Bath bombs have a fizzy effect when dropped into the water, they are mostly scented, contain essential oils, and some color in the water. They can turn kids bath time into a fun experience.
However, you may be worried if it’s safe to use, and you have the right to be. There have been reports of kids and adults alike having skin rashes after using bath bombs. Here are some precautions you can take before buying and using bath bombs.
- What Are They Made Of?
The base ingredients of these bath fizzies are citric acid and sodium bicarbonate or commonly knows as baking soda. It reacts or “explodes” when it touches the water.
Depending on the manufacturer, essential oils, fragrances, colorants, glitters etc. are added. Here in Lac Larde, we use only organic ingredients that are free of dyes, chemicals, and synthetic ingredients. Make sure to read the ingredients on the label.
- Are They Good for the Skin?
Essentially, these bath balls can be compared to adding bath salt or bath oil into the bathtub. Some of the ingredients like oils are moisturizing. Meanwhile, the colorants and fragrances can be irritating.
Find out first if your kid is allergic to any of the ingredient or do a skin test before submerging your child into the water. Synthetic fragrances and food dyes are some common allergens. As an added note, do not use bath bombs with an open wound or broken skin.
- Do They Stain The Tub?
Bath bombs with dyes or colors can cling to the tub wall and with each use, it could change the color of your tub. Our all natural bath bombs are free of colorants and will not stain your tub.
However, bath bombs contain oils that can make your tub slippery when getting in and out of it. This can be dangerous to your kids. To prevent residue build-up, it’s important that you clean your tub after every use. For added safety, place an anti-slip rubber mat at the bottom of your tub.
- Do Bath Bombs Expire?
Like any product, bath bombs also have a recommended “use by” date before it loses its effectiveness. A newly bought bath bomb fizzes faster than an old one. Hence, it is not recommended that you buy more than you will use. To help make it last longer, store bath bombs in airtight containers or zip lock bags and put them in a cool and dry place.
The average shelf life for bath bombs is six months to one year. Beyond the expiry date, though it is still safe for use, the effectiveness won’t be the same. It may not fizz and probably crumble in the water. The scents of the bath bombs may also disappear.
- Are They Safe for the Environment?
If you’re an eco-conscious parent, you would want to know if the ingredients properly dissolve when they go down the drain. Avoid products that contain PET or plastic ingredients that don’t break down like glitter. Our bath bombs don’t contain glitter, GMO materials and our packaging are recyclable.
- Where to Buy Bath Bombs?
You can easily get our organic bath bombs online by visiting our website. You can also find bath bombs on shopping sites like Amazon and eBay.
Do you have other questions about bath bombs, feel free to comment below. If you had any experience using them, please share them as well.