Can Bath Bombs Clog My Drain?

Firstly, I’ve missed you.  It’s been too long since my fingertips danced atop the plastic of these qwerty keys.  You’ve missed the exquisite word ballet of plumbing knowledge, too, haven’t you?  I don’t blame you as I’m sure you’ve learned more here amidst the glow of the Go Green Plumbing Blog than you ever did in all your years of school.  You’re welcome.  So–are you ready to learn about bath bombs or is your brain going to explode from all that previous plumbing knowledge?

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Don’t you love the realism in commercials today?  My brain does this twice a day.  Usually it comes right back, but the odd time it lands on top of the fridge and taunts me.

1. These Bath Bombs Are Making Me Thirsty!

True fact: every bath bomb in the world is graced by the presence of Salt Bae himself.  He seasons each bomb with just the right amount of dat salt, it’s true!  The problem is, some of dat salt doesn’t dissolve.  It heads down your drain and grabs onto hair and everything else it can be friends with.  Then they all have a meeting together to discuss how to best clog your drain.  The hair can be a bit mouthy during said meeting.  Then they send in the plan for approval.  Then they apply for funding.  Then they bring in a focus group.  Then they tweak their plan.  The soap scum usually brings a unique perspective to said plan.  Then they submit for final approval.  And then, only then, do they clog your drain.  And they clog it well.  Actual truth: bath bombs are partially comprised of salt, that when undissolved, may clog your drain.  Why salt?  Welp, it gives it that trademark fizz that everyone loves so much.

Salt Bae looks kind of ‘different.’  ..maybe it’s just me.

2. Oil Clog Yo Drains

Next up on this science lesson is the fact that bath bombs are also comprised of oils.  And, as you know, oil isn’t allowed to travel down our drains.  This one time, I requested a passport, but it just ignored me, pretending it was an inanimate object that couldn’t speak.  Oil never try that again.   Anyways, just like the salt, dat oil clogs your drain as well.

Never let oil down your drain.  Even if it pretends to be Rowan Atkinson.  

3. Poop Bath Bombs

Bath bombs are sometimes filled with other poop stuff as well: flower petals, glitter, froot loops, gold, engagement rings.  If you can think it, it’s probably been made into a one-of-a-kind artisan bath bomb deep in the dark marketplace of Etsy.  So if the world of bath bombs is open to a world of ingredients, there has to be something we should do to protect our drains? Some sort of preventative measures?

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Isn’t this the opposite of what you want floating in the bath with you?  At least this version dissolves.  Oh, but wait: then it’s e v e r y w h e r e.

4. Preventative Measures

Hey, you made it to the solutions section of the blog, welcome!  The number one priority in the universe of clog-free drains is ensuring that you have a tub stopper strainer.  Pop that bad boy in there and he’ll collect nearly everything you tell him before it takes a dirty dive into your drain.  Once a month clean out your drain because that bad boy strainer only catches nearly everything.  And finally, specific to bath bomb usage, place your bath bomb in a nylon stocking, then dunk it into your steamy oasis.  The stocking will act like a filter and a net, catching potential cloggers before they have a chance to wreak havoc on your drain.

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The latest Jumanji flick reminded me of the greatness of Danny Devito.  Are these preventative measures genius?  Or is Danny DeVito genius?

5. Bath Bombs & Hot Tubs


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Just nope.

If you need a plumber, have any questions or just want to talk about Danny DeVito conducting business meetings in your drain in order to most efficiently clog it, be sure to call or text us at 289-244-9843, because at Go Green Plumbing, we are always happy to help.

About The Author

Fraser is the web developer and graphic designer for Go Green Plumbing. He is a husband, father, tech-lover and frequent viewer of cat videos on YouTube. Sometimes, he adds a sentence to make a paragraph look better.
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