10 Best Bath Bombs for Kids for Bath Time Fun

What was once known as an at-home spa option is now available to a wide range of ages and will appeal to nearly anyone. Bath bombs took the world by storm when stores such as Lush began crafting these delicate creations filled with tantalizing and fun scents, each coming with a unique promise once it was dropped into your awaiting bathwater. As you’ve probably already guessed, bath bombs can be a great asset when it comes to helping your child actually enjoy taking a bath. There’s nothing worse than having that time roll around and having to convince your little one that baths can be fun and are really good for them… But we might have a solution to that! Bath bombs see no gender and don’t discriminate against age which is why they’re the perfect answer to making bath time a blast.

Since the trend has exploded — no pun intended — you can find all types of scents, colors, and even shapes when it comes to one of these delightful fizzy balls. Imagine your child’s surprised when you should them this product, not much larger than a baseball, and tell them that not only will it make the water feel like pop rocks, but it’ll change the color of it as well. A little bit of intrigue and mystery is all you need to get your child interested in seeing what this thing can do. There are even some that can add sparkles to the water or contain fun, natural ingredients. Speaking of which, we should also add the fact that many of these colorful spheres also contain things such as essential oils or herbs, which can help to hydrate, moisturize, clean, and calm your little one before bedtime. It’s a win-win! Therefore, we’ve gone ahead and sought out some of the most popular bath bombs that will surely have your child requesting more time for their hands to get pruney.

10 Best Bath Bombs Reviewed

 

1. LifeAround2Angels Bath Bombs Gift Set of 12

1. LifeAround2Angels Bath Bombs Gift Set of 12
Made by a family for families is something that we love to hear and it also something that LifeAround2Angels represents. Their mission is to provide all-natural products and boy, do they deliver.
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LifeAround2Angels is a brand that's well-respected in the at-home spa and herbal remedy community and it's also one that's very personal. Their mission is to create bombs that are all-natural, good for you, and completely safe and is run by a family who thoroughly believes in that cause. This set of 12 includes bath scents that are as follows: Angel, Black Raspberry Vanilla, Fun in the Shower, Fun on the Beach, Kiwi & Strawberry, Lavender, Lemongrass Green Tea, Love, Mango Papaya, Melon Ball, Shea & Coconut, and finally, Victorian Rose. They have each been carefully hand-crafted in order to provide an experience for your child that is soothing and offers total relaxation. They might even learn to love bath time!

Benefits
While these products are not boasting superhero qualities or adventurous toys, they are conducive to helping kids to relax. These delicious smelling products offer a great way for anxious kids to relax and unwind and can help tremendously with anxiety and stress.

What We Like About It
The quality of this product is incredible and it's hard to believe they have all been crafted by hand -- But they are! They're filled with ingredients that are good for your skin and overall mood and are a great way to incorporate aromatherapy into bath time for restless kids.
Pros

All-natural ingredients

Hand-crafted

Made by a company that is family-oriented

Comes in a set of 12

Each scent is delightful and not overwhelming

Cons

The scent doesn't last a very long time

2. Sky Organics Kids Bath Bombs Gift Set with Surprise Toys

2. Sky Organics Kids Bath Bombs Gift Set with Surprise Toys
There's nothing better than organic ingredients when it comes to kids. Since these products come so close into contact with a child's skin, this is something we love to find.
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If your child just needs something fun to look forward to while they're in the bath, try this awesome take on a traditional bath bomb. This gift set comes with six balls that are completely kid-friendly and also kid-themed, complete with flavors and names that are personal and fun. Your child will have a choice of one of these six: Bubble Gum, Galaxy, Cotton Candy, Dreamsicle, Grape Soda, and even Gummy Bear! These scents have been described as being effervescent, slightly sweet and tangy, and completely captivating for all the senses. It'll be a real treat when your child drops one of these in their bath! Additionally, these colorful and cleverly named bombs hold organic ingredients inside such as coconut oil and other helpful essential oils that all aid in hydration and healthy skin. They're intended to color the bath water as well which truly provides a unique and lasting experience, long after the lovely scent has dissipated. And we didn't even mention the best part -- Once the ball has dissolved, there will be a tiny toy waiting for your child where the ball once floated!

