Bath bombs: How to choose a safe one

Bath bombs: How to choose a safe one

They fit with the times because they look great in the picture, they are good for the environment because they are sold without packaging, and they are different because you can choose a different shape and smell at least once a day. But as we watch the bubbling ball sink into the water, we don't think about whether or not this product is safe for the skin. Getting this problem.

The composition of the bath bomb: dangerous or not

Is the bath bomb safe for the skin? is the key query on our minds. You must examine the tool's components in order to respond to this query. Consider a well-known bath bomb from an international brand as an example and determine what it contains:

1. Any bath bomb's two main components are citric acid and baking soda. They pose no threat to the skin at all.

2. Potassium bitartrate, sometimes known as cream of tartar, is a harmless component included to the formulae of hygiene and cosmetic products to provide them foaming qualities.

3. Quality oils are absolutely harmless for the skin, including peppermint oil (Mentha piperita), grapefruit oil (Citrus paradisi), vetiver oil (Vetiveria zizanoides), and cedarwood oil (Juniperus virginiana).

4. The most prevalent surfactant (surfactant), which is present in practically all detergents, shampoos, toothpastes, shower gels, etc., is sodium laureth sulfate.

5. Lauryl Betaine is risk-free.

6. Snowflake-shaped sequins, "Lemon Ice" sequins, and golden dazzling sequins (silicon dioxide, potassium, aluminum silicate, titanium dioxide, dye 47005, dye 19140, synthetic fluorophlogopite), which contaminate the environment, have no "meaning" in cosmetics.

7. A typical food coloring with a low allergy risk is dye 42090. Studies conducted abroad and in Russia both support its safety.

8. The synthetic dye 45410 has the potential to trigger allergies.

We can infer that the skin is safe for this specific bath bomb. However, bombs may also contain other compounds that are skin-damaging.

They include:

  • Buyitol causes redness and irritation. USA, Canada, and EU countries forbid its usage in cosmetics.
  • Acetate of aluminum (Aluminum acetate, Aluminum acetas). drys out the skin severely.
  • Ethylene glycol leads to renal and liver damage. It hinders the skin's ability to protect itself.
  • The hydroquinone. could result in skin cancer.

DIY bath bombs

Making your own bath bombs is possible. On the Internet, there are numerous possibilities, both with and without citric acid. We provide the traditional variant. So, what do we need?

Step 1: Pulverize some sea salt and combine it with 4 tablespoons of baking soda.

Step 2: Add two tablespoons of powdered milk and three tablespoons of citric acid to the mixture.

Step 3: Add 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil.

Step 4: Include essential oil (20 drops).

Step 5: Stir in a teaspoon of water. Once you've added the water, keep churning the mixture until it's smooth. It should have a thick texture.

Step 6: Pour the mixture into the molds and let it sit in a warm, dry location for a day.

Step 7: Carefully take the completed bomb out of the mold.

Why is a bath bomb ineffective?

Beginners frequently gripe that their bath bombs didn't work out: they began to bubble as they were being prepared, they stopped bubbling as they were flung into the water, they broke apart, etc. Let's examine the potential causes of failure:

1. The bomb didn't freeze. Next time, try utilizing less vegetable oil.

2. After adding citric acid, the mixture starts to sizzle. Probably too much humidity is present in the space where you are cooking. Before cooking, use a heater to dry the space.

3. The bomb is silent. Borax can be added (sodium tetraborate). 5% is the suggested input percentage; mix in a small amount of warm water before adding. When handling the chemical, don't forget to put on gloves and safety glasses.

4. The bomb was completely useless. The resulting mixture can be ground and used to create a fizzy bath.

Also Read: Bath bombs: How to choose a safe one

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