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What Makes Lush Bath Bombs Unique

Often imitated, never duplicated

Full disclosure: we know we’re not the only company offering relaxing bath bombs these days.

From small homemade businesses to large retailers and DIY options, fizzing bath treats are everywhere, and that’s awesome! We’re firm believers that the more people that relax in the tub, the better the world will become.

Of course, in our humble opinion, Lush bath bombs are indeed the bomb. So what exactly makes our bath bombs different from all the rest?

1. Our bath bombs are the original

Lush bath bombs go way back! They were invented in 1989 by Lush cofounder Mo Constantine. Inspired by the fizzing action of alka seltzer tabs, she experimented with combinations of baking soda and citric acid to create the perfect fizz. From there, she added essential oils, flower petals and vibrant colors into the mix to create the effervescent, multi-sensory bathing experience we’re now renowned for.

2. We keep things fresh

It’s great to be the original, but we’re also proud to continue innovating on our classic invention.

Decades after the first bath bombs arrived in Lush shops, they were reinvented. We introduced multilayered bombs like The Experimenter, Intergalactic and Twilight, with blends of slow and fast fizzing parts to create stunning multicolored experiences in the tub.

This launched a #bathart sensation on social media, allowing bathers to create unique masterpieces in their baths and share them with the world.

Yellow Submarine's fast and slow fizzers help it float along the water.

Yellow Submarine Bath Bomb producing a stream of pink foam as it fizzes in a bath

Yellow Submarine is a perfect example of this innovation in motion. Its back end is loaded with a fast-fizzing bath bomb mixture, so when it’s released in the tub, it propels the submarine through the waters, releasing vivid streams of pink, orange and yellow as it goes.

Sometimes innovation also means reinventing an old classic, like we did with Blackberry. It has a new shape but still unleashes the same fruity fragrance longtime fans have come to love. Or, innovation can mean turning beloved scents from bubble bars, soaps and massage bars into new fizzing forms like The Comforter, Blue Skies and Fluffy White Clouds, Tender Is The Night and Golden Pear.

3. Not just a pretty bath

Bath bombs are gorgeous to behold, but ours also have a whole lot of value beyond their good looks. Each one is handmade with love in our North American factories. They’re 100 percent packaging-free and totally vegetarian too! By choosing Lush products, you can rest easy knowing your money will never support animal testing. We never purchase ingredients from suppliers who animal test, and our products are only ever tested on human volunteers. Plus, every handmade bath bomb is made with a blend of pure essential oils to create a unique aromatherapy experience, right in your tub.

Ready to find your perfect bathing companion? Check out our tips for choosing the perfect handmade bath bomb! Browse all our bath bombs and bath products online, or visit your local Lush shop to find the fizzer that’s perfect for you.

Here you can also find our best bath bombs to turn your tub into a work of art.