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After having a long day, one way to relax your mind and get rid of work-related stress is by having a fizzy bath bomb. With soft bubbles, the explosion of color, and great scents that help to lift the mood, there’s no doubt that bath bombs are very effective to transform any bathtub into a blissful oasis. But here’s a burning question; how many bath bombs can I use at once?
There’s no limit to how many bath bombs you can use at once. It’s worth knowing that a single bath bomb is enough to offer you effective results. Many people believe bath bombs are produced to be used singly. That’s not always true, as you can split them into two halves to use.
There’s no denying that bath bombs are generally expensive to purchase. As such, one of the factors that can affect the number of bath bombs that you can use at once is the cost of buying them. That said, in the rest of this post, we’ll be further sharing with you everything that you need to know about how you can best use your bath bombs. So, without further ado, let’s get straight down to business.
How Many Bath Bombs Can You Use At Once?
Bath bombs or bath fizzers are generally safe to use. Because of their all-natural ingredients, they offer a host of benefits, including providing your bath water with emollients and moisturizers, necessary to help pamper your skin. Besides that, bath bombs are also natural and vegan-friendly, meaning that you can rest assured that your skin is safe from irritation.
Furthermore, bath bombs have several healing properties, which are great for humans. For instance, one of the key ingredients for producing bath bombs – Epsom salts – helps to improve blood flow and blood pressure regulation. That’s not all! The presence of baking soda in bath bombs also helps in treating urinary tract and vaginal infections.
That said, depending on the type of ingredients used to produce your bath bombs, you can make use of a single product at once to achieve all the aforementioned benefits.
You can use more than one bath bomb at once
No rule says you can’t use half, two, or even more than two bath bombs at once. However, apart from adding more colors, scents, and fizz to your bathwater, using two or more bath bombs at once doesn’t offer more benefits than using just one.
Instead, there may be side effects, such as vaginal irritation, when you make use of many different bath bombs at once. Other side effects that you can experience from using different bath bombs at once include vaginal infection and hormone disruption.
You can use half of a bath bomb once
Furthermore, if you can safely split your bath bomb in two, using one-half of it at a time can also be very effective. But it’s worth noting that some bath bombs are not meant to be split in half – they crumble easily. That said, apart from being effective to offer you all the goodies that come with using bath bombs, this technique also helps to save cost and the time of going to buy new ones.
The only problem, however, is how to safely store the other half of the bath bomb for future use. As we all know, bath bombs don’t always last for a long time. Their effectiveness is based on how well you store them. So, as soon as you split them into two, ensure you keep the other half properly stored (not for too long), to prevent oxidation and loss of scents.
How to safely split your bath bomb into two halves
Are you interested in splitting your bath bomb into two? If yes, you can follow the simple and straightforward steps below. However, before going ahead to show you the steps, it’s worth noting once again that not all bath bombs can be split successfully – some end up crumbling during the process.
- Get a Ziplock bag and place the bath bomb inside, at the bottom corner.
- Next, turn the bath bomb to its side and place it on your cutting board at that position.
- Most bath bombs always have a seam or crease in the middle. Locate it and snugly fit into it, the tip of a flat-head screwdriver.
NB: Ensure the bath bomb isn’t when inserting in the screwdriver. To be on the safer side, you may ask someone to hold the bath bomb for you.
- Next, get a hammer and keep hitting the head of the screwdriver until the bath bomb splits into two.
- Store each half of the bath bomb separately in a ziplock bag and keep it in a cool, dry place.
That’s all about splitting your bath bomb. In case you end up with a crumbled bath bomb, you don’t need to worry too much. That’s because you can still use the pieces as scrubs.
Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Use More Than One Bath Bombs At Once
Bath bombs are scented, fizzy, and fun, and because of these reasons, many people end up using them correctly. Although no rule says you can’t use more than one bath bomb at a time, using them might just not be good for your body.
One of the benefits of using more than one bath bomb at a time is to achieve more fizzes and scents. However, do you know that there could be side effects to using more than two bath bombs at a time? Yes, you are likely to experience a couple of side effects if you use more than two different types of bath bombs at a time.
Bath bombs are made from naturally occurring ingredients, such as citric acid, baking soda, Epsom salts, fragrance, and add-ons, like glitter. Speaking of fragrance, some of them have side effects on the body when used too much. Examples of nasty ingredients that can sneak into your bath bombs in the name of fragrance include acetone, ethyl acetate, camphor, ethanol, and many more. Because of these ingredients, it’s best if you don’t use too many bath bombs at a time.
That said, here are some of the side effects that one can have as a result of using many different types of bath bombs, especially those with toxic chemicals, at a time. In case you don’t know, these amazing products can disrupt a person’s healthy pH balance in their vagina. Unfortunately, that can lead to a host of issues, including vagina infections and skin irritation, that you surely do not want.
How To Use Your Bath Bombs Like A Pro
After all that has been said so far, it’s time to start using your bath bombs (half or whole). Are you interested in making use of your bath bombs like a lush pro? If yes, you can have a quick look at the simple and straightforward steps below for how to do just that.
Step #1: Introduce water before dropping your bath bomb
A lot of times, we’ve been in a debate with people on which should come first between water and bath bombs. According to many people’s beliefs, a bath bomb should first go into the bathtub before the introduction of water. Well, that might not be the case.
According to Erica Vega – Lush’s Brand and Product Expert – it’s more effective to introduce water before dropping the bath bomb. The point of doing that is because “dropping your bomb into a full tub” is what lets it dissolve properly. And by so doing, it’s able to unleash all its ingredients during the process of dissolving.
That said, ensure you fill up your tub with water before trying to add your bath bomb (half or whole) into it.
Step #2: Warm water is better
It’s worth noting that bath bombs can dissolve easily at any temperature. However, for effective dissolution of all ingredients, such as shea butter or cocoa butter, it’s better to make use of warm water. That’s because warm water helps to melt the moisturizing ingredient (cocoa butter or shea butter) easily.
Step #3: Add bath oil
There’s no denying that bath bombs offer a luxurious and great experience for people. However, for you to enjoy an even better experience, you should try adding a bath oil or bubble bar to the mix. The addition of bath oil helps you achieve a better instant-worthy experience.
Step #4: Set the mood
After preparing your tub as mentioned so far, what’s next is to enter your tub and start soaking your body. However, before doing that, it’s best to set your mood right by opting for your favorite de-stressor. How about putting on calming music and reading your best novel? Just try to do something that helps to calm your mind while soaking yourself.
Step #5: Rinse your body
You can always soak your body inside your bathtub for about 20 minutes. At that time, the bomb ingredients would have performed their functions. After that, you may consider rinsing your body in case there are residues from the tub on your body.