Almost 25-years ago the first bath bombs hit the market, and they were a success almost immediately. By just dropping a bath ball, or sometimes a bath tablet into the bathwater, just about anyone could enjoy a soothing experience and get away from the stress of their daily life. It’s this unique feature that has added to their popularity.

Picking the perfect bath bomb, however, requires a little bit of forethought and planning. That’s because there are literally hundreds of different brands available, and not everyone may meet high expectations. With that in mind, we’ve chosen ten of the best ones available and posted them along with a handy guide on the whole subject.

Best Bath Bombs – Reviews

10Asprilis Organic Gift Set

Each of these gift sets contains 6 natural and organic bath bombs that will refresh the mind and soothe the soul. These bombs are handmade and individually wrapped and then placed into a gift box that’s ideal for gift giving on birthdays, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, wedding anniversaries or just about any other special occasion. These natural bombs don’t have harsh chemical additives like other brands and come in six different scents include rose, lavender, osmanthus, milk, green tea, and pot marigold. And since each bomb contains dried flower petals, it creates an unbeatable spa experience anyone can enjoy in peace.

9Lotion Last Ultra Lush Bath Fizzies

These extremely large bath bombs are 4.5-ounces, which makes them approximately the size of a tennis ball. This not only means that they will last through any bath, but that they will deliver the therapeutic scent that is desired. These bombs are handcrafted in the U.S. and comes in an assortment of random scents. They are also made using non-toxic and cruelty-free ingredients, so consumers can rest assured they were never tested on innocent animals. These bombs are individually wrapped to maintain quality standards, and their colors will never stain the tub. And unlike some competing bombs, this product never contains glitter.

8Nurture Me Organics Bath Gift Set

This bath gift set contains 24 exciting bath fizzers that will delight the bather with an assortment of delicate fragrances. These bombs are approximately 3.5-ounces each, and each one is infused with Shea Butter plus Cocoa Butter to help skin maintain its lotion and to treat a variety of skin conditions including dry skin, eczema, and flaky skin. This product is also made with high-quality ingredients that never include any sulfates or parabens. Other things that make these bath bombs a pretty good addition to any bath routine is that they’re never tested on animals, never stain the tub, and have a nice smell to them.

7Zen Breeze Vegan Bath Fizzies

This aromatherapy bath set contains 8 luxurious bath bombs that will transport the bather to another world. Each of the bombs has a different bath oil mixture which includes such exciting variations as Orange & Rose, Ginger & Lime, Coconut & Shea Butter, Green Tea & Blueberry, Aloe & Peppermint, Strawberry & Cotton Candy, Lavender & Vanilla, and Jasmine & Chamomile. And all of these interest ingredient combinations are sourced from high-quality sources from all over the globe. This means that when they’re placed into the bath, they will create a unique experience unmatched by other bathtub bombs and are sure to transport the bather off to exotic lands.

6Luna Love Natural 5-Ounce Fizzy Bombs

Manufactured in Florida from high-quality ingredients, these fizzy bath bombs not only smell great but will also make the bather feel great. They are made with organic coconut oil, which helps to moisturize the bather’s skin and promote a general feeling of well being. Each of these bombs is 2.5-inches in diameter and weigh approximately 5-ounces, so they’re big enough to last through just about any bath. Another thing that makes these fizzy bombs stand out is that each one of them is infused with essential oils. The oils that can be found in some of them include Orange, Ylang Ylang, Lavender, Lemon Grass or Eucalyptus.

5Inteye Handmade Bath Gift Set

Manufactured with bath bombs in six exciting colors and fragrances, this bath gift set is ideal to be given as a gift to a loved one on just about any special occasion. The bombs in this set include Morning Rose, Summer Dream, Ocean Pearl, Good Night, Rainforest and Lovely Cupid and each of them has a different characteristic. For example, Lovely Cupid is read and is rich in lemon essential oils, while Morning Rose is rich in essential rose oils. Additional ingredients that may be in these bombs include Shea and Cocoa butter, organic coconut oil and grape seed oil.

4HanZa Vegan Bath Fizzy Gift Set

It doesn’t matter who you are, you deserve a bath bomb that’s not only handmade and organic but is also capable of transporting you away from the worries of the day. Fortunately, this gift set of 8 bath bombs is such a tool to deliver peace of mind. The bombs in this set are a golf-ball size and are capable of infusing a bath with amazing fragrances that will soothe the body and mind. Some of the scents included in this set include Euphoria (Wild Rose, Jasmine and Sandalwood Oils), Relax (Vanilla and Lavender Oil), Pink (Cotton Candy, Lemon and Caramel Oils), and Heal (Aloe and Green Clove Oils).

3Beauty By Earth Organic Bath Set

This bath bomb gift set contains 6 exciting bombs that are sure to add a bit of pizazz to any bath. Each of them is about 4.2-ounces in size and not only give the bath a beautiful aromatherapy scent, but also adds fizz, moisture and color to the bath as well. That’s because each of the bombs has high-quality ingredients in them which may include Epsom Salts, Dead Sea Salts, Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter, Vitamin E, and Sunflower Oil. What’s not contained in these bombs, however, are things which aren’t organic or natural. Some of the names of the bombs in this set are Just Relax, Just Detox, Muscle Relief, Joint Relief, and Bedtime Ritual.

