Who doesn’t love a nice, warm, relaxing bath? If I am honest with you, I should tell you that I’m currently struggling not get up, walk away from this computer and hop into one myself. For me, there is nothing better at the end of a long day than sinking into that water and watching my worries fall away and my muscles melt into soft comfort.

Enough about my relaxation fantasy, though. Let’s get back to business. I realize that there are plenty of websites hanging around the internet filled with DIY recipes for creating your own bath bombs, but some of us simply don’t have the time or energy to put forth into making our own bath bombs. The point of a bath is to relax, not to make more work for you. That is why I chose to add this section of the website.

My husband (the other voice of this website) thought that it would be a waste of time to include this section. “We already have a section about salts, soaps and oils,” he said. “Isn’t that enough?” What he, clearly, doesn’t understand is that a bath bomb is different. In a way, it lumps all the benefits of salts and oils together while also providing the relaxing sensation of tiny, fizzy bubbles to the bathwater. Let’s go ahead and take a look at some of this year’s best-selling lush bath bombs.

Buying Information

There isn’t much to consider when it comes to purchasing bath bombs, but let’s take a very quick moment to go over a couple of key points. First, you should be aware that some bath bombs feature only all-natural ingredients and some others contain additives and chemicals. Though many people aren’t overly concerned about additives and chemicals in their bath bombs, I bring this up because I know that some people are concerned. If you have any allergies to artificial colorings or scents, be sure to read the packaging (or these reviews) very carefully. Sometimes companies will claim “100% natural ingredients” and really mean that some of the ingredients are, themselves, 100% natural, but the entire product is not.

The only other major consideration you should make when purchasing bath bombs is the size of your bathtub. If it is a relatively small tub, you shouldn’t waste your money on extra-large bath bombs. It may seem like you are getting more, but you will probably find that it isn’t necessary for them to be that large. On the other end of the spectrum, if your bathtub is very large you may want to consider larger bath bombs so that you don’t find yourself having to put more than one in at a time.

Other than those two considerations, the rest of your decision will likely come down to two things – your preferred scents and packaging. Different scents have different effects and different people are looking for different forms of relief from their bath experience. For some people, packaging is important because they will be giving the bath bombs as gifts or would like to leave them in their packaging as part of the bathroom’s interior décor.

Please note that we haven’t placed these bath bombs in any particular order and haven’t arranged them in terms of some being better than others. We have, however, placed words such as “All Natural, Organic, and Vegan” in the titles of the products to identify those which are actually all natural, organic, and vegan. When it comes to bath bomb sets, you should select the one which best meets your needs and contains your favorite mixture of scents.

All Natural Ultra Lush Spa Fizzies
by Hanza Beauty

These individually wrapped, handmade bath bombs are all natural and use only organic ingredients. To be clear, these are not imitation natural products featuring only one or two “all natural” ingredients. The company clearly states that all of the ingredients are natural. There are no fillers, no additives, no preservatives, and no artificial colors or dyes.

In addition to the all-natural fizzing and bonding ingredients, these lush bombs feature shea butter for added moisturizing effects. Not only will you be lulled into comfort and relaxation by the gentle bubbling effect of the base ingredients, the shea butter and coconut oil included in these lush bombs will hydrate your skin for a silky smooth texture.

This set is made up of eight bombs, each a different scent. All of the scents are created using natural, organic essential oils. The “relax” scent is designed to calm both your body and mind with its lavender and vanilla essential oils. “Heal” incorporates aloe and cloves to naturally repair damaged and dry skin. The “restore” bomb is made up of palma rosa and blue lavender oil. Bergamot, tangerine, and orange are all incorporated into the natural healing and immune boosting scent “Vitamin C”. The “balance” scent utilizes sage, cedarwood, and coriander to create an atmosphere of calm grounding. Eliciting a feeling of peace, the “euphoria” scent mixes the oils of wild rose, jasmine, and sandalwood. If you are looking for more calm and focus, try to the “clarity” blend that mixes eucalyptus, ginger, spearmint, and peppermint.

