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Bath Bombs Are Go

Posted on February 26, 2013 at 4:40 PM

Here’s a new one for all you Fizz Freaks out there – Planet Soap is now making essential oil bathbombs, enriched with organic shea butter!

Personally I have always loved great soap first and foremost, but I surprised myself when I first made and used these bathbombs - they are such a treat for the skin. I was amazed at how silky the bathwater felt and how soft and smooth my skin felt afterwards. And the little explosions of fizz fairly push out the essential oils, so a bath-bomb bath is great for a wee at-home dose of aromatherapy. So now I am a convert. As is the Planet Soap way, I keep the recipe for the bath bombs simple, and use only high quality essential oils for fragrance.

What makes the fizz? – This is the release of carbon dioxide bubbles when the combination of a weak acid (citric acid) and a mild alkali (sodium bicarbonate), hits H2O (your bathwater).  The acid and alkali cancel each other out leaving beautifully softened water.

To my bathbombs I add a little cornflour for extra silky soft water, organic shea butter for skin moisturization, a little healing witch hazel, and a gorgeous blend of pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils. Some  bombs are softly coloured with a natural vegetable colour and decorated with botanicals such as rose buds or lavender flowers. 

OK.  I know there are some hard-core glitter bomb fiends out there, so for you I will concede to one sparkly bomb containing cosmetic glitter. Coming Soon. Well labelled and easily avoided by the glitter-phobes : - )

The first Planet Soap bathbombs come in some of the favourite Planet Soap scents –

• Lemongrass & Lime  - uplifting and refreshing
• Lavender – soothing, calming
• Lavender & Lemon – calming and refreshing
• Palmarosa & Lemongrass – balancing and uplifting
• Spiced Orange – warming and stimulating
• Patchouli & Palmarosa - a delicious new combination - relaxing and balancing, good for problem skins.

The bathbombs come in  medium sized love-hearts to cater for the romantics, and slightly larger Easter Egg or classic round bath bomb shapes. Little bathbomb eggs (min 50g) will be coming soon in cardboard egg-boxes of six.  

As these are new products I am doing a special Buy One Get One Free offer on all of the bathbombs for my site members and Facebook Likers throughout March. They make brilliant presents for Easter and/ or Mothers' Day. So join up/ give Planet Soap a Like and let’s get the bathbombs away!

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