Fun Ways to Use Bath Bombs in the Shower

On average, 44 out of 50 states in the United States prefer bathtime to shower time. As such, bath bombs are likely used in the bathtub as they were meant to be. However, there are many fun ways to use bath bombs in the shower if you don’t have a tub or the time for a bath.

You can use bath bombs in the shower as a body wash and a spa shower. Besides that, you can use it as a body exfoliating scrub, foot bath, cabinet freshener, footwear deodorizer, or as a scented stovetop bomb. Always ensure the bath bomb doesnt have any irritants or drain-clogging ingredients.

Bath bombs come in various combinations, but most have the essential ingredients citric acid and baking soda – two cleaners providing a tremendous bubble effect. 

You may have a party by adding that to other bath bomb materials like Epsom salts, hydrating oils or moisturizers, perfumes or essential oils, and a dash of color.

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How to use bath bombs in the shower

You can still benefit from the aromatherapy or skin-nourishing bath oils found in bath fizzies, even if you don’t use them in the bathtub. It doesn’t matter if it’s a wooden tub or any other. These can even be used as shower fizzies! Using warm water is essential for releasing the benefits of bath bombs; cool or cold water will not work. 

There are different methods to use a bath bomb in the shower, as follows:

1. Use a bath bomb as a body wash

You can avoid using all those skin-moisturizing oils and fragrances by dissolving a bath bomb in a small bowl or basin of hot shower water. If you don’t want to risk breaking glass or porcelain in the shower, choose an unbreakable material like plastic or metal.

As the bath bomb melts, you may savor its fizziness and smells. Apply the bath bomb water and oils to your skin with a loofah or washcloth, then shower as usual.

2. Make a spa shower

Put your bath bomb in a porous bag, like a mesh fabric bag made of sisal or another natural, breathable material, and take a spa-like shower. These bags have a handy drawstring tie that you can use to attach them to the shower head.

Tie the mesh bag to the showerhead after the water temperature reaches your preference. Then, as the oils and smells from the bath bombs wash over you, enjoy the experience.

Avoid getting bath bomb water in your eyes because it may irritate them with essential oils and other substances. Be careful, too, as the bath bombs’ oil coating on the shower floor may make it slippery.

A good tip is if you have a giant fizzy bath bomb, think about cutting it into smaller pieces to get the most out of it. You can use it more than once this way.

Other ways to use bath bombs without a bathtub

These fragrance-filled bombs have a variety of other purposes besides the bath. So here are a few inventive uses for any leftover bath bombs:

1. Body exfoliant scrub

Adding a few tablespoons of Epsom salts to a bath bomb can transform it into a body scrub that exfoliates the skin.

Slice up a bath bomb into tiny pieces. Put the little fragments in a container that won’t break. 1-2 tablespoons of Epsom salts should be added. Bring the container with you into the Shower. Add warm water to make a paste.

Use a washcloth, loofah, or bare hands to apply to your skin. Then, enjoy your body scrub!

2. Create a soothing DIY foot bath

Using a bath fizzy to make a DIY foot soak, you can create a spa-like experience at home. Fill a small bowl halfway with water to create a warm bath for your feet.

Drop the bath bomb into the water while putting your feet in the basin. Your feet will benefit from the nutritious bath oils while you take in the lovely colors and aromas. In addition, your sore feet will appreciate the soothing soak.

3. Tidy up stale cabinets and drawers

It can be challenging to eliminate lingering odors from cabinets and drawers. You’ll need a unique bath bomb to destroy the musty aromas from these cabinets.

Utilize the beautiful scents of bath fizzes as an air freshener to eliminate musty odors from kitchen or bathroom cabinets and drawers.

To freshen up a drawer or cabinet, throw one or two bath bombs onto a clean towel and store them there. Alternatively, you may conceal a bath bomb in a porous fabric, such as an organza bag. Allow them to sit all night. You’ll notice that your cupboard smells clean and fresh in the morning!

4. Deodorize footwear

Baking soda is a vital component in bath bombs. And as you may already be aware, baking soda is a fantastic deodorizer that may eliminate offensive odors. The ideal shoe deodorizer is baking soda blended with any essential oils or perfumes found in a bath bomb!

So, grab your stinky gym shoes and stuff a few bath fizzies into a pouch of porous fabric. Keep your homemade shoe deodorizing bag inside when not wearing your shoes.

5. Scented stovetop bomb

The stove’s heat can fill the entire home with aroma, as anyone who has ever prepared stovetop potpourri should know.

Half-fill a saucepan to build your stovetop aroma bomb. The water should only be warm after being heated in low heat settings. When the bath bomb is entirely dissolved, add it to the water and stir. Simmer the heat down and take in the aromas filling the house.

While most people are used to bath bombs in their fiberglass or resin bathtubs, there are many other ways to use them as seen above.


In many homes, using bath bombs as shower bombs has become popular in recent years. There are numerous straightforward ways to use bath bombs without a bathtub, so shower enthusiasts can enjoy their showers as often as they like.

Try using your bath bomb in the shower instead of a bathtub if you don’t have one or want to switch things up! They can be used in various ways and provide the same results.

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