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Baths are the epitome of self-care (along with sustainable sheet masks that equally care for the earth!). You can pop open a bottle of wine (along with your kickstarting bath subscription box), stream an episode of the show you’re currently into, and sink into a tub full of relaxing soaks. The only thing better than a bath is one with a bath bomb thrown into it. Whether you use it for aromatherapy or just to make the water look pretty (or both), bath bombs are an absolute must to take bath time to the next level.
Here are the top bath bombs to try for the best soak of your life.
Best Overall: Lush Cosmetics Intergalactic Bath Bomb
It should come as no surprise that our favorite bath bomb comes from Lush. They are the Canadian company’s signature product and they do them really well.
We picked The Intergalactic bath bomb as our favorite to unwind in because it combines peppermint oil, popping candy, and cedarwood oil, for the ultimate bath time experience. Plus, it gives off some dreamy colors that swirl around ever so beautifully, making the tub look like an inviting blue galaxy. As a bonus, this bath bomb has plastic-free glitters in it, and it's vegan and cruelty-free so there's really no reason not to try it.
Best Budget: Dr. Teal's 5-Count Ultra Moisturizing Lavender Bath Bombs
Epsom salts are a magical bath time addition that helps relax sore muscles, soothe irritated skin, and more. That's why we love these lavender bath bombs from Dr. Teal's, which feature Epsom salts and essential oils all wrapped in one little ball.
Almond oil, jojoba oil, and sunflower oil moisturize your skin as you soak, while the inviting scent of lavender fills the room. While bath bombs aren't usually all that expensive, this one is particularly affordable since you get five bath bombs for the price of one. What's more, the relaxing lavender scent is pure gold after a particularly long, stressful day.
Best Calming: Lush Cosmetics Twilight Bath Bomb
Remember when we said Lush bath bombs are—quite literally—the bomb? Well, we meant it. Their Twilight bath bomb is one of our top picks for a zen-like bath experience. Lavender oil helps you relax and relieve stress and the pink, purple, and indigo hues are a total treat for the eyes. Pop this in your bath when you're feeling worked up—you won't regret it. The zen will follow you long after—especially if you follow it up with your favorite post-bath skincare product.
Best Scented: Yuzu Soap Bath Bomb Cube Set
Sit back and take in the soothing aromas of lavender and sage, as this bath bomb moisturizes your skin with coconut oil, essential oils, and clay. These handmade bath bomb cubes from Yuzu Soap are the scented babies your bath needed. Since they're handmade and made with clean ingredients, there are no added sulfates, parabens, or phthalates. They also come in a pack of two, making them good for two rounds of bathtime.
Best Splurge: Ouai Chill Pills
We're already obsessed with Ouai for their cult-favorite hair products that keep our hair looking gorgeous. So it comes as no surprise that their bath bombs are just as swoon-worthy. Enter Ouai's Chill Pills. These adorable pill-shaped bombs are chock full of jojoba seed oil, safflower seed oil, and hemp seed oil to keep skin hydrated and glistening. But perhaps the best part is the relaxing jasmine rose scent, which is light with floral notes without being too overpowering. Pop these into your bath and indulge in your at-home spa experience.
Best for Sensitive Skin: Fur Bath Drops
If you're in search of a bath time routine that urges you to unwind while soothing your sensitive skin, check out these bath drops from Fur. Clary sage oil, jojoba oil, and grapeseed oil work together to calm the skin and keep your skin silky and hydrated, while Fur's signature Fur Oil keeps ingrown hairs and bumps at bay.
Unlike other bath beads and drops on the market that use gelatin casings, Fur's product is 100 percent vegan and uses red seaweed as a clean alternative. They're also silicone, paraben, and fragrance-free, cruelty-free, and gynecologist tested. Need we say more?
Best for Eczema: Eczema Honey Oatmeal Bath Bomb
Eczema Honey went viral with their Original Healing Cream, which promised to soothe and relieve eczema inflammation on the face and body. This addition to their product line lives up to the hype. Oatmeal and honey are common eczema relievers, so it makes sense that Eczema Honey would combine these two power players in a soothing bath bomb.
This giant bomb is twice the size of most other bath bombs, so you can take the time to really soak in the nutrients, or even split it up into two baths. Cocoa butter moisturizes the skin, oatmeal reduces inflammation and itchiness, and witch hazel nourishes dry skin, to make for a truly relaxing experience.
Best Before Bed: Life Flower Flower Child Bath Bomb
These unique bath bombs are infused with crystals, a blend of essential oils, and pure hemp-derived CBD extract. If you're already a fan of CBD in all areas of your life, this bath bomb will fit right in with the rest of your lineup. Choose from two different options: Hypnosis (lavender essential oil, chamomile, and lavender buds, and amethyst) and Flower Child (lavender, rosemary, and eucalyptus essential oils, an herbal blend, and quartz crystal).