The first thing to note is that a bath Bomb is not the most effective treatment for sunburned skin. In the first instance, prevention is better than cure, however, should you miss a spot, after Sun aloe vera is an option as listed below. For the meantime, what is the best Bath Bomb for sunburn?
Bath bombs have staple ingredients that are well known as treatments for sunburn. They include Baking Soda or cornstarch, as well as coconut oil. Essential oils too are used commonly in sunburn treatments and include
- Peppermint oil
- Lavender oil
- Tea Tree Oil
- Chamomile oil
- Eucalyptus oil
- Geranium oil
Best Overall Bath Bomb for Sunburn
Looking for bath bombs that contain some of the top tipped oils above, the final decision came down to a box of 6 bath bombs that offer an optionsbetween lavender and Eucalyptus.
Natural Organic Bath Bomb Gift-Set – Coconut, Hemp and Essential Oils with a Blend of Refreshing Eucalyptus and Soothing Lavender
With a mixture including coconut oil, there are both Eucalyptus and Lavender bath bombs in the eco-friendly packaging. The natural organic bath bombs from Dr Hempster [The Brand] are also vegan friendly.
Conveniently available at Amazon, click here for today’s price.
Handmade in the USA, these bath bombs include several ingredients that will help with easing the sun burn you have gotten.
Eucalyptus oil has cooling properties which will help soothe recently sunburned skin. Also antibacterial, along with the coconut oil and baking soda in this bath bomb, we have an excellent combination to ease the effects of too much sun.
Again, I should point out that a bath bomb on it’s own is not sufficient treatments for sunburn and a dedicated product like Aloe vera gel [see section below], should be a priority.
Lavender has both anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. Both great for soothing sun burn and speeding up the healing process. The way that the lavender oil gets to your asking is through the mixture with the coconut carrier oil.
An alternative to using lavender oil for sun burn with a bath bomb is to mix it directly with something like coconut oil and apply directly to the skin
Try this recipe
- 1/2 tsp coconut oil
- 4 drops of lavender oil
- 2 drops of lemon oil
- 2 drops of peppermint oil
Best Budget Bath Bombs for Sunburn
I have recommended Spa Life elsewhere on site, and specifically for bath bombs for sore muscles.
I really like the fact these come in a handy little bag that can be used for something else once the bath bombs are done, but for this case, and your sunburn Chamomile is a super option from Amazon. Usually available for under $10 for a set of six, you check the current price here.
Spa Life Chamomile Bath Bombs
Chamomile oil is widely used as a natural remedy for a range of conditions but in the case of sunburned skin, will provide anti infammatory action and can help with wound healing.
Of course if your sunburn is sever then a visit to the doctor would be more important, but for mild sunburn, when you’ve been out a little longer than you should have, or ‘missed a bit’ when applying sunscreen, some chamomile bath bombs will help.
Best Runner Up Bath Bomb for Sunburn
The first thing i notice with these bath bombs from the Refugee bath company is the colour and packaging. I just think Ocean!
Anyway, we should never judge a book by its cover. The first impressions were good and they delivered expectations and beyond. Highly rated by customers on Amazon, you can find the latest price here
Variety Pack Bath Bombs | TEA TREE and EUCALYPTUS essential oils
Under the hood we have a dozen bath bombs that contain Tea Tree and Eucaplytus oils in addition to Cocoa butter. They smell great thanks to natural plant based fragrance and due to no artificial chemical scent, they are not overpowering either.
The Cocoa butter also leaves your skin smooth, silky and feeling super moisturized
Diy Recipe for Geranium and Lemongrass Bath Bombs
I couldn’t find any great ready made products with Geranium and Lemongrass oil, so have had to go down the DIY route. These are very simple and inexpensive to make.
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Geranium & Lemongrass Bath Bomb Ingredients
- ½ cup baking soda
- ¼ cup of corn starch
- ¼ cup citric acid
- ¼ cup Epsom salt
- ½ tablespoon of water
- ½ teaspoon Geranium essential oil
- 15 Drops Lemongrassoil
- ½ tbsp. coconut oil, melted
- Food colouring optional
- Mix all of the dry ingredients together, really well. The more you mix these the better your final result will be
- Mix the coconut oil and essential oils together
- Introduce the oil mixture to the dry ingredients and again mix well
- If you require any more moisture use water in a spray bottle and add slowly as to not activate the reaction between the citric acid and baking soda
- Once the mix is perfect add to your molds. Check my DIY bath bomb mold ideas page
- Leave in the molds for 45 minutes to an hour, and another 24 hours once removing from the mold to harden.
- Keep some for yourself, and perhaps get some bath bomb wrapping ideas to share some as gifts
Alternative to Bath Bomb for Sunburn
If you have had a day in the sn and are feeling the effects on your skin, you know sometime, jumping in the shower, or taking a bath can certainly let you know you’ve been out too long.
A bath in this instance wouldn’t be the most comfortable option, even for mild sunburn, so consider applying some Aloe Vera Gel instead.
Available online and suitable for both face and body it will soothe, moisturize and fight the dryness os too much sun exposure. The latest price can be found on Amazon
Prevention remains better than a cure. When planning to go out in the sun for a prolonged period of time, make sure you use a high factor sunscreen, where a hat, and keep safe!