While fun and luxurious, bath bombs are also expensive. Splitting them in half will double the amount of baths you can take while spending the same amount of money. Best of all, you only need only a flat-head screwdriver and a hammer to split them!
A Quick Way
To split a bath bomb, put it in the corner of a plastic bag and set it on a cutting board with the seam facing toward you. Through the bag, insert a screwdriver into the center seam and tap the handle with a hammer. Once the bath bomb splits, remove each half and store them in individual sandwich bags. Make a knot above each bomb and cut off excess bag. Then, store them in a cool, dark place away from moisture until you're ready to use them. If you can't find the seam, or if your bath bomb isn't a ball, scroll down for help!
Put one bath bomb in a plastic sandwich bag. Carefully place the bath bomb in the corner of the bag, with the seam facing up toward you. If your bath bomb doesn’t have a seam, it may be more difficult to split.
Put the bag on a cutting board. Ensure you are working on a flat, sturdy surface. If your cutting board is slipping around, place a damp towel underneath it to keep it in place.
Fit the tip of a flat-headed screwdriver into the seam. Make sure your bath bomb doesn’t move around, which could cause your screwdriver to slip. You could ask a friend to hold the bath bomb while you split it.
- If your bath bomb is flat rather than spherical, try carefully cutting it in half with a knife. If your bath bomb doesn’t have a seam or is an unwieldy shape, you can crush it with a hammer and split the pieces into two bags.
Tap the handle of the screwdriver with a hammer. This forces the screwdriver into the seam. Keep tapping until the bath bomb splits down the center. Be careful not to smash your fingers. If it crumbles, keep the pieces to toss into your bath.
Put one half of the bath bomb in a sandwich bag. Try to remove as much air from the plastic bag as possible. Tie a knot right above the bath bomb and use scissors to cut off the excess part of the bag. Alternatively, you can wrap each half in plastic wrap.
Store them individually. Don’t put more than one bath bomb half in a plastic bag. Not only will they be more likely to bump against each other and break down, but you’ll have to cut open the bag to get one half of the bath bomb, then reseal the bag with other half.
Store in a cool, dark place. Put your individually-wrapped bath bombs in a plastic air-tight container or a mason jar with a lid. Store them in a bathroom cabinet or closet to keep them away from heat, light, and moisture.
Don’t display your bath bombs. Though they may be gorgeous and look like works of art, you shouldn’t display your bath bombs, even if they are in plastic bags. Putting them on display can lead to oxidation, which makes the fizzy bath bombs lose their fizzing ability when added to water.
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