Bath bombs are a fun and fizzy way to make your time in the bath more like a spa experience. The colorful, frothy addition to your self-care routine comes in a range of scenes, colors and effects. Made from hard-packed mixtures of products, bath bombs fizz and dissolve into frothy bubbles when dropped in the bath. They are extremely popular with both adults and children, and for good reason!

Many people just enjoy the relaxing scents and bubbles they bring, but bath bombs can bring more than aromatherapy. Some people who love using bath bombs might be concerned about bath bombs and bacterial infections, or yeast infections and bath bombs’ effects on their vaginal health. On the other hand, you might also wonder if it’s possible to eliminate vaginal infections with bath bombs. Here are some things to know about bath bombs before taking the plunge into your tub.

What are bath bombs made of?

Most bath bombs are made with a combination of baking soda and citric acid, which neutralize each other when mixed with water. That’s never all they contain, however. Most bath bombs contain dyes and fragrances of one kind or another. Some contain talc. Some are made with more natural ingredients than others, but even natural ingredients can irritate your skin if you happen to be more sensitive. Some flashier versions that are marketed to younger girls even include glitter!

Are bath bombs safe?

Anyone who suffers from yeast infections is bound to wonder how a new bath product like bath bombs might affect them. Bath bombs and bacterial infections could also be a concern. The main way a bath bomb might negatively affect you is by irritating sensitive skin. If you are sensitive to the ingredients in a particular bath bomb, you might suffer from redness, itching or rash, and the irritation might even last after you are out of the tub. If you’re wondering about eliminating vaginal infections with bath bombs, you’re right that bath bombs can affect a woman’s vaginal pH balance.

How to safely enjoy bath bombs

The most important thing to remember when using bath bombs is to watch out for skin irritation and get out of the tub if you notice negative effects. Each person will interact with bath bombs differently. A great way to safely enjoy a frothy, fizzy, fun bath time is to know what bath bombs work for you. Check the ingredients and make sure to use bath bombs made with ingredients that don’t irritate your skin. You can also test bath bombs you’re not sure about by rubbing them on your skin before a bath. You should also rinse off in the shower after enjoying a bath bomb-infused soak in the tub.

Where to get bath bombs

If you’re interested in adding bath bombs to your beauty and relaxation routine, be sure to shop at Soaps & Scents. Just drop one of our bath bombs into your tub as it finishes filling up and, within seconds, you’ll start to see (and smell) the wonderful difference it brings to the experience!