Are bath bombs or bath truffles bad for your pipes? Maybe. It depends on primarily three things: additives, oils, and your plumbing.
Labels for beauty products are regulated by the FDA; ingredients are required to be listed by their INCI code, but fragrances do not require anything more specific than "fragrance" on labels. Well, what's in them?
The short answer is that fragrance oils consist of aroma chemicals, essential oil parts, and essential oils.
First, full disclosure:
Preservatives in homemade products may be a HUGE topic of debate with very, very strong opinions on either side, but let's make this simple: appropriate preservatives are MANDATED by the FDA.
When are preservatives necessary?
The MOMENT you stray away from soap, your product is considered a "cosmetic." Cosmetics have strict labeling requirements that are mandated by the FDA. While the FDA does not actually actively police small company labels, the laws have been set in place for YOUR protection.
Bath bombs are one of those things that everyone loves. I never bought them before, but once I started making them I've certainly become hooked!
What are they?