Some people are simply too creative in this area, while others are not. We’ve seen a lot of DIY bath bomb videos on the internet, and we understand how they work. It’s quite soothing to watch it fizz and dissolve in the water after you drop it into the tub. There’s lots of variety in terms of color and scent. Glitter was used in some cases!

However, someone with a wacky notion decided to take bath bomb innovation to the next level. They turned it into a bigger and more powerful beast!

What will happen if they drop the globe in a pool? Will it be as relaxing and mesmerizing for the little ones as it is for us?

The ingredients you’ll need to make bath bombs are:

  • Baking soda
  • Cornstarch or arrowroot
  • Citric acid
  • Salt
  • Essential oils
  • Dyes
  • Glitter (optional)
  • In a large bowl, mix together the dry ingredients: baking soda, cornstarch, salt and citric acid. In a smaller bowl, combine the oils then add the wet mixture to the dry ingredients drop by drop. You can mix well with your gloved hands and even add dried herbs if you want to. The mixture will cohere when squeezed.

    Set aside for at least 24 hours or until hardened. Once dried, carefully remove and store in airtight containers or bags with a minimum of two weeks’ shelf life.

    This bath bomb is the typical size of a bathtub.

    In the video below, Vat19 demonstrates their massive bath bomb. They created this using 31 50-pound bags of ingredients in a jump fiberglass mold. The mix consisted of equal parts cornstarch, citric acid, and baking soda. After that, they added color to make it black. They leave it to dry overnight before releasing it as a 2000-pound bath bomb!

    After the BOMB was ready, they rolled it into the pool to see what would happen. As seen in the video, as soon as the water reached the bottom of the pool, the color of the water changed and went fizzing, just like a giant bath bomb should when dissolves.

    20 million people have viewed their video since it was posted on the Vat19 channel on June 16, 2018!

    Many people were not impressed with the bath bomb. Most of them think that it will destroy the pool filter or take weeks to try to filter all the water out. One commenter wrote, “I have seen the video, but the bath bomb just seems like a waste of time. According to this video, it takes a few days to even make the bath bomb. When the water turns black you also have to consider how long it is going to take to turn the water back to normal if you do not want to keep the water black especially in a large swimming pool.”

    While others condemn Vat19 and the team for making this enormous bath bomb, there are others who support them. One individual remarked:

    “Why are people giving this so much negativity? It doesn’t affect you. They’re just having fun. Also, a lot of people find this entertaining. It’s their money, not yours. It’s their pool, not yours. Also, you say this is a massive cleanup, but an online store company did this so I’m sure they have the funds to clean it up.”