A bath bomb is a mixture of compacted dry and wet ingredients that are moulded into different shapes and then dried. It is used in bathing water that effervescences on the bath bomb surface when immersed into the bath water. It disperses ingredients like moisturizers, colourants, essential oil, and scent. They are very good for the skin and can be used regularly without the fear of skin harm.
Although the bath bombs are safe, the question with many is how many times can you use a bath bomb in a week? The truth is despite them being safe, don’t use bath bombs every day, instead, enjoy them a few times a week at most. In place of the bath bomb, explore other ways to create a soothing and enjoyable bath environment, by using fragrant candles and your favourite relaxing music. Here are some of the components found in the bath bomb that discourage the daily use of bath bombs.
The skin has a pH level of usually between 4.5 and 5.5 signifying the skin is mildly acidic. We need to maintain the skin within the said pH to facilitate the production of healthy oils that moisturizes the skin and protects it against bacteria, pollutants and other irritants. Baking soda on the other side has a pH of 9 which signifies that the skin is alkaline. This tends to alter the pH level of the skin. This alters the ability of the skin to produce healthy oils causing the skin to experience dryness, the appearance of wrinkles, accelerated acne, inflammation, irritation and increased sensitivity to natural elements like the sun.
Citric acid is a type of alpha hydroxyl acid (AHA) found in foods – mainly citric fruits. When applied to the skin with other components, it offers benefits such as the removal of dead skin cells – resulting in an improving the skin’s appearance. Others use citric to help with acne, ageing skin, and dry mouth among others. Citric can be unsafe when used in high concentrations and can cause skin burns. It also can cause irritation on broken skin.
Submerging in bath water with Epsom salt helps the skin absorb magnesium ions. Magnesium is responsible for several basic body functions like enhancing the nervous system, blood pressure, and management of inflammation. Excessive exposure to Epsom salt can lead to the development of skin rash or even contact dermatitis.
Essential oils are best to smell either through by diffuser or a necklace with a diffuser. The way is submerging in bath water with essential oils. They provide benefits such as soothing headaches, depression, cold sores, sinus infections, sore muscles and easing anxiety. The benefits are very attractive, but despite it all, we need to practice caution since poorly diluted essential oils may lead to irritation to the skin and also may cause a burning sensation.
The dye contained in the bath bombs have are made from artificial chemicals. They have a high chance of causing skin rashes, hives itchy, irritation around the genitals, and skin redness since some people may be sensitive to the artificial chemicals making the dyes. Most people at risk are those with skin conditions such as eczema are at high risk of worsening the situation
The use of bath bombs can result in some negative impacts. Whenever you notice
Depending on the skin type, some people may experience an allergic reaction due to the ingredients used in the making of the bath bombs. It’s mainly signified by skin redness.
The dye in the bath bombs are made from artificial chemical and some skins experience skin rashes, itchiness and skin redness. The other cause is the synthetic fragrances used in bath bombs.
Virginal irritation & Infection
The vagina has a delicate pH balance that can easily be altered by some of the ingredients used to make the bath bombs. This is mainly caused by sitting in the tub with water bombs for a long. It results in virginal infections and itchiness on the skin around the vagina.
Sitting for long in the tub with the bath bomb can result in the alteration of the lactobacillus in the vagina by the fragrant and fizzy chemicals. This results in yeast infection.
Some people like fizzy products, making them comfortable with the fizzy ingredients in bath bombs. Some aren’t and may experience imbalanced body hormones caused by the excess addictive and overwhelming fragrances.
The best way to stay safe while using bath bombs is by observing just a few tips such as, first, use the bath bombs with limitations probably just a few times a week. Secondly, carefully examine the ingredients and look out for ingredients that would irritate your skin. Thirdly, reduce the time spent in the bathtub to reduce exposure to allergens. Then, avoid patch testing – applying on the palm, elbow or check to test its safety. And lastly, get rid of the bath bomb from the tub.