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.
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.
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.
The use of a thin shrink wrap film provides increased protection while still allowing easy opening. Customers can easily open the packaging by hand after purchase. The wholly sealed package also offers extra security from dropped or crushed bath bombs. The full enclosure prevents powders from exploding when dropped or damaged.
The most affordable option for professional bath bomb shrink wrapping is the use of shrink bags, a heat sealer, and a shrink gun. The heat sealer seals the bag closed, and the heat gun shrinks the bag around the bath bomb. The finished look is the same as more expensive options, but more time is required to package each product.
When looking at different machine options, the main difference is the efficiency of the machine. Higher costing shrink machines are much faster and capable of wrapping thousands of products daily. The 1519 is a shrink combo system capable of packing over 3,000 bath bombs daily.
The recommended type of shrink film used for bath bomb packaging is a 45 - 75 gauge polyolefin shrink film. The lower the gauge, the thinner the film. A thinner film will allow for more effortless opening, but not provide as much break protection from dropped or crushed rolls.
Polyolefin shrink film is softer to the touch than PVC shrink film and provides excellent clarity. Polyolefin shrink film is available in shrink bags and centerfold rolls. The bags come with a pre-made vent hole and rolls can be perforated by most machines.