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Halloween Bloody Bath Bombs

A classic bath bomb is given a spooky Halloween-inspired makeover. Bloody Bath Bombs are bright lush red with swirls of black and fun sprinkles that will turn bath time into a bloodbath your children will enjoy!

Halloween Bloody Bath Bombs

These Bloody Bath Bombs are easy to make and have a unique spooky look. If you enjoy making DIY bath bombs these are a must-have this Halloween season.

In 35 minutes, you’ll have bright red sparkly bath bombs with black swirls that fizz as soon as they hit the bathwater ready to enjoy!

HOW TO MAKE BLOODY BATH BOMBS

Baking soda, cornstarch, Epsom salts and dyes are mixed together to create a bright red bath bomb the whole family will enjoy!

Are you ready to get started?

You’ll find the specific ingredient amounts and detailed instructions in the printable recipe at the bottom of this post.

Halloween Bloody Bath Bombs

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  • Measuring Spoons – I LOVE my set of these!
  • Large Mixing Bowls
  • Mixing spoon
  • Whisk
  • Bath Bomb Molds

BLOODY BATH BOMBS INGREDIENTS

Halloween Bloody Bath Bombs

This simple Bloody Bath Bomb recipe uses easy-to-find materials to create a fun bath item your children will love.

All you need is:

BLOODY BATH BOMB RECIPE INSTRUCTIONS

First, in a large mixing bowl, whisk together the baking soda, citric acid, cornstarch, and Epsom salts. 

Halloween Bloody Bath Bombs

Next, in a second large bowl, combine the melted coconut oil, essential oil blend, and alcohol together, mixing well. 

Halloween Bloody Bath Bombs

Add the liquid ingredients 1 tsp at a time to the dry ingredients, mixing them together slowly so it will not start the fizzy reaction. 

Separate about 1/2 of the bath bomb mixture into a second bowl.

To this bowl of bath bomb mixture, add in the red mica powder and mix well. If you want more color, add some additional mica powder in 1 tsp increments.

Halloween Bloody Bath Bombs

To the other bowl of bath bomb mixture, add in the activated charcoal powder and mix well. If you want more color, add some additional charcoal powder in 1 tsp increments.

Using cornstarch, dust the bottom of one side of one of the bath bomb molds.

Halloween Bloody Bath Bombs

The sprinkle side tends to come out on its own, so do not bother to dust that side with cornstarch.

Halloween Bloody Bath Bombs

Place about 1 tsp of sprinkles on the non-dusted side of the bath bomb mold. 

Halloween Bloody Bath Bombs

Immediately pack the bath bomb mold with the sprinkles with a heaping amount of the red mixture because you want there to be an excess mixture to help bond the two sides of the mold together. 

Halloween Bloody Bath Bombs

To the cornstarch dusted half of the bath bomb mold, fill it with about 1/2 full of red bath bomb mixture, then finish filling it with the black mixture, overfilling as with the other half of the bath bomb. 

Halloween Bloody Bath Bombs

Press the two sides of the bath bomb mold together, grinding and pressing them to force the two together.

Allow the bath bombs to rest in the mold for up to 24 hours.

Halloween Bloody Bath Bombs

To remove the bath bombs, gently tap the side of the mold to release the bombs.

Use your bath bombs immediately or store them in an airtight container until you’re ready to use!

In about 35 minutes, you’ll have a fun DIY bath bomb that’s sure to become a new favorite!

BLOODY BATH BOMB TIPS AND QUESTIONS

If you’ve never made DIY Bath Bombs, don’t worry! Below are some common questions and helpful tips.

Hopefully, this will answer any questions you may have.

If not, feel free to ask in the comments and I’ll answer the best I can.

Halloween Bloody Bath Bombs

HOW LONG DOES IT REALLY TAKE TO MAKE BLOODY BATH BOMBS?

Bath Bombs are incredibly easy to make. This Bloody Bath Bomb recipe takes approximately 35 minutes to make plus 24 hours of drying time. TOTAL. This includes:

  • About 5 minutes to gather your ingredients
  • Close to 5 minutes to to mix the dry ingredients and wet ingredients separately
  • Around 10 minutes to slowly mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients
  • 10 minutes to add the colors to each mixture
  • 5 minutes to pack the mixture into the molds
  • 24 hours to wait for the mixture to dry 

WHAT IS CITRIC ACID?

