I have made homemade lye soap for many years as a hobby, but lately, I’ve been including my daughters and teaching them soapmaking and crafts. We’ve made lip balm and scrubs and, recently, we’ve been making bath bombs! We love using bath bombs and doing challenges to see which fizz the best but purchasing them for challenges can get pricey. Our youngest daughter, and I, decided to try our hand at making our own bath bombs during mother/daughter time!
We teamed up with the folks at Fat Brain Toys to show you some fun indoor and outdoor gift ideas for kids. We received some complimentary goodies as a thank you and to help give you details of each. All opinions are our own and were formed through personal use. Your results may vary from ours. This kit will make a great Holiday gift!
The Glam Lab Science Bath Bomb Kit comes with the following:
- Stirring sticks
- Safety goggles
- Sodium bicarbonate
- Citric acid
- Cornstarch powder
- Glycerin solution
- Liquid colorings
- Wooden stick
- Instruction booklet
Our youngest daughter and I had so much fun making our bath bombs. The kids includes everything you need and the instructions are extremely easy to follow.
We made 2 to start. We tried the heart shaped flat mold and the traditional round mold.
This kit comes with very easy to follow instructions and everything you need. The content listed, above are all you need. You don’t have to add anything to this kit to make your bath bombs! There are only a few steps to creating your bath bombs.
- Add dry ingredients by the spoonful using the included spoon (sodium bicarbonate (4), cornstarch (2) and citric acid (2)
- Add 10 drops of glycerin
- Add 1 drop coloring
- Add 1 drop fragrance
- Mix and pack into molds
- Let dry and you’re done!
Our bath bomb in the heart mold turned out pretty good on the 2nd try. It did still crumble a bit but I think we can get that type down pat with a little more practice. I had to add more glycerin and corn starch to get it to not be so crumbly. I think it could have used even more.
You can see in these photos that the 2nd try resulted in a more packed bath bomb, that popped out pretty easily. However, when I moved my fingers, it broke.
We had a little trouble getting everything packed just right into the round mold. I think the batch isn’t quite large enough to fill it as much as it needs. Our first attempt resulted in it breaking apart when we un-molded it. The 2nd try was a little better, because I added more mix. But, it broke in half.
Our kit came with the nicest smelling vanilla fragrance along with pink and purple colorant. It was fun to mix them and make swirls in out little bath bombs.
The girls and I decided that, while we love the bath bombs we buy, we had so much fun that we’ll continue purchasing the ingredients and trying to make our own bath bombs. We weren’t incredibly successful on our first try, but I think we’ll get the hang of it. Either way, they still fizzed perfectly in the water, left an awesome fragrance and didn’t stain our skin or leave us greasy. Pretty good little bath bombs!
When you use up all the ingredients in your kit, you can buy colorants and fragrances online at, my favorite bath and body supply, Brambleberry. This is where I purchase all my soap making supplies. They are high quality.
Have you ever made your own bath bombs? What are some tips you have for keeping them together and not crumbly?
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