Benefits
Each of these enticing bath balls has been created completely with kids in mind. With fun, unique scents, kids will immediately fall in love with bath time and won't even realize that they're helping their skin, and probably improving their mood at the same time!

What We Like About It
This set certainly provides an immersive experience. It starts with that typical fizz that's expected and ends with an incredible scent and bath water that's suddenly colorful and filled with essential oil magic.
Pros

Each ball contains hydrating ingredients

Changes the bath water color

Completely kid-friendly

Each scent is creative and fun

Each ball offers different herbal benefits

Cons

They can stain the tub slightly but a magic eraser usually does the trick

3. Two Sisters Spa Kids BUBBLE Bath Bombs with Surprise Toys Inside

3. Two Sisters Spa Kids BUBBLE Bath Bombs with Surprise Toys Inside
These bath bombs are somewhat basic but pack a fun-filled punch in the bath. They're great for younger kids because they are so simple but smell and look great.
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These delightful little pops of fizz are a bit simpler than the others but have a fun surprise waiting inside... Toys! There's no kid on earth who wouldn't love dropping one of these balls in their tub and getting a tiny toy in return and in addition to that, they'll get one of six fabulous scents as well. They are as follows: Grape, Cherry, Berry, Fruit Loops, Banana, and Citrus. Each ball offers more than just a fun scent, however; they also have naturally hydrating properties and will turn your bath water without turning your tub along with it. We can't think of anything that's much better than that when it comes to adding fun to bath time.

Benefits
Each one of these scents is simple which makes it a great gift for a younger child. Scents can often be overwhelming but these are subtle and sweet, perfectly suited for any kid at bath time.

What We Like About It
They're super colorful and vibrant and continue to stay that way as they slowly fizzle out. Each bath ball colors the water according to the scent it releases, making for a fun and engaging bath experience.
Pros

Six different scents

Each ball is colorful and inviting

The water changes without staining the tub

Scents are subtle

Toys are found within

Cons

The color can temporarily tint light hair colors and skin

4. Unicorn Horn Two-Pack Bath Bombs by Soapie Shoppe

4. Unicorn Horn Two-Pack Bath Bombs by Soapie Shoppe
They're magical, they're sparkly, they're mystical, they're... Bath bombs? That's right! Now your child can enjoy a pastel-colored unicorn bath and feel a bit of that magic during bath time, too.
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That's right, what you're seeing is indeed a bath unicorn horn! These sparkly little gems are super Kawaii and cute when bath time comes around. Inside these little unicorn horns, you'll find coconut oil which has skin-healing properties and is a top performer when it comes to hydrating oils. Not only will your child's bath water be tinted from these adorable horns, but it'll be left with a magical sparkle and a bit of glamor that makes bath time that much more enjoyable. Additionally, they're scented to be reminiscent of "Fluffy Clouds" and "Fruity Unicorns", which we can only imagine has to smell amazing!

Benefits
There's nothing wrong with a little glitz and glam and these unicorn horns are the perfect vessels for that. They're imaginative and playful and bring an element of creative fun to an otherwise mundane bath time.

What We Like About It
The addition of coconut oil is brilliant when it comes to children. It's non-irritating and provides a bit of hydration without a strong scent and without interfering with the overall quality of the product.
Pros

Contains coconut oil

Minimal ingredients

Will color the tub and add sparkles

Fun and creative

Comes in two different scents

Cons

The glitter can get everywhere and be a pain to rinse off

5. Two Sisters Spa Birthday Surprise BUBBLE Bath Bomb with Surprise Necklace Inside

5. Two Sisters Spa Birthday Surprise BUBBLE Bath Bomb with Surprise Necklace Inside
To be honest, we'd be in this just for the adorable necklace that your child will find when the fizzing is done. However, this is a pretty awesome birthday-themed gift for making bath time tons of fun.
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You're not imagining things -- There are actually sparkles in this pretty pink bath ball! These are not harmful in any way and just add to the "birthday" theme of the product. In case you haven't guessed, it does smell like a birthday cake when it's released into the water and with leave your bath water tinted a perfect shade of pink. When the ball is done fizzing up and has fully dissolved, your child will be positively delighted to find a surprise necklace awaiting them at the bottom of the tub. It's adorable and fun and features a cute little smiling cupcake, making it perfect for birthdays. These bath surprises even come wrapped in a specially packed box, complete with a fun design that's trademark of Two Sisters Spa.

