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Not just for kids: The best bath bombs for seniors

Not just for kids: The best bath bombs for seniors

The bath bomb industry is making waves, with a staggering estimated worth of $133 billion globally, projected to swell to a whopping $189 billion by 2030. Such numbers make you wonder: who's splurging on bath bombs? Are parents stocking up for their little ones, or are grown-ups indulging in them as well? But can the refined tastes of older generations truly appreciate a good fizz? 

As a business that sells bath bombs, we’ve seen it: adults are definitely fans. How old, you ask? Well, we've seen customers in their 40s, 50s, and even their 60s luxuriating in a bath bomb soak. And as for us? Well, let's just say we're young at heart – and big bath bomb enthusiasts too.

And as a bath bomb business, we also encounter adults who are surprised by the idea of using them – "aren't bath bombs just for kids?" they ask. In this blog, we're here to explore this question, share our insights, shed light on why bath bombs are an ageless wonder worth experiencing.

Whether you're a Baby Boomer feeling the wear and tear of time, a seasoned millennial feeling the weight of the hustle, or a or a Gen Xer trying to juggle work, family, and the occasional midlife crisis, rest assured, bath bombs are far from child's play. 

Do older adults use bath bombs?

Yes, adults of all ages, including the Baby Boomers, CAN and do use bath bombs. Gone are the days when they were merely eye candy for the tub. These compact spheres are packed with a treasure trove of therapeutic goodies, from muscle-relaxing Epsom salt to skin-nourishing cocoa butter and even the soothing touch of CBD for those achy joints. And let's not overlook the aromatic bliss they bring – a delightful bonus to your soak session.


How old is too old for someone to be using a bath bomb?

There isn't a specific age that determines when someone is "too old" to use a bath bomb. Bath bombs are generally safe for individuals of all ages, provided they do not have any allergies or sensitivities to the ingredients. However, there are some considerations to keep in mind especially among seniors:

  • Physical Limitations: A slippery bathroom is no joke, especially for those with a bit more life experience under their belt. Older adults who have mobility issues or difficulty getting in and out of the bath may need assistance to ensure safety.  Check out our guide to bathroom safety here for some helpful tips to keep things safe and secure.
  • Skin Sensitivity: Aging skin may become more sensitive, so it's essential to choose bath bombs with gentle ingredients and perform a patch test if there are concerns about skin reactions.
  • Health Conditions: Individuals with certain health conditions or medications may need to consult with a healthcare professional before using bath bombs, especially if they contain CBD or other active ingredients that could interact with medications.

What is the best bath bomb for adults?

This question hits the nail on the head because not all bath bombs are created equal, and it's crucial to distinguish between those designed for kids and those crafted for adult use. 

The ones designed for kids are typically more vibrant and may contain only two simple ingredients: Baking Soda and Citric Acid. Their primary goal is to create a captivating spectacle in the tub, complete with swirling colors and an impressive fizz, to delight young bathers. Some even include a surprise toy inside for added excitement. 

However, adult bath bombs, like the ones crafted by us at Tub Therapy, take a different approach. While they may still offer a visually stunning and fizzy display, our focus is on the ingredients that provide benefits while you soak.

So when it comes to selecting the ideal bath bomb for the older crowd, nothing quite compares to the soothing experience of a CBD bath bomb.


What is a CBD bath bomb?

A CBD bath bomb is  infused with cannabidiol (CBD) extract. CBD, short for cannabidiol, is a naturally occurring compound found in the cannabis plant. Unlike THC, another well-known compound in cannabis, CBD is non-psychoactive, meaning it doesn't produce a "high" sensation. Instead, CBD is known for its potential therapeutic effects, including promoting relaxation, reducing anxiety, relieving pain, and soothing inflammation.

A CBD bath bomb typically contains other ingredients like essential oils, Epsom salt, and moisturizers. When added to warm bathwater, the bath bomb dissolves, releasing CBD and other beneficial ingredients into the water. Users can then soak in the CBD-infused water, allowing their skin to absorb the compound and potentially experience its soothing effects.


What benefits do CBD bath bombs offer for adults?

CBD bath bombs offer a myriad of benefits, making them a true ball of bliss. You’ll be surprised to know how much a small bath bomb can elevate your adult bath time. Here are just a few of the perks:

Relaxation and Stress Relief:

CBD is known for its calming properties, which can help promote relaxation and reduce stress. Many adults turn to CBD bath bombs to unwind after a long day and alleviate tension.

Pain Relief

CBD has anti-inflammatory properties that may help relieve muscle soreness, joint pain, and other forms of discomfort. By soaking in a CBD-infused bath, adults may experience relief from various aches and pains.

Skin Benefits

CBD is also praised for its potential skincare benefits, including moisturizing and soothing properties. When used in a bath bomb, CBD can help hydrate the skin and alleviate dryness or irritation, leaving it feeling soft and refreshed.

Overall Well-being

CBD bath bombs offer a holistic approach to self-care, addressing both physical and mental well-being. The act of taking a warm bath combined with the potential therapeutic effects of CBD can contribute to a sense of overall relaxation and rejuvenation.


Where can I buy CBD bath bombs?

You can scout for CBD bath bombs at specialty CBD retailers, but for a top-notch treat, look no further than yours truly! Wink, wink. We're Tub Therapy, your one-stop-shop for CBD bath bombs and other daily delights. Our meticulously crafted CBD bath bombs promise a soak so luxurious and therapeutic, you'll wonder why you ever settled for anything less!

For the more discerning tastes of older generations, we suggest indulging in any of our sophisticated scents like Milk & Chamomile, Vanilla Sandalwood, and Lemon Jasmine Mimosa. These fragrances are designed to evoke a sense of relaxation and indulgence, perfect for a soothing bath experience.

And for those who enjoy a trip down memory lane, we also offer nostalgic scents like Oatmeal & Shea, reminiscent of comforting childhood memories. Whatever your preference, Tub Therapy has a CBD bath bomb to suit every mood and occasion.

So, still think that bath bombs are  pointless for anyone over 12?

Well, maybe for those who haven't given them a try or didn't quite find them their cup of tea – and that's perfectly okay. Some folks opt for a classic Epsom salt soak instead, and that's perfectly valid too. After all, self-care comes in many forms, and if baths aren't your thing, there's a whole world of relaxation waiting to be explored.

For those of us who are regular bath bomb users, they only seem pointless when they're nothing more than a colorful fizz display. To truly enjoy them, bath bombs need to be crafted with beneficial ingredients. 

Our verdict?

Whether you're 18 or 80, the indulgence of a bath bomb knows no bounds. And they’re not going anywhere - just take a look at the projected market size, set to hit a staggering $189 billion by 2030. If you're an adult who hasn't experienced the magic of these fizzy wonders, we hate to say it, but you're truly missing out! If you’re feeling the strain of adulting with body aches and stress, it's time to toss in a ball – the CBD kind, of course – and let the relaxation wash over you. 

Intrigued and ready to give it a whirl? Shoot us an email at and we'll send you a little something special on the house. Just link this article in the email with your name and shipping address. US addresses only, folks.

See you in the tub!