Citric acid is an organic acid that is found in citrus fruits.

It is used as a natural preservative and to add a sour taste to food.

Citric acid is mixed with baking soda in bath bombs to create a fizzy reaction when it gets wet.

You can easily find citric acid on Amazon for about $8 for 1 lb. 

Halloween Bloody Bath Bombs

WHAT IS DEEP RED MICA POWDER?

Mica is a powder that is ground up from stones. Mica powder is usually naturally sparkly.

Mica powder comes in a variety of colors and for this project, you need a deep lush red color.

You can easily find mica powder on Amazon. 

WHAT GOES WELL WITH BLOODY BATH BOMBS?

Bloody Bath Bombs go well with a wide variety of bath items.

Some of my personal favorites include:

Halloween Bloody Bath Bombs

CAN I SKIP THE MURDER SPRINKLE BLEND?

Yes, you can skip adding the murder sprinkle blend to the DIY bath bombs.

As for the look, however, in my opinion, the special sprinkles add a unique look. 

WHAT ELSE CAN I ADD TO THIS BLOODY BATH BOMB RECIPE?

This simple DIY Bloody Bath Bomb recipe not only looks great, but it’s also incredibly versatile.

Try adding lavender essential oil to the recipe to help promote relaxation and sleepiness. 

Halloween Bloody Bath Bombs

BLOODY BATH BOMB RECIPE

Yield: 4

Halloween Bloody Bath Bombs

Halloween Bloody Bath Bombs

A classic bath bomb is given a spooky Halloween-inspired makeover. Bloody Bath Bombs are bright lush red with swirls of black and fun sprinkles that will turn bath time into a bloodbath your children will enjoy!

Prep Time 35 minutes
Additional Time 1 day
Total Time 1 day 35 minutes
Difficulty Easy

Materials

  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 1/2 cup citric acid
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup epsom salts
  • 2 tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp essential oil blend desired (or strawberry flavoring oil, since that’s what I wanted--this is what I used:
  • 2 tsp rubbing alcohol
  • 3/4 tsp deep red mica powder
  • 1 tbsp activated charcoal
  • 2-4 tablespoons murder sprinkles blend

Tools

  • 4-5 large bath bomb molds

Instructions

  1. Whisk together the baking soda, citric acid, cornstarch, and Epsom salts. 
  2. In a second bowl, combine the melted coconut oil, essential oil blend, and alcohol together, mixing well. 
  3. Add liquid ingredients 1 tsp at a time to the dry ingredients, mixing them together slowly so as not to start the fizzy reaction. 
  4. Separate about 1/2 of the bath bomb mixture into a second bowl. To this bowl of bath bomb mixture, add in the red mica powder and mix well. If you want more color, add some additional mica powder in 1 tsp increments.
  5. To the other bowl of bath bomb mixture, add in the activated charcoal powder and mix well. If you want more color, add some additional charcoal powder in 1 tsp increments.
  6. Dust the bottom of one side of one of the bath bomb molds with cornstarch. The sprinkle side tends to come out on its own, so do not bother to dust that side with cornstarch.
  7. Place about 1 tsp of sprinkles in the non-dusted side of the bath bomb mold. 
  8. Immediately pack the bath bomb mold with the sprinkles overly full of the red mixture. You want there to be an excess mixture to help bond the two sides of the mold together. 
  9. To the cornstarch dusted half of the bath bomb mold, fill it with about 1/2 full of red bath bomb mixture, then finish filling it with the black mixture, overfilling as with the other half of the bath bomb. 
  10. Press the two sides of the bath bomb mold together, grinding and pressing them to force the two together.
  11. Allow the bath bombs to rest in the mold for up to 24 hours before gently tapping the side of the mold to release the bombs.
  12. Use your bath bombs immediately or store in an airtight container until you’re ready to use!

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WHAT’S NEXT

I hope you enjoy this DIY Bath Bomb recipe as much as my family does!

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