Bath bombs have a fizzing, overly-scented and garishly coloured reputation, but right now they are making a bid to reclaim their reputation . Newer options use natural ingredients and good-for skin oils so your body feels great and your mind soothed with aromatic elements.Â
Letâ€™s face it, having the time and inclination for a leisurely soak is a luxury itself, but adding a sensorial upgrade in the form of a dissolving bath soak, bath bomb or tablet that includes skin-nourishing ingredients and subtle, beautiful scent takes the tub to a whole new level.Â
Extra points when thereâ€™s elements of dried flower petals for that luxe spa vibe!
Here are our pick of the best bath additives so you can soak the day away.Â
The brand is partly responsible for establishing the (admittedly fun) craze for multi-coloured, glitter filled and strongly scented bath bombs, Lush also has some more low-key options like Butterball, which sees Fair trade organic cocoa butter disperse into your bath to leave skin soft and hydrated and scented with ylang ylang.Â
These tongue in cheek â€˜Chill Pillsâ€™ bath bombs are even shaped like pills, and have a soothing aroma of jasmine and rose as well as containing natural hemp, jojoba and safflower seed oils to leave skin in great shape long after you exit the tub.
Don’t expect any fizzing, but this beautiful bath soak is well worth a try. It contains dead sea and epsom salts as well as pink and white French clay, intended to gently cleanse skin. The sprinkle of red rose petals adds a desirable aesthetic to your soak.
We were initially beguiled by the clever twisted tube packaging but the thoughtfully created blends in NZ brand Botanical’s bath bombs had us convinced.Â This sweet orange and calendula version calms the skin and gives you a little aromatic pick me up in the process.
Bathorium’s bathbombs are slightly larger than most so there’s enough to go around if you’re a fan of a deep water level. This version uses premium grade blended matcha with a silky combination of butters and peppermint oils.
One for the Aussies as they don’t ship anywhere else just yet, but creative and cool new bath bomb brand FENQT is shaking up the bath bomb landscape with their unique forms (theres a red wine bottle too) and 100% recycled paper packaging that makes a great gift.
Yes it’s bright but we couldn’t resist including Anihana’s raspberry marshmallow bath bomb, for the sweet tooths among us. Made with natural ingredients including coconut oil it’s a more vibrant option if you do enjoy a touch of colour in the water.