The most popular brands in the fitness space are no longer in the grocery store.
But that’s not stopping some from looking to the supermarket for the best alternatives.
For one, there’s the Wal-mart bathing suit.
“Bath bomb recipes have been around for years,” says Jennifer Boudreau, an instructor at The North Face in Minneapolis.
“A lot of people are really into the idea of ‘what can I put on my body to look like a different person?'”
That said, Boudrie says you need to use the product in moderation.
“You want to avoid getting it in your eyes,” she says.
“If you do get it in there, it’s probably not going to be as good.”
A simple, inexpensive alternative to traditional products, the bath bomb works by attaching the item to a sponge, which you can then use to rub on your skin.
“It’s a great way to get the job done in a short amount of time,” says Bouds, who recommends the product as a way to “breathe, not get sweaty.”
(To make a bath bomb, simply add a little bit of water to a bowl and let it sit overnight.)
For best results, use it in the shower, says Broussard.
The company’s bath bomb is made with coconut oil, which has been shown to help with the drying of the skin.
(Read: The Top 5 Bath Bombs to Use in Your House) The company has also created a special version that uses coconut water instead of tap water.
Boud’s favorite, the Walmart Bath Bomb, is an easy-to-use, water-repellent solution that is ideal for anyone wanting to wear a bathing suit in public.
If you want a more practical option, Brousard suggests trying the WalMart version.
“For the first time in my life, I actually like the product,” she said.
“The ingredients are very similar to the ones you’d find at a beauty supply store.
I have a hard time finding them anywhere else.”
For a closer look at the Walmarts bath bomb recipe and how to make your own, head to Boudriards site.
“I think the thing that Wal-marts has done with the product is really to get people to think about it in a new way,” she continued.
“They’ve made it a little more accessible, and also a little less expensive.”
Boudria’s Walmart bath bomb also has a unique ingredient: the walnut oil.
“Wal-mores walnut is the only walnut you can get in the US,” says Livia.
“This oil has a very rich, nutty taste that you can taste from a distance.”
While the walnuts are good for a healthy snack, Livia also says the oil has an anti-inflammatory effect, which can help with dry skin and prevent sunburn.
Brouson recommends adding some of the walmores oil to a glass of water and mixing it with a bit of your favorite cleanser or moisturizer.
“That’s going to help prevent the drying up of your skin,” she recommends.
A new study finds people who take bath salts don’t need to have a history of alcohol or drug abuse to get sick after taking them.
The study, published in the British Journal of Preventive Medicine, compared people who took the drug to those who took placebo.
The results found that bath salts do not increase the risk of a hang over or alcohol consumption.
But people who drank more than a liter of bath salts per day had a higher risk of having a hang, or of experiencing symptoms of a stomach upset, the study said.
“While there is no evidence that bath salt exposure causes a hang or alcohol poisoning, the findings highlight the potential for the drug in this context to lead to acute illness,” the authors wrote.
“Although there is a lack of research on the health effects of bath salt, our study suggests that bath salts could have a detrimental effect on health outcomes for people who drink bath salted water.”
The findings were based on a small, controlled study of more than 12,000 Australians who had taken bath salts between January 2013 and June 2016.
Dr Sarah White, from the University of Melbourne’s School of Public Health, said the findings were “not surprising”.
“We’ve known for some time that bath sulphate is a potential risk factor for alcohol and other drug misuse,” she said.
Dr White said people could try to minimise the risk by avoiding bath salts, and not getting drunk.
“The safest way to minimising risk is to avoid bath salts,” she told ABC Radio National’s Today program.
“It’s really important to understand that you can’t avoid that risk completely.”
People should be cautious of these drugs and avoid them if they can.
“They may have a better chance of being healthy if they’re not drinking bath salts.”
The study is the first to investigate the relationship between bath salts and alcohol, the Australian Associated Health Professions Association said in a statement.
“Bath salts are a class of psychoactive drug that may cause health problems, and their use is increasing,” it said.
“People who take them should be aware of the possible health risks.”
What is bath salts?
Bath salt is a salt that is commonly found in bath tubs and other products that contain a chemical that has been shown to mimic cocaine.
It’s used in bath salts as a sedative, anti-anxiety, and painkiller, as well as as a skin relaxant.
A drug of abuseThe drug has been described as a “legal highs” or “legal stimulants” that can cause “hallucinations, anxiety, and psychosis” in some users.AAP