2Armor Bath Bombs Gift Set

Handcrafted in Indiana, these high-quality bath bombs are designed to give the user a bath experience that’s unrivaled. The company that makes this gift set manufactures over 200 different varieties of their bath bombs and have graciously included ten randomly selected ones in this gift set. Although no one can really say what will be included in this gift set, one thing is for certain, and that’s the fact that it will contain high-quality bath bombs. Each of them will be made from high-quality ingredients and will be about the size of a tennis ball. And each one will also contain no glitter, won’t stain the tub and will be made from organic ingredients.

1Life Around 2 Angels Bath Fizzy Gift Set

Manufactured in California from truly natural ingredients, this bath fizzy gift set makes a great gift for a person to give themselves or to give that special someone in your life as a gift. This gift set can be given as a Mother’s or Father’s Day gift, given as a Valentine present or given as a special spa gift for a best friend. And when they receive this product as a gift, it is sure to bring a smile to their face. These moisturizing and therapeutic bath bombs are formulated for people with normal to dry skin, and each one does wonders for the skin. They will bring fragrance and color to bath time but will do it without staining the tub.

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A Guide To Bath Bombs

When bath bombs were first introduced, they were just little balls that changed a person’s bathwater to a particular color and had a nice scent to them. And they were also very basic, meaning they weren’t filled with a whole lot of unnecessary ingredients. However, things have changed quite a bit with more and more companies trying to outcompete with one another. Now there are products with names like Galaxy Explosion and Unicorn Surprise, so it probably pays off for consumers to be a little mindful of their bath bombs from here on out.

How do you choose the best bath bomb available? In order to do that, the consumer is going to have to spend just a few moments of their time considering the products available. But don’t worry, it’s not complicated. Once a person knows what to look for when choosing a bath bomb, it should only take a few moments to sort out the good ones from the bad.

Step One: Read The Ingredients

The first step in choosing a great bath bomb is to read the ingredients. What makes all bath bombs tick is just a combination of baking soda and some kind of acid—usually citric acid. This combination allows the product to make that fizzy effect when they’re tossed into the bathwater. However, it should be noted that those are the two basic components of any bath bomb. Most companies add their own proprietary list of ingredients, so it always pays off to figure out exactly what’s in the bath bomb before you buy it.

Step Two: Look For A More Natural Formulation

When considering the list of ingredients, it’s important to try to find a bath bomb that contains more natural ingredients. Natural ingredients are less likely to be toxic and to cause irritation than the chemicals that are placed into many bath bombs. Natural ingredients such as rose, chamomile, peppermint, or jasmine can really elevate the quality of the bath bomb as well and make it quite memorable.

Step Three: Watch Out For Allergens

Now that we’ve checked out the ingredients listed on the bath bombs and have considered a more natural formulation of ingredients, it’s now time to watch out for allergens. Yes, just because that bath bomb doesn’t have any artificial ingredients doesn’t mean that there aren’t potential allergens lurking in the ingredients list. After all, if you’re allergic to coconut oil, then you’re probably going to want to avoid that coconut infused bath bomb that they just released.

Step Four: Be Careful Of Slippery Bath Bombs

Some of the ingredients placed in modern bath bombs may become quite slippery when they’re introduced to the bathtub. Ingredients such as Jojoba Oil, Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter, and Coconut Oil may do wonders for the skin, but they can also make for a pretty slippery bathtub. However, that doesn’t mean that you should completely avoid bath bombs which have oils in them. By all means, if you like them buy them, just keep in mind they may be slippery when you’re using them.

Step Five: Choose A Suitable Scent

Nowadays, bath bombs come in a number of different scents, but not every scent is right for every person. Not only should you choose a scent based upon what you like, but you should also consider what effect the scent may have on your well being. Keeping that in mind, we’ve listed some of the more popular scents below, along with the effect they have on the mind.

  • Vanilla: This scent is one of the number one scents placed into bath products. Why? Because this scent has the ability to reduce anxiety and stress significantly.
  • Eucalyptus: This scent is good for use after the gym because it has a tendency to relieve pains and muscle aches. It can also be used when you’re sick with a head cold or sinus problems because it tends to clear mucous membranes.
  • Flower Scents: Rose, Lilly, and Jasmine all have romantic connotations, so they’re often good scents to use for romantic baths for two.
  • Lemon: This scent is energizing and is a good scent for baths taken in the summer.
  • Ginger: A lot of people swear that bath bombs which are infused with ginger can relieve headaches. Although we’re not too sure on that fact, one thing is for certain. Ginger will increase appetite and smells really nice.
  • Sage: This is a warming scent and is perfect for winter baths. It’s also good at relieving tired aching muscles and leg pain, too.
  • Sandalwood: And finally, this scent is good for anyone looking for a sensual bath, regardless of whether your alone or with a significant other.