What is a bath bomb?
Bath bombs, also known as bath fizzers, are dry ingredients that are designed to effervesce once in contact with warm water. Once it hits the water, it releases essential oils, scents, colors, and bubbles to elevate your bath experience. Bath bombs can help condition the skin and soothe sore muscles. Additionally, they may help detox and relax the body and mind. The great thing about bath bombs is that they contain the precise amount of oils and bath salts that you would normally have to purchase separately. Not only does using bath fizzers speed up the bath time process, but they make the experience so much better.
First of all, we need to consider the main question of today’s topic: how long do bath bombs last, anyway? Because bath bombs are made from natural organic ingredients, they will inevitably not last forever. However, there are two things we should consider here: how long they will last after opening and how long they will last before they expire.
Once you’ve opened your bath bombs and put them into the water for the first time, you will find that you’ll likely only get a few minutes of use out of the bath bombs. Generally, most bath bombs will continue to work for about 3 to 6 minutes; however, if you cut down your bath bomb before submerging it in the water, you can make the bath bombs last longer by having two halves to dunk into the water. However, if you only submerge part of the bath bomb, you may be able to make a single bath bomb go for several uses.
Unfortunately, yes – your favorite bath bombs will expire after a while. Indeed, in many cases, bath bombs will expire around six months after they’ve been made. As such, depending on when you purchased or received your Lush bath bombs, you will likely find that they should have a shelf life of around five months. However, over this time, you may find that your bath bombs begin to expire since the ingredients will begin to lose their potency over time. However, if the bath bombs are stored properly, they may be able to last for anywhere up to a year.
Since bath bombs are made with natural ingredients, they will unfortunately expire over time. Some of the key signs that your bath bombs may have expired while in storage could include discoloration, a poor result when submerged in the water, an acrid or “chemically” smell, and slight mold growth on the outside of the bath bomb. If you notice any of these signs, we would advise against using the bath bombs, rather than trying to continue using them,