What are Bath Bombs?
Bath bombs, also known as bath fizzy is a fizzing tablet or ball used in the bath. The active ingredients, citric acid and baking soda create a chemical reaction in the water causing the release of carbon dioxide which result in production of bubbles like those in champagne. This carbon dioxide gets dissolved in the water to produce the bubbles, crackles and the froth which makes them fun to use. Optional ingredients such as salts, moisturizers, and essential oils can be added.
Bath bombs are used with hydrotherapy to treat flu-like symptoms. There are a few ways in which bath bombs help with the effectiveness of hydrotherapy. Bath bombs contain key ingredients which help in cleansing and moisturizing your skin. For example, they contain cleansing agents such as sea salts that help to cleanse the body hence making it clean and smooth. Besides, they contain almond oil which is a powerful agent in moisturizing the skin.
Bath bombs contain baking soda whose main purpose is to cause a chemical reaction that causes the fizzing effect. Apart from being soothing to the skin, baking soda can be used to treat skin disorders such as eczema. The ingredient is also essential in assisting in drainage of the lymphatic system. This greatly aids in fighting off flu as draining the lymphatic system eliminates toxins from the body hence strengthening the immune system.
When making bath bombs, an ingredient known as Epsom salt can be added . Epsom salts help in the remedy of sore and achy muscles. Epsom salt is a source of magnesium and sulfate. The magnesium reduces swelling and relieves pain. Besides, this salt makes the body detoxify by drawing toxins from the body while also relieving stress and muscle tension.
When making bath bombs, essential oils, scents and fragrances are other optional ingredients that can be added for extra benefits. These oils will revive and rejuvenate and the mix of the oil scents is really soothing and uplifting to the senses and the body. The essential oils help in the treatment of many health conditions including cold and flu. The best combination of oils for fighting flu are lavender, ginger and tea tree added in equal parts. The ginger increases blood circulation hence raising the body temperature which then fights off the virus. The tea tree is important in helping to ease chest and nasal congestion. Lavender on the other hand is a natural sedative for the central nervous system which help in relaxation of the mind and calming the mind hence allowing one to have better sleep at night. These oils are good for relieving stress, anxiety, as well as calming the body and mind. This combination can be added when making bath bombs and be given to family members or friends who are ill.
Bath bombs can make a great gift for just about anyone. So, using bath bombs can be a good way of cleansing your body with optimum relaxation. Unlike soaps, the products added to bath bombs release fragrance and crackle when they are dissolved in the water so the experience is quite rejuvenating.
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