Bath bombs aren't really doing your vagina any favours
Another day, another favourite thing ruined.
As if it wasn't enough to rain on prosecco (those damn shortages) and Nutella (potentially cancer-causing palm oil), now bath bombs are bad for us.
To be fair, this is something that we were aware of but chose not to focus on because well, bath bombs smell GORGE.
However, after hearing the professional take on perfumed products near your lady bits, we're going to be much more careful in future.
Speaking to Glamour, obstetrician/gynaecologist Nancy Herta, M.D., said that a mild soap in the shower/bath is fine but to avoid anything too harsh.
You might think that throwing a bath bomb into your bubbles is no big deal but apparently, this can lead to irritation.
The mad mix of colours that go into bath bombs includes dye/perfume and we can see how that could lead to discomfort in the vaginal area.
Dr Vanessa Mackay, a spokesperson for the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, also recommends giving the perfumed products a miss.
In conversation with Metro, she explained:
"It’s a good idea to avoid perfumed soaps, gels and antiseptics as these can affect the healthy balance of bacteria and pH levels in the vagina and cause irritation".
No one's saying you have to give them up entirely but using them more sparingly might not be the worst idea either.