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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. But in order to have the perfect bath, you need the perfect bath bomb. Whether you use it for aromatherapy, to help you sleep, to clear your sinuses, or just because it makes the water look pretty, bath bombs, in our opinion, are an absolute must when you’re indulging in bath time.
These picks have everything: They help relieve congestion, they subdue symptoms of eczema, and help you get a better night’s rest. You deserve to lay back and unwind in a totally tranquil experience. Depending on your skin’s needs, your nose’s wants, and other qualities you look for in the perfect bath time, here are the top bath bombs that you should definitely try out this year.
Best Overall: Lush Cosmetics Goddess Bath Bomb
It should come as no surprise that our favorite bath bomb comes from Lush. Bath bombs are the Canadian company’s signature product, and they do them really well. The Goddess bath bomb is one of the newest additions to their collection, inspired by the milky waters in Ariana Grande’s "God Is A Woman" music video.
We picked it as our favorite because it combines aromatherapy from jasmine, rose, and oudh, with moisture from cocoa butter. Not to mention it has some dreamy colors for an all-around fabulous experience. It even has plastic-free glitters in it so you can feel like you’re bathing in pure luxury. Plus, like all Lush products, the Goddess bath bomb is completely cruelty-free, and this bath bomb also happens to be vegan.
Best Budget: Miss A A20 Lab Bath F-Bomb Amethyst
Let’s start off by saying that this bath bomb is less than the price of a latte. Yes, you read that correctly. It's infused with a blend of essential oils, made with 100 percent natural ingredients, vegan, and cruelty- and paraben-free. It’s lavender-scented to help you relax and unwind after a long and stressful day. It takes about 30 minutes to fully dissolve, which means you can take your sweet time.
Best For Eczema: Eczema Honey Oatmeal Bath Bomb
Eczema Honey went viral with their Original Healing Cream, which promised to soothe and relieve eczema inflammation on the face and body. This addition to their product line lives up to the hype. Oatmeal and honey are common eczema relievers, so it makes sense that Eczema Honey would combine these two power players in a soothing bath bomb.
This giant bomb is twice the size of most other bath bombs, so you can take the time to really soak in the nutrients, or even split it up into two baths. Cocoa butter moisturizes the skin, oatmeal reduces inflammation and itchiness, and witch hazel nourishes dry skin, to make for a truly relaxing experience.
Best For Before Bed: Lush Cosmetics Twilight Bath Bomb
Yeah yeah, we already talked about how great Lush is, but the Twilight bath bomb is too good to not mention. With over 1,100 reviews on Lush’s website averaging at 4.6 stars out of 5, it’s clear to see why it has a cult-like following. Lavender oil and tonka help you relax and relieve stress and the pink, purple, and indigo hues make for a really dreamy mixture. Pop this in your bath right before bed and when you've dried off and slipped into your pajamas, you'll be off to dreamland in no time.
Best for Giving Back: Fragrant Jewels Pawsome
Giving back while you relax? Yes, please! 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, balance oil production, and eliminate bacteria that can cause acne. This bath bomb is also vegan and cruelty-free, and is formulated without petroleum, parabens, SLS, and phthalates. It is suitable for all skin types, and is packaged in a super cute box decorated with fun flowers.
Our writers spent 5 hours researching the most popular bath bombs on the market. Before making their final recommendations, they considered 10 different bath bombs overall, screened options from 10 different brands and manufacturers, read over 25 user reviews (both positive and negative) and tested 5 of the bath bombs themselves. All of this research adds up to recommendations you can trust.