Bath Bombs Might Actually Be Bad For You And Now We’re Shook
2 March 2017, 15:45 | Updated: 8 May 2017, 17:09
Sorry to ruin your day but...
If someone came up to us and said, "bath bombs are dangerous and you should stop using them," we probably would slap them in the face. Nothing will come between PopBuzz and their bath bombs! OK?! That being said, we ~have~ always wondered about what kind of ingredients REALLY go into those amazing homemade bath bombs that we always fall in love with on the internet.
After a bit of sleuthing, it turns out that they might actually be doing a bit of damage to not only your skin, but ya damn private parts too.
First of all, there's the simple fact that some of the ingredients in your favourite bath bombs are straight up irritants.
Of course, everyone's skin is different and people react to different things but from the perfume to the dye, they're not 100% ideal for your bits. Metro UK spoke to Dr Vanessa Mackay, spokesperson for the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, who explained: ‘It’s a good idea to avoid perfumed soaps, gels and antiseptics as these can affect the healthy balance of bacteria and pH levels in the vagina and cause irritation."
Aaaaand we hate to break it to you but you're going to have to give up the glittery bath bombs.
Fun fact: your vagina does not like glitter. Just like sand, glitter will get EVERYWHERE and that's not what you want. Ever.
Sitting in the bath for ages can cause a UTI - yikes!
Basically, the longer you sit stewing in your majestic, perfumed bath the more you're at risk of snagging yourself an infection or causing some serious irritation. Long story short, perfumed products raise the alkalinity of your vajayjay which increases the possibility of things like yeast infections. Not ideal, huh?
It makes no different if you've bought an all-organic vegan bath bomb either.
They're certainly better than bathing with a luminous glittery bubblegum smelling bath bomb but organic ones can also cause a bit of havoc on your body. Even oils and organic ingredients can alter the balance of bacteria in your vagina. But you know, you'll probably be fine if you don't spend 75 hours sitting in your own multicoloured bath water.
While the majority of Lush's bath bombs shouldn't cause you any discomfort or harm, you probably should always read the ingredients before buying handmade bath bombs online.
Tbh, it's all just a case of knowing what's right for your body and testing the products on your skin before - literally - taking the plunge.
BOMBS AWAY, PEOPLE!
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