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How to Make Blood Bath Bomb Recipe

How to Make Blood Bath Bomb Recipe

Boo! It is my favorite time of the year, Halloween season! What better way to celebrate than a seasonal bath bomb, inspired by a play on words… blood bath! Now, I will give a bit of a disclaimer and tell you that this could have gone pretty gory. I chose to keep it less gory but if you want this to literally look like you are bathing in blood you could. This blood bath bomb recipe is easy to make and can be totally customized for the scent and the gore level.

Blood Bath Bath Bomb Recipe

First, let’s talk ingredients. In order to make this blood bath bomb, you will need…

How to make Blood Bath Bombs

Blood Bath Bomb Ingredients







10-15 drops essential oil of your choice


Black and red glitter (optional)

Red gel food coloring

Black gel food coloring (if you want it to be more gory)

How to Make Blood Bath Bombs

To make blood bath bombs, you need to start with the basics. The bloody part comes last.

First combine baking soda, citric acid, corn starch, and Epsom salt in a large bowl.

How to make bath bomb

Next, add the coconut oil and mix it together with your hands. This ensures that you get the coconut oil distributed throughout the mixture.

Coconut oil bath bomb

Now, spray witch hazel in the mixture. Spray 5 sprays at a time and mix it all together, until the mixture is wet enough to hold together when you squeeze it in your hand. You don’t want it to be too wet, or the mixture will continue to react and won’t hold itself together at all.

Witch Hazel Bath Bomb

Now is when the fun really starts! Add the food coloring to the desired level of red. If you want it to be more gory, add a little black into the mixture. Add enough of both of the colors to really make it really deep red.

Food coloring in bath bomb

Add the essential oil of your choice to the mixture and mix well. If you need good scent combination ideas, I personally love the grapefruit ginger bath bombs and the coconut peppermint bath bombs that I shared recipes for.

Essential oil bath bomb

Using Bath Bomb Molds

Sprinkle red and black sprinkles in one half of the bath bomb mold and get it around as much of that bath bomb mold as you can.

Glitter bath bomb

Add the bath bomb mixture into it. Really make sure you pack the mixture in there so that it is full.

Do it yourself bath bombs

Push both halves of the bath bomb together. Hold it together with an elastic or rubber band.

Make your own bath bomb

Place your bath bombs in the freezer for at least an hour, or let them dry overnight.

Do it yourself blood bath bomb

When you are ready to take them out of the mold, gently twist the mold and pull apart. They will pop right out of the molds.

Blood Bath Bomb Tutorial

Now you can celebrate Halloween with your new favorite bath bomb, or gift them to one of your sick, twisted friends!

Blood Bath Bomb

I was excited with the bright red that I achieved, but you can make yours even bloodier looking with more coloring and adding black or brown food coloring. I love the deep level of red that this bath bomb on Etsy is.

Blood Clot Bath bomb

I would love to see your bloody bath bombs if you make them!

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