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How To Use Bath Bombs Without A Bathtub?

They are aromatic, bubbly, and fun, but do bath bombs really have any use besides being used in a bathtub? Technically, given their very nature, bath bombs are used with a bathtub. The thought of sitting in bath water has never been too appealing, thanks to bath bombs. However, if you are a shower person or even not much of a bath person, it doesn’t mean that you have to miss an opportunity to benefit from bath bombs. There are plenty of things you can do with bath bombs with not necessarily requiring a bathtub.

So, in this post, we are going to tell you ways to how you can use bath bombs without bathtub.

#1 Manicure, pedicure, or mini bath at home

If you love the idea of getting a Mani Pedi at home, bath bombs can prove to be a great catalyst in making you feel pampered. Regular Mani Pedi treatments with bath bombs can help you acquire a clean look and will also help you keep your nails healthy. The act of soaking your feet and hands in bath bomb-infused warm water increases the blood flow, thus giving you healthy skin and a rejuvenated look.

Fill a basin with warm water and drop half of the bath bomb in it. Simply soak your hands or feet in the tub for 10-15 minutes. You may also use a scrub to massage your hands or feet gently. Your hands and feet will be softer than ever. 

#2 Use them in the shower

If you want to add certain touch to your daily shower routine, we recommend the use of bath bombs. Although you will not be getting the moisturizing benefits of bath bombs, the scent released is worth every effort. All you have to do is place the bath bomb on the tub floor and wait until the shower water hits the bath bombs. When the bath bomb is exposed to water, it will start fizzing and release its scent into the shower. Another way to use a bath bomb in the shower is to put it in a small bag and tie the bag to the showerhead.

We recommend the use of light or mild bath bombs in the shower as the strong scent can make you feel nauseated.  

#3 Keep your rugs and carpet daisy fresh

If you don’t often wash your rugs or carpets, they can start releasing unpleasant smell, making you feel embarrassed in front of your guests. Don’t worry, you don’t have to wash your rugs or carpets regularly to keep them fresh. The alternative is to use bath bombs. Bath bombs are not only great for bathtubs, but their powerful aroma can also make your carpets and rugs smell daily fresh.

You need to take one complete bath bomb. It is advised to use uncolored or light colored bath bomb. If you don’t have any, you can make yourself a customized bath bomb with the color and fragrance of your choice. Crush and sprinkle the bath bomb all over the carpet surface. Leave it aside for a few minutes before vacuuming. The scent will remain on your carpet for at least 2-3 days.  

#4 Bath bomb drawer sachets

If your drawers have that old rustic smell that is transferring on to your clothes and other essentials, you can use bath bomb drawer sachets to tackle this issue. Bath bombs are a great alternative to vaporizing balls and will not only make your drawers smell amazing, but your clothes as well.

You will need an organza bag. Take a bath bomb as a whole or in the powdered form and put it inside the organza bag. Tie it up securely, especially when you are using a powered bath bomb. Place it deep inside the drawer and let its fragrance spread all over. If you want a strong, effective aroma, we recommend using powdered bath bomb; however, it is up to you how you want to use it.    

#5 Smelly shoes! Use bath bombs

If you have smelly shoe issues, start using bath bombs instead of those shoe powders. Some people suffer from smelly feet after taking their shoes off. It is a problem that can cause embarrassment to you and your family. It happens because the bacteria living on your skin eats sweat. They produce isovaleric acid that causes odor. The best way to deal with this issue is to halve a bath bomb, put each half in each shoe, and leave overnight.

The bath bomb will absorb all the unpleasant odor and deodorize your shoes. It is an effective way to cope with smelly shoes.

#6 Bath bombs as deodorizer spray 

Instead of using room fresheners that are not only expensive but can make you feel nauseated, you can use bath bombs. All you have to do is take an empty spray bottle. Clean it thoroughly to ensure that there is no residue left of the previous component. Now take some warm water and pour 1/4 of a bath bomb until it completely dissolves. Pour the mixture into the spray bottle and spray in the air to make your room smell fresh. Moreover, you can also spray the mixture on to the fabrics such as drapes, curtains, rugs, sofa, cushions, and carpets among others to keep them fresh.  

#7 Bath bombs as decorative items

If you want to keep your bathroom or living room smelling nice, while increasing its aesthetic appeal, you can put some colorful bath bombs into a decorative bowl. The scented bath bombs will absorb any unpleasant odor in the air, and their amazing sparkly look will enhance the visual appeal of your room.


The above-mentioned are some of the ways by which you can use bath bombs without a bathtub. If you want more DIY bath bomb ideas, keep reading our blog.