BAMBOO CHARCOAL
SOAP RECIPE




Bamboo charcoal powder is prized in Asia for its skin care benefits. Itís
great to use with any skin type, but absolutely heaven for oily skin!

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.


Bamboo Charcoal Soap Recipe


This recipe makes a lovely soap with a rich black lather that cleanses
deeply and leaves the skin feeling soft and refreshed:

30% palm oil

25% olive oil

25% coconut oil

15% palm kernel oil

5% castor oil

bamboo charcoal powder
(approximately 1 tbsp for every 2 pounds of soap)


Run this recipe through a lye calculator to find out how much lye, water
and oils youíll need for a given amount of soap. To make a 2 pound batch
at 5% superfat, youíll need:

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


Follow standard cold process procedures. 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. Palm kernel oil can speed up trace, so be
vigilant.

For fragrance, I used a blend of cedarwood atlas, ylang ylang and orange
essential oils. This synergy is woody and slightly sweet. Fresh scented
oils, such as lemongrass or peppermint, would also work well for this
soap, enhancing the deep cleanse feel you get after using it.



Bamboo Charcoal Soap Recipe
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