So, you’ve decided to make your own bath bombs, but what scent do you use? Well, first and foremost, you should always make sure you are using fragrance oils that are skin-safe when making any product that will have prolonged or extensive skin contact. Once you’re sure you are using skin-safe oils, choosing the right bath bomb scent really boils down to what effect you’re hoping to accomplish.
Wonderful Bath Bomb Scent Choices
The truth is, any scent you find enjoyable or soothing is a good choice for bath bomb scents. However, we’ve put together a list of 10 scents that you may wish to try if you’re unsure of where to start.
Eucalyptus is a purifying and invigorating scent that can be used to help relieve muscle aches and pains. It is also helpful with congestion associated with coughs, colds, and sinus ailments. As an added bonus, it can help increase energy.
If you have arthritis or muscle aches, ginger may be able to help sooth those pains. It can also be used to stimulate appetite and relieve headaches.
Lavender is a sharp, sweet herbal scent and is used as a natural remedy for several common ailments including anxiety, headaches, depression, and insomnia. It can also ease stress and induce relaxation, making it a great scent for bath bombs.
Lemon’s sharp, citrus scent can be very refreshing and cheering. Used lightly, it can also call to mind relaxing summer evenings.
With its refreshing and cooling properties, peppermint can be very invigorating. It can also help improve concentration; relieve headaches, cramps, and back pain; and promote good circulation.
When lightly used, the camphor scent of sage has a pleasant and enjoyable warming effect. It can be used to aid with fatigue, irritability, and leg pains.
Another soothing scent, sandalwood can also be used for relaxation and can give you a truly sensuous bath experience.
Like peppermint, spearmint has refreshing and cooling properties. It can be good for relieving fatigue and stress in addition to boosting energy and relieving headache, cold, and cough symptoms. When added to your bath, it can help tighten pores as well.
With its calming effect, vanilla can reduce stress and anxiety. Additionally, many people associate this sweet scent with happy memories. Recollecting these happy memories can further add to relaxation.
10. Ylang Ylang
The distinctive scent of ylang ylang comes from a plant originally cultivated in the Philippines. However, it has become a very common scent used to relax both the mind and the body.
As you choose a fragrance for your bath bombs, remember that your purpose is to transform your bathing experience into something relaxing and pleasantly fragrant. If you enjoy a particular scent, go ahead and use it. If you enjoy a particular blend of fragrances, try it out. The sky really is the limit in choosing the perfect scent for your bath bombs.