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What are the ingredients in bath fizzers?


– Sodium bicarbonate (also known as baking soda) 

– Citric acid

– Cornstarch (this prevents  the ingredients from reacting when dry) 

– Often Essential oils 

– Salts/minerals 

– Any additional fragrance/petals/decoration 

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How do bath fizzers work?

The key ingredients in bath bombs are sodium bicarbonate and citric acid. When the mixture (usually in spherical form) is placed in warm water, components of the bath bomb dissolve, and the citric acid interacts with the sodium bicarbonate. The chemical reaction in the water causes the mixture to fizz, creating a bubbly, foamy, colourful texture to the water. 

Bath bombs are also scented, with the fragrances releasing into the water when the bath bomb dissolves. When the bath bomb breaks apart, all the minerals and detoxifying ingredients are released into the water.  The two chemical components are prevented from reacting with each other when the bath bomb is dry thanks to being combined with cornstarch.

What are bath fizzers used for?

Bath fizzers are used to nourish, soothe and rejuvenate the skin. The oils and salts nourish and moisturise your skin, and the citric acid helps loosen damaged layers of skin to remove them. This replenishes your dry skin to leave it smooth, supple and hydrated.

When is the best time to use a bath fizzer?

It’s best to put a bath bomb in the water before you’re in the water yourself. Let the bath fizzer react with the water to form foamy bubbles before you get in.

Can you use bath fizzers to clean you?

Although bath fizzers have cleansing agents, they won’t be as effective in cleaning you as washing your skin with body wash or shower gel.

We’d recommend having a shower and using shower gel to get truly clean before having a soothing bath using a luxury bath fizzer. This means you’ll be clean from any harsh external factors like dirt, sweat or dust, so you can enjoy your bath fizzer to the full!

How long should you soak in a bath bomb bath?

We recommend soaking in a bath bomb bath for between 20 to 40 minutes. Don’t sit in the water for too long, as this can cause your skin to go wrinkly and dry out.

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