How long should bath bombs dry before wrapping?

It’s hard to know how long bath bombs need to dry before you can start wrapping them. If your bath bombs are not completely dry on the inside, this may make it very hard to wrap your bath bombs. 

Bath bombs should dry a minimum of 24 hours before you wrap or package them. You can shorten the drying time by using an oven to dry them faster. Wrapping them too soon may cause your bath bombs to fizz prematurely, or they may also fall apart when opening. 

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Most people have no idea how long bath bombs need to dry before wrapping them. As a result, many people end up with bombs that don’t fully dry and fall apart when used. Or even worse, they might end up sending an unfinished product to customers, which we want to avoid at all costs.

How long should bath bombs dry before wrapping?

Bath bombs generally need a minimum of 24 hours to dry before you can start wrapping or packaging them. This may be different if you live in a humid area; if that’s the case, you can add another 3 to 4 hours. You can shorten the time you need to dry, which we will discuss later in this article but, if you decide to wrap them too early, you’ll end up with an unfinished product. 

Do bath bombs need to be wrapped?

Wrapping a bath bomb can help prevent it from breaking apart in transit and also helps keep moisture out. Lastly, it makes labeling your bath bombs a much easier task, but there are some downsides too. For example, wrapping a bath bomb may make it harder for customers to smell the product or see what they’re buying before purchasing. If you choose not to wrap your products, you will need to consider other ways to protect them during shipment and storage. Some people choose not to wrap their products at all because they believe that this makes them more eco-friendly and sustainable than if they were wrapped in plastic packaging.

What happens if I don’t wait long enough?

Wrapping your bath bombs before they dry entirely may not only cause them to fizz prematurely, but even worse, they may fall apart before they reach your customer who’s been eagerly waiting for their product. 

How to know when your bath bomb is ready to be wrapped or packaged?

When squeezing the mixture really tightly in your hand, it should be moist to the touch but not too wet. What you should have is a similar consistency to moist sand. When you squeeze the mixture in your hand, it should hold together tightly.

Another way to know that it’s ready is to feel on the sides if they are dry to the touch. You can do this after making a ball and leaving it for a few minutes. But usually, when you can make a ball that holds well and doesn’t feel wet, this should be a clear sign that it’s dry and ready to be wrapped. 

How to dry bath bombs fast

I have written an extensive article on how to dry bath bombs quickly and safely. You should definitely check it out, but here is the summary of it:

Using less water and oil

Using less water helps dry faster but be careful to use enough, so it won’t make your bath bombs too dry. Similar to oil, you can use less but make sure to use the minimum so they would still bind when you try to make a ball. 

Use a dehumidifier

If you live in a hot and humid environment, then using a dehumidifier would definitely help your bath bombs dry faster.

Kaolin Clay

Kaolin clay helps get your bath bombs harder. But this also means it needs less time to set. 

Oven drying 

Oven drying your bath bombs is probably the fastest but also one of the cheapest ways to dry them fast. However,m this method does need some level of attention because you could easily overheat the bath bombs, making them crumble in the process.
Preheat your oven at 175° and leave your bath bombs for about 45 minutes. 


If you have a dedicated fridge where you don’t store any food, then this option might be for you. Why a dedicated fridge, you might think? Well, if you store food and strongly scented bath bombs that are not dry in the same place, you risk having food that smells like your bath bombs’ fragrance. 


A freezer is also an option. However, this is only when your bath bombs have coconut oil that solidifies at low temperatures. If you wish to try to dry them in the freezer, any other bath bomb will not really benefit from it. However, they will harden in the process. 

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