Bath bombs’ primary ingredients are a weak acid and a bicarbonate base. These are unreactive when dry, but react vigorously when dissolved in water to produce their characteristic fizzing over a period of several minute carbon dioxide bubbles on bathers’ skin gives a tickling sensation some find pleasant.
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