It’s the most beautiful time of the year indeed as the annual holiday festivities roll around, bathing us in joyous cheer and exuberant anticipation.
While this season is looking to be a whole lot different from previous years’ — with much travel restrictions still in place — many might choose to spend a relaxing weekend away on a staycation instead, especially when you can start utilising your SingapoRediscovers vouchers.
Besides the endless eating and sleep-in Saturdays spent away from the hustle and bustle of city life, it’s definitely in the books to take a moment for yourself and indulge in some self-care on a staycay. With that being said, may we offer a bath bomb alongside that?
These fizzy bath buddies come in all shapes and (fun!) sizes and are the ultimate must-haves to a pampering bath no matter the occasion. Besides, they’re always good for the ‘gram. Ahead, we’ve curated 20 of the best bath bombs to bring along to your year-end staycation — including limited edition Christmas-themed ones to kick off the festive season!
1. LUSH Snowman Dreaming
It’s only befitting we start with well-loved, 100% cruelty-free brand, LUSH, the original creators of bath bombs. Bringing over a hundred Christmas-themed gifts this season, we’ve got our eyes on some of our old favourites as well as new editions.
Making its stellar return this year is this jolly old soul.
Toss him into the tub and watch as a magical rainbow of colour unfold before your eyes. Dressed in balancing cedarwood and lavender oils, lay back and allow the crispy scents to chill you right out.
Retails for S$12 at LUSH.
2. LUSH I Want a Hippopotamus For Christmas
Face it, there’s always that one friend you struggle picking a gift for before finally settling for something merely adequate. No more of that this year with this sweet raspberry-scented fizzer!
Featuring a combination of uplifting essential oils, including bergamot, almond, and grapefruit, stay moisturised with the cold-pressed raspberry seed oil found in this purple hippo to seal the deal.
This new bath-time bud is sure to please from the young to the young-at-heart with real popping candy hidden inside! Besides, who wouldn’t want a hippo for Christmas?
Retails for S$12 at LUSH.
3. LUSH Golden Wonder
Get the party started with a fresh burst of lime and sweet orange oils for an instant mood-booster. The Golden Wonder’s pretty bow unwraps to reveal a glittering lustre of golden hues and unbelievably sparkly turquoise for a surprise you’d never expect.
Indulge yourself in festive luxury early this season with this zesty bath bomb that leaves behind a gorgeous trail of plastic-free stars in its wake. Before you drop this pressie into the bath, give it a little shake to disperse the goodies within for a colourful reveal!
Psst, you might want to whip out the phone for a quick shot of the glittery mermaid-green water.
Retails for S$16 at LUSH.
4. Bath & Body Works Candy Cane Crush
Nothing smells more like winter than a fresh blend of cool peppermint, vanilla buttercream, and fresh balsam. The Candy Cane Crush from Bath & Body Works reminds us of just that!
Sit back and watch the fizz of fragrant colours unravel for an ultra-moisturising bath. Enriched with shea butter for some extra pampering, relax and rejuvenate your senses with this skin-softening soak.
Retails for US$9.95 on Bath & Body Works online.
5. Bath Bomb Flings Lavender Bath Bombs
Operating on the philosophy of loving yourself today for a stronger tomorrow, the Bath Bomb Flings is a homegrown brand offering fully customisable bath-time specials, all 100% handcrafted right here in Singapore.
If you’re looking to address insomnia, anxiety, nausea, or menstrual cramps, perhaps a soothing bath would do the trick.
A crowd-favourite, the Lavender Bath Bomb comes in two varieties, full sized and baby bombs — the latter is perfect for foot soaks! Look forward to a gratifying bath and breathe in the therapeutic scent of quality lavender, widely commended for its healing properties that aid in aromatherapy.
Full-sized bath bombs retail for S$15, frizzy baby bombs (pack of six) retail for S$13 on Bath Bomb Flings.
6. Bath Bomb Flings Christmas Collection 2020
In celebration of Christmas, Bath Bomb Flings is launching its very first Christmas Gift Box consisting of a snowman bath bomb, two sachets, a pillow mist, and a scented candle.
Be it a gift for yourself or a special someone, everyone can benefit from the quality picks of this specially curated box of goodies. This limited edition bundle is only available while stocks last!
