I know bathing & bath bombing are the latest trends but I still come across some people who have never heard of a bath bomb before. I did some investigating & research for you <3
When I found out that we come into contact with anywhere between 700,000 & 2.1 million different toxic chemicals a day… I started taking baths more often. At first I started getting headaches but that is a natural & completely normal symptom when you are detoxing at first. Typically I’ll stay in the bath for at least 20 minutes & I always make sure that the water is hot enough where I’m sweating. Sometimes I’ll use Himalayan Pink Salt, Epsom Salt, or my own homemade bathbombs to detox and really its whatever I am in the mood for. My head feels so much clearer, I feel like I have more energy & my skin feels softer ever since I started making this habit.
So I thought I’d share some info with you 🙂
What is a Bath Bomb?
Bath bombs are hard-packed mixtures of dry ingredients which effervesce when wet. It is used to add essential oils, scent and color to your bathwater. I love Bath Bombs because they let you enjoy the benefits of moisture, aromatherapy, and detoxing all in one.
How do they work?
Get naked & get in your bathtub & drop your bath bomb in to relax & detox 🙂 Bath bombs’ primary ingredients are a weak acid and a bicarbonate base. They are unreactive when dry, but react vigorously when dissolved in water to produce their fizzing; carbon dioxide bubbles on your skin which gives a tickling feeling which I love
The Benefits of Bathing
It raises your body temperature & when you get out, the cooling effect the air has on your skin causes melatonin to be released in the brain
When skin is covered with warm water blood rises to the skin’s surface. Arteries & veins temporarily expand which allows more blood flow & lowers blood pressure
Steam from baths help decongest lungs & nasal cavities allowing for easier breathing
Helps opens up pores which allows for deeper penetration of moisture
Benefits of Bath Bombs
Epsom salt and baking soda helps the body detoxify, releasing all the toxins in the body through the skin through a process called reverse osmosis while also relieving muscle tension and relieving stress. (When detoxing make sure you are replenishing your body with enough water & electrolytes)
-Depending on the essential oils used in the Bath Bomb it can boost energy levels & your immune system, aid your sleep, and eliminate headaches & pain.
-The oils (coconut oil) or butters (organic shea butter) help restore lost moisture back into the layers of your skin.
There is one thing I’ll be doing tonight: bathing with one of my homemade lavender bath bombs 🙂
Disclaimer: I am not a doctor & have no medical training whatsoever, I am simply speaking from my experience & research.