I’m so excited to tell you about these bath bombs that I’ve been trying recently! I’m not a regular Whole Foods shopper and only recently started taking a look at their bath, body and beauty products, but the last time I was there I spotted this display of bath bombs from Level Naturals for $1.99 each. They had a wide variety of scents available, and I decided to start out by trying three of them: Jasmine Rose, Forest and Mud Bomb.
Seeing a $2 bath bomb is really exciting to me because I often find bath bombs to be just too expensive for regular use. I take a lot of baths to help ease achy muscles, and what I most want out of a bath additive is something that is moisturizing. The frequent bathing really strips my skin and it bugs me to have to constantly cover myself in lotion. In addition to hydration, a luxurious scent certainly doesn’t hurt.
I’ve never heard of Level Naturals before, but I’ve spent some time on their website and had some fun learning more about them. Level is based in downtown Los Angeles at The Brewery, the world’s largest artist colony. They make bath, body and aromatherapy products that are vegan and cruelty-free. In addition to individual products, they also offer a monthly Good Box subscription service with three different price options ($14.95, $24.95 and $49.95).
Their bath bombs are available in ten different scents: Chamomile Neroli, Eucalyptus Lime, Forest, Frankincense and Myrrh, Grapefruit Bergamot, Jasmine Rose, Lavender Chamomile, Lemon Sage Ginger, Lemon Verbena, and Mud. They’re all wrapped in plastic so I chose the three that I did simply by looking at the names, rather than being able to preview the scents in the store.
Despite the different colors of the bath bombs, I found that they all basically gave the bath water the same milky quality without any real visible dyes. The one that gave the bathwater a little something extra was Jasmine Rose, which actually included some rose petals in it.
Jasmine Rose smells very much like you’d imagine, and it was the most fragrant one of the three that I tried. I had to try the Forest bomb because I love tree scents, and it includes ylang ylang, cedarwood and patchouli oils. I was also drawn to trying the Mud bomb because I thought that option was a bit unusual and had me curious. It has what I’d describe as a spa-like scent of herbs and lemon oil, and it includes bentonite, green and pink clays. I enjoyed all three scents and would definitely branch out and continue to try the others that are available.
These bombs include baking soda, cornstarch, Epsom salt, essential oils and rosemary extract. Where these bombs really shine is the amount of moisturizing oils in them: they all include good amounts of safflower, meadowfoam seed and jojoba oils, and you can really feel them when sitting in the bath. My skin feels completely hydrated after I dry off and sit in bed, too.
I’m super impressed and I think these are really awesome buys. Although they’re physically smaller than most other bath bombs I’ve seen from other companies, they pack a more-than-fair share of fragrance and hydration and don’t leave my skin feeling stressed from the frequent hot baths. A bonus is that although they include a lot of oil, there aren’t any obvious dyes in the bath water and so I’m not left with an obvious, gross-looking ring around the bathtub after I drain the bath.
I will point out that the Whole Foods display sign says that these are 6 for $13.99 or 1 for $1.99. I don’t know why it would be more expensive to buy them in greater numbers than it is to just buy them one at a time … maybe it’s a mistake? I might have to inquire the next time I’m in the store. But regardless, I’m extremely satisfied with the $2 price tag and will absolutely try more of these. I can’t recommend them enough.
You can also find them on the Level Naturals website, of course!
Are there any budget-friendly bath products you’ve been loving lately?