Any tips for splitting bath bombs?

United States
June 21, 2007 9:58am CST
We have a fairly small tub, and the water pressure is such that the tub doesn't really fill up too much. I'm a little bit concerned about using a whole bath bomb in the tub at once. Has anybody successfully split them in half (or even smaller pieces)? How do you do it without making a huge mess? :)
5 responses
@ma_belle (1358)
• United States
25 Jun 07
In the past I have just banged the bomb against the tile floor. I have to give it a really good whack to get a clean split. I've tried cutting them as well, but that just made a huge mess.
• United States
29 Jun 07
I had to get my fiance to actually do the splitting part for me, but he whacked it against the bathroom floor two or three times, and it split right in half. Only a few crumbly bits in the bag when it broke, too! :)
@5000ml (1923)
• Belgium
21 Jun 07
I find placing the tip of a knife exactly on the seam and then giving it a gentle whack with a hammer always works well. This even works on bath bombs that have no obvious seam.
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@kate1356 (697)
• United States
22 Jun 07
I do the same thing and I have pretty good luck with this method.
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• United States
21 Jun 07
I just bang the bomb on the side of the tub, along the seam of the bomb. It usually splits right in half for me.
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• United States
21 Jun 07
I might have to give that a shot before I break out the knife. :) The ones I have still seem pretty moist, so maybe after I let them scent up my bathroom for a while they will fall apart more easily. :)
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@twilight021 (2060)
• United States
21 Jun 07
I often split my bathbombs. Partly becuase I have a small tub like you and partly becuase I am cheap and want to get more out of my lush :-) I use the back of a heavy kitchen knife. I leave the bath bomb on it's bag (so I can catch any crumbs) and place the bomb on a folded kitch towel. This give it more stability. Then I give the "seam" of the bomb a good solid whack with the back of a kitchen knife. Sometime they split easily, other times, it might need another wack. I think the freshness of the bomb has to do with how easily they split. The more fresh, the more soft they are, and require a bit more persistance. Good luck!
• United States
21 Jun 07
Awesome, thank you! This sounds relatively easy, and I'm sure my fiance will be thrilled if I tell him he gets to whack things with knives... so maybe I'll have him give this a shot. :) I suspect that even if it does crumble a bit, the crumbly bits will still be nice to throw into the bath! :)
@draconess (651)
• Canada
27 Jun 07
I usually just stick a butter knife in the seam, it works pretty well for neatly splitting them in half. I leave the bomb in the bag to catch any crumbs just in case it gets messy :)
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