Indiana 'Soaporium' hopes to set a bath bomb world record


GAS CITY, Ind. (WTHR) – Mama Pearson's Soaporium is out to set a world record today!

The Soaporium opened up a little before Christmas in 2017 and makes bath bombs every day, so they thought it wouldn't be too difficult to make one that's just larger than normal.

The shop applied through a 15 week process to Guinness World Records and were approved for their record-breaking attempt in early May.

They made a test bomb a little over a week ago that came in a little over 150 lbs.

The Soaporium prides itself in supporting local, so they even used some ingredients made in Indiana for the giant bath bomb.

Their staff included almost 20 people, including a surveying team, an engineer, 4 witnesses, a photography team, and videography team as well as four helpers or "mixers", and of course Mama and Papa Pearson.

The shop went live on Facebook & YouTube to stream to those who couldn't be there in person.

The ingredients measured and mixed included baking soda, citric acid, shea butter and fragrance.

The crew pressed the bomb between to stainless bowls to form the giant bomb.

It weighed in at 198.64 pounds!

A bath bomb this size would cost about $1,700!

It took three men to get the bomb to the 12' pool assembled just for the event!

Papa Pearson jumped in the pool after the bomb fizzed, and he was quoted saying he had to "soak up the success" of making their attempt at the World's Largest Bath Bomb.

They'll be waiting about 12 weeks before their world record is official.