Do you ever get those videos in your Facebook newsfeed of giant novelty bath bombs being dissolved in a tub of water? Better buy one now if you want to give them a try. The company behind them, Dollar Bath Bombs, sent an email to customers today announcing they’re ceasing production:
To all of our valued customers,
When I started Dollar Bath Bombs, my goal was to offer high-quality bath bombs at a lower price than any other company. Unfortunately, along the way I discovered that my dream didn’t match reality. Ever since Dollar Bath Bombs was founded, our expenses have exceeded our sales. For those of you who have been with us since the beginning, you know that we have made several attempts to remedy this by changes in our pricing in an effort to stop losing money. Sadly, these attempts proved unsuccessful. In addition to my heart and soul, I also poured my personal savings into Dollar Bath Bombs in an effort to keep it afloat. I have learned a lot along the way and have no regrets, but sadly, I simply don’t have the money to keep Dollar Bath Bombs running any longer.
As of March 25, 2018, we will no longer be selling bath bombs. We will be making all of Dollar Bath Bombs’ recipes available for free on our new website, Once Upon a Bath, which will be dedicated to posting new DIY bath bomb content regularly (including recipes for the giant bombs!).
Thank you for taking this journey with us. We hope that you will join us in our next adventure @ Once Upon a Bath. We hope to see you there!
I remember looking at Dollar Bath Bombs’ website when they were just starting out, and as I recall, everything really was $1 or $2 at the time. Lately, though, the prices have been creeping up. The $1 bombs are now mini-sized (and sold out). At $4.95, Dollar’s “luxury” bath bombs and “specialty” bombs cost as much as or more than some Lush bombs. I haven’t tried their $9.95 ring bombs so I don’t know how they compare to more expensive brands like Fragrant Jewels, Scented Treasures and Pearl Bath Bombs. Still, options and competition are good, and it’s always nice to have a lower-priced option to try out, even if it’s a little more than a dollar.
I’ve tried a couple of Dollar Bath Bombs, and I’ve got a few more in my stash that I was waiting to use before writing a review. The ones I’ve tried were perfectly fine, although I did find them to have much more color than aroma — even the ones in the aromatherapy line. Pigmentation isn’t really a quality I’m seeking in a bath product, but if that’s what you’re into, buy ’em now while they’re still available.
It seems like there’s a reason bath bombs are expensive: Selling them for cheap doesn’t really work out. At least, it didn’t for Dollar Bath Bombs.
Although I wasn’t a huge fan of the products I tried, I’m sorry to see a competitor exit the marketplace. It would have been nice if they’d been able to make bath bombs both affordable and profitable.
And if you’ve got the urge, soon you’ll be able to try out their recipes for yourself, which is a nice way to exit. Once Upon a Bath isn’t live yet, but you can sign up on the landing page to be notified when it’s up and running.
Anybody have a favorite source for less expensive bath bombs? Or do you make your own?