The Guide on Using Bath Bombs
At some point in our lives, we have all fantasized about an off switch for all our worries and anxiety. If that sounds like you, here's some good news! The switch exists, and it comes with fun extras such as glitter, confetti, sweet messages, and a lot more. Yes, we are talking about the oh-so-enticing bath bombs- The fizzy cure for the lingering negativity that comes with the rampant monotonous lifestyle. But to draw the best and most soothing bath, it's important to know how to use a bath bomb. Here is the ultimate guide on how to use bath bombs for the finest and the most luxurious bath experiences. Let's take a look.
Directions on How to Use Bath Bombs
Fill your tub with warm water.
Yes, we are going to put an end to the never-ending debate. Water comes first! Additionally, the warmer it is, the better the absorption of the ingredients would be. For instance, some body butters melt better at a warm temperature and impart the maximum benefit to your skin. But if you don't like it too hot, you can start off with some lukewarm water and cool off with cold water during your bath. On the other hand, always make sure you don't overheat the tub, or you might feel dizzy afterward.
Put the bath bomb in the tub.
When you have filled your tub up with water, drop the bomb and watch it fizzle as its skin-pampering ingredients completely dissolve! You can also pop in an additional bubble bar for a richer and bubblier bath.
It usually takes a rich bath bomb about 3 to 6 minutes to fully dissolve and spread its aroma all over. That's why it's a good idea to wait for some time before popping yourself in!
Carry out your pre-bath rituals.
Before you hop in, set the mood a little bit. For instance, gather items such as your favorite wine, a scented candle, some soothing music in the background, your robe, and your cuddliest and fluffiest towel.
Time for the great dip!
When you don't create in a spa-like atmosphere, it's time to submerge yourself in the breathtaking aura of relaxation. Throw on a detoxifying mask and enjoy your 'me' time to the fullest.
Dab yourself dry.
Once you are out of your heavenly abode, pat yourself dry. Do not scrub your skin with a towel or you might risk ruining the relaxation of your senses. Using your cushiest towel will add to your already amazing experience.
Do bath bombs have cleansing properties?
While the sole purpose of bath bombs is to provide you with a spa-like experience in your own tub, some do have surfactant ingredients that act like cleaners. However, since there is little to no motion, you should never consider a bath bomb a replacement for a shower gel or a body scrub. But hey! You can always leave the cleaning process until after you shower.
What should be the duration of your bath bomb bath?
Well, there is no one-size-fits-all approach here. On average, most people spend 20 to 40 minutes in a tub while they are using a bath bomb. But you can alter the duration depending on when your skin starts feeling wrinkly.
Are bath bombs safe?
If you're not allergic to a particular ingredient and you know how to use bath bombs, then yes, they're perfectly safe. Therefore, before buying a bomb, always carefully read the ingredients list.
What are the biggest benefits of using bath bombs?
Well, for starters, a dip in a bath bomb bath imparts major stress relief, muscle relief, and relaxation. It's a boon, especially for dry-skinned beauties, thanks to essential oils, butters, and softened water.
Should I rinse in the shower after using my favorite bath bomb?
Most people do a quick post-bath rinse in the shower regardless of whether they use bath bombs or not. However, you can always check the instructions on the packaging for this detail. But of course, if there is a lot of glitter or other residue leftover, it's a good idea to rinse it off in the shower for a few seconds.
How do I take care of my bath bomb?
Always keep an unused bath bomb in a dry location to retain its full form. But it's best to use it fresh to avoid the risk of moisture.
Do I need to take a shower before using a bath bomb?
If taking a shower before your usual bath is your go-to ritual, then by all means. If not, there is no rule that says you need to take a shower before using a bath bomb. In fact, the ingredients in the bath bomb combined with water will clean up your skin to some degree.
Can I wash my hair with my bath bomb?
No, a bath bomb is not a replacement for your shampoo. Even though there's no harm in getting your hair wet when you're relaxing in your soaking bath, it's better to leave your haircare to actual hair products.
Do bath bombs damage the hair?
Even though bath bombs are directly non-harmful to the hair, it's not a good idea to use anything that leaves residue on your hair. It's important to know that they are not meant to clean or pamper your hair.
Can I use my bath bomb while I'm in the shower?
We get it. Your hectic schedule might not leave you that much time to soak in a long, soothing bath. But we also understand the temptation of using the pretty and shiny bath bomb. Unfortunately, it's not meant for the shower, even though some people use it and are happy with the results. There is a different product known as shower fizzy, specifically made to pamper yourself while taking a shower.
Do bath bombs have an expiration date?
Yes, most of them do. If you don't use them before they expire, some ingredients start to oxidize or lose their effect.
Summing It Up
Let's face it. While salon spas are fantastic, they have a tendency to make money disappear, don't they? Bath bombs are the best way to recreate that high-end luxury in the comfort of your home. So, are you ready to let yourself go in the heavenly aroma and skincare properties of your favorite bath bomb? Let us know in the comments below.