ACTIVATED
CHARCOAL
SOAP




ACTIVATED CARBON

WHAT DOES CHARCOAL DO FOR SKIN?

BENEFITS OF ACTIVATED CHARCOAL SOAP

HOW TO MAKE SOAP USING ACTIVATED CHARCOAL

ACTIVATED CHARCOAL SOAP LINKS



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ACTIVATED
CARBON




Activated carbon, also called activated charcoal, is a form of carbon
processed to have small, low-volume pores that increase the surface
area available for adsorption or chemical reactions. Activated is
sometimes substituted with active.

Due to its high degree of microporosity, just one gram of activated
carbon has a surface area in excess of 3,000 m2 (32,000 sq ft), as
determined by gas adsorption.[3] An activation level sufficient for
useful application may be attained solely from high surface area;
however, further chemical treatment often enhances adsorption
properties.

Activated carbon is usually derived from charcoal and is sometimes
utilized as biochar. Those derived from coal and coke are referred
as activated coal and activated coke respectively.



Activated carbon
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Activated_carbon



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WHAT DOES
CHARCOAL
DO FOR SKIN?




Though you may not immediately associate charcoal with healthy skin
or skin-care products, activated charcoal boasts beauty benefits for
skin by drawing oil, dirt and other harmful substances from clogged
pores due to its adsorption powers.



Activated Charcoal Benefits

Activated charcoal draws bacteria, poisons, chemicals, dirt and
other micro-particles to the surface of skin, helping you to
achieve a flawless complexion and fight acne. Charcoal is not
metabolized, adsorbed or absorbed by the body, but it can be used
to treat some poisonous bites and disinfect some wounds. Activated
charcoal powder is proven to adsorb thousands of times its own mass
in harmful substances, which makes it a popular ingredient in facial
masks.

Mix 0.2 grams powdered activated charcoal, teaspoon of bentonite
clay and 1 teaspoons of water together, and apply to the surface
of skin. Remove the charcoal from skin after 10 minutes with a
dampened cloth for smooth skin free of impurities.



Warnings

Charcoal powder may cause mild constipation and should not be taken
regularly for long periods of time. Charcoal may also cause nausea
and vomiting, GI obstruction, ileus and intestinal perforation. The
aspiration of charcoal can cause respiratory complications.

Charcoal is not effective against strong alkaline and acid poisons,
cyanide, alcohol, caustic alkalis, boric acids and mineral acids.

Seek medical attention if you experience tightness of the chest,
swelling, rash or hives.



What Does Charcoal Do for Skin?
http://www.livestrong.com/article/550610-what-does-charcoal-do-for-skin/



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BENEFITS OF
ACTIVATED CHARCOAL SOAP




Because this soap contains charcoal, it actively removes toxins from
the surface of the skin. It's also believed to draw out impurities
from below the surface as well. It provides gentle exfoliation for
smoother skin, and all of our ingredients are safe enough to be used
on the face.

Activated charcoal soap also reduces pore size and unclogs skin thereby
minimizing the development of breakouts and infection of broken skin,
helps heal pimples and rashes, and calms inflammation.



Benefits of Activated Charcoal Soap
http://thescienceofeating.com/2017/06/08/diy-detoxifying-activated-charcoal-soap-bars/



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HOW TO
MAKE SOAP
USING
ACTIVATED CHARCOAL




Activated charcoal appears in skin care products due to its ability
to ease inflammation and other problems that arise from sensitive
skin. Create a batch of cold-process soap using activated charcoal
and specially selected oils. Olive oil is nourishing for the skin.
Coconut oil offers great cleansing and lather. Avocado and sweet
almond oil are amazing for the skin, and the latter also gives the
lather stability. The creation process requires the use of dry lye,
which is 100 percent sodium hydroxide.



Things You'll Need


10.33 oz. distilled water

Plastic bucket, chemical safe

4.43 oz. sodium hydroxide (dry lye)

2 soap safe thermometers

Melting pot

12.27 oz. olive oil

6.0 oz. coconut oil, 76 degree

6.0 oz. palm oil

4.55 oz. avocado oil

1.43 oz. sweet almond oil

2 lb. wooden loaf soap mold, with lid

Parchment paper

Immersion mixer

1.4 tbsp. activated charcoal powder

Spatula

Soap cutter tool

Wire rack


Pour 10.33 oz. of distilled water into a chemical safe plastic bucket.
Add 4.43 oz. of sodium hydroxide (dry lye) slowly to the water mixture.
Add a thermometer to the bucket. Keep checking the temperature during
the rest of the steps, looking for a reading of 100 degrees Fahrenheit.

Add to the melting pot the following amounts of oils: 12.27 oz. olive
oil, 6.0 oz. each of 76-degree coconut oil and palm oil, 4.55 oz. of
avocado oil and 1.43 oz. of sweet almond oil. Keep the heat on low and
allow the oils to gradually melt. Place a thermometer in the side of
the melted oil.

