Some children develop itching, irritation, rashes, and dry skin due to certain substances, like bath soaps, shampoos, laundry detergent, heat therapy, dust mites, cigarette smoke, and environmental pollutants or allergens.
Taking a bath or shower is essential for your child to maintain hygiene and prevent microbes from penetrating their skin layers. Bath bombs are fun, full of fragrances, fizzy, and colorful, making the bathing experience more pleasant, enjoyable, and soothing for children.
Bath bombs come in different shapes, sizes, and fragrances. However, not all baths are manufactured the same, and most products contain synthetic chemicals or ingredients that can deteriorate your kid's sensitive skin and cause various health conditions.
Therefore, not all bath bomb products available on the market are safe. Products manufactured from synthetic or chemical-based ingredients can cause itching, irritation, redness, rash, and other skin conditions that require immediate medical attention.
Today's article will discuss the dangers of commercially made bath bombs, factors to consider when choosing/buying safe bath bombs, why "Our Bath Bombs for Kids" are the best product and how they benefit your little one.
Are Bath Bombs Safe for Kids?
Yes, as long as you choose bath bombs that are, truly, all-natural and non-synthetic.
At Bath Bombs For Kids we use (in layman terms) baking soda, citric acid, coconut milk, coconut oil, kaolin clay from the earth, SCI (a soap derived from coconut oil), organic & kid-safe essential oils, and naturally colored sugar sprinkles for a pop of color on top. I honestly don't think you can get any safer than this, and I did in-depth research before creating this recipe.
The Dangers of Synthetic Bath Bombs for Kids
The skincare industry uses chemicals and synthetic ingredients. Harsh chemicals cause a wide range of health conditions. These problems range from mild rashes to complications and chronic diseases like cancer.
The most common ingredients that can further harm your child's sensitive skin are Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS), phthalates, methyl propionyl, and butyl phenyl. Besides, aldehydes present in commercially manufactured bath bombs can increase the risk of:
- Respiratory Allergies
- Lungs Cancer
- Liver Disease
- Metabolic Issues
- Skin and Blood Toxicity
Besides, SLS is danger skin irritant and can dry your child's skin by making their epidermis thinner, reducing the level of water in the skin layers, and damaging the skin barrier, making your child's skin vulnerable to bacteria and viruses, fungi, and other environmental aggressors.
It can also accelerate inflammatory protease activity on your little one's skin and cause structural damage to the upper layer. Here is why you should not buy synthetic bath bombs for your kid.
Artificial dyes and synthetic fragrances added to the bath bombs can aggravate your child's skin, leading to redness, irritation, itchiness, rashes, and allergic reactions, such as dermatitis.
Because your child already has sensitive skin, using bath bombs with harmful ingredients can increase the risk of eczema and wreak havoc on your little one's epidermal layer.
Although everyone loves the glitter and sparkle of bath bombs, the shiny stuff is made of plastic. Small plastic squares in bath bombs can cause nicks and cuts on your child's skin, increasing the risk of irritation and infections.
If your child has susceptible skin, a small nick caused by these tiny plastic squares will lead to micro-abrasions. Remember, these can develop into severe skin infections and affect your child's organs, including the musculoskeletal system, nervous system, joints, kidneys, lungs, and heart.
Skin Rashes and Allergies
Commercially manufactured bath bombs contain chemical irritants, including potassium hydroxide phosphates and alkaline substances, which penetrate your child's soft tissues and cause rashes on the skin.
In addition, the toxic chemicals in bath bombs may also cause eye redness and itchiness and increase the risk of skin problems, especially if your kid already has allergies. Because your kid's skin is more sensitive and porous, synthetic irritants can penetrate deep inside the skin and lead to further complications.
Hormonal Disruptions and Asthma
Children have more sensitive respiratory and hormonal systems than adults. In bath bombs, harsh ingredients, such as phthalates, can cause hormonal disruptions and breathing problems, leading to asthmatic symptoms.
Moreover, when your child unintentionally ingests a small quantity of bath bombs, they may experience adverse reactions like oral irritation, nausea, vomiting, digestive discomfort, and diarrhea. Therefore, avoiding bath bombs with synthetic ingredients is the best way to prevent your little one from these conditions.
How to Choose Safe Bath Bombs for Kids?