Beauty by Earth Organic
Bath Bomb Gift Set

If you are looking for an all-organic bath bomb set – made up of large, nearly tennis ball-sized lush bombs – this one may be right for you. All of the ingredients are organic and all are natural. No colors, dyes, preservatives, or bonding agents have been added which are not pure, natural, and safe for use. In fact, though these are colored bombs which will affect the color of your bath water, all of the colors are the result of added leaves and natural dyes from actual plants. Personally, I find this rather appealing, as I prefer the relaxing effects of chromotherapy through colored water, but react to unnatural dyes.

A comprehensive list of the all-natural base ingredients for these bath bombs can be found on the company website and directly on the adorable vintage-style packaging. In addition to basic ingredients needed to create bath bombs, these ones also contain shea butter, cocoa butter, sunflower oil, and vitamin E to promote healthy, supple skin.

A six pack of bath bombs usually means six different scents and this set is no different. Properly named for their actual effects, each of these scents is made up of different pure essential oils. Though the company doesn’t appear to be willing to give up their mystery oil blends (probably a smart move on their part), they claim that their lush bombs will achieve the results they are named for, including “Just Relax”, “Get Well Soon”, “Bedtime Ritual”, “Relaxing Detox”, “Muscle Relief”, and “Joint Relief”.

Six Extra Large Lush Vegan Bath Bombs
by Divine Botanics

I just want to take a quick moment to point out how cute the packaging is for these particular bath bombs. Even if you don’t want to use the bombs yourself, you could always give them as a gift and keep the box if it matches your own beach-themes bathroom (or bedroom, for that matter.)

On to more important considerations, though. This set of oversized, 4 ounce bath bombs is perfect for extra-large bathtubs. Completely organic, vegan-friendly, and made up of all natural ingredients, these lush bombs give you everything you need and expect from them without giving you a bathtub full of harsh chemical dyes and fragrances. Added palm oil, shea butter, and coconut oil all help to create soft bathwater and silky smooth skin. For extra soft skin, Divine Botanics also includes a free konjac exfoliating sponge.

The scents of each of these six bombs is made up of pure, all-natural, organic essential oils. In case names such as “enchanted” don’t explain enough about what they are, allow me to break down the ingredients in each scent a little further so that you can get an idea of what it smells like.

“Enchanted” features chamomile, neroli, and petitgrain. “Early Morning”, undoubtedly created to help invigorate your spirit, contains bergamot, orange, and grapefruit. “Breathe free” has been formulated to help open your airways. It contains eucalyptus oil and peppermint. If you are hoping to put a little extra romance in your life, get your blood flowing with the “Romantic” blend, scented with jasmine, wild rose, and sandalwood. Put some pep in your step with the uplifting scents of blood orange, grapefruit, and bergamot featured in the “Happy” lush bomb, or choose to reach your mind to new heights with the wonderful scents of orange, rose, ylang ylang, lavender, and jasmine blended into the “Bliss” bath bomb.

Beach Bath Basics 6 Pack by HomEco

If you are on the hunt for fresh, summery scents, the Beach Bath Basics set by HomEco is bound to impress. It is made up of scents with names like “Sun-kissed” and “Ocean Breeze” – each designed to either calm your mind or invigorate your senses.

You may be interested to know that these bombs contain absolutely no parabens or phthalates. The scents they bring forth are mostly made up of natural essential oils and real cocoa butter has been added to soothe your skin. Some synthetic fragrances and colors have been added to this mixture, however, meaning that these may not be best for people with extremely sensitive skin.

Probably the smallest bath bombs on this list, these ones weigh only 2.5 ounces (about one-third as much as many of the others on this list). Their small size makes these lush bombs perfect for those with small bathtubs.

