Bath Bomb History: A genius accident

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If you’ve ever asked the question, “Where did bath bombs come from?”…


You’re not alone. As it turns out, bath bombs have a very unique history, and in just a few moments you’re going to know everything there is to know about the world’s favorite bathing pastime. 


So, let’s see… Where should we begin? 


Ah yes, let’s start with… 

When was the first bath bomb made? 

You might find this hard to believe, but bath bombs have only been around since 1989. 


That’s right, the history of bath bombs literally falls right smack in the middle of the millennial generation. 


What’s even more interesting is that the creation of the first fizzy bath bomb was actually an accident. But we’re getting ahead of ourselves. 


Let’s now look at… 

Who invented bath bombs? 

As it turns out, the first bath bomb was invented by Elizabeth Weir, better known as Mo Constantine. She is the co-founder of Lush –– a cruelty-free handmade bath, body, skin, and hair care company. 


Research confirms that Mo Constantine was becoming increasingly frustrated with the traditional bubble bath solution. She couldn’t stand the slimy residue of bubble baths, or how the bubble bath solution left the skin feeling irritated. So, she began to look for an alternative. 


When she couldn’t find anything on the market that met her needs or expectations, she decided to take matters into her own hands. 


Her goal was to create an entirely new and different product that left the skin feeling refreshed, clean, and not at all slimy. She also wanted something that provided therapeutic relief instead of irritation. 


At first, she had no idea where to begin. But soon she gained some inspiration from her fascination with Alka Seltzer. 


She found the fizzy action of Alka Seltzer hitting the water to be super intriguing. But again, she had no idea where to begin to create something like that for soaking in the bathtub. 


Then, out of nowhere and by total accident, the fizzy bath bomb was born. Mo Constantine finally did it: she created a bath time product that left the skin feeling fresh and clean, while leaving the body restored and relaxed. 


Since then, Mo Constantine has been selling her homemade bath bombs to millions of people everywhere. 


But we know what you’re thinking… If she can make a bath bomb at home, so can I, right? 

How to make bath bombs 

There are many easy to follow recipes out there that allow people of all ages to make their own bath bombs at home. 


All you really need to make a basic bath bomb at home are baking soda, citric acid, cornstarch, essential oils, epsom salt, water, and a mold to form your bath bombs. 


But we get it, making your own bath bombs can be pretty time consuming, labor intensive, and downright confusing… at first. 


Thankfully, with a little practice, you can definitely make your own bath bombs.


But even then, your homemade bath bombs might not be as fizzy, therapeutic, or relaxing as lush bath bombs, or any other reputable bath bomb brand out there. 


That’s why it’s easier to stick with buying all-natural bath bombs from legit brands. 


Because really what you’re looking for in a good bath bomb is what it can do for you and your skin.  


Which brings us to our next question…

What do bath bombs do? 

When created with all natural ingredients like essential oils and organic compounds like CBD, bath bombs can help clean, relax, restore, and revive your skin, joints, and muscles. 


And don’t let that fizzy effect fool you. Believe it or not, the citric acid helps loosen up damaged or dead layers of skin, so that the other ingredients can do their work of moisturizing and rehydrating the other layers of skin. 


In other words, bath bombs are very good for you and your skin, as long as you’re buying them from a reputable brand. 


Now we know we mentioned CBD earlier, and that wasn’t by accident. CBD bath bombs have become the most popular type of bath bomb to soak in. 


Since CBD is packed with tons of therapeutic properties, it’s only natural to want to soak into its medicinal effects as long as possible.


You see, our skin is our largest organ. And because it’s so porous, soaking in a CBD bath bomb is perhaps the safest and least invasive way to experience the restorative and rebalancing effects of CBD. 


But high quality, truly effective CBD bath bombs can be hard to find. 



Who has the best CBD bath bombs? 

Amazingly, there are a few reputable CBD bath bomb brands out there. Even Lush has gotten into the CBD bath bomb market. 


But if you’re looking for a CBD bath bomb that’s been highly reviewed, well formulated, and created with truly effective CBD oil, then look no further than Alki’s CBD bath bombs. 

Here at Alki Body, we use the finest, most natural ingredients and 100% organic hemp-derived CBD. 


We’re passionate about all things bath bombs and CBD, so we decided to combine the two and create the best CBD bath bomb on the market.


Seriously! Read a few of our reviews and give our CBD bath bombs a try for yourself. We’re convinced you’ll never feel the same again… in a good way!


From Lavender and Ylang Ylang, to Milk & Honey, we have an assortment of CBD bath bombs available for you to choose from. 

If you’re ready to see what all the fuss is about regarding CBD bath bombs, then explore our highly therapeutic line of CBD bath bombs today! 


We couldn’t be more grateful to Mo Constantine for her creative ingenuity of the bath bomb, and we hope you take the time to give her unique creation a try the next time you decide to soak in a bath. 


If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to our Alki team. We’re always happy to help in any way we can. 



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Ingredient Information

Sodium Bicarbonate & Citric Acid: Otherwise known as baking soda and Vitamin C. These two ingredients combined create the “fizzy” effect of a bath bomb.

Epsom Salt: Epsom salt baths can help soften rough or dry skin and can exfoliate dead skin cells. It also aids in reducing soreness & pain.

Corn Starch: Corn starch manages the fizzing reaction of the ingredients; so if you drop your bath bomb in the water, it will not “explode”!

Sunflower Oil: Sunflower oil is a non-comedogenic carrier oil which is highly absorbent. In short: sunflower oil won’t clog your pores. Additionally, it is non-irritating for most people and can be used on all skin types.

Water: What scientists refer to as H20.

Organic Hemp-Derived Cannabidiol (CBD): CBD is a naturally occurring & non-intoxicating cannabinoid (chemical compound) found in both hemp and cannabis plants.

Aromatherapy Oils: Aromatherapy is simply the combination of essential oils for therapeutic benefit. When inhaled, the molecules in essential oils work their way from the olfactory nerves directly to the brain and can positively impact the amygdala, which is the emotional center of the brain.

Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate (SLSA): SLSa is derived from coconut and palm oils. SLSa is safe and skin-friendly.

Mica Powder: The biggest benefit of mica is its ability to create a natural shimmery finish, since it can be milled to a fine powder. It is naturally produced and safe to use on almost all skin types.

Polysorbate 80: A vegetable-sourced emulsifier that is skin-safe. Polysorbate 80 helps ingredients mix throughout the water instead of separating, which will make your bath bomb experience even better!