Benefits
You'll be surprised to know that although these balls of birthday fun are intended for just that, they also contain ingredients that are incredibly helpful for skin health. The ingredients include Epsom salts, olive oil which is a natural skin softener, and witch hazel which is great for softening and brightening the skin.

What We Like About It
We love that this bath bombs are a blast for birthdays but are also very healthy for kids during bath time. They pack a punch of hydration and will have them feeling much better when they come out than when they went in. And with a new necklace to boot!
Pros

Contains a special birthday surprise

Scented like a birthday cake

Turns the water slightly pink

Contains ingredients for healthy skin

Bubbles in addition to fizzing

Cons

The ball itself is very fragile

6. INTEYE 24 Organic & Natural Bath Bombs

6. INTEYE 24 Organic & Natural Bath Bombs
A set of 24 bath bombs might sound like a lot but you'll be surprised at how quickly your child goes through them. You might even steal a few, too!
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While there are only six individual scents in this box of 24 bath bombs total, your child will absolutely fall in love with the six that he or she gets. They include Summer Dream, Morning Rose, Ocean Pearl, Good Night, Rainforest, and Lovely Cupid. Each ball is colorfully decorated to represent its fun and unique scent and will just add to the initially fizz anticipation. Your child will soon be enveloped in a scent that's as pleasing to the nose as it is to the soul, and there's no doubt they'll feel much calmer and more relaxed. Bath bombs such as these help to make bath time fun again and with a set of 24, you won't likely run out of them anytime soon.

Benefits
All 24 of these spectacular scents feature essential oils that add aromatherapy to bath time but are also helpful as far as the body goes. Some of those ingredients include rose oil, mint oil, lemon oil, lavender oil, and milk essence.

What We Like About It
With each color corresponding to a specific scent, it's easy to let your child pick out exactly how they want their bath to smell. All of these essential oils play a part in making them smell good as well as making them feel good.
Pros

Contains plenty of essential oils

The scents are natural and not overwhelming

Each color corresponds to a scent

Comes in a set of 24

All-natural and organic ingredients

Cons

They're not as fizzy as other balls

7. Lotion Fast Ultra Lush Bath Fizzies

7. Lotion Fast Ultra Lush Bath Fizzies
We're not going to say that a free bar of soap is a big allure of this product, but... Just kidding, it really is. Especially when the quality of it is just as excellent as these bath bombs.
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These six bath balls are truly something special. Each one contains ingredients that help to soften the skin and provide a "lush" spa-like experience when it comes to bath time. These would be great for kids of any age and would be highly appreciated by older kids as well, due to their stress-relieving properties. They even contain ingredients such as flower petals and pearl flakes to add a gorgeous shimmer and shine to bath water in addition to a beautiful scent. This is probably the closest your child will ever get to relax at a spa at their age and it's a wonderful thing that you can now provide them with this experience from the comfort of their own home. These are perfect when used before bedtime to wind down and let go of some of the restlessness accumulated during a long day.

Benefits
This set comes with the special gift of a free bar of soap that's made with just as much care as each bath bomb. It's very high-quality and will bring the same relaxing qualities to bath time or showers whenever it's used.

