Bath Bombs

Having gone through both positive and negative experiences with bath bombs, to include making my own, I can honestly say these are a good collection of both spectrums.

InstaNaturals 5 out of 5 stars

Who doesn’t like a good hot soak any day of the week?  More so when like is coming at you from different directions and not in the good way.  The tin container from Insta Naturals contains a total of 6 square bath bombs; two Breathe, two Relax and two Energize.  Just to note that the three different types are not the same sizes:  Energize is the largest with Relax coming in the smallest.  Why that is, I have no idea.

The bath squares are solely wrapped in tissue paper with no annoying plastic cling encompassing them; they truly do annoy me especially with wet fingers trying to get them open.  Problem solved, no plastic.

Simple yet luxurious ingredient listing for each:

Breathe:  Eucalyptus, Peppermint and Ylang Ylang.

Relax:  Lavender, Cedarwood and Ylang Ylang.

Energize:  Grapefruit, Bergamot and Lemon Grass.

The key ingredients in each one are epsom salt, kaolin clay, cocoa butter and, of course, the pure essential oils.  No artificial colors or fragrances.

I have had the wonderful chance to try all three; my kids actually allowed me to have three baths in the last couple weeks.  This mommy has been so tired since Thanksgiving!  I digress though.  They fizz well and dissolve much better than balls.  They do not color the water; just envelopes the whole house with their scents.  One bath bomb does the trick and the scents stay on me all day.

While all three leave my skin super soft and hydrated the Energize has my heart; I absolutely love this citrus blend!  Very therapeutic aroma.

 Fizz Bath Bombs  4 out of 5 stars

Size:  Half as large as a regular sized bath bomb

Scents / Ingredients:

(1) Rose:  Rose Petals, Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Aqua, Butyrospermum Parkli, Parfum, Rosa Centifolia, CI 16255

(2) Lavender:  French Lavender and lavender seeds, Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Aqua, Butyrospermum Parkii, Lavandula Angustifolia Oil, Lavandula Vera, Linalool, CI 42090, CI 45430

(3) Romance:  Rose petals, Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Aqua, Butyrospermum Parkii, Rosa Centifolia, Osemarinus Officinalis Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia Oil, Linalool, Limonene, CI 19140, CI 42090

Made in the United Kingdom; not sure if the petals and seeds were harvested from there though.

Lush and luscious; my skin soaked these in and I felt amazing!  The scent for each is spot on and lasted all day.  No rashes occurred nor other skin irritations.  

The only negative I can give on these are the petals and seeds.  The rose and romance not only had chopped up petals but, it was quite notable that the entire flower to include the buds was shoved in the blender.  There was a lot of green mixed in with the petals.

To clean it out I ran a fish net through the water and remove the petals, buds, and seeds before emptying the water out.

Charlotte & Oliver’s 4 out of 5 stars

I am very “pro-environment” and recycle, terracycle, upcycle, or compost everything I can so, I am very pleased with how minimal the packaging is with the 6-piece bath bomb gift set by Charlotte & Oliver’s.  However; there is neither labeling nor ingredient listing neither on the box nor the bath bombs themselves and pulled the information from the description:

6 Bath Bombs, 3 Scents / Theme, 2 of each Scent / Theme:

2 ~ blue ~ Ocean ~ Escape

2 ~ yellow ~ Vanilla ~ Relax

2 ~ peach / light pink ~ Strawberry ~ Immunity

Ingredients from what I have gathered:

Natural Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, Citric Acid, Sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Sulfate, Essential Oil (Sandalwood), Water

“and other natural ingredients”

I have used quite a few other bath bombs with sub-par results and in comparison I have to say the following main PRO points when comparing the Charlotte & Oliver’s to others:

(1) These fizz more and take much longer to dissolve

(2) These actually color the water; no discoloring to the bathtub lining (just a FYI there)

(3) Far from diluted; one bath bomb for a whole bath tub!

(4) The scent stays and does not fade away

(5) My skin feels softer and smells fantastic

Conclusion:  Very beautiful, sensual smelling, luscious, and relaxing gift set with many positive qualities but, without a full listing of ingredients it truly is difficult to know all about these bath bombs and whether they will irritate others’ skin or sensitivities to certain essential oils; I know of several friends that have sensitivities to sandalwood alone which is the only essential oil I found listed.

Art Naturals 2 out of 5 stars

 Who doesn’t like the luxurious and lush when it comes to describing bath bombs?

The set of 6 Bath Bombs by Art Naturals each comes wrapped in plastic with tissue paper wrapped over it and a label stating what type it is.

Ingredients:  Your basics of any bath bombs. Dead Sea Salt, Epsom Salts, Baking Soda. Citric Acid, Shea & Cocoa Butter,  Kaolin Clay, Vitamin E, “Parfum” Cinnamon & Vanilla, Essential Oils.

Set of 6 “Types” with different blends:

Wellness, Energize, Strength, Zen, Cozy Night, Yoga

Directions:

Place unwrapped bath bomb in bath tub when it is 1/3 full.

CONS:

These fizz into disintegration immediately ~ from video to the picture in which you can only see a dot was 20 seconds.

States 1/3 full bathtub and, let me tell you, that amount of water is the ONLY way you will get any use from these bath bombs individually.

A full bathtub (or even 1/2) dilutes these too much for any use.  Therefore; scent immediately disappears as soon as the level of the bathtub hits the halfway point.  I don’t know about you but, that is definitely NOT enough water for a decent bath.  I have used 4 of the bath bombs so far and each one is like this.  I have had to add my own bath salts in the end with each one.  What’s the point then?

PRO:

No skin irritation but, that may be because these get so diluted when compared to other bath bombs.

They are cool to watch as they quickly fizz but, just don’t blink or you will miss it.

Conclusion:

Double these up if you want a “luxurious” and “lush” bath with these bath bombs.  These smell nice initially with hardly any water then ka-put.

NIPOO 3 out of 5 stars

Who doesn’t want to relax in a hot bath full of lovely scents?  The Nipoo Bath Bombs are very large and are vibrant in color with just enough scent to guess what they are supposed to be.

Pros

(1) Bubbles and fizzes amazingly!

(2) Dissolves completely within three minutes.

(3) Leaves skin soft and mentally relaxed.

(4) Scent was not strong nor cloying.

(5) No filmy residue nor staining left in bathtub after use.I just truly with they were labeled as to what they were.

(6) No skin irritations noted and my kids have even taken a bath already with these.

Cons:

(1) No ingredient listing what so ever.

(2) No labeling of what the scents are exactly except in the description listing on Amazon.

Very pleased and may cut them in half to make them be used longer.  Very nice and relaxing set.

Elixir Naturel 3 out of 5 stars

Nice sized glass bottle.  Simple cork (very simple aka cheaply made).  Not as many rose petals as you would think and they do rehydrate quite quickly once they are in the bath.

The scent is not very strong even after adding the bath salts.  States 1/2 a cup to 1 whole cup.  Even with 1 whole cup in a bath with 5 inches below the level drawn full it wasn’t very aromatic.  My skin had no scent even after 45 minutes of soaking it up.

States “Fizzes”… there was zero fizzes.  There is a mix of small to large chunks that are all easy to pour out of the opening.  They dissolve very easily.

Left my skin smooth.  No irritations noted.  It was a nice and relaxing bath but, not a luxurious soak per se.  Needs a bit of fizz and more scent in my opinion.

What is your favorite scent to soak in?

MsCat

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