Black Bath Bombs With Charcoal

Black Bath Bomb DIY With Activated Charcoal

A fun black bath bomb packed full of ingredients to help acne prone skin


  • 2 cups baking soda
  • 3/4 cup citric acid
  • 1/4 cup SLSA
  • 1/4 cup cream of tartar
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp polysorbate 80
  • 10 - 20 drops cardamon essential oil
  • 10-20 drops rosemary essential oil
  • 1 tbsp activated charcoal adjust to taste
  • 1 tsp biodegradable glitter
  • 1 sprinkle black sugar


  1. Start out by adding the baking soda, citric acid, SLSA and cream of tartar to a large bowl. Mix well.

  2. Add your coconut oil to your microwave safe bowl and melt in the microwave for a few seconds until it is liquid. And polysorbate 80 and your essential oils. Mix. 

  3. Add the oil mix to the dry mix and blend everything together.

  4. Add in the activated charcoal powder. Adjust amount to suit your taste.

  5. Add in your glitter if you wish to use it and mix everything together.

  6. Use your hands to really mix it in well and make sure there are not clumps or lumps. You will know when the mixture is perfect when it feels like wet sand and you can press the mixture together in your hands and it stays together.

  7. Sprinkle black edible sugar into one of your molds. Loosely heap the mix into both halves of the mold. Bring the molds together and press firmly. Use a grinding/rotating motion to get rid of the excess mixture. Tap the bomb gently on each end and release.

  8. Let set and harden for 24 hours. 

  9. Store in an airtight container.