Posted by on 3/1/2020 to Let's Talk: Relax, Soak and Unwind after Work
Is There Such a Thing as "Good" and Cheap Bath Bombs?
Truth is, there are tons of individuals and business's alike trying to get there hands in the bath bomb market. Why? Well bath bombs are super fun, cheap to make, and putting your own twist on them could mean having some success in the market.
Let's take for instance companies that put small toys inside there bath bombs, or jewelry. Some of these companies are seeing major success these days. Another way people and business's are trying to make there way in this market is with selling large quantities of bath bombs, for much more affordable prices.
Let's face it people love bath bombs, but who can afford 6, 7, even 8$ for one bath bombs all the time. Bath enthusiast want quality, but also at an affordable price tag. So is there such thing as a "good" & cheap bath bomb?
The answer to this question is yes, but with a twist. What do you want from a more "affordable" bath bomb? For instance are you just looking for a good scent? Are you looking for a bath bomb that lasts 30 seconds or one that lasts 5 minutes? Are you looking for one that fizz's, bubbles or both?
Honesty, anyone can make a bath bomb, but sometimes the ingredients make all the difference here. It's important to also make sure your are buying from reputable companies that follow usage guidelines for fragrances within bath and body products.
A basic bath bomb recipe can include things you already have right in your cupboard. Baking soda, corn starch, citric acid, food coloring and essential oils are all you need for a floating, calming bath bomb. However, with that said perfecting the ratio's, moisture, molding process, drying time is another story.
It does take practice and don't be fooled that if someone tells you it doesn't. Frankly most people want to enjoy there bath bombs, not make and then wait 48 hours to use them while they dry.
I will say, and I can't speak for all bath bomb makers, but inexpensive or cheaper bath bombs are often limited in the number of ingredients. Meaning they are using very basic ingredients, but they have perfected those ratios, color combinations, colorant usage, and the overall process.
So yes, there are good cheap bath bombs. However, if you are looking for bath bombs that really pack a punch with those extra ingredients (like clay's, certain high quality carrier oils, SLSA or other bubbling ingredients), surprise gifts in side, or super aromatic; cheap bath bombs or wholesale bath bombs may not be your first choice.
It really depends what you are looking for.
With that said, I think cheaper bath bombs from reputable businesses have a great impact on the market and many people are able to buy these bath bombs for large parties, wedding favors, or other events that require larger quantities.
I would suggest like always, make sure you are reading labels or have done your homework on whatever bath bombs you are purchasing to make sure the ingredients are all-natural and skin safe, and exactly what you want. Your best bet may be to go with essential oils for fragrances if you are unsure of the quality, however even some essential oils you will want to make sure are safe for personal use.
Certain fragrances can be irritating to the skin and if you're distributing these to friends/family members this is the last thing you want.
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