Another clever way to use a bath bomb more than once is by cutting it into two halves and using one portion for a single bath. However, they are designed for a single bathing session. Many people still think that using one half is as good as using it as a whole.
If you plan to split your fizzer into two, consider purchasing products with circular shapes and feature a crease in the middle. This is largely because bath bombs with other shapes apart from round tend to crumble when being cut. Luckily, it is a straightforward process that only requires that you have a flat-head screwdriver, a kitchen mallet, a cutting board, and a plastic bag.
Now, back to our main concern, is it okay to cut your bath bomb in half? Well, there is no harm in doing so since you can also cut them into thirds depending on your convenience.
Bath fizzers are thought to be gorgeous and can be said to give an out-of-the-world feeling. Although this may stop you from dividing them into halves, it is something that shouldn’t worry you at all. By cutting them, they will in no way get damaged. As a result, it means that you can double the number of uses, as well as experience given by a single-use bath bomb.
Noticeably, the best thing is that still, there will not be a significant change in the experience received. In simpler words, you will still feel the same regardless of the bomb size. However, this may vary across bath bombs depending on their quality and price. The rule of thumb dictates that cheap, low-quality bath bombs should not be cut but used as a whole. Fortunately, there are quality bath bombs that can be cut without worrying about getting them crumbled or damaged in the process.
The safest way to cut the bath bomb is by using a knife, not necessarily a sharp one. Place the knife in the middle of the bath bomb and, using a mallet or rubber hammer, hit the knife’s blunt surface. One hit with the right amount of force is enough to cut it. So, here is a seamless way for those wishing to enjoy bath bombs without having to burn a hole in their pockets. However, after cutting, you require a conducive place to store the other half to prevent it from getting damaged. Cutting the bath bomb requires no specialized skills, techniques, nor sophisticated equipment.
However, some people may not feel comfortable working their way around with a knife. As a result, they may end up injuring themselves in the process or even damage the bath bomb. Fortunately, there are many ways to killing a rat, and here are other simple procedures to follow to cut your fizzer without using a knife;
This process requires a screwdriver, a hammer, and a Ziploc bag to store the bombs. Nevertheless, regardless of how simple the process seems, keep in mind that bath bombs are delicate products. Thus, you should at all costs avoid exerting too much pressure on them. Also, a flat board might come in handy where you can place the bombs before cutting them. Ensure that your workspace is dry and free from moisture to prevent the bath fizzers from dissolving.
To ensure that the bath bombs are safely stored to increase their shelf-life, you may require more than one Ziploc bag. What makes this process a preferable one is that you can easily find all these tools right at your home. Thus, it eliminates the need to spend much. If you don’t have any Ziploc bags with you, you can easily buy them since they really don’t cost much. Here are the steps for a much safer cutting procedure;
Firstly, ensure that everything you need is assembled close to you and is readily accessible. You can then start by placing a single bath bomb in a Ziploc bag while taking caution not to break or crumble it. Ensure that you keep the bath bomb’s seam facing upwards to get a clearer view. If your bath bomb does not feature a seam or crease, then brace yourself for a much harder cutting process. Another important point to keep in mind is that if you are using a cutting board; ensure that it does not slip. If it does, you can place a moist piece of cloth underneath to prevent it from moving.
You can then take the flat-head screwdriver and place it in the seam (or at the center for creaseless bath bombs), and tap slowly using your hammer or mallet. Precautions should be put in place to ensure that the bath bomb does not move from its position or result in the screwdriver slipping. You can avoid all this by having someone else hold it in place for you. The cutting procedure for bath bombs without a seam is not so much different from the process above. The only difference is that you need to tap the screwdriver gently with a hammer so that it can break off in half.
What to do with the other half?
Upon breaking the bath bomb into two, you can use the first half for your bath and store the other one. It is recommended to use a Ziploc or plastic bag, which enables you to entirely get rid of any present air. This will see to it that the remaining block stays for much longer without expiring (yes, bath bombs do expire). Lastly, it is required that you tie a knot above the half bath bomb in the Ziploc bag and store it away in an air-tight container. If you have more halves to store, it is best to have several Ziploc bags for each one of them. Do not attempt to store two halves in one bag.