What Is a Bath Bomb Press Machine & Can It Benefit My Business?
The first step in any bath bomb
making business is to understand what you're working with and how the ingredients work together to eventually give you the results you want. This is truly a science. Whether that be a colorful bath bomb, one that fizz's, floats, spins, foams, soothes or even one that has that special surprise inside.
After you have figured out the purpose of your bath bomb(s), the next step is to make sure the ingredients work together to give you a mixture that will hold up to being molded and un-molded. Once you have achieved some of these steps, there are additional tools and accessories that can make your life a little bit easier.
If you are simply looking to make bath bombs for fun to distribute at birthdays or holidays, or for kids to play with in the tub, a bath bomb press, or bath bomb molding machine is probably not necessary for you.
However, if you're someone who makes and sells bath bombs for a living or a side job, a bath bomb press machine may be just what the doctor ordered. Making dozens of these treats everyday may be fun at first, but you will get to a point where you want to automate this process a little more, especially if you sell well online or through channels such as local, county fairs and other events where you are making large batches.
There are several different press machines out on the market, including electric ones, to single and double press machines where you can do multiple molds at once.
The great thing about these is they save your hands and wrists from that constant press together motion that can get quite cumbersome. Not only that, the newer presses are designed for a variety of bath bomb molds and designs, so no longer do you have to stick with only round bath bombs.
Electric Bath Bomb Press:
These are probably the best bath bomb presses because you do virtually no work or labor, it's simply getting your ingredients together to form the perfect mold and the machine does the rest.
The downside of these bath bomb press machines, is there price-tag. If you look into getting an electric press from a reputable company you are easily looking at a couple hundred bucks to even over a grand. From experience, you get what you pay for with these. You can find these from places like Amazon or simply doing a search on google for bath bomb mold press machines.
Regardless, make sure you read your reviews. Also, many of these automated mold presses come with there own recipes that work best for there molds, so keep that in mind. Here are one of the simpler electric bath bomb presses: Electra Press
How to Professionally Package Bath Bombs
To offer customers, a better in-store experience, retail bath bomb packaging should display the product's sight and smell. The vibrant colors and enticing aromas will help drive sales and increase attention while on store shelves. The packaging should also protect and enclose the product to prevent shattering when dropped or crushed.
Heat shrink wrap is a clear protective packaging solution that uses vent holes to allow air to escape the film during shrinking. The small pin-sized vent holes enable smells to escape the packaging. Shrink wrapping offers a protective enclosure while displaying the bath bomb look and smell.