Are Bath Bombs Safe For Your Vagina?
By The Honey Pot Company
Stress can affect almost everything in our lives, including our periods, so it’s great to have an outlet to relax and disconnect. For most of us, nothing works better for this than a long soak in the bathtub. Whether you pour yourself a glass of wine or a cup of tea, light a candle, grab a book, you’re probably also looking for something to put in the bath for some extra de-stressing effects. Many of us have at some point seen or used a bath bomb. These little fizzies are colorful, fun and can make your bath feel like a party. BUT… are bath bombs safe for women? They are often chemically fragranced and filled with toxins, meaning the sensitive (super absorbent) mucous membrane of your vulva is left vulnerable to disruption once it dissolves in your bath water. Bath bombs can cause your vaginal pH balance to be thrown off, leading to potential infections and irritations. There may be a connection between bath bombs and yeast infections. Even if you don’t develop a yeast infection or bacterial vaginosis, many of these products can just simply leave you with a red, itchy honeypot, which is bad enough, and can really take the relaxation out of bath time!
Less is always more when it comes to your health down there. If you want to soak worry-free look for all-natural bath bombs, and/or reach for natural Epsom salts. The magnesium in it breaks down in warm water and works to melt away stress and relax muscles with no chemicals. Once you’re done soaking, keep the vibe going with our soothing body balm, which is also made with magnesium to soothe and relax. Target areas that often hold the most stress like your lower back, neck, hips, hands and feet for a mini self-love massage.