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The Best Bath Bombs, Bath Salts & Bubble Baths

Homestyle Spa acquired a new meaning to many of us during the last two years of the ongoing pandemic. Although places of relaxation and skincare indulgence are opening up again, it does not mean we are willing to give up the goodness of soaking in bubbles, oils and salts. After all, filling up a bath at home requires minimum effort, while the results of relaxing in warm water at the end of the day are tremendously beneficial.

“There’s definitely a mind-skin connection. Stress can interfere with your immune system and affect the skin’s ability to heal. That’s why a relaxation ritual can help with acne, hair loss, and skin issues like eczema, inflammation, and hives,” said dermatologist Annie Chiu for ELLE.

Unlike taking a daily shower, bathing is a more decadent, luxurious experience. And, there are skincare products that can lift it to a higher level of relaxation and enjoyment. Let us call taking a bath ‘a special occasion’ whenever you feel sore, stressed or simply want to treat your body. For such a special occasion we selected a list of bath bombs, salts, and bubbles.

How to choose bath bombs, bath salts & bubble baths

Bath salts: The benefits of bath salts are well known. Filling a bath with lukewarm water and dissolving salt enriched with minerals can moisturize and purify skin, relieve stress, soothe pain and relax muscles. Commonly used is magnesium sulphate (Epsom salt), different types of coarse sea salt or Himalayan salt.

Essential oils: Essential oils have one main benefit – aromatherapy. Just like citrus oil in a diffuser can boost your productivity and awaken your senses, lavender oil, added in the bathtub, has a comforting, almost tranquillizing effect on your mind. However, if you have sensitive skin or are prone to eczema, we suggest staying away from adding essential oils to your bathtub because they can cause a reaction.

(A little tip from the writer and a vivid bath taker who takes at least two baths a week during cold winter months: to avoid running out of salt and other bathing supplies, I prefer to buy a large container of non-scented Epsom salt, a jar of lavender/eucalyptus/rose oil and mix them later in the water. It saves money and grants an ability to create your own mix based on your mood.)

Bath bombs: If salts and oils are easy to choose, bath bombs require more consideration. They come in a variety of shapes, colours and could be filled with ingredients that might be harmful to sensitive skin. The base three components used to make bath bombs are usually baking soda, citric acid and cornstarch. Besides that, they can include dyes, perfume and Epsom salt. Thus, avoid using bath bombs that contain potentially harmful ingredients: it could be anything that caused a rash previously, (often-synthetic fragrances).

Bubble baths: A foamy layer on the water surface is not only for holding rose petals. It keeps water in the tub warm for a longer time, increases skin softening and often provides a luxurious scent. The latter feature sounds especially appealing if you are not using essential oils. Make sure to read the ingredients list or select a product that was created specifically for sensitive skin.

Price: There is no reason to deny the fact that often price tag is based on the brand name. However, when it comes to choosing the right skincare, we should not always consider that the best ones are the most expensive ones. The same applies to the cheapest drug store options. What matters here is the combination of ingredients and the cleanness of the product. After all, it penetrates through your skin whether you dissolve bath salts in water or apply moisturizer.

(Tip from the writer: To solve that price matter, I often choose a golden middle. As I do not completely trust colourful cheap bath bombs from drug stores, I search for organic options from small vegan brands as Lush or look for the middle-market price segment that are not as expensive as luxury brands, yet as trustworthy.)

DIY: Best bath salts recipe

If you want to control ingredients that go into your bath salts or look for an easy DIY project, mix up your own skincare treat. There are many variations you can come up with based on mood, season, scent preference. However, the main components are Epsom salt, coarse sea salt, Himalayan salt, essential oils and baking soda. As an option, you can add nourishing oils and dried flower’s petals. Thus, after you collected all the required ingredients, get to mixing!

Combine 3 cups of Epsom salt, ½ sea salt (or Himalayan salt), ½ of baking soda, 10-15 drops of essential oils. The mix will give you enough amount for the next few bathing sessions (just ½ cup is enough per bathtub). Store the mixture in a cool, dry place.

