We all know how bath bombs and shower fizzies transform baths.
They’re an absolute delight you almost don’t want to use them once and throw them away. So, the question on your mind is, can I reuse bath bombs more than once?
Bath bombs are meant for a single use. However, you can reuse your bath bombs at least twice if you remove them from water before they fizzle and dissolve completely.
After the first use, bath bombs will be less and less effective. If you plan to reuse your fizzies, keep them dry by storing them properly.
Bath bombs are quite a delight to use in your bath. Besides the great fragrance they add to it, they also contain other ingredients which are beneficial to your skin such as amino acids, essential oils, oatmeal, honey, lavender, calendula, eucalyptus, seaweed, spirunila, orange, coconut, rooibois, lemograsss, and many others.
With such beneficial ingredients, why not try using them twice, thrice or more times? Let’s find out what to expect in such a case.
Reusing Bath Bombs and How to Do It
With such many benefits and ingredients, you may consider not using a bath bomb just once in your bath. Who doesn’t want good things to last? We certainly wish they could last longer.
The short answer to this question is YES, you can reuse bath bombs. And there are two main ways to do this as shown below:
1. Cutting them into halves
Normally, one bath bomb is meant for one bathing session. However, for most people, half a bomb is as good as a whole.
For this reason, you can cut them into halves and use each half for a single bath.
There is an art to the halving process as shall be shown here. For this exercise, you will need the following items:
- Bath bombs
- Flat-head screwdriver
- Kitchen mallet
- Ziploc bags
- Cutting board
Before the actual halving procedure is stated, be aware that not all bath bombs can be used in this way. Some, instead of cutting cleanly into two halves, crumble.
Go for bath bombs with a circular shale and a crease in the middle. Try the following steps on one of them to see hw they respond to splitting pressure.
As a word of caution, the tools are quite sharp and may cause injured if not handled properly.
Follow these steps:
- Remove your bath bomb from its storage container and place it on the cutting board.
- Identify a crease or seam on the bath bomb then place the head of the screwdriver on this crease.
- Position the bath bomb such that it doesn’t move about with the screwdriver on it. A corner with three planes will be helpful in this case.
- Hit the mallet lightly on the head of the screwdriver several times until the bath bomb splits halfway.
Once done, put the bath bomb halves into the ziploc bags and store them in an airtight container for later use.
2. Reusing the same bath bomb
This one is a bit delicate given that it requires being alert to the behavior of the bath bomb once you drop it in water. The aim is to have just a part of it dissolve into the water and saving the rest.
Here are the steps:
- Drop a bath bomb into a bath tub/basin/bucket and watch it start fizzling.
- When you feel it has dissolved enough, remove it from the water and quickly dry it up and store it in a plastic bag. For the best results, use warm to hot air from a blow dryer to quickly dry the remained of the bath bomb.
With either method, you get to reuse a single bath bomb in your bathing. Besides saving you money, it gives you great bathing experience for longer.