Fill a sink with ice water and place the melting pot in the water. Keep
checking on the temperature until it reaches 100 degrees Fahrenheit.
Add the lye bucket to the ice water if it still hasn't cooled down enough.
Line the inside of the soap mold with parchment paper while you wait for
the ingredients to cool down. Note that there should be an overhang of the
paper to cover the soap once it's inside.

Pour the cooled lye into the cooled melting pot. Insert an immersion hand
mixer and stir until the mixture starts to thicken slightly. Test for trace
by lifting the mixer and allowing liquid soap to drip onto the surface.

Note that if it takes a moment for the drips to sink back down into the
mixture, trace has been achieved.

Stir in 1.4 tbsp. of activated charcoal powder and blend until well combined.
Pour the soap mixture immediately into the lined soap mold. Smooth the surface
with a spatula. Fold the parchment paper overhang across the top of the soap.
Place the lid on the mold. Set the mold aside for 12 to 24 hours for the soap
to harden.

Cut the hardened soap, still in the mold, into bars using a soap cutter tool.
Keep the bars as even in size as possible. Place the bars onto a rack to cure
for two weeks before using.



Tips & Warnings


This soap recipe doesn't include essential oils or artificial colorants
because those ingredients may inflame irritated skin.

Use caution when working with lye. It is a caustic chemical. Work in a
well-ventilated area and avoid spills or exposure to skin, eyes or mouth.



How to Make Soap Using Activated Charcoal
http://www.ehow.com/how_12099054_make-soap-using-activated-charcoal.html



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ACTIVATED CHARCOAL
SOAP
LINKS




10 Amazing Benefits Of Charcoal Soap
http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/benefits-of-charcoal-soap/

Activated Charcoal Soap
http://naturalsoapboutique.com/soapcalculator/recipe/vgc4g

Activated Charcoal Soap Benefits
https://thebestorganicskincare.com/activated-charcoal-soap-benefits

Activated Charcoal Soap (Circling Taiwan Swirl)
https://thenerdyfarmwife.com/circling-taiwan-swirl-soap-with-activated-charcoal/

Activated Charcoal Soap Recipes
https://goldmountainbeauty.com/pages/diy-activated-charcoal-soap

Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe
http://www.naturesgardencandles.com/activated-charcoal-soap-recipe

Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe
http://www.naturesgardencandles.com/blog/activated-charcoal-soap-recipe/

Activated Charcoal and Tea Tree Soap Recipe
http://www.modernsoapmaking.com/activated-charcoal-tea-tree-soap-recipe/

African Black Soap and Activated Charcoal for
Psoriasis, Eczema, and Seborrehic Dermatitis

http://www.maneobjective.com/2013/12/african-black-soap-and-activated.html

African Black Soap vs. Charcoal Black Soap
https://www.sheaterraorganics.com/African-Black-Soap-vs-Charcoal-Black-Soap-Cutting-through-the-Hype_b_7.html



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The Benefits of Activated Charcoal
http://www.natural-holistic-health.com/the-benefits-of-activated-charcoal/

Charcoal Facial Bar with Mango, Avocado and Babassu
http://www.lovinsoap.com/2012/10/charcoal-facial-bar-with-mango-avocado-and-babassu/

Charcoal and Sea Salt Acne-Busting Face Bar Cold Process Soap
http://www.lovinsoap.com/2015/07/charcoal-and-sea-salt-face-bar-cold-process-soap/

Charcoal Soap Recipe
http://www.soap-making-resource.com/charcoal-soap-recipe.html

Detox Charcoal + Tea Tree Soap
http://helloglow.co/diy-activated-charcoal-soap-recipe/

Homemade Activated Charcoal Facial Soap with simple ingredients
https://www.healthcarehint.com/homemade-activated-charcoal-facial-soap/

Homemade Activated Charcoal Soap
http://heartfulhabits.com/homemade-activated-charcoal-soap/

Homemade Black Soap Made with Activated Charcoal
https://hubpages.com/style/Homemade-Black-Soap

Homemade Lavender Soap With Charcoal and Mint Ingredients
https://homesteading.com/homemade-lavender-soap-recipe/

How to Make Charcoal Facial Soap
https://www.soapqueen.com/bath-and-body-tutorials/charcoal-facial-soap-tutorial/

Peppermint Charcoal Soap Recipe
http://www.bulkapothecary.com/blog/soap-recipes/peppermint-charcoal-soap-recipe/

Make This Charcoal + Tea Tree Detox Soap
http://thechalkboardmag.com/activated-charcoal-tea-tree-detox-soap



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Material Safety Data Sheet
http://www.essentialdepot.com/msds/NaOH_MSDS.pdf




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