What are the benefits of bath bombs? Like, what’s each ingredient good for? Sounds like a good topic...
Bath bombs are amazing fizzy balls of joy. Drop one into your bath and get ready to have an amazing and relaxing bathing experience. When you toss them into the water they begin to fizz releasing wonderful scents and skin beneficial ingredients for your skin.
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, Milk, Avocado Oil or Grape seed oil are often added. Fragrances are added to top off the aromatherapy experience. The uses of these products are to relax and pamper yourself, cleanse the skin from daily contaminations, also strengthen it, increase elasticity, leaving the skin soft and silky and with pleasant aroma. Let's have a look closer on how skin benefits from each ingredient of the bath bomb.
Baking Soda and Citric Acid
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.
Shea butter has protective, regenerative, and softening properties; it stimulates the synthesis of collagen and acts as a natural UV filter. It is used as an active ingredient for all skin types, but especially for sensitive and damaged skin.
Olive oil helps to preserve smooth and beautiful skin and is ideal for softening and giving velvetiness to excessively dry or weathered skin of the face and hands. It contains many fatty acids, which help to restore the oil balance of the skin, and antioxidants that protect the skin and make it velvety.
This ingredient contained in the bath bombs is rich in minerals, salts of potassium, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, and vitamin E, which has a beneficial effect on the skin and helps to fight cellulite.
Milk powder added to the bath bombs is fantastic moisturiser, it contains vitamin A, B6, B12, and vitamin E. It’s able to repair even extra dry skin.