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How to Make a Black Bath Bomb

Get Your Grunge On With This Hilarious Black Bath Bomb DIY

BombsLike everyone else, we were infinitely impressed by that mesmerizing video of a black bath bomb in action. However, because that short clip went viral, it quickly became impossible to snap up a similar product for ourselves. We (and our dreams of becoming a gothic bath beauty) were crushed!

Thankfully, the DIY-obsessed team behind the YouTube channel ThreadBanger came up with a video tutorial on how to whip up your own brooding bath bomb at home. After a few (hilarious) failed attempts, the team came up with the perfect recipe that dramatically transformed the bathwater into a mysterious steaming cauldron. After watching the hilarious video, use the instructions below to make your own, then learn to make more bath bombs.

Black Bath Bomb DIY

  • 1/2 cup baking soda
  • 1/4 cup citric acid
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup Epsom salts
  • 1 tablespoon activated charcoal
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • Approximately 1 teaspoon of black gel food coloring — ThreadBanger used Wilton Black Icing Color ($2)

In a large bowl, combine your dry ingredients with a whisk. Set aside. Pour the vegetable oil, water, and 1/2 teaspoon of the food coloring into a spray bottle and shake to mix. Carefully spritz your dry ingredients with the liquid, mixing with the whisk until the consistency is similar to that of damp sand. Pack your mixture tightly into a bath bomb mold (you can buy some on Etsy) and let it set for 10 minutes. Remove your finished bomb from its mold and let it dry overnight, then enjoy!

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