I've been wondering if bath bombs were safe for a while . The color changes just scream Chemicals and bad pH to me!
“Unfortunately, bath bombs contain chemicals that can disrupt the pH balance in the vagina, making a woman more susceptible to infection,” she said. “They can also irritate and cause redness and inflammation of the vulva.”- Dr. Jennifer Wider, a renowned women’s health expert
Says Dr. Wider, “Some women can tolerate bath bombs without an issue, but if you’re sensitive or prone to infection, better to avoid.”
- Natural News
Damaging dyes stain skin, enter blood stream
"One of the consequences of using bath bombs is that these vibrantly colored fizzies have the potential to turn your skin any shade of the rainbow — especially if you were to use one incorrectly. Last year, a woman reportedly turned herself bright pink for three whole days after mistakenly using the product incorrectly.
But stained skin isn’t the only concerning aspect of dyes in bath products. Artificial dyes are known for causing an array of ill health effects — and those effects are not just perpetrated through consumption. A Slovenian study from 2013 discovered that skin also absorbs dyes — particularly through mucous membranes and skin that’s just been shaved. After being absorbed through the skin, the dye particles enter directly into the bloodstream, instead of first being broken down in the digestive system or filtered out by the liver.
Many of the dyes used in cosmetics are controversial. For example, D&C Red 33 is a dye derived from coal tar or petroleum. Coal tar dyes are known carcinogens and products containing them are required to be labeled in California under Proposition 65. However, this dye, and others like it, can be found in many bath fizzies.
Artificial dyes of this sort have also been linked to causing allergy-like reactions, ADHD in children, and some have even been linked to neuron damage and brain cancer. At least nine commonly used synthetic dyes have been found to haveharmful effects on human health.
Toxic ingredients lurk in fragrances
While “fragrance” may seem like an innocuous item on a label, that couldn’t be any further from the truth. Many synthetic fragrances — about 95 percent of them, actually — are derived from petroleum. Many synthetic fragrances are suspected endocrine disrupters. Phthalates, in particular, are known to be very toxic. Diethyl phthalate can be found in an estimated 97 percent of American citizens, and has been linked to damaging sperm in epidemiological studies."