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Activated Charcoal Cold Process Soap Loaf for Beginners Recipe

Yield: (8) 1" Slices  |  Est. Time: 2 Hours  |  Level: Advanced – Danger Chemicals

About This Recipe:

Do you want to expand your soap making repertoire? Craft a detoxifying facial bar using our beginner-friendly soap loaf recipe! Two key ingredients will take your creation up a notch: activated charcoal brings detoxifying firepower while a hint of Icelandic Seamoss fragrance harkens to the purifying powers of the sea.

Shopping List:
(1) Distilled Water

(1) 1 lb Palm Oil

(1) 2.5 gm Bag Activated Charcoal - Super Fine

Recipe Ingredients:

Measure ingredients with a scale or precise measuring tool.

• 10.64 oz. Distilled Water
• 3.95 oz. Sodium Hydroxide Flakes
• 12.60 oz. Olive Oil - Pomace
• 7 oz. Coconut Oil - 76º Melt
• 7 oz. Palm Oil
• 1.40 oz. Shea Butter - Natural
• 0.85 oz. Icelandic Seamoss - Natural Fragrance Oil 926
• 3/4 Teaspoon(s) Activated Charcoal - Super Fine
Equipment From Home:
• (1) Safety Equipment (goggles,mask,gloves)
• (1) Polypropylene Pitcher
• (1) Polypropylene Container for lye
• (1) Spatulas
• (1) Scale - Digital Display
• (1) Microwave
• (1) Microwave-Safe Measuring Cup (64 oz.)
• (1) Stick Blender
• (1) Thermometer - Digital
Recipe Disclaimer:

We are not responsible for the products you create from our supplies.

You alone are responsible for product and recipe testing to ensure compatibility and safety.


NOTE: This project and these instructions have been written for someone who has experience making soap and knows the potential dangers due to working with sodium hydroxide. It will not outline all safety methods of working with dangerous chemicals, it is simply a soap recipe for advanced soapmakers.
  1. Prepare the lye solution by weighing the water and lye in two separate containers. Pour the lye into the water, carefully mix in a well-ventilated area and set aside to cool while you prepare your oils.
  2. Measure the oils and butters in the microwave-safe container and melt in the microwave. Set aside.
  3. In plastic beaker measure out fragrance oil and add activated charcoal. Mix together and set aside. 
  4. When both the lye mixture and the oils are 120°F or below, carefully pour the lye mixture into the oils. 
  5. Stick blend until you reach a light trace. Add the fragrance/charcoal mixture and mix with spatula by hand or with a few short bursts of the stick blender. 
  6. Pour the soap batter into the mold and tap the mold on the counter to release any air bubbles. Using a spoon or spatula, texture top as desired. 
  7. Allow to set at least 24 hours or longer until soap is firm enough to unmold. Remove soap from mold and slice into bars.
  8. Let soap cure 4-6 weeks. Package and label accordingly.
To Use: Lather onto wet skin and rinse with warm water. Avoid contact with eyes. 

Ingredient Label: Olive Oil, Water, Coconut Oil, Palm Oil, Sodium Hydroxide, Shea Butter, Fragrance, Activated Charcoal.

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