What We Like About It
The color of your bath water will change according to which ball is dropped in but the good news is that it won't stain the tub. The water will be vibrant and colorful without all the mess.
Pros

Comes with a free bar of soap

Each scent promotes relaxation

Helps to hydrate skin

Bath water will be colorful

Doesn't stain the tub

Cons

The scents are chosen at random

7. Lotion Fast Ultra Lush Bath Fizzies

7. Lotion Fast Ultra Lush Bath Fizzies
We're not going to say that a free bar of soap is a big allure of this product, but... Just kidding, it really is. Especially when the quality of it is just as excellent as these bath bombs.
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These six bath balls are truly something special. Each one contains ingredients that help to soften the skin and provide a "lush" spa-like experience when it comes to bath time. These would be great for kids of any age and would be highly appreciated by older kids as well, due to their stress-relieving properties. They even contain ingredients such as flower petals and pearl flakes to add a gorgeous shimmer and shine to bath water in addition to a beautiful scent. This is probably the closest your child will ever get to relax at a spa at their age and it's a wonderful thing that you can now provide them with this experience from the comfort of their own home. These are perfect when used before bedtime to wind down and let go of some of the restlessness accumulated during a long day.

Benefits
This set comes with the special gift of a free bar of soap that's made with just as much care as each bath bomb. It's very high-quality and will bring the same relaxing qualities to bath time or showers whenever it's used.

What We Like About It
The color of your bath water will change according to which ball is dropped in but the good news is that it won't stain the tub. The water will be vibrant and colorful without all the mess.
Pros

Comes with a free bar of soap

Each scent promotes relaxation

Helps to hydrate skin

Bath water will be colorful

Doesn't stain the tub

Cons

The scents are chosen at random

8. Tortuga Life Bath Bombs For Kids With Surprises Inside

8. Tortuga Life Bath Bombs For Kids With Surprises Inside
What's so adorable about these is that they actually come packaged in a mini egg carton. That makes it totally kid-friendly and turns these delightful bath balls into a great gift from from the get-go.
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These bath bombs are really the bomb when it comes to fizzing -- Get it? Even if our pun lacks hilarity, there's no denying that these balls of sunshine are brilliant when it comes to convincing kids that bath time can be a ton of fun. Each one packs a powerful fizz that's sure to delight and entertain your child. In addition, each one is perfectly scented in one of six amazing smells: Coconut, Cotton Candy, Lavender, Citrus, Vanilla, and Fresh. They're simple yet subtle and won't overwhelm kids who are just in it for the toys. Speaking of which, that's exactly what your child will find inside every one of these awesome, fizz-packed bath balls.

Benefits
The toys that your child will find once the water has cleared are absolutely adorable. They each come in the form of a unique aquatic or farm animal, making them unisex and perfect for boys and girls.

What We Like About It
These balls come packaged in an egg carton which is unique but interesting. It adds a level of creativity and will certainly peak the interest of any child when they find this package in the mail -- Just make sure they don't try and crack them like an egg!
Pros

Toys are hidden inside

Great for both boys and girls

Strong fizzing power

Simple scents

They contain skin-nourishing ingredients

Cons

They can stain the tub

9. Jackpot Candles Mermaid Daydream Bath Bomb with Ring Inside

9. Jackpot Candles Mermaid Daydream Bath Bomb with Ring Inside
If your child always dreams of being a mermaid, this might be her dream come true. There's a surprise hidden inside this (giant) bath bomb that might make her feel a little like a princess, too.
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Every little girl dreams of being a mermaid someday, right? Well, now you can make her dreams come true! This bath ball comes in the perfect shade of teal and is reminiscent of Caribbean blue oceans, which your little one will fall in love with every time she steps into the bath. In addition to turning the water a totally tropical color, the size of this ball is enormous, weighing three-fourths of a pound! If that's not extreme and over the top then we don't know what is... But it's also extremely awesome. It'll take a few minutes for this ball to completely fizzle out, leaving your child with plenty of time to splash around and enjoy the process while pretending she's a real mermaid. When it's all said and done, she'll be delighted to find a ring hiding inside... Perfectly fit for a mermaid!

Benefits
This enormous ball contains all-natural oils that help to hydrate the skin which is helpful since it does add so much to the water. The scent is wonderfully aromatic and not overly sweet, something your child is sure to love.

