Lush bath bombs, aka “the fragrant, fizzy, colorful and ridiculously expensive bath bombs that everybody loves.” Admittedly, Lush bath bombs are pretty great. But the average price of just one bath bomb is around $8, which makes for a pretty expensive bath. On a special occasion, like my birthday, I do enjoy going into the Lush store and choosing out a scented bath bomb. But what about the rest of the year? I’m definitely not about to spend $8 every time I want to take a relaxing bath with a little fizz!
So, like when I wanted a cheaper alternative to LuLaRoe leggings, I decided to go out and see if I could find a frugal alternative to Lush bath bombs.
There are plenty of bath bombs on the market, so finding a bath bomb (any bath bomb) wasn’t the problem. But I didn’t want just any bath bomb.
There are a few reasons why Lush bath bombs are so popular:
- The Size – Lush bath bombs are the size of a tennis ball. I wanted something similar in size, not golf ball sized like most other bath bombs seem to be.
- The Scents – The scent of Lush bath bombs are amazing. Naturally, I wanted something that smelled just as good.
- The Colors – Have you ever seen a brightly colored Lush bath bomb when it first starts fizzing? Really pretty!
- The Fizz – This should be standard with all bath bombs. But strangely enough, I’ve tried many bath bombs that just plop to the bottom of the bath and dissolve. Disappointing.
And after a bit of trial and error, I actually found two cheaper alternatives to Lush bath bombs!
Both of them are made in the USA, are tennis ball sized (just like Lush,) and are made with premium ingredients like essential oils, flower petals, sea salt, and glitter. (Because who doesn’t want to bathe in glitter?)
And of course, they fizz, and smell divine.
All natural, moisturizing, premium quality, luxury, cheaper alternative to Lush bath bombs
These bath bombs by Pure Sanctum are beautifully packaged. At $30 for a pack of 6, they’re slightly more expensive, but they’re still substantially cheaper than Lush bath bombs.
For gifting purposes, the packaging of these wins me over.
Unlike Lush, they don’t have the bright colors (these are pure white) but they’re made with all-natural, organic ingredients, have a luxurious scent, and will leave your skin feeling soft and moisturized.
And they’re huge!
Brightly-colored, fizzy, cheaper alternative to Lush bath bombs
If you’re after bath bombs that have the bright colors like Lush bath bombs, then these bath bombs are brightly colored and just under $30 for a pack of 10, which is well under half the cost of Lush bath bombs.
They have a variety of different scents including Bergamot Lime, Plumeria, Moonlight Roses, Birthday Cake, and Lavender.
I will admit, the packaging of these isn’t as nice, but if bright colors are what you’re after, then these fit the bill.
I’m still going to splurge once a year (or so) on an expensive Lush bath bomb, but I’m really happy to have found these cheaper alternatives to Lush bath bombs. On the rare occasion that I get to take a relaxing bath, a luxurious bath bomb is the (now, not as expensive) cherry on top!