Charcoal Soap DIY

Activated charcoal is one of the hottest trends in the beauty world right now. Completely natural, it actively works to clarify, exfoliate and purify the skin. You can use it from head-to-toe without drying out your skin. At EG, we know that almost any DIY can benefit from the use of essential oils. To make your very own charcoal soap, follow this super easy recipe.


1 pound of shea butter soap base

20 drops of Manuka essential oil

5 activated charcoal capsules

Double boiler


  1. Slice the soap into small pieces and melt with a double boiler.
  2. Scoop out a small amount of the melted soap into a cup and allow to cool.
  3. Once the small mixture has cooled, pop open the charcoal pills and mix in.
  4. Add the small mixture back into the melted soap.
  5. Allow the mixture to cool but not harden and add the 20 drops of Manuka.
  6. Pour the mixture into a mold and refrigerate overnight.

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