August 15 2018 – Tyra Johnson-Brown
That’s an issue when it comes to looking after your vagina, because the vagina’s delicate pH balance really doesn’t respond well to anything perfumed. Regardless of how good it smells and how pretty it looks, anything heavily perfumed is likely to disrupt your vagina’s self-cleaning process.
Let's talk Bath Bombs.
They smell good, feel good and might even help you relax. They are usually round and often brightly colored. Once you drop them in the warm bathtub, they dissolve. It depends on the product and the maker, but often bath bombs contain large amounts of chemicals and dyes to create that color, fragrance and a little fizz. So, it is a best and safe practice to avoid aggressive cleansing and deodorizing with products that have fragrances and dyes because it can lead to allergic reactions and vaginitis, or inflammation of the vagina. Luxurious bathe bombs are usually perfumed, dyed and have glitter in them. So, if you’re spending an hour in the tub, all the glitter, perfumes, dirt, and hot water can irritate your urethra and end in a UTI (urinary tract infection). One relaxing bath may not be worth the days of stress and pain.
In addition to the other abrasive stuff that you do not want to get in contact with your vagina, glitter is scratchy, hard to budge, and it can get everywhere. It is not something you want to put in and around your vagina, even in the form of a soothing bath.
Always be mindful of the products you use, and be cautious on the length of time you spend taking your relaxing baths.
You don’t have to give up bath bombs completely. Try our Shea Butter Bath Bombs instead.
The Best Bath Care
Baths are an absolute delight, but so is your vagina. Less is more, so care for it well.
- Try replacing "other" fragrant bath bombs with a few drops of essential oils to get the same soothing, smell-good effect. (Be extra careful, these will increase slippage in the bath and or shower.)
- Choose natural bath bombs over dyed, chemically made ones. No, they are not perfect just because they’re natural and organic, but they’re a lot better than the bath products perfumed with synthetic ingredients. Try our Shea Butter Bath Bombs. You won't find an All-Natural Bath Bomb like this again. Don't be fooled by colorful synthetic bath bombs that irritate sensitive areas. Moisturizing raw pieces of whole RAW Fair Trade Shea Butter blended right in. Handcrafted with essential oils (NO synthetic colors or fragrances), pure baking soda (aluminum-free), and food-grade citric acid! Your favorite bath time treats just got a whole lot better!
- AVOID GLITTER. Vaginas hate glitter.
- Don’t sit in the bath for hours on end, because this is how you can end up with a UTI. Limit it to half an hour at the most.
- It’s always wise to rinse off any leftover products from bath bombs with warm water before you get on with your day.
- Be aware of your own vagina. If you’re someone who’s prone to infections and irritation, bath bombs probably aren’t the best idea. If your vagina’s easy going, you may be able to get away with having a super soothing bath without having to worry about the damage it’ll cause to your vagina.