If you are interested in natural products, then chances are you’re concerned about the ingredients of the products that you use on or near your family. This includes your pets! You’ve probably heard that dog bath bombs are great for your dog’s skin and coat, but you’re worried about exposing them to harsh chemicals that can cause irritation. And you don’t want to risk exposing your dog to a dangerous “fad” product. Don’t worry, we totally get that.
There’s nothing wrong with wondering what’s in the products you use on your dog. And we believe that a company that truly cares about its customers has no problem answering those questions. We’re here for you, so today let’s talk shop, and we’ll tell you all about the top dog bath bomb ingredients. That way, you can make an informed decision when selecting the right products for your favorite furry family member!
What Goes Into a Dog Bath Bomb?
There are a few ingredients that you’ll commonly find in a dog bath bomb. While every company has their own unique process and ingredient blend, here are the top ingredients you should know about and why they’re found in bath bombs to begin with.
The most important ingredients in a dog bath bomb are essential oils. These are the active ingredients where the skin and health benefits come from. Dog bath bombs contain different oil blends depending on what the bath bomb is to be used for. Dog bath bombs can be used to help repel biting insects, soothe dry itchy skin, ease body aches, and more. The right blend of essential oils can truly have an amazing effect.
We’ve talked about essential oils before (click here for a deep dive) but let's review one more time what essential oils are. Essential oils are super concentrated extracts from plants. Natural essential oils can be used in bath products or for aromatherapy. They are different from synthetic oils, which are made in a lab and are only good for scenting a room. Essential oils come in various grades, depending on if they are organic or if they have been mixed with any other chemicals. Fido Fizzies products use only pure, therapeutic-grade oils that are safe for dogs.
Lavender and Roman Chamomile are two of the most common oils you’ll see in dog bath bombs. Combined, they provide a relaxing effect, which makes for a good aromatherapy experience for anxious dogs.
Carrier oils aren’t just thrown in for the heck of it. They serve a very important purpose. Essential oils are very potent. If they aren't diluted, they can cause irritation. Carrier oils dilute the essential oil making it safe for use in dog bath bombs. But that’s not their only role. Carrier oils also add moisturizing skin benefits to the bath bomb. Sweet almond oil, coconut oil, and jojoba oil are all safe oils that nourish, condition, and protect your dog’s skin and coat when used in a bath bomb.
Sodium Bicarbonate and Citric Acid
Sound like crazy chemicals? Kinda! But that’s just a fancy way of saying that two of the top ingredients in a dog bath bomb are good old-fashioned baking soda and a compound that is found naturally in citrus fruit. These two ingredients form the solid base that makes a bath bomb a bath bomb. Once dropped in the water, these two ingredients create the gentle fizzing that you see as it dissolves. Not only are the fizzies fun to watch, they actually help to distribute the oils throughout the water. Plus, citric acid acts as a natural preservative to keep the active ingredients potent, and baking soda helps soften hard water.
Colloidal oatmeal is an ingredient quite frequently found in dog bath bombs. If you’ve ever had a bad rash or skin allergy, your doctor may have recommended you try a colloidal oatmeal bath. Colloidal oatmeal is just as soothing for your dog’s skin. It adds moisture back into dry, irritated skin and forms a protective layer to help the skin maintain moisture and heal. Anti-itch products frequently have colloidal oatmeal as one of the main ingredients. If you want to know more about colloidal oatmeal and the benefits it has for your dog, you can read all about it here.
Epsom salts are another ingredient that makes frequent appearances in dog bath bombs. Epsom salts help relax stiff muscles and promote better circulation. This makes them a great addition to dog bath bombs, especially bath bombs aimed to help stiff, sore muscles.
But Epsom salts don’t just relax muscles. They gently exfoliate dead skin cells, and there is some evidence that suggests that the magnesium in Epsom salts can be absorbed through the skin, reducing any inflammation and swelling.
Dog bath bombs are really quite simple for such a great product, and that’s the way we like to keep it! Simple ingredients mean you can be sure of what is in a product. You can even try to make your own dog bath bombs at home as a fun craft with the kids! You can learn more about the process here.
There are additional botanical ingredients in different varieties of dog bath bombs. Of course, here at Fido Fizzies, we use only organically grown botanicals to ensure top quality. Everything in a Fido Fizzies dog bath bomb is safe for use on dogs, and we stay on top of the research so we can guarantee our products are the best on the market.
Don’t miss out on dog bath bombs! Bath bombs for dogs smell great, can tackle a number of skin concerns you might have for your dog, and can make bath time at home feel more like time spent at a fancy dog spa, without having to load your dog in the car.
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