We are thinking about what we eat and feed our kids all the time. We know organic is better and food that looks like a rainbow is probably not the healthiest. But we don’t think that using a bath bomb in our kids bathtub that fizzles beautifully in one or many bright colors could do any harm.
Well it could. Unfortunately, we need to start thinking about that as well. What we put ON our body can be as important as what we put IN our body.
Choosing your cosmetic products carefully is difficult. We are not chemists and there are so many ingredient. That is why there is a trend to minimal ingredients (as many as necessary as little as possible) and to natural, organic ingredients that do our bodies good.
tubbubble was born out of the finding that there were good bath products in the market, also for kids, that were very, very boring. And all the fun stuff was full of nasty chemistry and not made for kids’ sensitive skin.
As one of our goals is total transparency, so parents can have their peace of mind, we disclose all our ingredients and tell you how they are won, why they are included, and how they work. In this blog post, you will start to learn about what you need to avoid in cosmetics and bath products and what we chose as alternative to make tubbubble clean and safe.
1. The main ingredient
The ingredients of a product are listed on the label. The sequence is from highest concentration to lowest. The first ingredient in the list is the one that is found in highest quantity in the product. Bath products like liquid bubble baths and shampoos or shower gels, for example, have water as first and main ingredient. That means most of the content is inactive.
It is important for us that all ingredients in tubbubble are relevant, necessary, natural and, where possible, organic. The main ingredient in tubbubble is sea salt that is cleansing, smoothing, hydrating, relaxing, detoxifying, promotes better blood circulation and is said to accelerate wound healing.
Bath bombs’ main ingredient is baking soda or sodium bicarbonate. Together with citric acid, baking soda is responsible for the fizzling of bath bombs and other bath products. Otherwise, baking soda is not relevant or positive for the skin at all. Citric acid, on the other hand, can be responsible for drying out the skin and burns in the eyes.
tubbubble contains smaller amounts of baking soda for the fizzling effect, combined with (the more expensive) tartaric acid. This acid is won from grapes instead of citric fruit and does not have the adverse effects of citric acid like drying skin and burning in the eyes.
More about what ingredients to avoid in bath products and what we chose for tubbubble as safe and clean activity in our next blog post. Leave a comment below if you want to know more.
Learn more about each tubbubble ingredient click here: https://tubbubble.com/pages/our-ingredients