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These are the ingredients in a very popular store purchased bath bomb
Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), citric acid, popping candy(Isomalt, lycasin, carbon dioxide), fragrance, cream of tartar (potassium bitatrate), water, peppermint oil, grapefruit oil, vetivert oil, cedarwood oil, sodium laureth sulfate, lauryl betaine, titanium dioxide, synthetic, fluorphlogopite, tin oxide, silica, limoneone, linalool, yellow 10 lake , yellow 5 lake, blue 1, red 28, iron oxides
Now I am not going to get into what's wrong with that list of ingredients (that's for another conversation) but I will point this out
There is only 1 ingredient in that entire list that will benefit your skin and hair in that whole list of ingredients.
1/4 TO 1 CUP
INTO YOUR WARM BATH
IS ALL YOU NEED
1/4 TO 1 Cup poured into the bath while the water is running can ......
There is are no other ingredients in that bath bomb that benefit you and the money you save by not needing something that gives you a one minute thrill of the fizz is astounding. If you use a bath bomb once a week and switch over to just baking soda that is over $300 in saving a year.
Oh and did I mention all citric acid, the ingredient that gives you that sensational fizz, is processed from black mould!
long before it was cool to be a minimalist, live a sustainable life, become a zero waste warrior we just called it simple living or what some could not resist calling us....'those damn hippies!