I have an admission to make. I used to suck at making bath bombs. I guess I shouldn't be surprised since I also rarely use bath bombs, which I know I'm not supposed to say but there it is. I am much more of a bath salts or shower steamers sort of girl. A lotion-loving, botanicals sort of girl. A sadly, "bath bomb-making challenged" sort of girl. 

I've learned to make nice bath bombs after lots of trial and error (and many lumpy bath bombs), but it is just never going to be as natural to me as soap making. Luckily, I struck upon a formula that works so well, even I can't make a mistake!

My 9-year-old son, on the other hand, is a savant. Even he can't explain it. He just shrugs and knocks out 20 bombs while I adjust my 3rd set of gloves on my hand and try to tell myself that my eight bath bombs are

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respectable ("I'm good enough, I'm smart enough, and gosh darn it people like my bath bombs."). But watching the sheer look of joy on my kid's face to know he was better at this than I was made me realize something - I'm having fun.  And isn't that kinda the point?

I mean yes, of course I want to make the best possible product for the communities I serve, but if I feel lousy doing it ... well, can I honestly say it's the best?

Luckily, I love doing it and have even learned to do it rather well. Cold-process will always be my true "boo". But who says I can't have a side chick? 

Bark Soap bath bombs can be found on this page.

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