Charcoal Soap DIY

July 07, 2017

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.

What you need:

1 pound of shea butter soap base

20 drops of Manuka essential oil

5 activated charcoal capsules

Double boiler

How to:

  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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These comments were contributed by customers without influence from Edens Garden. The opinions expressed in these comments are 100% the authors' own and do not reflect the views or opinions of Edens Garden.

  • Edens Garden says...

    Hi Mary! We used a shea butter melt and pour soap base. This recipe makes about (4) 4 oz soap bars, but it depends on the mold you use

    On July 26, 2017

  • Mary says...

    the charcoal soap sounds divine. Are you using the GLYCERIN Melt & Pour for the Shea Butter? And,
    how may bars can you get out of a pound?

    Thank you for your speedy reply

    On July 24, 2017

  • Edens Garden says...

    Hi Melissa! We purchased ours on Amazon

    On July 21, 2017

  • Melissa Hernandez says...

    Hi just wondering where can I purchase an organic shea butter soap base to use for this diy soap. Others I saw from Michaels Craft store and elsewhere had Sodium Laureate Sulfate(SLS) listed as an ingredient, which is known to be a harmful chemical. Any suggestions?

    On July 21, 2017

  • Edens Garden says...

    Hi EGmap! It converts to about 1/3 tsp

    On July 10, 2017

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