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Canal Toys So Bomb DIY Factory : Review

Any parent of children will know just how much kids love to have a bath, especially when there is something fun to add to the water of the bath to make it more appealing. My daughter is aged 7 now and just loves having a bath, especially when a bath bomb is involved. She loves to sit and watch the bomb dissolve and watch the water change colour. So when Canal Toys approached me to review this So Bomb DIY Bath Bomb set I knew Leah would be in her element!

Front view of the So Bomb DIY Factory Kit
Front view of the So Bomb DIY Factory Kit

So Bomb DIY Bath Bomb Factory

Included in the set is everything you need to make and create up to 6 Bath Bombs. You have the mixing station, the bath bomb mould, storage for bath bomb decorations, 6 bags of coloured sodium bicarbonate, 6 bags of white citric acid, various bath decorations (sprinkles, stars and surprise toys), a pipette and an instruction leaflet.

The So Bomb DIY Factory Kit Unboxed
The So Bomb DIY Factory Kit Unboxed

With the set constructed and ready for use, I shouted Leah to make up for the first bath bomb.

The kit all constructed ready for use.
The kit all constructed ready for use.

How To Make Bath Bombs

The instruction leaflet is in a couple of different languages, so when we located which line to follow for our language we set to work making our bath bombs.

First up we pour of coloured sodium bicarbonate into the mixing bowl and pop a small amount of water into the bowl too using the pipette. Give it a mix using the tilting mixing bowl and turning the mixing handle. Next up add the citric acid to the mix and again give it a good mix.

Enjoying mixing her first bath bomb mixture
Enjoying mixing her first bath bomb mixture

With your mixture ready you are now ready to mould the bath bombs. Here you can get creative using the bomb decorations and surprise toys. First up place some sprinkles at the bottom of the mould, then use the spoon to move the mixture over to the mould. Then you can add the surprise toy in the mixture during the moving process. When you have finished moving the mixture, compact it down using the lid and set it aside for a minimum of 30 minutes to set.

Moulding Leah's first bath bomb
Moulding Leah’s first bath bomb

After the time has passed you can remove the lid to the mould, remove the side clip and open the mould to allow your bath bomb to fall out. Here you will be greeted with your final finished piece.

Bath bomb all moulded and set
Bath bomb all moulded and set

The Bath Test

Leah absolutely couldn’t wait to test out her first bath bomb, so only a couple of hours later we were heading upstairs to run a bath. With a shallow bath ready to go, Leah popped her Bath Bomb in the water, and WOW was is fizzy. Within a minute the bomb had nearly dissolved and the surprise toy was insight.

It's fizz time!
It’s fizz time!

Leah doesn’t suffer from eczema or any other skin allergies so unfortunately, I’m unable to tell you if this product is safe with skin problems.


All in all, we are delighted with this So Bomb DIY Factory Kit The set is perfect for craft time and gaining experience making bath bombs. After initially working our way through our first bath bomb, I’d happily let Leah make her own onwards. This set is recommended for children aged 6+ so it was perfect for Leah to make her own bath bombs with very little supervision. Occasionally she needed a little help with the mixing bowl lid as it can get rather tight but other than that it’s fairly straight forward.

Leah with her So Bomb DIY Factory Kit
Leah with her So Bomb DIY Factory Kit

Once the set is completed it doesn’t necessarily mean its the end of the toy, with some routing around you are able to purchase refills to have much more fun.

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** I was gifted a So Bomb DIY Factory Kit from Canal Toys to test and review, all words and opinions are my own. This blog post may contain affiliate links which means if you purchase something via my blog I will receive a small commission. All words and opinions are my own.


  1. Debbie Williams

    5th October 2019 at 9:35 pm

    Wow thanks for the chance to win

  2. astrid c

    26th September 2019 at 1:05 pm

    my son loves a bath bomb x

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