Review: Canal Toys SO Bomb DIY Bath Bomb Factory

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You can never outgrow bubbles. Bubbles with a fizz always spark joy. Although we mostly have showers, the kids enjoy baths on the weekends when we’re less rushed.  They were thrilled when the SO Bomb DIY Bath Factory arrived.  We tested it and it’s da bomb! We gave it two thumbs up. SO Bomb DIY Bath Factory is where sensory play meets wellness.


The Set Up


SO Bomb DIY Bath Factory came with:

  • 1 Bath Bomb Factory
  • 6 bags of scented baking soda powder (2 strawberry, 2 Vanilla, 2 Tropical)
  • 6 Citric Acid Bags
  • 2 styles of decorative sprinkles
  • 2 storage tubes
  • 1 pipette
  • 4 Surprises
  • 1 spoon
  • 1 sticker sheet

Setting up the bath bomb factory was relatively simple. I assisted the kids but they could have worked it out for themselves. It took about 10 minutes to slot the parts together: no tools or adhesives were needed. Once it was put together, the set was sturdy and easy to use.

bath bomb kidsPhoto credit: Maria Tumolo

The kids used the stickers to decorate the factory.


Da Bomb


The kids decided to create bath bombs for each other in secret. Each child took it in turn to make a bath bomb, while I read the instructions.  Angelo made a purple with golden stars and a ‘puppicorn’ surprise for Valentina. While, Valentina made Angelo a yellow and purple layered bath bomb with multi-coloured sprinkles AND a cloud surprise. I hid them until bath time, to uphold the surprise.

Both kids were thrilled with the bombs they received from each other. Making time was about 6 minutes and setting time was 30 minutes. I helped them run their baths. When the bath bombs were placed in the water, they fizzed like a shop bought bath bomb, every time!  I even treated myself to one. I used the tropical fragrance sea blue with sprinkles. I set the mood with a tropical fragrances candle and relaxed for a few minutes after my Zumba workout. After the bomb has fizzled out, the bath water took on the colour of the bomb which was lovely.

Canal Toys bath bombsPhoto credit: Maria Tumolo





Using SO Bomb DIY Bath Factory was a sensory thrill from beginning to end. It’s so easy and so fizzy; suitable 6+ years. I think kids will enjoy making and using the bath bombs. The scents are unisex.

The finished bath bomb

It’s RRP£20.99 from Amazon.

Visit Canal Toys’ website for further information on their So Bomb range.


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About Maria Tumolo

Maria Tumolo is a Trinidad-born Surrey based stay at home mum, blogger and aspiring published children’s book writer. She moved to England in 2001. She lived in Cambridgeshire for a few months before moving London, where she’s lived ever since. Prior to marriage and children, she earned a BA in English from The University of The West Indies, Trinidad 1998. Her career history has spanned from Libraries to Further Education.
Her blog The Tiger Tales explore topics such: expat parenting, education, mixed heritage family life, food and beauty. The way to her heart is a Trini Dalpuri Chicken Roti.