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Baths are the epitome of self-care. You can pop open a bottle of wine, stream an episode of the show you’re currently into, and sink into a tub full of relaxation. The only thing better than a bath is one with a bath bomb thrown into it. Whether you use it for aromatherapy or just to make the water look pretty (or both), bath bombs are an absolute must to take bath time to the next level.
Here are the top bath bombs to try for the best soak of your life.
Best Overall: Lush Cosmetics Goddess Bath Bomb
It should come as no surprise that our favorite bath bomb comes from Lush. They are the Canadian company’s signature product and they do them really well.
We picked The Goddess bath bomb as our favorite to unwind in because it combines aromatherapy from jasmine, rose, and oudh, with moisture from cocoa butter. Plus, it gives off some dreamy colors that swirl around ever so beautifully, making the tub look like an inviting purple galaxy. As a bonus, this bath bomb has plastic-free glitters in it, and it's vegan and cruelty-free so there's really no reason not to try it.
Best Budget: Miss A A20 Lab Bath F-Bomb Amethyst
Bath bombs aren't usually all that expensive, but this one is particularly affordable. We're talking less than the price of coffee. If that's not enough to convince you, get this: It's infused with a blend of essential oils, made with 100% natural ingredients, and it's vegan-, cruelty- and paraben-free. What's more, the relaxing lavender scent is pure gold after a particularly long, stressful day.
Best Before Bed: Life Flower CBD Bath Bomb
These unique bath bombs are infused with crystals, a blend of essential oils, and pure hemp-derived CBD extract. If you're already a fan of CBD in all areas of your life, this bath bomb will fit right in with the rest of your lineup. Choose from two different options: Hypnosis (lavender essential oil, chamomile and lavender buds, and amethyst) and Flower Child (lavender, rosemary and eucalyptus essential oils, an herbal blend, and quartz crystal).
Best Calming: Lush Cosmetics Twilight Bath Bomb
Remember when we said Lush bath bombs are—quite literally—the bomb? Well, we meant it. Their Twilight bath bomb is one of our top picks for a zen-like bath experience. Lavender oil and tonka help you relax and relieve stress and the pink, purple, and indigo hues are a total treat for the eyes. Pop this in your bath when you're feeling worked up—you won't regret it.
Best Scented: Fragrant Jewels Pawsome Bath Bomb
As you sit back and take in the aroma of orchid and white freesia, you can feel good about knowing that a portion of the proceeds from this bath bomb will benefit the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, the largest no-kill sanctuary in the country. Another cool thing about Fragrant Jewels bath bombs is that they always have a beautiful ring hidden in the middle. When the bath bomb fizzles out, it reveals the hidden treasure inside. It turns bath time into an equally fun and rewarding treasure hunt.
Best Vegan: Pacifica Beauty Coconut Power Bath Bomb
Made with coconut oil and sea salt, this refreshing bath bomb is both relaxing and rejuvenating. Coconut oil helps moisturize dry and tired skin, while sea salt helps cleanse pores deeply and balance oil production. This bath bomb is also vegan and cruelty-free, and is formulated without petroleum, parabens, SLS, and phthalates.
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