath moisturized your skin. Spending time in warm water leaves the skin moist longer giving it time to heal. This helps prevent it from drying and closes the little cracks that appear in the skin when it’s dry.

Feel Better About Yourself With a Warm Bath and Smell Good Bath Bombs
Combine the nourishing effects of a warm bath with the wonderful aromas and skin benefits of a bath bomb and you have the perfect combination. The aromatherapy of the bath bombs will raise your spirit, and give your body a well-deserved treatment.

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