DIY: Best Bath bomb recipe for dry skin

We have decided to expand our typical list of products and leave a little idea for a DIY project. If you are struggling with finding a bath product that would moisturize your skin, or if you find that all store-bought bath bombs tend to leave your skin itchy and dry at the end, here is the simple recipe for a bath bomb for dry skin.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 1/2 cup citric acid
  • 3/4 cup corn starch
  • 1/2 cup Epsom salts
  • 1 tb. water
  • 3 tb. base oil or butter of choice (avocado, coconut, shea, etc.)
  • 25-50 drops of essential oil of choice*
  • (optional) 2-5 drops of food colouring

Instructions:

  1. Mix baking soda, citric acid, epsom salts and corn starch.
  2. Add water and base oil or butter of choice.
  3. Drop in desired quantity of essential oil*.
  4. Add desired amount of food colouring.
  5. Mold into balls of desired size or fill in silicone mold and let dry.

*Essential oils can cause allergies or skin irritation, especially if not adequately diluted.

Why trust us

(Note from the writer: trust me because such self-care as taking a bath is a therapy and a passion of mine.) But seriously, our main goal is not only to suggest products that we would or already buy for ourselves. We spent many hours researching available options on the market, chose only those that won the approval of many other customers, buying guides and industry professionals. We carefully selected products that would best fit bath salts, bombs and bubbles categories.

The entire research, review, and writing process took us more than 20 hours. We primarily choose home spa products that have an average of at least four stars on Amazon and other online review platforms.

The best bath salts

Aromatika De-Stress 100 % Natural & Pure Salt Essential oils Rosemary & Juniper Bath Sea Salts

This bath sea salt from Aromatika opens our list for the best bath salts for relaxation. Unlike other salts, this particular product focuses on delivering mental and physical rest. It is called De-Stress for a reason. Juniper essential oil, one of the key components, is an effective general tonic, that helps to calm down, eliminates irritability, increases confidence and energy.

On the other side, rosemary essential oil (sometimes called the ‘elixir of youth’) was added to increase the tonic effect, relax your mind and even strengthen memory.

Aromatika salt is filled with a large number of minerals that have a positive effect on the body by regulating moisture levels and activating metabolism.

As one customer noted, the bath salt is pricey, but the botanical smell is very comforting. She suggested mixing it with unscented sea salt to stretch it out, which we find a rather practical lifehack.

Ingredients: Juniper Oil, Rosemary Oil, Sodium Chloride, Picea Abies Leaf Oil, Parfum, D-Limonene.

Pros
  • 100% natural ingredients
  • Cruelty-free
  • Ideal anti-stress
Cons
  • High price point.

Herbivore Botanicals – Dead Sea Bath Salts

If you are not only looking for a luxurious bath salt but also want to post a picture of your skincare on Instagram, this Herbivore is a picture-perfect product. First of all, it comes in a minimal, stylish jar. Pink salt with a white label truly creates a pleasant appearance.

Secondly, and most importantly, Himalayan pink salt crystals provide relaxation to the mind and body. It also offers a detoxifying experience: Herbivore Dead sea salt combines at least twenty-six minerals that exfoliate and purify the skin. Taking a bath with a small amount of dissolved salt, benefits the skin by drawing out toxins and deep cleaning.

Besides the cleansing effect, this Himalayan salt is a clean product. It was formulated without parabens, sulphates, fragrances, synthetic dyes and was handcrafted in a cruelty-free way. Thus, it would be true to call it a vegan product that has a delightful floral aroma.

Ingredients: Sodium Chloride (Pacific Sea Salt), Sodium Chloride (Himalayan Pink Salt), Cananga odorata (Ylang Ylang) Essential Oil, Vanilla planifolia Extract, Kaolin (French Pink Clay). Disclaimer: Ingredients are subject to change at the manufacturer’s discretion. For the most complete and up-to-date list of ingredients, refer to the product packaging.

Pros
  • 100% Natural & Effective – 100% Vegan.
  • Sustainably Handcrafted.
Cons
  • High price point.
  • Small package. (Although, as we mentioned previously you can always mix luxury salts with non-scented Epsom salts to stretch it out.)

Best Himalayan bath salts

Rose Sea Soak Calming Bath Salts

We have got another aesthetically pleasing package on the list. This Organics Rose & Ylang Sea Soak from French Girl delivers a truly luxurious experience. This Himalayan salt is infused with rose and ylang scents which makes it an ideal choice for home spa procedures during springtime, or whenever you feel like dreaming of blooming gardens.

The combination of floral scent and minerals provides a variety of benefits: soothing pain, calming sore muscles and easing the mind at the end of a stressful day.