What We Like About It
Every ring hidden inside is different which adds to the mystery and excitement of this aquamarine ball. It's a fun process to find out what your child got and something you'll love as much as they do.
Pros

Hidden ring inside that's fairly high quality

Each ring is different and unique

Changes the bath water to an aqua color

Delightful scent

The size of the ball is larger than average

Cons

Might stain the tub a bit but is easily scrubbed clean

10. Scentsy Jammy Time Bath Bomb

10. Scentsy Jammy Time Bath Bomb
You don't have to be a representative of Scentsy in order to have access to this great nighttime option. It's filled with lovely scents that will aid in easily whisking your child off to dreamland.
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If you haven't heard of the Scentsy company then now is the perfect time to check it out! They offer a variety of aromatic candles and oils, but bath bombs are another one of their offerings. This one, appropriately named "Jammy Time" is the perfect key to getting your child to love bath time and helping to soothe them before they go to sleep. The scents that make this dreamy blue and white bomb so enchanting are lavender, freesia, and sweet pea. An alluring scent isn't all this ball has to offer, though; listed in the ingredients you'll also find things such as shea butter and sunflower oil, both of which pack a punch in hydration. Not only does this ball smell amazing once it's dropped into the tub, but it'll have your child dreaming of counting sheep in no time.

Benefits
This is perhaps one of the most moisturizing bath bombs on our list of dreamy products. It's perfect when used before bedtime but would be excellent just to relax a child and put them at ease, any time of day.

What We Like About It
Not only does this smell like a dreamland, but it looks like something that would hail from there as well. The bright blue and pure white just gives the appearance of something we'd love using before bed and will help to get your little one in the mood for sweet dreams.
Pros

Soothing all-natural scents

Decorated in a "sleepy" way

Contains super hydrating ingredients

Made by a reputable company

Perfect for relaxation and bedtime

Cons

The scent might be a bit overwhelming at first for young kids

Criteria Used in the Evaluation of the Best Bath Bombs

It’s hard to know what can be good for your child and what isn’t, which is why we’ve listed bath bombs here that only contain ingredients that are helpful, not harmful, or enjoyable for your little one without the use of any harsh chemicals. The good thing about bath bombs is that overall, they’re crafted with natural ingredients that you’d likely find in your own pantry. These include baking soda as well as citric acid, the two components that give each bomb that magical “fizz” that everyone loves so much. What makes each bomb unique are the other natural additives that add benefits to your child’s bathtime. Before we dive into how one of these crazy balls works, let’s first explain how it is, exactly, we went about decided what was worthy to be on our list.

Step One: The Brand and Their Ingredient List

When we create lists such as this one, it’s not purely just for entertainment or to casually discuss a product. We’ve created each one of these lists after committing to thorough research of that product, seeking out every answer that we don’t already know. It starts with finding out what parents and kids alike tend to enjoy and when it came to bath bombs, we knew we had some decent reading ahead of us. These products are highly popular now so it was easy enough to find those with the best reputations, however, did that necessarily mean that they contained ingredients that we were in agreement with? Of course not. Slowly, we began to weed out products that contained things that we knew weren’t natural, even if they weren’t necessarily “bad” for you. The only products we kept in our research process were those made specifically for children and those that contained all-natural ingredients, such as vegan products.

Step Two: The Benefits

Of course, we have one of these sections for each and every product that we evaluate, but here we went much more in-depth into how each one can help improve bath time. This prompted us to determine whether each product had ingredients such as essential oils that would aid in moisturizing the skin or herbs that would add aromatherapy benefits. This process of weeding out those products that served no true purpose was the easy part.

Step Three: Determining the Fun Factor

It’s not every day that you get to drop a ball into the bath and watch it foam up and create magic in the water. Because of this, we decided to take the bath bomb search one step further and seek out those products which were truly fun to use, such as those with special themes, shapes, or even added ingredients that were strictly for looks. While there are not many of these products on our list, we thought that it was important to add a level of fun to bath time. After all, essential oils are fun but so are unicorn horns that sparkle and fizz!