Oliver Rocket Bath Bombs Gift Set

If the swirls of colors in these bath bombs don’t spell out bath time fun I’m not quite sure what does. Don’t worry, I won’t tell anyone that the little kid inside you was excited to see these bright, fun colors. Personally, I love to watch the color of my bathwater change as my bath bombs slowly disintegrate around me.

I want to say right now that only some of the ingredients in these bath bombs are natural. “Colorant” and “fragrance” are both clearly listed on the package’s ingredients label. That being said, if you aren’t allergic to these additives and aren’t overly concerned about the effects they may or may not have on your skin or your body, this probably isn’t that important to you. The debate about what’s healthy and what’s not seems never ending and I am not here to tell you what is and is not good for you. I simply want to bring this to the attention of people, like me, who have very sensitive and reactive skin.

These six extra-large bath bombs are best suited to large bathtubs. If you try to use these in small bathtubs you may find yourself overwhelmed with scent. That being said, you can always choose to break them in half for use in smaller tubs. You can even break them into chunks for use in foot baths.

The scents in this set include lavender, cucumber melon, moonlight rose, grapefruit, tangerine, black raspberry vanilla, and cool water.

Pure Sanctum Ultra Lush Large Sized Bath Fizzies by Bombe la la la

If you want to talk about a bath bomb set with elegant yet stylish packaging, this is the one. I realize that most people do not buy bath bombs based on their packaging, but I also believe that if you’re buying them anyway you should find a set with a package that matches your interior design. If your bathroom is all about class and gold accents, the box this set comes in will beautifully accent your décor.

The bombs themselves are quite lush, weighing in at an impressive 6 ounces and measuring about the size of a tennis ball. These bombs are made for serious bathers – people with large tubs who enjoy long baths. These six ounce balls of relaxation come in six wonderful scents and all scents are created using all-natural, organic essential oils. Absolutely zero fake colors or scents have been added to these bath bombs. Likewise, no chemicals or preservatives have added, either. These bath bombs are 100% all-natural and vegan-friendly.

The six scents which come with the set are Shoot the Breeze, Shea Bliss, Oceans 11, Coco Bomb, The Big Easy, and Drama Queen. If these all sound like a bunch of made up names to you that’s because they are. Don’t worry, though, we’ve gone ahead and found the scent formulas for each one.

Shoot the Breeze consists of sage, mint, eucalyptus, and ginger – a calming, yet invigorating blend. Shea Bliss is made up of milk, almonds, and honey – it is all about healing and moisturizing your skin. Oceans 11 actually smells nothing like the ocean at all, but energizes you the same way the ocean might with its orange and pink rose blend. The Big Easy is actually a very easy recipe, because its only scent ingredient is lavender. Grapes, plum, grapefruit, and rose petals all make up the floral Drama Queen scent.

Moon Flower Aromatherapy Bath Bombs Gift Set

Made completely of 100% all-natural, organic, and vegan-friendly ingredients, these Moon Flower bath bombs are perfect for any environmentally and health-conscious individual. The ingredients for these lush bombs are actually words I can pronounce and understand, which tells me just how natural they are. Don’t believe me? Let me list them for you: baking soda, citric acid, Epsom salt, dead sea salt, cocoa butter, shea butter, vitamin E, and Kaolin clay.

One look at those ingredients tells me that you won’t simply be relaxed by the beautiful scent and fizziness of these bombs, you will also come out of your bath with relaxed muscles and softer skin.

Essential oils are used to create six incredible scents designed to calm, relax, and invigorate. The Fairly Floss scent uses lavender and sunflower to calm your mind. Glow Moon includes the woodsy scents of geranium and sandalwood. If you’re look for something more exhilarating, try Midnight Rose bath bomb, which incorporates ylang ylang and bergamont. Clary sage and rose oil add uniquely feminine scents to the Sweet Surprise bomb. If you are looking to excite your sweetheart, try the lemon and jasmine Love Potion bath bomb, or the Romance bomb made of eucalyptus and peppermint.