This blog post is in response to the tweets and to everyone that says “self care isn’t a bubble bath or a bath bomb” and that you need to look after yourself in more important ways. Whilst it is so important to look after yourself more seriously. Sometimes self care IS getting in a bath after a long day.
For me, getting in a bath is such a relaxing thing to do when I am stressed, feeling down, overwhelmed, or anxious. So to me, baths are so important and I am going to share with you some of my favourite “Independent Bath Companies” in this post that you need to try and that will make your baths extra special.
Fox and Soap
Fox and Soap are a company that sell Bath and Body products handmade in Manchester, UK. They are Vegan, Cruelty Free, SLS and Paraben Free. Their products very much focus on sweet childhood nostalgic scents such as the “Refresher” scent. But they also do a lot of floral and fruity scents too. I first came across Fox and Soap on Instagram and very quickly fell in love with the company before I even smelled/tried any of their products. What caught my attention was their “Bubble Waffles” as this was the first time seeing a bath bomb in this design. I know a lot of other bath companies also do waffle bombs too! So the product I am reviewing is the Mistress Bubble Waffle.
I was pleasantly surprised with the size of this product. It is a great value for money. If you are a Comforter fan then you will love the smell of Mistress as it smells exactly like it! A lovely strong Blackcurrant and Bergamot scent. This was one of those bath bombs that you can actually smell whilst you are in the bath. I am not sure if this smell lingered on your skin once out the bath because I use so many different products I wouldn’t be able to tell. But it definitely sticks to your skin whilst you are in the bath. Mistress is so so pretty, the waffle is topped with Cocoa butter drizzle which moisturises you, leaving your skin so soft and the water so silky. This bomb foams and bubbles as it fizzes, so mesmerising to watch as the water turns a deep pink/purple. Lustier runs throughout the water and red candy hearts float around. The perfect sweet fruity treat.
I came across Lavana Botanicals on Instagram. They are a company that sell natural and handmade bath bombs and cosmetics handmade in Berkshire, UK. They use a lot of essential oil blends and natural ingredients to create the most luxurious SLS, Vegan and Cruelty Free products whilst also focusing on aromatherapy. What caught my attention in particular was their bombs and their unique look. As you can see from the images these bombs have been hand painted on with paint. I love the unique and appealing look the brush strokes give these bombs. Speaking of appealing, for all you ASMR lovers, if you check out their Instagram, Verity sometimes uploads videos of herself painting brush strokes on the bombs and they are super relaxing to watch.
One of the bombs I have recently tried is the Raspberry Buterball. This bomb smelled AMAZING. I love the smell of raspberries anyway, real fresh ones and this bomb smelled exactly like that. It was like you had grabbed a handful of raspberries and put them directly to your nose. This is what I love about Lavana’s products and what makes them so unique-they smell so NATURAL. The Shea Butter in this product made the water AND your skin feel SO silky and soft. You can see the Shea Butter fizz out of the bomb as it turns your bath water a deep pink. Lavana also sell Eco-Friendly Wax Air Fresheners that I am yet to try! Make sure to follow their socials and keep an eye out for the Special Christmas Natural Beauty Gift Box Soon!
LATHER CUTE SOAP
Lather Cute Soap are ANOTHER company I came across on Instagram (you can tell I love insta) and what caught my attention was their extremely cute unique soaps. They are Glycerin Soaps made in the UK, Paraben Free, Cruelty Free and Vegan. A lot of the soaps are very children-friendly. As you can see from the picture above, a lot of their soaps contain cute toy characters inside. What I have noticed about my soap and others on their website is that they do not contain any fragrance which means they do not have a smell. Meaning that this soap is great for children with sensitive skin! This also means that you and your family won’t be able to disagree over the smell!
I have got the “Pink Glitz” Soap and it is currently living in my bathroom. It is simple yet pretty. It lathers SO well and I know that it is going to last a while. Something I have noticed with other soaps is that they start to “mush” when they get too wet. I haven’t noticed that with this soap at all, after multiple uses it is still a solid form in its original shape. I honestly think these are PERFECT for kids, especially getting them to enjoy bath time more. There are so many designs to chose from for boys and girls kids and adults so make sure to check their links below!
Their website: https://lathercutesoaps.co.uk/
Happy Place Cosmetics
This isn’t the first time blogging about Happy Place Cosmetics, you can view my other review here. They have quickly became one of my favourite Independent Bath Companies. Happy Place are Cruelty Free, SLS Free and Vegan. Their products scream bright and colourful with fresh fruity scents. I am a MASSIVE fan of their body scrubs as the smells are also so unique. One of my favourites being “Under Da Sea”.
Every single body scrub I have used from Happy Place Cosmetics has not disappointed and neither does this one. I cannot pinpoint what this scrub smells like myself and it doesn’t describe the smell on the website BUT I will try. It smells very fruity, put melon, cucumber, orange and avocado together and that is what I think it smells like ha! The value for money is amazing. These scrubs last for ages. I love to use them before I shave my legs as they really are a great for exfoliating, the Coconut Sugar and White Can Sugar leaves your skin so soft. The smell also lingers and just look how pretty the design is. The seahorse made a great little soap (even though it took a while for me to use it)!
If you are reading this and you haven’t heard of Bomb Cosmetics, where have you been!? I first heard about them over on https://www.blacktulipbeauty.co.uk/ and after reading reviews after reviews I NEEDED to try out their bombs. Whilst I was in Center Parcs I came across them in a shop and purchased about 10 bombs (some for family). So, Bomb Cosmetics are Cruelty Free of course! They are 100% Handmade, use a lot of natural ingredients and use bio-degradable sparkle! The options on their website are endless! Different smells, sizes, colours, shapes and they don’t just sell bombs. You really need to check out their website.
The bomb picture is called “I Believe In Unicorns”. Before I even give this bomb a smell, I knew I was already getting it, just look at it. It is SO pretty, the unicorn, the pink, the confetti. It basically smells like pure sweet cake frosting, the absolute dream. I came out the bath smelling like a SNACK. It turned the water the prettiest light shade of pink and the confetti kind of floated around and kind of floated to the bottom. The white dollop on top of this bomb melts slowly in the bath and leaves your skin smoooooooth. Make sure to check them out!
I hope you liked reading this and have found some more bath companies to try out! Let me know what you think of them in the comments!
*whilst some of these products were gifted to me, all opinions are my own*