What is in our bombs?
All the answers to your questions
FOOD SAFE INGREDIENTS
Bicarbonate of soda - is an alkali and the basis of any bath bomb. Found in many foods, it’s body safe and gentle to your skin. To activate bicarb you need an acid – that’s where our second ingredient comes in……
Citric acid - is another ingredient that is found in food, from tomato ketchup to your favourite fizzy drink. When combined with bicarb, these are the two ingredients that give you the “fizz” in your bath bomb.
SKIN LOVING INGREDIENTS
Kaolin Clay - Great for skin, and traditionally found in face masks. It helps to exfoliate dead skin cells and makes the bath water feel lovely and soft.
Apricot Kernel Oil - This help with softening and the moisture. We want you to come out of the bath feeling clean and your skin feeling soft and silky. Adding oils is a must for skin loving ingredients.
BUBBLES & COLOUR!
Sodium lauryl sulfoacetate - This is the bubble makers! We use these in our ranges of bath bombs. No nasty SLS is used in any of our bath bombs which the bigger brands commonly use. We use the mildest foam makers available called SLSA which is derived from coconut oil.
Water soluble dyes & Mica - Our bright colourful bombs and hand painted details come from these ingredients. These will not cause permanent staining to either you or your bath. If you handle your bath bomb when wet, you will get colour transfer – just as if you got hair dye or ink from a pen…..but don’t panic! It washes and fades off – just use some soap and give your hands a good wash.
Polysorbate 80 - This ingredient is essential as it helps to disperse the non soluble mica. Without adding polysorbate the mica would float on top of the bath water and you would be left with a ring round your tub that requires a lot of elbow grease to remove which nobody wants!
Parfum – the accepted name for fragrance oils. We use some amazing fragrance oils from sweet inspired to your favourite perfume. Fragrance oils are used at a low level and fully cosmetic safety standard for use with children over 3 years old. However can be a possible allergen for some.
We now stock 3 fragrance oils that are allergen free! Namely the bestseller scent "Snow Angel", "White Chocolate & Raspberry" plus "Strawberry & Lime". All our bombs are available fragrance free on request.
Sensitive Skin Tests Available
We have many many happy customers who have sensitive skin, it is simply not possible to say that any person will not have a reaction, everyone is different, so we advise that you check ingredients and use caution just as you would do with any new skin product you decide to use. We found a good way to check is to wet a small bit of the bath bomb and gently rub on your inner arm. Wait a few hours to see if there is any reaction before using in the bath.
We can send you out a skin sample kit free of charge to be able to do this test in the comfort of your home before you purchase. Just click the pop up on this page or contact us.