100% natural, plant-based and palm free, handmade with ingredients to give your skin a dream bath experience
1 x 100g herbal bath bomb
- 100% Natural
- No synthetic fragrances or dyes
- Palm free
- Plastic free
- Handmade with love
Ingredients: Bicarbonate of soda, Citric acid, Epsom salt, Natrasorb (tapioca starch), Pink Australian clay, Elderflower infused Apricot kernel oil, Pink grapefruit essential oil, Elderflowers
Palm Oil Free - herbal Bath Bombs. Plastic free packaging and plant based, who doesn't love a good bath bomb?
Our herbal bath bombs by INSTINKS are completely free of nasties and are palm oil free. Did you know that many bath bombs on the market contain palm oil derived ingredients, such as polysorbate 20 or or polysorbate 80 and SLS? Our mission is to give you a better more skin loving bath bomb range naturally by delivering the following.
These abbreviations stand for the various "Sulphates" that are found in the cosmetic world. Sulphates are surfactants -when you combine them with water they will foam and emulsify greasy substances. They are largely synthetic derived from petrochemicals! These can be an irritant to skin. We have been conditioned to think suds and foaming means "clean." but it is not the case.
We use Tapioca starch NOT cornstarch. We believe this is better for the bath bomb and for you. Cornstarch has been known to irritate some people while using bath bombs. Tapioca starch also adds silkiness, helps absorb essential oils, and slowly releases the absorbed oils into the bath water. We love it as an alternative.
NO ARTIFICIAL FRAGRANCES
INSTINKS no longer uses artificial fragrances due to not being able to list the ingredients in fragrance. They are proprietary so they do not have to tell us what ingredients are in them. We don't feel this is right amongst other issues with them so INSTINKS have dropped fragrances as of January 2020.
Recent studies from health direct (see article here https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/blog/perfume-stinks-how-fragrances-can-affect-health) report that about 1 in 3 people are having health problems when exposed to fragranced products. Those problems include asthma attacks, hay fever, headache, migraine, dizziness, breathing problems, rashes, congestion, nausea and seizures.
Most fragrances come from oils that contain phthalates. Phthalates are apparently known to cause respiratory problems, have carcinogenic properties, and have also been linked to the stunting of behavioural and developmental abilities in children.
According to research by the University of Melbourne, some people have even lost work days or a job because of illness caused by fragranced goods such as air fresheners, cleaning supplies, laundry products and personal care items. It is for these reasons that we at INSTINKS do not use fragrances we only use pure essential oils.
Most artificial dyes and colours are derived from coal-tar. Most of these dyes are formed by reacting them with metal salts, including aluminium, which has recently been linked to serious illnesses like Alzheimer’s disease. Therefore we no longer use certain dyes or colours in our products instead we use petals and clays for a natural colour. We are ever researching this because we want to make sure we are doing our best to keep you safe, but still provide fun and safe soaps and bath products.
Bath bombs usually make use of sulphates to add foam to your bath. If you’re using bath bombs that contain SLS, SLSA or SLES in the ingredients, then you’re exposing yourself to sulphates. Sulphates are derived from petrochemicals, and while they don’t pose serious health risks, they can irritate your skin.
POLYSORBATE 80 FREE (palm free)
Polysorbate 80 has become a popular ingredient in food, medication, and personal care items. In bath bombs, it serves the purpose of preventing the colours from staining your tub. However, it is made from palm oil and we are palm free. Which is why we no longer use polysorbate 80 from January 2020. We have instead opted to use clays, petals and mica for colouring out bath bombs. It does mean that you may get a ring on your bathtub but it can simply be wiped away when your bath is done.
Your Skin Deserves the Best
ENJOY YOUR BATH TIME with our herbal bath bomb range.