Although bath bombs are an excellent way to entice your child and create a fun environment, you must choose them carefully because most bath bombs contain chemicals that can deteriorate your child's physical and mental health. Here are a few factors to consider when selecting or buying organic/safe bath bombs for kids.
Look for 100% Natural and Organic Ingredients
Most bath bombs available on the market contain ingredients like SLS, SLES, aldehydes, phthalates, and synthetic fragrances. SLS is what gives the bath bomb the amusing fizzy reactions when it contacts water.
However, these ingredients can take a massive toll on your child's overall health. Therefore, when you look for bath bombs, consider products made of 100% natural or organic ingredients, such as:
- Sodium Bicarbonate (baking soda)
- Citric Acid
- Kaolin (clay from the earth)
- Coconut Oil
- Coconut Fruit Extract
- Aloe Vera
- Lemon Peel Oil
- Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate
- Carnauba Wax
- Plant-based ingredients
Bath Bombs Made With Essential Oils
Fragrances made of chemicals and synthetic compounds are harmful to your kids, causing severe skin and respiratory conditions. Although parfums can temporarily improve your kid's mood, these can cause long-term mental health conditions, such as bipolar disorder, depression, and anxiety.
Therefore, look for bath bombs with fragrances crafted of essential oils, such as coconut oil. Make sure the product you choose has USDA-approved essential oils to ensure your kid stays safe and makes the most out of bathing fun.
Focus on Your Kid's Interest
Undoubtedly, bath bombs are an exciting and unique way to boost your little one's mood and let them have more fun. Although the primary intention for adults to toss bath bombs into their bathtubs is to moisturize and rejuvenate their skin and relieve stress, these products usually serve a different purpose for children.
For instance, bath bombs are a way to make bath time more entertaining. Bath bombs with organic ingredients, such as coconut oil, sugar, citric acid, sodium bicarbonate, and natural fragrances that fizz and bubble and make your kid's bathwater more exciting and fun.
Look for Bath Bombs that Contain Toys
Always choose bath bombs that contain toys inside. The purpose is to surprise your kid with a fantastic and amusing toy when the bath bomb hits the water and dissolves. We recommend looking for bath bombs with favorite toys like:
Choose Bath Bombs with Sustainable Packaging
Bath bombs available on the market have plastic packaging. Plastic is harmful to the entire ecosystem because the packaging ends up in landfill sites and penetrates the soil and water bodies, lakes, rivers, and oceans, causing severe problems for marine life.
Remember, plastic wraps, packaging, packing material, etc., take 1,000 years to decompose. Climate change, global warming, and rising temperatures are due to unsustainable practices, including the use of plastic for packaging.
Therefore, buy bath bombs with eco-friendly/biodegradable/recyclable packaging. Everyone should focus on 3Rs: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. It is our duty to make our planet a sustainable place.
Buy Made-in-USA Bath Bombs
The United States has the most reputable, experienced, and reliable organizations, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Fair Packaging and Labeling Act (FPLA), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
These organizations collaborate to establish guidelines for the quality of skincare, and cosmetic products and bath bombs are no exception. These organizations regulate ingredients for different products, including skincare ones, allowing businesses to ensure safe and reliable bath bombs.
Therefore, when you buy made-in-USA bath bombs, you will have peace of mind knowing that your kid's health won't be deteriorated.
Buy From a Small Business
Small businesses are the foundation of economic growth and stability in the United States. Handmade bath bombs by small businesses have smaller carbon footprints than giant corporations and companies, ensuring the overall wellbeing of the community. Buying bath bombs from a local company makes you play a critical role in:
- Strengthening the local economy
- Creating more employment opportunities
- Reducing environmental impact
- Improving the community and family health
Benefits of the Best "Bath Bombs for Kids"
Regular showers or baths are essential for your child to wash away microorganisms and prevent skin conditions like irritation, infections, and eczema. Taking a shower in the morning invigorates your little one and helps them stay awake.
Likewise, taking a bath in the evening soothes your child and helps them calm down. In addition, showing removes viruses, bacteria, and other environmental allergens from your kid's sensitive skin. Some kids show resistance to taking a shower, causing problems for moms.
Remember, when your child does not take a shower, they become more vulnerable to microorganisms, causing mild to severe skin conditions. Bath bombs are a fantastic way to motivate and entice your little one to take a shower and maintain hygiene.
