Do Lush Bath Bombs Stain Your Skin?

If you’ve ever used a Lush bath bomb, then you know that they are colorful and fragrant. However, there is one thing about them that can be worrisome: do Lush bath bombs stain your skin? Keep on reading to find out the answer, and how you can prevent bath bombs from staining your skin.

Do Lush Bath Bombs Stain Your Skin?

Bath Bombs Can Stain The Skin

It’s true that some bath bombs are more likely to stain than others. For instance, the Lush Goddess Bath Bomb is a dark purple color and has multiple oils inside. It will stain your skin if you don’t rinse it well.

It’s also true that people with sensitive skin are more prone to staining than those with normal or oily skin. If you have sensitive skin, you may want to avoid using bath bombs altogether—it’s just not worth the risk of having red blotches all over your body for days on end!

But if you do decide to use these products (like we have), make sure to rinse thoroughly after each soak in order to make sure no residue remains behind on your body after getting out of the tub or shower.

Sensitive Skin Is More Likely To Stain

If you have sensitive skin or a skin condition, it’s important to be aware of the ingredients in your bath bombs. The vibrant colors of Lush bath bombs can stain the skin over time if you use them frequently. This is especially true for those who have more pigmentation on their body and are using darker colors like Rose Jam, which contains added cocoa butter.

Skin types such as dry, oily and combination are more susceptible to staining than others. When using these products—and any other Lush product with color—it’s best to test them out on a small patch of skin before applying them in full force all over your body.

As well as testing out new products before buying in bulk amounts (just wash off any residue), don’t leave your Lush bath bomb on your skin for longer than 20 minutes. Even though they’re made up of chemical ingredients, all of the ingredients go through rigorous testing prior to being used by people worldwide.

How To Prevent Lush Bath Bomb Stains

Do Lush Bath Bombs Stain Your Skin?

You might be wondering if Lush bath bombs stain your skin. Well, the answer is yes—but not always! If you have sensitive skin or a skin condition like eczema or psoriasis, you may experience staining from red or pink bath bombs.

The reason for this kind of staining has to do with the dye used in these products: red and pink dyes tend to run more than other colors. When you put your bomb in the water, and it mixes with all of that color, it can leave behind a very faint pink tint that won’t go away after scrubbing (even if you’re using anti-stain products).

If this sounds familiar, don’t worry—there are ways around it! You can get rid of some discoloration by using an exfoliant before you bathe (we recommend one made specifically for sensitive skin). But if your skin is extremely sensitive, then we’d recommend going sans bomb until your conditions improve or switching over to another type of product altogether (like our relaxing bath melt).

Use A Rubber Bath Mat Liner

If you’re worried about your tub getting stained by bath bombs, you can always put one of those rubber mats down before using them. They’re available at most hardware stores and are great for preventing your bath bomb from staining the bottom of your bath.

How To Prevent Lush Bath Bomb Stains

How To Prevent Lush Bath Bomb Stains

If you use Lush bath bombs, be careful that they don’t stain your skin or your bath tub. The reason bath bombs can stain skin is that they contain ingredients that react to the water and dissolve into it.

These are often natural oils and essential oils, which may have components that cause discoloration if they come in contact with sensitive skin (such as jasmine oil). The most common type of bath bomb is made from citric acid, soaps, sugar powder and colorants; these ingredients react differently depending on their concentration in the mixture.

Make sure you rinse your body off after using one during a shower or bath by gently scrubbing with a sponge or loofah sponge. This will help remove any residue left on top of the surface layer of dead skin cells after taking a dip in hot water mixed with product particles from inside our favorite store’s products.


We hope that we’ve helped you understand how Lush bath bombs can stain your skin and your tub, as well as how to avoid these stains. With our tips in mind, you can enjoy using bath bombs without worrying about ruining the look of your bathroom with colorful stains.