Bath bombs have the ability to relax and relieve stress, but they are also environmentally friendly, which is why the Nest held a bath bomb making event March 12 as a part of a series focused on preserving the environment, according to Nest program coordinator Symone Wilson.
“We have an eco-friendly climate justice, climate change focus for this period. So from March until May and spilling into June, we developed a series of events based on student feedback and based on activities that were eco-friendly to create a full series,” Wilson said. “Bath bombs hit two birds with one stone, they keep your body clean and they’re eco-friendly to make.”
According to junior and Nest intern Rachel Stein, the event was a way for the Nest to inform students about the importance of preserving the environment in a fun way.
“It was important for the Nest to acknowledge that we are environmentally friendly and help educate students about the environment and hopefully help them to make better choices in order to help the environment get better,” Stein said.
Brogan Berg, who makes and sells environmentally-friendly bath products, was invited in to lead the event. She said even though she normally uses reusable metal bath bomb molds, the plastic ones used at the event can also be reused.
“You can reuse them in different ways, you can make an ornament out of them or you can make a little terrarium for a succulent, or plant or something like that,” Berg said.
Berg said the bath bombs included three main ingredients, with each one producing different effects on your skin.
“It’s got baking soda and citric acid and Epsom salt, the citric acid is the hysteria sounding one, but that’s the one that makes it fizzy in the water,” Berg said. “Epsom salt is really good for your skin, like soothing muscles, and baking soda just holds it all together and then you add coconut oil to make your skin all soft and smooth.”
Stein said she hopes everyone left the event happy with their bath bombs and more aware of their environmental impact.
“I hope that students will walk away from the event excited about making their bath bomb and associate that positive experience with the Nest and come back again, and then also think about what they can do to help the environment further,” Stein said.
The next event at the Nest will be a scrunchie making workshop 5 p.m. March 18.