Ingredients: Himalayan Pink Salt, Sel Gris (French Grey Sea Salt)* Magnesium Sulfate (Epsom Salt), Maris Sal (Dead Sea Salt), Sodium Chloride (Dendritic Salt), Pacific Sea Salt, Essential Oils of Pelargonium Graveolens (Rose Geranium)* Cymbopogon Martini (Palmarosa)* Boswellia Carterii (Frankincense)* Cananga Odorata (Ylang Ylang)

Pros
  • Natural ingredients.
  • Eliminates toxins.
  • Ideal for relaxation.
Cons
  • Some customers noted the scent was too overwhelming.

Best CBD bath salts

Queen Recovery Hemp Soak

You might be looking for a home spa product to reduce physical pain or simply want to decrease mental stress at the end of a workday, in both cases, one of the best CBD bath soaks is truly Queen of recovery. The ingredients in this bath salt deliver a harmonious effect to the mind, and relieve any muscle pain.

Unlike standard bath salts, Queen recovery soak has hemp as the main ingredient. Including hemp means taking relief to a higher level. You can use it to eliminate cramps, reduce anxiety and achieve complete relaxation of body and mind.

As one satisfied customer noted, he could not be more pleased: the quality of these relaxing bath salts exceeded all his expectations.

Ingredients: Magnesium Sulfate, Water Soluble Hemp-Derived Phytocannabinoids, * Ylang Ylang, Cypress, Atlas Cedar Essential Oils.

Pros
  • Reduces cramps and discomfort.
  • Reliefs stress and anxiety.
  • All natural ingredients.
Cons
  • High price for a small bag.

The best (and most affordable) Epsom salts

Dr Teal’s lavender Epsom salts

Epsom salt became the number one choice for many people, for many fair reasons. The first one is redundant but effective-soreness relief. Whether you feel tired after sitting in an office chair all day long or have muscle pain after a workout, a cup of Epsom salts dissolved in warm water is a quick and pleasant way to reduce that uncomfortableness.

The second one is the stress-reducing factor. Soak in a warm bath for at least twenty minutes once or twice a week, (add some music and candles), and you will notice considerable mood lifting. Speaking of this particular lavender-infused Epsom salt, make sure to use it right before going to sleep. Lavender scent affects the mind helping to achieve complete relaxation, reduce anxiety and as a result eliminate stress.

One satisfied customer noted that she has been using Dr. Teal’s for a very long time. These Epsom salts help her muscles relax and help with back pain. She also highlighted that using the lavender-scented bath salts before bedtime puts her into an amazingly deep sleep.

The third reason Epsom salt is so popular is its ability to help reduce leg swelling. It is especially helpful to those who work on their feet all day long. Relaxing in a warm bath with a dissolved cup of Epsom salt can ease ache and rejuvenate tired feet.

Ingredients: Magnesium Sulfate (Epsom Salt), Fragrance (Parfum), Lavadula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Linalool.

Pros
  • Affordable.
  • Can be used as skin exfoliator.
  • Reliefs sore muscle pain.
Cons
  • Might be an overwhelming scent.

The Honest Company Bubble Bath – Lavender Dream

Indeed, we are aware that this bubble bath is designed for kids. Yet who would not want the cleanest skin product with a pleasant smell? It does not matter how old you are, this plant-based formula with natural ingredients and lavender scent can make the bathing experience satisfying for any age.

The Honest Company bubble bath is known for its gentle texture (also, it is tear-free) which can be used daily without concern for delicate baby skin. Considering that fact, it is an ideal option for people with sensitive skin or previous eczema problems. The company promises that each product is created with cautious ingredients selection, which means no sulphates, parabens, synthetic fragrances, dyes, formaldehyde donors, mea, DEA.

As one satisfied customer noticed, her son loves bath time so she wanted to get him bubbles that would not cause tears if some got in his eyes. This proved to be a great buy for them. She mentioned that The Honest Company bubble bath made lots of bubbles for a small amount and caused no tears.

Ingredients: Water (Aqua/Eau), Lauryl Glucoside, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Glycerin, Disodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Sodium Chloride, Decyl Glucoside, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Lavandula Hybrida Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Heptyl Glucoside, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Polyitaconate, Panthenol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Hydroxyacetophenone, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Triethyl Citrate, Gamma-Nonalactone, Vanillin, Maltol, Glutamic Acid, Coconut Acid, Citric Acid, Linalool

Pros
  • Naturally derived ingredients.
  • Soothing lavender scent.
  • Tear-free formula.
  • Ideal for people with sensitive skin.
Cons
  • Some customers noted that lavender scent gave their kid a mild rush.

