7 Fun Ways To Use A Bath Bomb Without A Bath Tub.

Though bath bombs are primarily used in the bathtub, if you do not have a tub, there are a few other ways to enjoy the goodness of bath bombs. You can also use bath bombs for purposes other than bathing.  Bath bombs can be used as deodorants and air fresheners for the house, and they can also be used for other purposes.

In this article, we will look at the different ways you can use bath bombs without a tub. 

A photo of 3 bath bombs with no tub
You can still use bath bombs without a tub, read on to learn more.

How to Use a Bath Bomb without a Tub

The main ingredients in bath bombs are baking soda, citric acid, cornstarch, fragrance, essential oils, and dye (for coloring). Each ingredient plays its role in turning bath bombs into a bath product many people love. 

When bath bombs are placed in a tub of warm water, it fizzles without creating bubbles and releases fragrances, colors, and, most importantly, essential oils that provide therapeutic benefits; soaking becomes more relaxing and exciting. 

However, not everyone has a bathtub. Some bathrooms only have a walk-in shower, but this doesn’t mean you cannot use bath bombs. With a little tweak to the process, you can as well use your bath bomb in the shower. 

Also, bath bombs can be used for other purposes aside from bathing. You can use them as deodorants for clothes and shows, air fresheners for the room, sugar scrubs, etc. Below are seven ways to use bath bombs without a bathtub. 

1.   In the Shower

There are two ways to use bath bombs in a shower. The first method is to tie it to the shower head. Put the bath bomb into an organza bag or any porous bag, then tie the bag to the shower head with the rope that comes with the bag.

When you turn on the shower, the steam releases the scent and dissolves the bath bomb. Enjoy your bath bomb shower and everything that comes with it, but be careful not to let the water get into your eyes as the dye and oil may irritate them.

Another way to use bath bombs in the shower is to keep them on the floor. When you turn on the shower, the steam will dissolve the bath bomb, and you can enjoy the blast of colors as it splashes around.

If the bath bomb contains additives like glitter or confetti, place it in a porous bag before dropping it on the floor. 

2.   Sugar Scrub

Bath bombs can also be turned into sugar scrubs to exfoliate and nourish the skin. An easy way to make a DIY sugar scrub is using bath bombs, as they contain baking soda, essential oils, and sometimes Epsom salt, which are all beneficial to the skin. 

To achieve this, crush half or the whole bath bomb, depending on its size. Put it in a small jar and add ½ cup of sugar and ⅓ cup of coconut oil to the jar, then shake it till it mixes. If your bath bomb does not contain Epsom salt, you can add a few teaspoons.

3.   Deodorant for Shoes and Closet

Bath bombs contain baking soda, which neutralizes undesirable smells. Also, essential oils and fragrances used in making bath bombs smell great. You can use bath bombs as deodorants for your shoes and closet. Place a bath bomb in a porous bag and put it inside your shoe when you are not wearing it. It will neutralize the odor and make it smell better. 

You can also put them in your closet to keep your clothes smelling nice and great, or put them among dirty clothes to neutralize the smell.

4.   Foot Soak

If you don’t have a tub to get a full body soak, you can still get a foot soak by putting the bath bomb into a bowl of warm water. Soaking your feet in bath bomb water for some minutes will nourish and relax your feet after a tiring day.

5.   Air Fresheners

Bath bombs can also be used to make DIY air fresheners. Your home can also make use of that great fragrance bath bomb release. To turn bath bombs into air fresheners, cut them into two to four pieces. Dissolve one piece in a cup or spray bottle and use it as an air freshener for your room and bathroom. The essential oil and fragrance will make the room smell great. 

6.   Aromatherapy 

Essential oils are used for aromatherapy. When inhaled, they can help you relax, sleep, stay active, improve your mood, etc. Bath bombs contain essential oils that provide therapeutic benefits when used in tubs. However, without the bathtub, you can still reap these benefits from bath bombs.

Bath bombs can be used for aromatherapy by crushing them and mixing them in a jar of warm water. The smell of the essential oil is released into the air, producing a therapeutic effect. Choose the type of bath bomb depending on the desired effect you want to achieve. For instance, lavender and chamomile oil are known for their relaxing and stress-relief properties. 

7.   Drawer Sachets

Another way to use bath bombs without the bathtub is to use them to freshen the air in your drawer or cupboard. Place bath bombs in the kitchen or bathroom drawer for a fresher smell. The baking soda neutralizes bad odor, while the oil and fragrance will give the drawer a pleasant smell. Wrap bath bombs in a towel or a porous bag and place them in the drawer. 

You can even place several cuts of bath bombs in a bowl in the kitchen or bathroom to freshen the air. To vary the smell, add two or more bath bombs containing different types of essential oil.


You don’t have to own a bathtub to use a bath bomb. Thanks to the many useful ingredients that make up a bath bomb, they can be used in several other ways for different purposes. Besides using bath bombs in the tub, you can use them in the shower, as body scrubs, as a foot soak, and around the home as air fresheners and deodorants. 

Andrew Scents and Aroma