Bath bombs for self-care and gifting

Perhaps there is no image that says self-care better than that of a frothy bubble bath, a glass of wine and your favorite slow tunes as the only sound that catches your attention. A bath bomb is like a cherry on top of an amazing bath: it’s there for decoration and pop of color, but it’s also more than just something that looks pretty. It changes your entire bathing experience and it’s packed full of ingredients that can take you higher or prepare you for a blissful sleep.

A bath bomb goes a long way to provide more than just cleansing: it can replace your creams and lotions because, with the help of the right ingredients, it’s super nourishing and takes care of your skin. Not only that – it can also boost your mood with its playful selection of colors and scents that quickly and effortlessly take over any space.

You can’t go wrong if you decide to treat yourself or someone else to this simple luxury. The variety of bath bombs is limitless. Here’s how to narrow down your selection.

How to choose?

Making bath bombs relies on a bit of science, but you don’t need to have a scientific approach when choosing the one for you. In general, bath bombs are usually divided into energizing and relaxing, with ingredients that compliment each category.

Energizing ingredients: think of citrus fruits, peppermint and eucalyptus oils. Some bath bombs contain glitter or fizz into many different colors.

Relaxing ingredients: herbs such as lavender, chamomile or rosemary (in the form of essential oils or as dried herbs added to your bath bomb). Epsom salt can also be added into the mix and is a perfect antidote for sore muscles.

Nourishing ingredients: different butters and oils that are good for the skin – shea butter, coconut oil, sweet almond oil, cupuacu butter.

Something special: some bath bombs are made to take it a step further and reveal a small surprise when they dissolve, usually a small toy or a motivational message.

Buyer’s guide

LifeAround2Angels Bath Bomb Set of 12: this set is perfect as a gift. Each bath bomb is individually hand-wrapped and you have a selection of colors and scents to experiment with. With names such as Black Raspberry Vanilla, Fun on the Beach and Victorian Rose, who wouldn’t?

Gaea Miracle Bath Bombs Gift Set of 6: another set of carefully selected natural ingredients. Enjoy exquisite scents such as coconut milk, honey and bamboo.

Sink or Swim Bath Co. Set of 6: a simple set that relies on nourishing and no-fuss ingredients – these bath bombs contain no glitter, dried herbs or artificial colors, so cleaning your bath after you’re done is made as easy as possible.

Purelis Gift Set of 30 Bath Bombs: this is one of the most generous gift sets you can find. With 30 different bath bombs, it comes at an amazing price, while still maintaining quality. The bath bombs are paraben and sulfate free and handmade with natural ingredients.

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