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Activated charcoal soap is a beautiful, fuss-free way to remove toxins, irritants, and oil from your skin. It’s capable of clearing out blemishes as well as dead skin that causes that dull, lack-luster appearance. Here’s how to make activated charcoal soap at home without turning your home into a chemistry lab.
Ingredients for making activated charcoal soap
- 1 pound meld-and-pour soap base
- 1 tsp activated charcoal powder
- 15 drops of essential oil (can be peppermint, lavender, tea tree oil, or any essential oil that you prefer)
Tools needed for DIY activated charcoal soap
- Microwave-safe 4-cup capacity glass measuring cup
- Soap molds, preferably silicone greased with organic oil such as coconut or olive oil
- Wooden spoon or silicone spatula for stirring
- Cutting board
How to make activated charcoal soap
- Prepare all your ingredients and line up your tools, most especially your activated charcoal powder. Activated charcoal soap making is a quick process, and everything can happen in seconds.
- Cut your soap base into half-inch blocks to help melt them faster.
- Place the blocks inside your glass measuring cup.
- Microwave for 30 seconds then stir well using your silicone spatula. Continue to microwave for 20-30 seconds several times to keep the soap base from boiling and bursting. Stir the base in between heating sets to help melt the mixture properly. You want an even, melted consistency for a great finished product.
- Once you melt the soap base, mix in your activated charcoal powder and essential oil. Be careful not to produce too many bubbles.
- Pour in greased molds and let it rest for an hour or overnight before removing the activated charcoal bath soap.
Tips for making activated charcoal soap
Make sure that you don’t skimp on the ingredients, especially your soap base. You can get cheap melt-and-pour soap bases online, but they won’t give you excellent results in terms of consistency, ease of use, as well as an over-all finished product.
Soap making is highly technical and requires meticulous precision if you wish to start from scratch. You’ll be handling raw chemicals that can create a toxic reaction if not handled carefully. Also, ingredients need to be accurately measured to get the desired effect.
If you wish to make activated charcoal soap from scratch, make sure that you study the process carefully. The soap should complete its saponification process and cured to make sure that it is safe and effective to use. Curing usually happens for about four to six weeks in which excess water evaporates from the soap, making it easier to use.
Buying processed activated charcoal soap helps eliminate all the calculations, preparations, and waiting time. Once you get your Actinera® Charcoal Dead Sea Mud Bar, it’s ready to cleanse to detoxify your skin. Our carefully chosen ingredients make sure that it’s highly effective in taking out dead skin cells, blackheads, whiteheads, dirt, and oil from your skin. Its anti-bacterial properties helps control skin infection and heal skin irritation.
Have you tried making your own activated charcoal soap? What’s your recipe and how did it go for your skin? Don’t be shy, and please do share your process in our comment section!