Best baby bubble bath

Live Clean Baby Bubble Bath & Wash, Calming Bedtime

Live Clean Baby bubble bath is a meadow in a bottle. This, made in Canada, baby wash was formulated with organic botanical extracts of chamomile, jasmine, lavender, and vanilla. Such a combination does not only gently clean a baby from hair to toes, but also comforts when preparing for bedtime. Essential oils soothe the baby by providing peaceful sleep. A satisfied customer called it the best kids bubble bath. She uses it for both a toddler and a newborn. It makes a lot of bubbles for the former one, and the hypoallergenic formula is gentle enough for the latter one.

Another reason many parents prefer Live Clean Baby bubble bath is the absence of such harmful elements like SLS, DEA, silicone, dye, petroleum, phthalate, and paraben.

Pros
  • Vegan, cruelty-free product.
  • Hypoallergenic, naturally derived ingredients.
  • Ideal for kids of any age.
Cons
  • Contains a small amount of perfume so make sure to watch your baby’s reaction after the first use.

Best bubble bath for sensitive skin

wash no. 0

In fact, it is a minimalist dream bubble bath. It comes in a simple, yet stylish bottle that could decorate any bathroom.

Wash no. 0 was made in Canada with the cleanest possible ingredients: a pH-balanced, fragrance-free formula enriched with omega-3 and vitamins.

This bubble bath/body wash is an ideal option for anyone with sensitive skin. It provides smooth cleaning without any irritation.

Ingredients: Aqua/Water/Eau, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glycerin, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Sodium Chloride, Decyl Glucoside, Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate, Disodium, Cocoamphodiacetate, Benzyl Alcohol, Coco-Glucoside, Glyceryl Oleate, Coconut Fatty Acid, Sodium Citrate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Citric Acid, Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters, Panthenol, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Dehydroacetic Acid, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Extract, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Niacinamide, Tocopheryl Acetate, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract, Canola Oil, Ascorbic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide

Pros
  • Cruelty-free, vegan formula.
  • Fragrance-free.
  • Made in Canada.
  • Ideal for sensitive skin.
Cons
  • Higher price.

Best bubble bath for lots of bubbles

Dr Teal’s Foaming Bath with Pure Epsom Salt, Soothe & Sleep with Lavender

Dr Teal’s product is our go-to option for budget-friendly bath products. Unlike many other bubble baths, Dr Teal’s one creates long-lasting bubbles with just a small amount of soap required. The value for your money is excellent, noted one customer.

This foaming bubble bath with a lavender scent was made for a relaxing experience at the end of the day. The scent of lavender essential oil affects the mind, providing complete relaxation and can even contribute to anxiety relief. As another customer said, the scent is just right. It is not overpowering. She has very sensitive skin (eczema) and it does not cause her to be extra dry or itchy. Normally she is not allowed to use scented products, but this one is okay.

Dr Teal’s foaming bath also contains Epsom salt. Besides relaxing nourishing benefits, this ingredient can soothe sore muscles and tired feet. It also nourishes the skin leaving it hydrated and smooth. Taking a bath with Dr Teal’s foam as your regular skincare routine can help not only relief stress and soothe sore muscles, but also rejuvenate overall skin condition and even improve its overall appearance.

Pros
  • Cruelty-free.
  • Budget-friendly.
  • Muscle pain soothing.
  • Stress relief.
  • Long lasting bubbles.
Cons
  • Some customers noted that after staying in water for too long they experienced mild skin rash.

Goats milk bubble bath

Caprina by Canus, Fresh Goat’s Milk Foaming Milk Bath

Try to find a bubble bath for grownups these days without trekking to an obnoxious mall to buy something overpriced and over-scented, said a customer. (And we could not agree more.) They continue that if you do not want to be stuck with something blue and bubblegum scented, try this Caprina goat milk bubble bath. She added that it is easy on dry, sensitive skin, has a pleasant, clean fragrance that is not too perfumed, and even though it is not as bubbly as other foams, it is good enough.

Caprina bath foam is made with fresh goat’s milk collected from local goat farmers: the ingredient is naturally rich in proteins, vitamins, minerals and triglycerides. Add half a cup into your bathtub and relax for twenty minutes. You might be surprised how smooth and silky your skin will feel and look after.

