Bath bombs make amazing gifts. They encourage your loved ones to relax and treat themselves after a long day.
Before shipping them off, there are a few things you need to do to make sure your bath bombs arrive in one piece. Learn more below.
How to wrap bath bombs
Bath bombs are made with baking soda and citric acid. When combined and introduced to water, you get the lovely fizzing reaction. However, this also makes them a bit tricky to store - if there is any moisture in the air, they can start fizzing too early. That makes them puff up or crumble, and they won't be as fun in the tub.
Preventing this starts during the bath bomb making process. We recommend using witch hazel to wet the bath bombs, as water makes them fizz and alcohol can dry them out. Use one hand to mix the powders and one hand to spritz witch hazel. When it feels like wet sand and hold its shape when squeezed, you can pack it tightly into molds. Learn more in the Bath Bomb Molding Tips article.
The next important step is letting the bath bombs fully dry overnight, or up to 24 hours. They need to be stored in a cool and dry place. If you live in a humid climate, we recommend running a fan over them or using a dehumidifier.
Once they're dry and hard, you can move onto wrapping.
This method will keep your bath bombs protected from the elements. It's ideal for selling or shipping, as the extra layer helps protect them.
For this method, you need shrink wrap bands and a heat gun (you can find one at a home improvement store). Place the bath bomb in the shrink wrap band and cut off any excess. Then, set the heat gun on low and aim it at the wrap for 1-2 seconds at a time. It should be fully adhered all the way around.
If you don't have a heat gun, you can use a blow dryer. However, blow dryers don't get as hot, so they may not adhere the shrink wrap fully. The same goes for plastic wrap in place of shrink wrap - when it's heated up it actually stretches out instead of shrinking, so the seal won't be as tight. If you're planning on making a lot of bath bombs, a good heat gun and shrink wrap are worth the investment.
Another option is our plastic bath bomb packaging. We designed these to be a mold and package in one, although you can use them how you see fit.
Once you pack in the mixture, put on the lid and then let them fully dry. The seals are airtight to protect your bath bombs.
However, if you live in an extremely humid climate, you may want to take a few extra precautionary steps. First, leave the bath bombs in the molds overnight so they hold their shape. Then you can take off the lid or remove the bath bomb completely and let it sit in a cool and dry room overnight again. This just ensures every last bit of moisture evaporates so they last longer. Lastly, pop them back into the molds and make sure the lid is fully closed.
Now they're ready to ship.
How to ship bath bombs
They're going to need some protection for the journey. Here's a list of supplies to get started.
- A cardboard box - This should ideally be a few sizes larger than your order. If it's too big, you'll need a lot of packing material to fill it.
- Soft packing material like peanuts, paper, newspaper, etc.
- Packaging tape
- Shipping label
- Optional - A small box to hold each bath bomb and help protect them from damage
- Optional - Bubble wrap for each bath bomb
Start out with packing material on the bottom of the box. Next, lay in your bath bombs. Make sure each one has more material in between - if they hit each other during shipping, they may crack. Finish with more material on top and close the box. Before taping, give it a gentle shake. If you hear the bath bombs moving around, you'll need to add more material. Once they're taped and labeled, they're ready to go.
If you're shipping the bath bombs during summer or to a very humid climate, you may want to consider arranging a pickup time with the customer or asking them to ship it to their work. That way they're not sitting on a hot porch for hours.
Bath bombs are cute enough on their own, but you can add some extra special touches if you like. Especially if you're planning to sell them. Find bath bomb packaging here.
It doesn't have to be complicated either! If you're using our plastic molds, you can tie a ribbon on the eyelet or add a label. Other options are egg cartons, cute boxes from a craft store, organza bags, or jars. The sky's the limit!
Check out the #BrambleOn tag on Instagram for more inspiration.