A bath bomb is a mixture of many ingredients molded together, “which becomes fizzy when it touches water” (Rowland). Mo Constantine, one of the co-founders of Lush, a natural cosmetics retailer, invented the bath bomb in 1989. Lush is the leader in bath bomb sales, as it sells many bath bombs in a variety of sizes, scents, colors, and shapes. People from all around the world love to relax and enjoy the many types of luxurious bath bombs. However, many people are interested in finding out how to make the bubbliest, and fizziest bath bombs.
Bath bombs are a hard, powdery substance, often shaped as a small ball. They are usually colored and filled with scents, such as lavender, honey, flowers, fruit, vanilla, and many others. The ingredients that make up a bath bomb are the reason that it fizzes when it comes into contact with water. Two key ingredients in a bath bomb are baking soda and citric acid, because when they are mixed together, and touch water, they undergo a chemical reaction. Cornstarch is also the dry “filler” in the bath bomb, and it gets mixed in with the citric acid and baking soda. The amount of…show more content… Some reaction rates occur quickly, while other happen more slowly. The reaction rate of a bath bomb depends on how much carbon dioxide it’s making. The amount of carbon dioxide a bath bomb makes, will determine whether there will be more or less bubbles. The more bubbles that a bath bomb produces, the faster the reaction is occurring. Heat and energy are also a significant factor that can change a reaction rate. Therefore, the temperature of the bath in which the bath bomb is being dropped affects the reaction rate between the bath bomb and the