I've used my fair share of different bath products over the years, learn from my experiences.
This article describes the advantages and disadvantages of 7 bath products and explains who would be interested in using them and how these products fair.
1. Essential Oils
Who Will Find It Interesting: Those who want a nice fragrance at a cheap price.
- Low price
- A huge number of different smells
- Ability to mix your own fragrance
- Aromatherapy at home
- Some may be allergic to certain oils.
- Skin redness is possible due to the high concentration of citrus oils.
Essential oils are one of the simplest and most inexpensive ingredients you can use to infuse your bath. Most oils cost less than 5 dollars per bottle. Because the oil is so concentrated, it doesn't take much to create a strong aroma, so one bottle will last you quite a while. On average, up to 10 drops of oil are used per bath.
Essential Oil Fragrance Combinations
To relieve fatigue and restore strength
2 drops of rosemary, 1 drop of lemon, 2 drops of sage
For cheerfulness and lifting of mood
2 drops of neroli, 2 drops of bergamot, 1 drop of geranium
2 drops of orange, 4 drops of rosemary, 4 drops of pine
To increased libido
4 drops of sandalwood oil, 1 drop of ylang-ylang oil, 1 drop of sage
4 drops of grapefruit, 2 drops of tangerine, 1 drop of lemon oil
For recovery after a disease
2 drops of juniper, 3 drops of lavender, 1 drop of rosemary
2. Bath Oil Balls
Who Will Find It Interesting: Lovers of everything bright and unusual. Children will also like these.
- Easy to use
- Suitable for children's games
- Only requires a small dosage
- If the dosage is exceeded, the residual oil will be difficult to wash off.
Oil balls are a dissolving, gelatinous shell filled with oil for a bath. It is important not to add too many balls, 2–3 balls will be enough.
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These fun little things are most popular in ball form, but you can find them shaped like hearts, stars, or cute animals that children will definitely like. The balls are soft and pleasant to touch and smell wonderful, but they will shoot oil if you squeeze them too hard.
3. Bath Bombs
Who Will Find It Interesting: Those who want to soften their skin or love fizzy and colorful things.
- Variety of colors
- A huge number of different flavors
- Interesting effects (you can add sparkles, create a foaming effect, or make unique designs)
- Can be made at home
- Not always available for sale
Bath bombs are effervescent and can be colored with sparkles or have different flavors. The main ingredients are soda, citric acid, dyes, and oils. The soda and citric acid create fizzing when introduced to water. This effect helps to soften the skin.
Bath bombs should be stored in their original packaging or in a dry place because moisture might trigger the reaction of soda and acid. This will cause the bombs to lose their effervescent effect.
Who Will Find It Interesting: Fans of pure and natural ingredients and those who like to experiment.
- Low sale price
- You can collect or plant them yourself
- Good for your health
- Smells good
- Might block your bathtub drain
- Must be prepared before use
- May provoke an allergy
An herbal bath is a great way to spend a relaxing evening. Many herbs have healing and beneficial cosmetic effects. If you use dried herbs directly in the bathtub, they could prick you and also block the drain. You can avoid this problem by brewing the herbs in a saucepan for 15–20 minutes and then adding the concentrated decoction to the bath. However, if you don't want to brew the herbs beforehand, you should wrap them in gauze before dumping them in your bathwater.
Herbs Used for Bathing
Valerian, lavender, and fir-needles
Calms nerves and helps you fall asleep
Camomile and nettle
Helps to destress
Improves the skin and cheers you up
Prevents colds, especially during winter
5. Bath Salts
Who Will Find It Interesting: Those who love drawing a traditional bath and displaying beautiful bottles of salts on their shelves.
- Can be easily found
- Big selection of different fragrances
- Low price
- Must use a lot for product to work
- Some may be allergic to the essential oils in the salts
You will be surprised by the large number of colors and flavors that are available. Coniferous, orange, lavender, and mint are some of the more common bath salt fragrances, but you can also find some unique aromas such as seaweed, blackberries, and green tea.
You can also mix different salts together to create your own custom smell. For example, a combination of orange, cinnamon, and juniper will be very comforting in winter, while mint, green tea, and osmanthus will be refreshing for the summer months. You can pour the mixture into a beautiful vessel to display in your bathroom.
6. Bath Oil in Solid Form
Who Will Find It Interesting: Those who want to moisten the skin.
- Simple to use
- High concentration of oil
- Can be used as a massager
- A great variety of fragrances
- Not always available for sale
These solid bath oils are not very popular and are hard to find, but they are very interesting. One of the main advantages is that they are solid. This allows you to break off a little piece for each use.
Do not drop the oil directly into the water. Instead, massage it onto your body while you are sitting in the bath.
7. Bath Pearls
Who Will Find It Interesting: Those who love to try new things.
- Looks beautiful
- A large number of different colors and smells
- Beneficial for the skin
- A little goes a long way
- Cooling effect
Disadvantage: Possible allergic reaction
Bath pearls are not common. They are mainly used for cosmetic purposes because they are said to improve your skin's appearance. They are made of carbamide (a natural moisturizer) and also contain pearl extracts which some people claim can help regenerate skin cells. Some pearls also contain caffeine and plant extracts, which helps to restore the structure of the skin. These pearls can be used to massage your body, and are especially suitable for people with delicate skin.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2017 Dmitrii Vrabie