We’ve become completely mesmerized by the bubbling action of a bath bomb. But handling the aftermath is another matter entirely. How relaxing can a scented bath be knowing that you’ll have to scrub the tub right after, lest it stain? To eliminate that extra work (and allow you to soak stress-free), we’ve scoured the shelves to find a trove of bath treats that deliver the same fizz and soothing properties without the worry of added pigments.
Lush Butterball Bath Bomb ($5): Lush is the brand to turn to when you want you transform your tub water into a glimmering galaxy from far, far away (I mean, who can get enough of the kaleidoscopic colors here?). But that doesn’t mean they don’t have color-free confections in stock either. This buttery bomb fizzles when it hits the water before soothing and softening seriously dry skin with a blend of cocoa butter and ylang ylang oil.
Pacifica Coconut Rehab Coconut Power Bath Bomb ($7): Want to head back to the beach but don’t have the vacation days to do it? You can fake it til you make it by transforming your tub into a tropical paradise with this coconut-scented bath bomb. The sea salt in the formula will help improve your skin’s hydration so it won’t look pruny once you pull the plug.
Intention Botanicals Rose Quartz Neroli Crystal Bath Bomb ($12): While we’ve snapped up jade rollers in droves, there’s a new way to get spiritual with your beauty rituals. These bath bombs come embedded with gemstones suited to your needs whether you crave a dose of energy (citrine), relaxation (amethyst), or romance (rose quartz). Talk about adding a little love to your tub!
Weekends & Chocolate Flower Bubbles Bath Fizzy ($18): Most bath bombs stick to one type of salt to get your skin glowing, but this one comes with the added mineral benefits from both pink Himalayan and gray French salts. There’s also a special blend of eight deeply hydrating oils and vitamin E to to ensure your skin stays supple.
Level Naturals Jasmine & Rose Epsom Salt Bath Bomb ($7): A bath bomb is the easiest way to transform your tub into a fragrant garden, especially when you toss one of these guys in. The rose oil in the formula does double-duty by adding to the lush aroma and soothing skin simultaneously.
Queen V Bombshell Bath Bombs ($9): We tend to soak in the tub not only to relieve muscle tension but also to alleviate cramps, which is exactly what these are made for. Formulated with orange and rosemary oil to soothe those annoying (and sometimes severe) aches and pains, it’s also hypoallergenic, pH-balanced, and paraben-free.
Jackpot Candles Mint Butter Cream Bath Bomb ($16): A sweetly scented bath is a treat in and of itself, but the promise of a surprise inside of a bath bomb takes it to another level. Who needs colorful water when this bath bomb comes with a Swarovski crystal necklace (how would you be able to see it otherwise?). Just be sure to snatch it up before you drain your water.
Fresh Sugar Lemon Sugarbath ($40): These lemon-scented sugar cubes make a sweet addition to any bath and leave you smelling just as delicious long afterward. The bath fizzers unleash a swirl of shea butter, avocado oil, and real brown sugar (a known humectant) so skin starts feeling soft and supple while you soak.
Nature's Beauty Oatmeal Bath Bomb ($7): Oatmeal baths aren’t strictly for when you have chicken pox. Its soothing and hydrating properties are beneficial no matter what state your skin is in. Plus with an added blend of almond and coconut oil, you’ll step out feeling silky smooth.
Nubian Heritage Abyssinian & Chia Bath Bombs ($15): We know that chia seeds can give us gorgeous skin from the inside out. And when combined with rich abyssinian oil, it makes for a deeply hydrating and indulgent bath that you’ll want to stay in until the water starts getting chilly.
ULTA Detoxifying Epsom Salt Lavender Bath Bomb ($7): Nothing helps you unwind from the day like a nice, warm bath. And with a little bit of lavender from this bomb, you’ll be ready to climb into bed and drift off to dreamland. The epsom salt, which draws out toxins and soothes any aches and pains, will help too.
Da Bomb Bath Fizzers Cake Bomb Bath Soak ($5): You don’t have to wait until your birthday to party in the bathtub. Aside from the sweet smell of buttercream and specks of sprinkles (which easily wash away if you drop the bomb near the drain), you’ll find a surprise once it completely dissolves.
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