Showering after using a bath bomb is optional, depending on how you feel afterward. The many ingredients and fillers in bath bombs affect the body differently. They also determine how clean you will feel after using the bath bomb. This determines whether you choose to wash the body afterward or not.
You don’t need to shower after a bath bomb. However, you may need to shower afterward if the bath bomb has flower petals, glitter, strong scents, or oils, as they stick to the skin. If you choose to take a shower, use little soap to retain the benefits of the bath bomb.
If, after your shower or bath, you see any residue from the bath bomb on the sides of the bath tub or shower, you need a shower to wash off the bath bomb. If you don’t see the residue, just dry yourself up and go your way.
How to use bath bombs correctly
The following are the steps to using a bath bomb:
1. Fill the bathtub with water
Plug the bathtub’s outlet to keep the water within the tub. After that, adjust the temperature of the water, then turn it on to fill the bathtub to your desired level.
When the water has filled up the tub, turn it off. Turn off the power as well to conserve electricity.
2. Place the bath bomb in the water
Remove the plastic cover from the bath bomb, place it in the water, and wait for it to dissolve. The bath bomb mixes with the water and releases its contents in a few minutes. You don’t even need to stir the water. If the bath bomb was stored properly, it’ll still be hard and fresh.
If the bath bomb has any contents you suspect might clog up your drain, put it in a porous bag such as a wrap bag, nylon stocking, or cloth bag, then place it in the water. This way, the contents that can dissolve into the water will do so, as the larger ones only mix with the water but don’t clog up the drain.
Avoid placing the bath bomb in the tub and then turning on the water since it usually doesn’t dissolve properly.
3. Get into the bathtub
You can enter the bathtub as soon as you place it in the bath bomb or wait about 5 minutes for it to dissolve first.
Enjoy the bath water mixed with your bath bomb as long as the water remains warm. Warm water activates the contents of your bath bombs, such as essential oils. It also helps melt some heavier contents, such as cocoa butter. Too hot water will, however, make you a bit faint and weak and should thus be avoided.
If you’re wondering whether you can wash your hair with a bath bomb or not, it all depends on the contents of the bath bomb. If the bath bomb has no strong colors, scents, or oils, you can wash your hair with it. However, the many colors in the bath bomb and other contents can permanently color your hair. If the bath bomb only has essential oils which don’t damage your hair, go ahead and wash your hair with it.
A bath bomb has softeners and emollients that indulge and moisturize your skin. The bath bomb will clean you even without rubbing it against your skin. As long as you’re in contact with the water, you will enjoy its benefits.
4. Get out of the bathtub
Soak in the bathtub for 20 minutes, then get out. Once the water cools down, get out of the tub to preserve the heat on your body. Staying too long in the bathtub will see your skin wrinkle as you lose heat to the now-cold water.
5. Rinse off the bath bomb
Whether you should shower after a bath bomb or not will depend on the ingredients of the bath bomb. If the bath bomb has strong colors, scents, petals, or glitter, you must bathe after the bathtub. Otherwise, you can put on your clothes afterward.
Most people wonder whether they need to rinse after a lush bath bomb, and the answer is yes; you need to shower after a lush bath bomb, given that it will likely have lots of colors, oils, and other ingredients meant to relax you. However, the colors can stain your hair and stick to your body hence the need to shower after using it.
One way to tell if you need a shower after a bath bomb is to look at the sides of the bathtub after you drain the water. If you see any residue from the bath bomb, you must shower. Otherwise, you do not have to bathe after a bath bomb.
When you shower after a bath bomb, don’t use too much soap. You can even forego the soap as it will wash off even the beneficial contents of the bath bomb, such as essential oils. As long as the colors of the bath bomb are off your skin, you are good to go.
6. Clean the bathtub and the floor
Unplug the outlet of the bathtub to drain the water away. If the bath bomb has left any colors or other remnants on the side of the bathtub, wash it off with a sponge and some soap. Clean the floor around the bathtub as well, especially if the water spilled on it. Wipe it dry afterward. You can clean the whole shower stall at this stage if you want.
While bath bombs are associated with bathtubs, you can use bath bombs in the shower in many different ways.
With bath bombs, what you choose depends on how you use them. You can choose bath bombs with a few mild ingredients, such as essential oils and light colors. For such, you don’t need to shower after using the bath bomb.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have to shower after using a bath bomb?
Allow the salts and oils in the bath bomb to soak into your skin for some hours before washing off any excess with warm water.
Is it OK to wash your hair in a bath with a bath bomb?
It’s okay to wash your hair with a bath bomb as it has mild ingredients that won’t damage your hair. However, keep bath bombs with citric acid away from your hair.
Do you use a whole bath bomb at once?
If you have a single bath bomb, you can drop the whole of it into the bathtub. If the bath bomb is large, you can cut it into half and use one half. If it’s a fizzer bar, you can only use a small chunk of it.