Bath Bomb Blunders

SoapMakingForum

Help Support SoapMakingForum:

NySoapMom

Member
Joined
Dec 29, 2013
Messages
8
Reaction score
3
Hi everyone! Quick question...if my bath bombs come out too soft, cracked or just wrong...can I sell the powder in a jar instead as "Fizzy Bath Powder" or something? Or maybe add more salts and call the "Fizzy Bath Salts?"

Mine have shea butter in them along with slsa, epsom salt, dead sea clay/ or bentonite clay, polysorbate 80, citric acid, baking soda, tapioca starch , 91% rubbing alcohol and fragrances.

Also, the first two batches I made came out perfect...the next two are too soft..but they were done on a different day, so humidity could have been a factor.

Thanks for any suggestions!
 

commoncenz

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 18, 2015
Messages
595
Reaction score
760
Location
Ohio
I haven't "sold" my failures as fizzy bath powder. I have however crushed up my bath bomb failures and mixed the resultant powder with epsom salt and sea salt. I put the mix into some empty bath tea bags I was given and gave the resultant "fizzing bath tea" to family and friends. They seem to like it.
 

Relle

Administrator & Bunny Fanatic
Staff member
Admin
Moderator
Joined
Sep 23, 2010
Messages
11,823
Reaction score
4,017
Hi everyone! Quick question...if my bath bombs come out too soft, cracked or just wrong...can I sell the powder in a jar instead as "Fizzy Bath Powder" or something? Or maybe add more salts and call the "Fizzy Bath Salts?"

Mine have shea butter in them along with slsa, epsom salt, dead sea clay/ or bentonite clay, polysorbate 80, citric acid, baking soda, tapioca starch , 91% rubbing alcohol and fragrances.

Also, the first two batches I made came out perfect...the next two are too soft..but they were done on a different day, so humidity could have been a factor.

Thanks for any suggestions!
I wouldn't be selling them as powder, until you get your recipe right. You have only made 2 batches that are right and need more practice before unleashing your product on unsuspecting clients.
Make more and test before selling to people. You are not even sure why they did what they did, you are only guessing.
 

commoncenz

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 18, 2015
Messages
595
Reaction score
760
Location
Ohio
I wouldn't be selling them as powder, until you get your recipe right. You have only made 2 batches that are right and need more practice before unleashing your product on unsuspecting clients.
Make more and test before selling to people. You are not even sure why they did what they did, you are only guessing.
Sage advice. I didn't catch that.
 

TBandCW

Well-Known Member
Joined
Feb 23, 2015
Messages
513
Reaction score
251
Location
Near beautiful Lake Tahoe, Nevada
You don't want to sell inferior products. I have been making bath bombs for a few years now and sell a ton of them. But yesterdays batch didn't come out quite right using the same recipe that has worked for years. Instead of smooth sides, they are quite rough and I won't be selling those! I have no idea why it happened. Might be the new citric acid??? Luckily my grandson loves this fragrance, so he will be happy!
 

NySoapMom

Member
Joined
Dec 29, 2013
Messages
8
Reaction score
3
Yes, you're right! I just was hoping it was similar to bath powder :( Oh well, I'll disperse the bad "eggs" to friends! Some hardened up but some still have soft spots....we'll see...
 
Top