Bath bomb lovers...it is time.
I know the bright colors are fun. I know the strong fragrances are appealing. The bubbles, the spinning, the swirls, the glitter, the tricks...I get it. I really do. But ladies...they are toxic. Dyes, micas (that contain lead and are colored with synthetic dyes), synthetic fragrances, emulsifiers, phthalates, polysorbates, parabans. Hormone changers, carcinogens, endocrine disruptors,...this is what we are soaking in.
Consider the following taken from my go to doctor in all health related matters, Dr. Axe:
Common bath bomb fragrance ingredients are synthetic and can cause hormone disruption and increase your risk of diseases like type 2 diabetes, breast cancer and infertility, among other ailments.
Popular bath fizzy ingredients are linked to ailments like asthma, eczema, ADHD, cancer and other diseases.
Food dyes common in bath bombs can be absorbed through broken, irritated or recently shaved skin. From there, it goes straight into your bloodstream. Some food dyes are linked to cancer, ADHD, allergic reactions and more.
Common bath bomb ingredients are linked to urinary tract and vaginal yeast infections.
Glitter used in store-bought and homemade bath bombs can pollute water once they wash down the drain
They are no good for our skin. And since everything we put on our skin absorbs into our bodies...they are definitely no good for our bodies either. Instead of expecting body care products to entertain us in the tub, let's use body care for what it is meant to do...heal and nourish. Handcrafted butters and plant infused oils that nurture dry skin. Colorings like clays and extracts from superfood aronia berries or blueberries that add antioxidants to our bodies through absorption. Spinach, kelp, yellow dock, butterfly pea, madder root. Walnut husks. Activated charcoal. Magnesium. Oh magnesium.
So please, Stop poisoning your body with brightly colored bath bombs...or really brightly colored anything. And to get you off on the right foot...here is a basic bath bomb recipe that will sooth sore muscles and give you an overall sense of relaxation while in the tub. And if you don't want to make one, you can always shop with us, knowing our bath bombs are toxin-free...
Because...well...you are so worth it.
best bath bomb recipe
1 cup of baking soda
1/2 c citric acid
1 T magnesium flakes
1 T clay (benonite, french green, kaolin, etc...)
1T cream of tartar
1 T organic or gmo free milk powder (buttermilk, coconut, etc...)
I T oil (plant infused is best, otherwise jojoba, avocado, sweet almond)
1 T shea or cocoa butter, melted
1 T red turkey castor oil
20 drops of essential oil (mix this in with the castor oil before adding to bath bomb mixture)
toppings (dried flowers, natural colored sprinkles, dried rosemary, himalayan sea salts, etc)
colorings (aronia berry, spinach, turmeric, butterfly pea, etc...)
1 T witch hazel or rubbing alcohol
Mix all of the dry ingredients and then add oils and butters, including your essential oil mixture and coloring.
Add witch hazel or rubbing alcohol and mix well. The mixture should have the consistency of wet sand and clump in your hands when squeezed.
If adding toppings to your bomb, sprinkle about one tablespoon in the bottom of your mold
pack bath bomb mixture into both halves of the mold and press together.
gently pull apart one side of the mold, turnover and pull the other side off. You can also gently tap on the top of the mold to release the mixture. Let dry for 24 hours. enjoy!