Healthy Bath Bombs: Don’t Bathe in Toxins
Bath bombs are the rage. Go to any soaping website and they are plastered all over the web. But what ingredients do these bath bombs contain? Many times they are infused with perfume oils that may contain toxic scents that can disturb your nervous system: in other words, those seemingly innocent scents may be neurotoxic and may block the liver’s ability to detoxify properly.
As you all are aware, my mission is to make sure that you ALWAYS make healthy choices and that means that I am concerned about what you use in your shower and/or bathtub. When you reach for a store bought bath bomb, be careful. When buying these products you must be a label reader. Remember: if you can’t pronounce it, I can almost guarantee that it is synthetic and toxic in nature. In fact, you may want to peruse a web site called EWG’s Skin Deep Cosmetics Data Base. You can type in most personal care products and get a health rating on ingredients. Very helpful.
And why is this so important? If we are not careful, what we smell and what our pores absorb can create massive cellular membrane inflammation. So the bath bombs at our local bath and beauty shop might smell really good but more than likely they will contain ingredients that your cells will HATE! Now what?
Great News for the Health Conscious
There is an easy way to make your own! And whether you have a bathtub or a shower, you can enjoy health promoting bath bombs with natural essential oil scents.
Bath bombs can be relaxing, detoxifying or immune boosting so it is up to you to choose the perfect combination of natural essential oils to be used. Read over the basic list of ingredients below as they all have very specific health advantages.
Epsom Salts: Epsom salts will draw toxins out of your skin.
Baking Soda: Baking soda will not only alkalize but will also draw out toxins.
Coconut Oil: Coconut oil is anti-viral, containing both lauric acid and capric acide. It can also help to sooth and moisturize the skin.
Citric Acid: Citric acid is found in fruits and vegetables, and will give your bath bomb its fizzy quality.
All Essential Oils Are NOT Alike:
Essential oils are volatile liquids distilled from plants. They must be purely distilled to protect their chemical constituents that are affected by the following: soil conditions, climate, temperature, harvest season, method, whether the plants are grown in organic soil, low pressure and low temperature. So using anything less than certified, pure therapeutic-grade oils may NOT give you therapeutic benefits.
How to Use Your Healthy Bath Bombs:
- If you only have a shower, turn on the water, get in and place the bath bomb at your feet so the shower water can hit the bath bomb directly. It will immediately start to fizz and your bathroom and your lungs will be filled with healing essential oil molecules.
- If you have a bathtub, run the bath water, making sure that the water is at a comfortable temperature. When the tub is filled with water, get in and drop the bath bomb in the water. As the bath bomb starts to FIZZ it will emit those wonderful natural scents; so sit back, relax and enjoy the healing fragrances.
As you will experience, it is worth it to take the time to make your own healthy bath bombs. Although it takes a little bit of advanced planning, remember that our bodies need to be protected from upstream toxins.
Again, what we breath and what we put on our skin matters! Protect your health by being proactive. Follow my recipes and/or create your own and just perhaps… this might be the start of making some healthy, safe handmade gifts for the upcoming holidays. Your family and friends will be so grateful. Keep it healthy folks!