Charcoal powder absorbs toxins, impurities and excess oil by penetrating deep into the pores. It will gently exfoliate your skin without leaving any residues behind, and its anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties make it ideal for anyone who suffers from acne, psoriasis and eczema.
When in contact with water, charcoal powder releases many beneficial minerals, such as calcium, potassium and magnesium, creating a soothing, relaxing hot spring-water like effect.
Run this recipe through a lye calculator to find out how much lye, water and oils you’ll need for a given amount of soap. To make a 2 pound batch at 5% superfat, you’ll need:
Ingredients Needed For Making BAMBOO CHARCOAL SOAP
- 9.6 oz palm oil
- 8 oz olive oil
- 8 oz coconut oil
- 4.8 oz palm kernel oil
- 1.6 oz castor oil
- 12.1 oz water
- 4.7 oz lye (NaOH)
- 1 tbsp bamboo charcoal powder
Step By Step Guide On How To Make BAMBOO CHARCOAL SOAP
Step 1: Start by lining your soap mold and weighting your ingredients.
Step 2: Carefully add the lye to the water (we’re only using half amount of water as the other half will be added in the form of avocado puree later on). Set aside to cool.
Step 3: Heat the oils in a pan until melted and mix well.
Step 4: When both the lye water solution and oils are around 125-135 degrees, slowly pour the lye water into your oils stirring at all times. Use a stick-blender in spurts to mix thoroughly.
Step 5: Mix the charcoal powder with a small amount of melted oils until fully dissolved, then add to the rest of the oils at light trace and blend until incorporated.
Step 6: Pour into mold and let it set for 24 to 48 hours. Once the soap has hardened enough, unmold, cut and let cure in a well-ventilated area (preferably a cookie rack) for 4 weeks.