bath bombs are well known for using natural ingredients such as essential oils and rich nourishing butter such as Shea. However, they do usually not contain any traces of what we could call a soap, so if that’s the case do they clean you?
Well, the truth is that bath bombs release lots of emollients and softeners into your bath water which help to cleanse your skin. Then the essential oils themselves add extra and natural cleansing power.
But, if you’re looking for a more traditional ‘soap’ type cleanse then you might be disappointed as bath bombs don’t contain any of those ingredients. Instead, they clean you in a much more natural way which is better for your skin.
As well as cleansing your skin, bath bombs have so many other benefits over washing with plain old soap.
Natural essential oils.
Most bath bombs contain a blend of different essential oils which are well known to have many benefits for the skin. You see your skin works a little bit like a sponge and soaks up the natural essential oils. There are so many different essential oils out there and each has its own benefit
For example, Lavender oil is a very popular choice as it’s known to be very calming and relaxing.
Other oils such as Eucalyptus or Peppermint oil can have a more refreshing effect and are often used in bath bombs intended to help you feel more awake. But, there are many other essential oils to choose from each with its own unique benefits.
Nourishing butter and oils.
Another key ingredient in bath bombs is the nourishing butter and oils which help to leave your skin feeling soft, smooth, and hydrated. Popular choices include Shea butter, cocoa butter, coconut oil, or even sweet almond oil, all of which have been used for centuries to nourish, moisturize, and protect the skin.
Do you need to use soap after a bath bomb?
So you have had a nice long soak in the bath and have used your favorite bath bomb, should you now use some soap or even a shower gel to get a wash?
Well of course it is up to you and depends on how clean you already feel after your bath bomb. However, by using a soap or shower gel you will find that this breaks down the oils and butter that will have coated your skin.
This leads back to the above about how these oils nourish and protect your skin. Washing them off with soap will remove them and stop them from doing their job.
Personally, I prefer to not wash off with soap after using a bath bomb.