However, not all bath bombs available on the market are organic, safe, and reliable for children with sensitive skin. Here are a few reasons you should choose our handmade bath bombs for your children.
Bath Bombs with All-Natural Ingredients
Unlike most bath bombs that rely on chemical composition, our bath bombs are 100% natural and organic with no dyes, synthetic fragrances, parabens, sulfates, phthalates, parfums, and aldehydes. No harsh irritants and 100% organic ingredients ensure your child's sensitive skin does not irritate and cause skin conditions like rashes and eczema.
Our best bath bombs for kids contain sodium bicarbonate, triglycerides, citric acid, water, Kaolin, Coconut oil, coconut fruit extract, citrus lemon peel oil, and Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Beet, Carnauba Wax, radish, turmeric, sugar, and Spirulina.
100% Cruelty-Free Bath Bombs
The best "Bath Bombs for Kids" are cruelty-free products and do not contain animal-based ingredients. We are a small business that aims to save animals and promote what's best for children's health.
Therefore, our products are 100% natural and vegan with essential ingredients like Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate from plant sources like coconut oil. Therefore, this ingredient is 100% vegan, making our brand cruelty-free and organic.
Bath Bombs with Antibacterial Properties
Sodium Bicarbonate in our bath bombs has excellent antibacterial properties that cleanse your child's sensitive skin and reduce the risk of irritation and inflammation.
In addition, lemon oil improves your child's skin by restoring the natural balance of sebum. It also protects your kid's sensitive skin from breakouts by keeping the epidermal layer purified and cleansed.
Bath Bombs with Anti-fungal Properties
Unlike synthetic bath bombs with harsh ingredients that make your kid's skin vulnerable to function infections, our products contain turmeric that prevents the risk of fungal infections.
Research studies show that fungi live in the skin's top layer and moist body areas, such as in the groin, between the toes, and diaper area. Turmeric has excellent healing properties that prevent fungal infections by reducing the risk of itching, scaling, swelling, and blistering.
Bath Bombs With Anti-Inflammatory Properties
Skin inflammation is a natural response of the body. Children with sensitive skin are more prone to developing inflammatory conditions characterized by symptoms like heat, redness, itching, and swelling. It can also lead to an autoimmune disorder like psoriasis.
Our product contains turmeric, citric acid, and beet. These are rich sources of vitamin C, iron, potassium, and magnesium that reduce oxidative stress and promote anti-inflammatory responses, protecting your child from developing acute and chronic skin conditions.
Bath Bombs that Moisturize Your Young One's Skin
"Bath Bombs for Kids" moisturizes your child's skin and strengthen their outer layer, also known as the epidermis, thanks to coconut oil. Our product contains 100% natural coconut oil that moisturizes your kid's skin and soothes diaper rashes.
Coconut oil in "Bath Bombs for Kids" also has anti-inflammatory properties that relieve skin blemishes and acne, protecting your little one from dry skin patches and eczema flareups.
Sugar is another natural ingredient and organic humectant in our "Bath Bombs for Kids" that draw moisture to the skin and retain optimal levels. The purpose is to keep your child's skin hydrated, smooth, and soft.
Moreover, the product contains citric acid that releases into the water when the bath bomb hits it. As a result, the citric acid fizzes up and soothes your child's sensitive skin.
Bath Bombs with Delightful Scents
Bath bombs create a soothing, delightful, and enjoyable environment for your child. Once you toss the bath bomb into the tub, it releases scents that tranquil your child's mind, creating joyful experiences.
Our product contains 100% natural essential oils, including lemon and orange, to produce delightful scents and ensure your child has an enjoyable and mind-soothing experience.
Bath Bombs to Improves Your Kid's Mood
The fragrance of natural oils in our product will positively affect your child's mood, making him feel joyful. When you drop the bath bomb into the tub, the soothing and fizzy bomb will help your child relieve stress and feel relaxed. Although more research is needed, natural fragrances can elevate melatonin levels in the brain and help your child sleep adequately and calmly.
You can find dozens of brands and hundreds of bath bomb products on the market. However, not all are USA-made, organic, safe, reliable, and cost-effective. Check out our collection of 100% natural and unique bath bombs and make your little one happy. Check out our latest collections.
Happy Bathing ~