Retails for S$50. Pre-orders are now open till 30 November 2020!
7. Jackpot Candles Santa Claus Bath Bomb with Holiday Buckle
Indulge in a festive fizz of red as you drop this buckle-cladded bath bomb into the water for a luxurious bathing experience.
Featuring a black and gold buckle around Santa’s hearty belly, this bath bomb holds the velvety sweet scent of vanilla and sugar, looks like his elves outdid themselves again!
While you’re enjoying your bath, keep an eye out for a surprise ring valued between US$15 and US$5,000! We’ll be betting on our luck this season.
Retails for US$15.95 (~S$21.48) on Jackpot Candles.
8. Jackpot Candles Mermaid Daydream Bath Bomb
Made with 100% all natural essential oils and the highest quality ingredients, the Mermaid Day dream Bath Bomb has long been a cult-favourite with its fresh citrus soaked marine scents combined with the sharp waves of spearmint.
If you’re attentive enough, you might even catch hints of floral notes for a relaxing refresher that’d end each day on a good note. One reviewer said that her skin has gotten smoother from a single wash. Another shared that this bath bomb was a real treat to her dry skin!
Retails for US$15.95 (~S$21.48) on Jackpot Candles.
9. Jackpot Candles Love Potion Bath Bomb
Can we sign a petition for all romantic gestures from now on to include the Love Potion Bath Bomb, please? Forget about the roses, we’d very much prefer smelling of delicate florals.
This charming treat is formulated with tons of skin-soothing ingredients that turn your bath water into a pretty shade of crystal pink as it bubbles on. Its amazing scent is said to linger on skin even hours after usage. Don’t forget about your jewelry hidden inside!
Retails for US$15.95 (~S$21.48) on Jackpot Candles.
10. Poppy And Petunia Bath Lemon Eucalyptus Bath Bomb
Struggling with a stubborn cough or flu? Engulf your senses in the minty freshness of eucalyptus and soak your sinuses clear. This key ingredient helps boost circulation and rejuvenate skin with a serious bout of antioxidants.
This bath bomb is made with all natural, quality-grade ingredients and contains no preservatives nor artificial fragrances for a worry-free bath. You can bet on it to for a refreshed start to the day.
Retails for S$5.63 (excluding deliver cost) on Etsy.
11. Herbal Chemy Co Natural Christmas Bath Bomb Gift Set
Looking for a no-fuss gift? You’ll never go wrong with these gentle herbal bath bombs, made 100% vegan.
This year, satisfy even the pickiest of receivers with this gift set that offers four bath bombs with each holding their own unique scents. Choose from an Oatmeal & Lavender, Moss & Melissa, Poppy & Orange, or Jasmine & Rosemary option for a relaxing time.
Retails for S$24.47 (excluding deliver cost) on Etsy.
12. Luna Apothecary LA Holiday Bath Bombs
Trust us when we say these would make the ultimate stocking-stuffers. Offering a total of 10 varieties of bath fizzers, this limited edition holiday collection comprises of adorable varieties the likes of Frosty, Gingerbread Man, and Santa’s Little Helper.
Formulated with eco-friendly glitter, kaolin clay, and natural fragrance, the Eight Nights bath bomb captures the festive spirit with the sweet and crisp scent of green apples and d’anjou pears, with just a touch of cinnamon and garland scent.
The Snow Flurries depict a perfect blend of fir needle, cinnamon stick, cranberries, crisp apple, and musky cedarwood, smelling just like winter.
Each bath bomb retails for S$9.84 (excluding delivery) on Etsy.
13. Lynn Naturals Eczema/Dry Skin Relief Bath Bomb
We understand how daunting it can get to climb into a tub full of ingredients that might potentially trigger sensitivity. That’s why Lynn Naturals has found a way to craft a bath time buddy so soothing, it promises to relief eczema-prone skin of itch!
Containing an intense cocktail of moisturising oils, including coconut oil, vitamin E oil, and sweet almond oil, enjoy a peaceful and therapeutic bathing experience with these made-to-order bath bombs that contain all natural ingredients. All products are cruelty free and free of sulphates too.