Another customer confessed; her whole family loves the Caprina brand. They even use it for pets. Their two dogs smell great after being bathed. (That tells you something about the affordable price tag.)

Ingredients: Aqua/Water/Eau, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Chloride, Peg -4 Rapeseedamide, Caprae-Lac/Goat Milk/ Lait de chevre, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glycol Distearate, Glycol Stearate, Polyquaternium-7, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Tocopheryl Acetate, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Parfum/Fragrance, Citric Acid, Glycol, DMDM Hydantoin, Tetrasodium EDTA, Linalool, Amyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Geraniol, Benzyl Salicylate.

Pros
  • Made in Canada.
  • Phosphate free.
  • Cruelty-free.
  • Budget-friendly.
Cons
  • Not as bubbly.

Best bath oil

Aveeno Skin Relief Shower and Bath Oil

With four and a half stars and almost fourteen thousand customers reviews on Amazon, Aveeno bath oil is the product that leaves your skin moisturized and nourished. It was formulated with oatmeal which is responsible for soothing part, and mineral oil which helps to retain moisture.

We might have selected Aveeno bath oil for many reasons, but one of the most attractive advantages is the fragrance-free formula. Dermatologists recommend this product, especially for people with sensitive skin and/or scent allergies. As one customer noticed, her skin felt hydrated, and eczema instantly improved. She went from 90% covered with eczema to just maybe 50% after using Aveeno bath oil for two weeks (once every other day, soaked for 10-15 mins), then moisturizing with Cerave and Curel.

It is rather simple to use: at the end of taking a bath, shake the bottle well and apply it to your skin. Then rinse and pat dry with a towel.

Some other customers noted that it is also a great bath product to use after a good workout.

Pros
  • Ideal for sensitive skin.
  • Improves skin overall condition.
  • Fragrance-free.
  • Budget-friendly.
Cons
  • Small bottle.

The best bath bombs

OUAI Chill Pills Bath Fizzies

OUAI bath molds have been noticed all over Instagram influencers, and it gains their popularity for many fair reasons. Fizzy bath tablets are infused with Jojoba, Safflower and Hemp Seed Oils, components that leave skin moisturized, silky and smooth. It has a clean formula free of silicone, parabens and sulphates.

A customer said she loves these for the bath! Also, she added, the bottle is aesthetically pleasing and cute for the bathroom.

Besides a stylish, minimal package (Instagram worthy) those bath molds were made in a cruelty-free way.

Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Fragrance (Parfum), Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Aqua (Water, Eau), Linalool, Geraniol, Hexyl Cinnamal. Disclaimer: Ingredients are subject to change at the manufacturer’s discretion. For the most complete and up-to-date list of ingredients, refer to the product packaging.

Pros
  • Vegan.
  • Cruelty-free.
  • Infused with essential oils.
  • Mild, pleasant scent.
Cons
  • High price for a small package.

Best colourful bath bomb

Intergalactic Lush bath bomb

Lush is known for their creative approach to skincare. This bath bomb is not an exception. They call it bathing in deep space. A customer admitted that it is the most gorgeous bath bomb she ever purchased: neon blue, candy pink and glitter create a truly amazing show on the water surface. She was a little worried that the glitter would be too much but it left her skin with a subtle shimmer.

This cosmic rainbow bath bomb does not only look mesmerizing, it is infused with refreshing peppermint, grapefruit and cedarwood oils. Peppermint oil cools the skin, while grapefruit oil works as a mood booster.

Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate , Citric Acid , Popping Candy (Isomalt, Lycasin, Carbon Dioxide) , Fragrance , Cream of Tartar (Potassium Bitartrate) , Water (Aqua) ,Peppermint Oil (Mentha piperita) , Grapefruit Oil (Citrus paradisi) , Vetivert Oil(Vetiveria zizanoides) , Cedarwood Oil (Juniperus Virginiana) , Titanium Dioxide ,Corn Starch (Zea mays) , Sodium Laureth Sulfate , Lauryl Betaine , Synthetic Fluorphlogopite , Tin Oxide (Tin oxide) , Dipropylene Glycol , *Limonene , *Linalool ,Iron Oxides , Blue 1 , Yellow 10 Lake , Red 28 .

Pros
  • Infused with mood lifting essential oils.
  • Colourful and fun to bathe in.
Cons
  • Contains some synthetic ingredients (make sure to check the ingredients list before using).