Step Four: The Fizz

There’s no way that we could complete our research without determining the fizz-factor for each product. On any normal day, we would not consider ourselves to be “fizz” experts. However, on this particular day, we are thoroughly versed in what it takes to produce a proper fizz. An extraordinary one, even! For starters, we needed to ensure that these tiny balls would not fall apart in tiny hands. If they don’t stay together, then the fizzing power is significantly decreased due to less surface area and smaller bits to create one large fizz. After we confirmed the structure of each bomb, we then moved onto determining whether it had those two magic ingredients we were looking for: Baking soda and citric acid. This produces the most powerful form of carbonation and will give the greatest reaction. Additionally, each product needed to have a somewhat minimal ingredient list in order to avoid tampering with the fizzing process. Only the strong survived, and that’s how we ended up with the powerful fizzing balls that you see on this list.

Why Are They So Good for You?

There’s plenty of controversy surrounding whether or not bath bombs are good for you or whether they’re just a gimmick to spice up bath time. While it might seem hard to believe, the initial “fizz” of these bombs is what encourages the release of ingredients that are actually good for you. For example, if a bath bomb is made with lavender and jojoba oil, the lavender scent is what will fill the surrounding air with an aromatic essence, while the jojoba oil is released into the water and encourages healthy skin and hydration. When these two components work together, they create an experience similar to what you’d get at a professional spa, with the difference being that you can enjoy it from the comfort of your own home. This can be wonderful for kids because they’ll achieve a sense of calm as well as gain beneficial properties from the oils used within these products.

We’ve been fortunate enough to find products for out list that all contain ingredients that are helpful to nourishing the skin. Whether you’re looking for products that can be used strictly at bedtime or products that are great for use any time of day, rest assured that each one provides helpful benefits for your child. Bath bombs can be used in a variety of ways, some of these in a much more creative way than others. Not only do they captivate the senses as far as scent goes, but they also change the color of the bath water and some even have toys or jewelry hidden inside. This is helpful when appealing to a variety of age ranges because many younger kids might not be completely sold on scent alone. By adding a small thing such as a toy that can be found once the bomb dissolves, a child can associate a positive, fun memory with their bath time. For older kids, scents and new water colors might be enough to put them at ease and soothe them enough that they begin to find bath time enjoyable.

Can You Use Bath Bombs Without a Bathtub?

This is something that has been pondered many times before. The answer is yes; there is a way that you can allow your kids to enjoy the benefits of these products without needing a tub setup. If your shower is large enough, you might be able to break up the bath bomb into smaller pieces in order to put them in the corner of the shower. This will enable water to hit the smaller pieces and break them down easily, allowing the scent to take over, thus providing your child with aromatherapy. Additionally, a small pan or tub of water can be placed in the shower with your child and you can drop the fizzy ball into that in order to release all of the aromatic benefits. Your child might not get the skincare benefits that come with these products, but they can surely enjoy the tantalizing scents that these trendy balls are known for… And that might be enough!

FAQ

Q: Why do they fizz up so much?

A: That’s their intended purpose! These bombs are designed to fizz due to the citric acid and baking soda that’s incorporated into each one. This causes somewhat of a chemical reaction that results in that strange-feeling carbonation that you feel in your bath water, and it also happens to be something that kids find delightful!

Q: Are these ingredients safe to go down the drain?

A: Yes. Everything is water-soluble and with either melt into the water or easily slide down the drain without clogging it in any way. Some of them are even vegan, which means they’re made with ingredients that are all-natural and actually going back into the earth where they came from.

Q: How old does a child need to be to use one of these?

A: Preferably over the age of two. If your child is comfortable in the bath, then they’re probably okay to handle a bath bomb. As always, we recommend caution and supervision so your child does not ingest any ingredients.

Q: Will these work well for eczema?

A: Some of these products are intended for moisturization, yes. In each summary, we’ve listed the names and major ingredients for each set so that you can make your best-informed decision.

Q: Is it normal for the water to change color?

A: Yes! Don’t be alarmed; this is a perfectly normal and many times intended result of a bath bomb. It just makes bath time more fun!

Q: Will this stain the tub at all?

A: It shouldn’t but in the event that it does, simply wipe down the color line with a cloth. You can also try putting the ball into a nylon stocking or bag in order to contain the pieces and/or color from completely seeping into the bathwater.