I was instantly smitten with the packaging and branding of Da Bomb Bath Fizzers. So clever and so fresh. And then to learn that the brains behind all of this goodness was two teenage sisters! WHAT?!?! I was not only way impressed but after spending time with them at their production facility (a.k.a. their Edina home) my tween-self would definitely want to hang with Caroline and Isabel (and mom, Kim and her most fantastic crock pot…seriously, it’s so cool.)
Sharing a love for bubbles yet always disappointed when their bath fizzers dissolved, the ‘sister-preneurs” created their own line of bath fizzers with a surprise in the middle. With vibrant colors, refreshing scents, a surprise inside that Willy Wonka would approve of and brilliant product names like the F-Bomb (F representing “Frustration” of course!), Amaze-Balls and this month’s featured fizzer, the Jingle Bomb, cleaning up just got a lot more fun!
What started out as simply a fun way to be a part of the youth exhibition of the infamous Uptown Art Fair, is now a booming family business. Mom, Dad and even little bro Harry (mastermind behind the Ninja Bomb) also have their hand in this exploding empire. Not only can you find these super cool suds in their online shop but they are now available in over 65 retail outlets across the Midwest. And, if you are lucky, you can find them in person at one of the hot artisan maker events around the Cities. In addition, their product line has recently expanded to include Rock the Bath Sugar Scrubs for those shower only people (like me!).
Getting to know Caroline (13) and Isabel (14)…
What is the favorite trend you are seeing right now?
[Caroline] I love flannels!
[Isabel] We were in Milan for fashion week in September and I was inspired by TURBANS. Also, everyone seemed to have a really high quality handbag…and oh, coffee brown booties were EVERYWHERE!
What is your current color crush?
[Isabel] I’m seeing that rust is “in” but to be honest, I’ve always loved periwinkle.
Right now, I can’t get enough of….
[Caroline] Bethany Mota
[Isabel] Sleep! and Pumpkin Spice anything.
What book are you currently reading – or show you are binge watching?
[Caroline] I’m currently reading We Were Liars and it’s amazing! Also, Vampire Diaries is my new obsession.
[Isabel] I’m reading Of Mice and Men right now…and I love the show The Last Man on Earth because Carol is my ultimate fashion icon and role model.
What is your most treasured possession?
[Caroline] This is a little embarrassing…but I’ve had a blanket since I was born and I still have it.
[Isabel] A sand dollar. I dove 15 feet to the bottom of the ocean to get it and I almost ran out of air…but I got it! It reminds me of pushing my limits and achieving something I didn’t think I could.
If you could get on a plane and go anywhere in the world tomorrow, where would you go?
[Caroline] Lately, I’ve really wanted to go to Greece.
[Isabel] I’d go to China and hike the entire Great Wall.
If you could have dinner with anyone, who would it be?
[Caroline] Emma Watson. She’s so intelligent, strong and kind.
[Isabel] That guy from those (Dos Equis) beer commercials. The Most Interesting Man in the World.
What are your top 3 favorite places in the Twin Cities?
[Caroline] Lake Harriet Rose Garden, Lucia’s Restaurant and Patisserie 46.
[Isabel] Parade Ice Garden (where I skate), Broder’s Pasta Bar and my home.
What is at the top of your bucket list?
[Caroline] I’d love to take a road trip all around the USA.
[Isabel] I want to do a Ted Talk. And go skydiving! And go to Victoria Falls. Is that too many??? (No, never…)
What are your #lifegoals?
[Caroline] To live in Australia and study marine biology and fashion.
[Isabel] I would love to have my own fashion line – and my design studio would be in a really cool treehouse.
What’s the best advice you have ever received?
[Caroline] “This too will pass.”
[Isabel] ADMO. (Accept it. Deal with it. Move on.)
What’s next for Da Bomb Bath Fizzers?
[Caroline] World domination.
[Isabel] It’s a SURPRISE!
THIS OR THAT::
Skydive or scuba dive | [Caroline] Scuba dive…no question! [Isabel] Skydive.
Early riser or night owl | [Caroline] Both! [Isabel] Night owl.
Dogs or cats | [Caroline] I’m a dog person. [Isabel] Blue-footed Boobies. (I’m allergic to cats and dogs.)
Stripes or plaid | [Caroline] Plaid for sure. [Isabel] Solid colors.
Braids or ponytail | [Caroline] Ponytail. [Isabel] Ponytail.
Jeans or yoga pants | [Caroline] It depends what you wear them with! [Isabel] Yoga pants.
Starbucks or Caribou | [Caroline] Starbucks but I like both. [Isabel] Caribou. I like to support local companies and Caribou makes me happy.
Cake or pie | [Caroline] Cake eater. [Isabel] Cake.
Pancakes or waffles | [Caroline] Pancakes. [Isabel] Waffles.