Best vegan bath bombs

Aofmee Bath Bombs, 7 Pcs Fizzies Spa Kit Perfect for Moisturizing Skin

These bath bombs smell delicious, noted a customer, almost like you could eat some of them. Others, in the same package, smell like flowers but are very natural. They have a wide range of scents and a beautiful box-so it is a very giftable product. You can surprise your friend, family member or a lover with such a pleasant, appealing gift. Each bath bomb is wrapped individually, which preserves freshness.

The Aofme bath bombs collection is a box of seven handcrafted fizzing balls filled with skin-beneficial ingredients: vanilla is for a soothing effect, chamomile-relaxing, mint-refreshing, green tea-reviving, lavender-restoring, ocean-rejuvenating. Depending on your mood and time of the day you can create a romantic, relaxing or energizing atmosphere with those bath bombs.

More than scents and colours variations, a combination of naturally derived ingredients can cleanse, nourish and moisturize your skin leaving it healthy-looking. Aofme bath bombs are created using non-toxic ingredients, so you would not have to worry about possible skin irritations.

Pros
  • Vegan.
  • Cruelty-free.
  • Stai-free colours.
  • Ideal gifting option.
Cons
  • Some customers noted the bombs do not create enough fizz.

Frequently asked questions

What is a bath bomb?

A bath bomb is a blend of baking soda, citric acid and cornstarch formed into a block or a ball that dissolves and fizzles in the water.

How to use a bath bomb?

Throw your bath bomb into a bathtub filled with water right before taking a bath and enjoy the scent, explosion of fizzles and, in some cases, colours. To help it dissolve faster, hold the bomb under the running water as your bathtub fills up.

How to make a bath bomb?

Whether you feel like a little DIY project or want to make sure you control ingredients that go into your bath bomb and eventually penetrate through your skin, you can easily make a bath bomb by yourself. The classic recipe is a mix of baking soda (1 cup), cornstarch (½ cup) and citric acid (½ cup). Mix it in a bowl and add as an option Epsom salt, colouring pigment and essential oils. Add ¾ tablespoon water, mold the ball, smooth the sides and let it dry.

What are bath salts?

Bath salts come in two groups: naturally sourced kinds like Australian, Dead Sea, Himalayan salts, and a class of laboratory-made chemicals that imitate crystals of natural salts. Bath salts often consist of fragrances, essential oils, colouring, and at least a small amount of Epsom salt.

How to use bath salts?

Just like bath bombs, bath salts are made for dissolving them in warm water.

Add two cups of salt into a bathtub filled with warm water and then soak in the tub for about fifteen minutes.

Epsom salts vs bath salts?

The main difference between Epsom salt and bath salts is that the former one consists of natural magnesium, minerals and sulphate. While bath salts are often laboratory-produced and include dyes, fragrances and essential oils. Choose accordingly by keeping that difference in mind and considering the sensitivity of your skin: Epsom salt if you are looking for the cleanest, organic option and bath salts that can offer a luxurious experience of a variety of scents.

Epsom salt vs dead sea salt?

You might be surprised, but Epsom salt consists of no salt at all. It was named that way because of the resemblance in appearance that looks like salt crystals. Epsom salt is a combination of magnesium and sulphate. Dead sea salt, on the contrary, is made of salt and minerals. Considering this fact, they have a slightly different effect on the skin. Dead Sea salt is more versatile and has a wider range of effects. While Epsom salt is known for soothing pain and injuries, relaxing sore muscles and helping with swollen joints.

What are the benefits of bath salts?

Taking a bath with salt has a variety of benefits for skin, body overall and even mental health. The benefits of bath salts are soothing pain, stress relief, moisturizing the skin, and even solving insomnia problems.

How to make a bubble bath with lots of bubbles?

The request might sound almost ridiculous in its simplicity of achievement, yet there are certain tricks to even such an easy task as pouring a bubble bath into a tub. Wait until the bathtub is filled with a few inches of water. When adding a bubble bath, pour it right underneath the stream of running water. In that case, you will get a duvet of bubbles covering the water surface.

Foam bath vs bubble bath?

A foam bath and a bubble bath are the same things. They both refer to a product that is used to make bubbles in the water.

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Updated date

April 29th, 2022

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Maria Kossman

Maria Kossman is an essayist, and content specialist at Rant-it.ca. Her writing appeared in a variety of fashion magazines. When she is not focused on reviewing and writing, she spends time exploring coffee shops, English literature and antique malls.
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