Made right here in the USA! Has a nice ring to it doesn't it? Our bath bombs are 100% handmade right here in the United States. No giant processing machines, no huge lifeless assembly line, just good old fashion elbow grease and a little artisan skill. So why does this matter?
We pride ourselves on our old school approach. Companies that manufacture in the US are fantastic for the economy. The more jobs created here, the less we have to send overseas. Could you just import your bath bombs from China? Sure, but there's a few downsides to that. The lead time is generally 2+ weeks. If you are flexible enough to keep a 2+ week inventory you should be fine on that account. Most of the people we talk do simply don't have the luxury. In order to keep shipping costs down from half way around the world, ordering in bulk is almost a necessity.
Another downside of ordering from China is the quality of ingredients. We've heard stories from customers that order from the same overseas vendor, but received very different cheap bath bombs with each shipment. Sounds like they are using multiple manufacturers to fill orders. Which is fine, but if you're trying to keep a certain standard with your products this might not be the best option.
When you factor lead time, shipping cost, quality control, and questionable ingredients is it worth the few pennies per bath bomb you might save? In most cases it's just not worth the hassle. Support local business, not because you'll help your neighbor out (which is fantastic!) but because it will help YOU out as well. Comments, questions, advise? Let us know in the comments!