Each bath bomb retails for S$5.61 (excluding deliver cost) on Etsy.
14. The Honeybunch Shop May Bee Bae
Meticulously handcrafted in New Zealand, The Honeybunch Shop is an eco-certified manufacturer (the only in the country!) that combines innovation with simplicity. Its all-natural collection is infused with Manuka honey best known for its antimicrobial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties that renews skin while soothing it.
The May Bee Bae bundle contains a relaxing lavender essential oil bath bomb, a rose geranium one garnished with dried rose petals, and a pure Manuka oil bath bomb infused with real honeycomb for the most luxurious bath of all time.
These exquisite bath bombs contain coconut oil for extra nourishment, leaving nothing but goodness for your skin — you’ve simply gotta feel the difference yourself!
Retails for $16.99 NZD (~S$15.77) on The Honeybunch Shop.
15. Aroma Works Harmony AromaBomb Duo
Good things come in pairs! This calming bath bomb set with drifting scents of sweet rose geranium and lifting notes of mandarin transforms your bathroom into a peaceful haven in a soak.
Enjoy the beautiful balance of essential oils guaranteed to provide much-deserved relaxation. Its key ingredient of Himalayan sea salt works to prevent acne on skin with its micro-bacterial properties.
Retails for £14.99 (~S$26.68) on Aroma Works.
16. Hugo Naturals Grapefruit & Orange Bath Bomb
Launch this invigorating fizzer in the water and watch it shot and spin in a delightful effervescence. Relish in the refreshing fragrance of grapefruit and sweet orange for a clean, soothing experience.
This bath bomb is particularly bubbly so if you’re one to enjoy relaxing in thousands of fun relaxing bubbles (who doesn’t?), drop one right in the tub! Hugo Naturals does not use silicones, parabens, formaldehyde, phthalates, nor synthetic surfactants in their products, making their bath bombs suitable for sensitive skin as well.
Retails for S$7.69 on Camomile Beauty.
17. Hugo Naturals Rose & Sandalwood Bath Bomb
Another notable bath bomb from this line, the Rose & Sandalwood version contains a delicate blend of natural rose oil and pure sandalwood oil rendering every bath experience an opulent one.
Infused with pure Sweet Almond essential oil and nutrition-quality vitamin E that soothes, moisturises, and conditions skin, this one goes for those who love a rich perfumed scent that lasts even after you’ve towelled off.
Retails for S$8.46 on Camomile Beauty.
18. Singapore Bath Tubs
Providing customisable bath bombs with a subscription-based delivery service, you’ll never run out of bath bombs as Singapore Bath Tubs replenishes them for as long as you wish! Having sent out more than 300,000 bath bombs (and counting!), you can be sure to receive quality products AND service every time.
Blast away your cares with a bath bomb that’s personalised just for you! As the team puts it, “matchmaking just happens to be our job” and we’d bet they’re great at it.
Head over to Singapore Bath Tubs online and take a quiz to find out your preferred bath bomb!
19. Sabon Sugar Plum Bath Ball
Let the dreamy fragrance of this new Sugar Plum Bath Ball take you away on a holiday. Perfect as an ideal holiday gift or stocking stuffer, enjoy this limited edition bath bomb packed with natural goodness.
Immerse in its sweet and sultry notes for an alluring experience, featuring top notes of fresh plum and bergamot with mid-notes of rose, peony, and lily of the valley, followed by base notes of sandalwood, cedarwood, and musk. Formulated with Dead Sea minerals, allow this bath ball to soften and strengthen the skin barrier while you relax.
Retails for US$9 (~S$12.09) on Sabon.
20. Floramye Bath Bliss Set
Kickstart your journey to spiritual healing with Floramye’s organic bath set, comprising of seven bathing balls each containing a natural chakra stone that will reveal itself during your bathing ritual.
These healing stones aid in calming and adds confidence, joy, and glow alongside unique concoction of scents. You can expect to find moisturising and soothing ingredients like shea butter milk, honey ginger, and seabuckthorn tea in this beautiful chest of bath bombs!
Psst, 5% of all Floramye profits goes to mental health beneficiaries!
Retails for US$70 (~S$94.02) on Floramye.