Bath Bombs: Dropping Some Knowledge
Bath Bombs: Dropping Some Knowledge
In recent years, we’ve seen an “explosion” of interest in bath bombs, and it’s not hard to see why. These fizzy bath time treats can add fun scents and cool colors to any boring old bath, but behind the scenes, most children’s bath bombs have some negative sides to them as well.
In this article we’ll explain some of the downsides to children’s bath bombs, and some of the ways Dabble and Dollop’s Droplets Bath Bombs address those downsides in order to provide a safer, better bath bomb experience for your child.
Many other bath bombs contain a host of synthetic, artificial dyes that can have bad side effects on the skin. Their bright colors are created using non-naturally occurring chemicals, which means they can irritate the skin, causing problems like rashes, eczema, and allergic reactions. Even though they may look colorful and fun, these synthetic dyes have a dark side, and can potentially damage your child’s skin.
Here is a (scary) snippet from the website of one of our bath bomb competitors:
All That Glitters Isn't Gold
Glitter and sparkles, despite being a common bath bomb addition, also have a not-so-fun secret. Glitter is made of little tiny pieces of plastic called microplastic, and when those microplastics go swirling down the drain at the end of your child’s bath, they have a good chance of ending up in oceans, rivers, lakes, and other bodies of water. There is already way too much plastic in the ocean, and microplastics, because of how small they are and how easily they flow through drainage systems and pipes, pose an even greater threat to the health of our ocean ecosystems. It’s a good choice for the sake of the environment to stay away from bath bombs and other bath products that contain sparkles and glitter.
Exposure to overly fragranced products can also cause harm to both children and adults. Most bath bombs have a lot of smells, and a lot of these fragrances are derived from artificial sources that create a fragrance overload for your child during bathtime. Studies have shown that long term exposure to fragranced products can even cause issues such as migraines or asthma. Additionally, many production companies hide dangerous ingredients behind a simple “fragrance” label on their ingredients sheet. Because of a labeling loophole meant to protect companies’ fragrance secrets, products can contain dangerous chemicals without having to disclose exactly what they are to consumers. These chemicals include benzene derivatives, which are human carcinogens, and aldehydes, which can increase the risk of respiratory diseases and liver disease. It’s very scary stuff! When it comes to bath products, bath bombs included, it’s better to go with products that produce simple, natural scents that don’t overwhelm your child’s sensory systems or that could potentially cause permanent harm to your child’s health.
It's a Bird. It's a Plane. It's a...Bath Bomb?
Another problem with bath bombs is simply just how big they are! These sizes might work for adults, but for little kids, that much product is just not necessary.
OK, that may be a bit of an exaggeration - but many of these competitive products are advertised as "the size of a tennis ball!" Along with being a waste of money (thank you $8 bath), these sizes could be overstimulating and overwhelming for your child. In fact, many aspects of bath bombs that we already discussed can be overstimulating for young children, like intense fragrances, glitter, and bright colors. Though many of these aspects of the product may be intended to make bath time fun and exciting, for young children so many of these things at once can be overwhelming.
Dabble & Dollop - This is the Way
Luckily, there’s an upside to all of these downsides, and that’s that Dabble & Dollop’s Droplets Bath Bombs contain none of these harmful elements. Our bath bomb design is purposefully simple, small, and natural, so your child can enjoy a fun fizzy bath time and you can rest easy.
Droplets are only 1 inch in diameter, making them the perfect size for young children and babies, with simple smells and colors that won’t overwhelm your child. Best of all, they’re 100% natural, which means no artificial fragrances or dyes. We ensure that your child can still have a fun bath time experience, whether that be with bath bombs or something else like our mixable bath gels, while staying safe and healthy at the same time.