How to Choose a Bath Bomb

So many baths. So little time.
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Twenty-five years ago, Lush co-founder Mo Constantine invented the original bath bomb. A simple, but gentle blend of sodium bicarbonate, citric acid and other beautiful ingredients turned baths into fun, soothing havens.

Our bath bombs still retain that basic blend that Mo started with, but to create the kind of #bathart you see today, we had to completely re-invent them. Our multi-layered bath bombs still create a lovely fizz in the water but as they quickly (or slowly, in some cases) go to work, they reveal a spectacle of color, popping fizz, flower petals and so much more for a bathing experience like no other!

So, how do you pick just one? Maybe we can help.


No matter which bath bomb you choose, you’ll emerge from the tub feeling relaxed, smelling delightful and with skin so soft, it’ll be irresistible. Knowing that, you might simply want to choose a bath bomb for its ability to entertain—enter our multi-layered bombs known for their claim to #bathart fame.

If you were to crack open a few of our bath bombs, you’d find multiple layers at every level, designed to leave you mesmerized by a spectacle of fizzing colors, sparkles and scent. Intergalactic showcases a beautiful night sky filled with twinkling stars, while Yellow Submarine bobs about unleashing a wake of fluorescent pink and orange swirls. And finally, the dark exterior of Metamorphosis fizzes away to reveal a multi-colored symphony of color and fragrance that’s just begging to be ‘grammed!

See how Intergalactic gets all its cool colors!

Super soothers

When Mo first embarked on her bath bomb invention journey, her focus was on creating gentle products that would work best for those with sensitive skin, including kids. Butterball and Avobath are all gentle enough to keep sensitive, dry or rough skin feeling smooth, soft and safe from irritation.

Before bed

Traditionally, baths are a good bedtime ritual for restless kids or stressed out adults before going to sleep. Drop the lavender-packed Ickle Baby Bot or Twilight into your tub and they’ll help you fight the demons of sleeplessness and soothe stressed out bodies and minds. It’s one of the gentlest and most relaxing ways to simmer down for the evening and get you ready for dreamland in no time.

Best smellers

Not sure where to start? We’ve got a few customer favorites that are sure to please! Maybe it’s the sensual, jasmine-y scent of Sex Bomb that pulls you in or the super-relaxing Big Blue with its soothing blend of lavender, lemon oil, sea salt and seaweed to help your body settle in and emerge with soft skin. And if sweet smells are your jam, check out our recently redesigned Pink Bath Bomb. This candy-scented fizzer fills your tub with vanilla perfume and streams of fuchsia and lustrous silver—no wonder it’s a fan fave. However, the best way to choose a bath bomb? Visit your local Lush shop and smell them all or see our entire bath bomb collection and read all about them.

Got a favorite bath bomb? What makes it that special one for you? Tell us in the comments below!

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