This tray of delicious-looking treats is actually filled with colorful bath bombs at the 24/7 Soap Store in the Scripps Ranch Farmer’s Market. (photos by John Gregory)
It’s the bomb in the bath tub
It would seem there is another booth at the Scripps Ranch Farmer’s Market selling delectable, hand decorated cupcakes, cookies and other treats. They smell delicious.
But don’t take a bite. Those treats are actually handmade bath bombs created to look like edible goodies.
Richard and Megan Lim started 24/7 Soap Store about two years ago and have been selling beautifully-shaped bath bombs and natural soaps mostly on Etsy, but recently brought their products to the Scripps Ranch Farmer’s Market.
“It’s all handmade — soap and bath bombs. All natural ingredients,” Megan said. “We do a lot of party favors, gifts, things for Mother’s Day.”
The most visually-appealing items are the colorful bath bombs shaped like treats: cupcakes, cookies, ice cream sandwiches, watermelon. There are a few yellow ducks and emojis, as well. They look good enough to eat and they smell wonderful.
Yes, customers have actually tried to take a bite.
“Yeah, we have a ‘Do not eat’ sign,” Megan laughed.
Sure enough, there it is: “Not food. Please do not eat!! These are soaps and bath fizzies.”
Megan said the most popular bath bomb is the Neopolitan, which smells like chocolate, strawberry and — cucumber.
Children love the bath bombs, and so do adults.
“It’s fun because it’s fizzy,” Megan explained. “You throw it in your bath tub … It makes your skin feel very smooth.”
Key ingredients in most of the bath bombs are coconut oil, some castor oil, shea butter and epsom salt. The combination makes for both a fun and relaxing experience.
They also have a muscle rescue bath bomb that is especially soothing for athletes and physically active customers.
Richard and Megan produce these products from their home. Most items are $5 each.
“We also do special orders,” Megan said.
Visit 247SoapStore on Etsy, or find them at the Scripps Ranch Farmer’s Market which is open for shoppers from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. every single Saturday at 10380 Spring Canyon Road, in the Innovations Academy parking lot. Visit srfm.org.