Even before the stresses that early 2020 has provided, ‘Self Care’ was gaining momentum as essential to our mental and physical well-being. Now more than ever, taking the time to practice simple, mindful and relaxing activities is essential to help us destress and unwind.
For centuries the physical and mental benefits of a long hot bath or ‘spa’ have been well documented. Combine this ritual with the healing and calming properties of beautiful essential oils and you have the ultimate (yet simple) recipe for 100% relaxing ‘me’ time.
Bath Bombs and Bath Fizzy (loose bath crystals or soaks) are the perfect little modern-day luxury that can deliver the healing and detoxifying properties of essential oils with the cleansing and relaxing benefits of soaking in a long hot bath.
Our range of essential oil Bath Bombs have been developed to deliver all the benefits without any nasties. Each bath bomb is made by Grace Legg in our Brisbane workshop using carefully selected natural ingredients and methods – making them vegan, kosher and chemical-free! It is worth mentioning that when using our natural bath bombs, you may notice a small amount of residual around the bath after use. This is because we have chosen not to use the additive ‘Polysorbate 80’ – a chemical typically used to bind the ingredients. If residue does remain in your bath – simply wipe it away with a bit of with soap and hot water.
Ingredients with benefits
We have been very careful with the selection and source of our ingredients to ensure you receive the benefits each ingredient offers without any added chemicals or fillers.
Citric Acid & Bicarb soda
Citric Acid and Bicarbonate Soda (Baking Soda) are the 2 main ingredients that make a bath bomb FIZZ! Citric acid is a weak organic acid derived from citrus fruits such as lemons, oranges, and limes. It is a natural antioxidant that reduces the effects of aging, helps loosen and repair damaged layers of skin and helps your skin look healthier and younger. Bicarb soda is a natural mineral found in naturally occurring springs and is known to reduce irritation and itching of the skin while providing general detoxifying benefits.
Epson salts have long been used for their ability to soothe stress and relax the body by replenishing our magnesium levels. When we are stressed, or if we exercise a lot, our levels of magnesium decrease while our adrenaline increases. Soaking in a bath with Epson Salts will help replenish your magnesium, relax sore or tired muscles and contribute to the production of serotonin – our bodies natural happy chemical.
Witch Hazel is a herbal derivative that is naturally antiseptic and known to lower inflammation, soothe irritated skin and help alleviate acne.
Grapeseed Oil has two main benefits in our bath bombs. Firstly, they are a natural oil used as a ‘carrier’ for the potent essential oils. Secondly, Grapeseed Oil is packed with Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Omega-6 and fatty acids that all help to preserve the skin, fight aging and reduced damage from free-radicals such as pollution, sun or wind. Grapeseed Oil is quite literally made from the residue of grapes which have been juiced, making it a natural, vegan and beneficial ingredient.
We use a small amount of Mica Powder to give our bath bombs the subtle soft colours. Mica Powders are natural minerals with a crystalline structure that reflects light and most importantly they are pure and free of dangerous heavy metals and other contaminants.
Essential oils are concentrated extracts from plants that are known for their beneficial and aromatic qualities. All essential oils used in Timbo’s Shops Bath Bombs are selected based on the benefits they provide and the aroma they emit.
Learn about the unique benefits of each of our essential oils:
- Mandarin essential oil
- Lotus Flower essential oil
- Spearmint essential oil
- Lavender essential oil
- Frangipani essential oil
- Rose Geranium essential oil
Timbo’s Shop bath bombs come in Heart, Round or Cube shapes and also are available in a gift box of 6. These same beautiful bath bombs are available as Bath Fizzy in a Jar – a decorative loose salt version of our bath bombs.