Jan 04,2023

Who Invented The Bath Bomb

Surprisingly the bath bomb was invented in a garden shed by Mo Constantine the co founder of Lush Cosmetics. She patented the bath bomb in 1989 under the brand name of “Cosmetics To Go”. Unfortunately the company eventually went into administration and she lost the patent. At a later date a new patent was issued to Cosmetic Warriors LTD (the proprietor of the Lush Cosmetics trademark).

Who is Mos Constantine?

Now that we know who created bath bombs, let's find out why. Elizabeth Weir, known as Mos Constantine, and her husband, Mark Constantine, have been partners in a small business. They started small and opened a herbal hair and beauty clinic. They made hair colors and beauty products using natural organic materials. They then both became a founder of a big company that provides a variety of natural hair and beauty products that are handmade and organic. This includes their homemade bath bombs. Their entire family was creative and innovative. Even their son, Simon Constantine, took interest and joined the company in which his parents started.

Why Did She Make Fizzy Bombs?

The reason why she created fizzy bombs is that she was looking for an alternative for the slimy bubble baths everyone was used to. Homemade bath bombs made things more interesting and provided increased therapeutic properties. Bubble baths are too irritating to use especially for kids. It was actually an accident when she created fizzy bombs. At first, Mo Constantine was just trying to make a completely different product for their company. Then by sheer luck, a unique and beneficial product was born, in the form of fizzy bombs. Her ultimate goal was to make people feel relaxed and happy.

What Are Bath Bombs Made From?

The base ingredient for bath bombs are

  • Bicarbonate of soda
  • Cornflour
  • Oil (coconut, sunflower, etc)
  • Essential oils (lavender, chamomile, etc)
  • Citric acid
  • Liquid food colouring

How do bath bombs work?

Bath bombs fizz due to chemical reactions that occur when baking soda and citric acid come into contact with water. The chemical formula for baking soda, or sodium bicarbonate, is NaHCO3. Baking soda dissolves fast in the water, and the positively charged sodium (Na+) separates from the negatively charged bicarbonate (HCO3-).
Citric acid dissolves simultaneously, with a single hydrogen ion (H+) separating from the rest of the molecule. The positively charged hydrogen from the citric acid and the negatively charged bicarbonate from the baking soda then combine, triggering a series of highly quick reactions. One of the end products is carbon dioxide (CO2). Because carbon dioxide is a gas, it causes little bubbles to form in the bathwater, creating a delightful fizz.

What are the benefits of bath bombs?

  1. Bath bombs can have moisturizing benefits for your skin. The ingredients infuse the bath water with emollients that leave your skin feeling soft and supple. They can be soothing and indulgent for your skin.
  2. Many bath bombs use natural, vegan ingredients. This means they often avoid harsh chemical irritants and are gentle on your skin.
  3. Adding a bath bomb creates a luxurious spa-like atmosphere. The fizzing sensation and scents transform an ordinary bath into a special experience.
  4. Key ingredients like sodium bicarbonate and citric acid provide skin benefits beyond fizzing. They help cleanse, strengthen and rejuvenate your skin.
  5. Different bath bomb scents provide aromatherapy benefits. Morning citrus scents can energize you for the day. Evening lavender scents can promote relaxation before bed.

How to use a Bath Bomb

There are certain steps one must take to have an extraordinary bath experience.  Before I begin, I must stress that your bathtub MUST be clean!  Please do not sit in a dirty tub.  Also, you’ll want to set the scene.  Light some candles and turn your bath time into a planned out solo date night with yourself!
Step One: Plug the tub and turn on the water to your desired temperature.
Step Two: Let the bathtub fill up halfway.
Step Three: Once the tub is filled halfway, hold your bath bomb under the faucet to dissolve the bomb and properly bubble.
Step Four: Turn off the faucet, and sink into the tub.  Be sure to avoid your eyes, and do not drink your bathwater.
Step Five: Once you have relaxed and are ready to exit, unplug the tub, and allow the water to drain.
Step Six: Rinse off the bomb and pat yourself dry.
Step Seven: Rinse the tub and scrub clean to avoid any dyes ruining the bathtub.
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