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Crafters Choice™ Activated Charcoal - Hardwood

Pricing
$0.98 for 2.5 gm Bag
$7.52 for 2 oz Jar
$12.72 for 4 oz Jar
$26.04 for 1 lb Bag
$85.03 for 5 lb (5 - 1 lb size)
$246.78 for 45 lb Bag (Bulk)



Additional Information
Hardwood Activated Charcoal is made from American Eastern Hardwoods. Activated Charcoal can be used as a natural colorant, exfoliant or as a detox agent. It is very popular in homemade charcoal face masks! It is commonly used in soap, face masks, bath fizzies, scrubs, body wash and shampoo bars.

Country Of Origin: United States

Approved Cosmetic Uses & Our Test Results:
MP Soap Only: No General: No Mixes Best In: Water, Oil
Lip Products: Yes Bath Water: Yes (Use Poly 80) Migrates: No
Finish: Matte Eye Products: No CP Soap Stable: Yes
Nails: No UV Fade: No




This product is not on the CA Prop 65 list of toxic chemicals.

This product conforms to the reporting requirements of California Proposition 65 (Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986). We are conforming to the regulation by reporting the existence, or lack thereof, of ingredients deemed reportable by the above mentioned regulations via a Safety Data Sheet (SDS), in Section 15 "Regulatory Information." Ingredients from Natural Food Sources (NFS) and are exempt from reporting in accordance with Title 27, § 25501(a).


Directions & Ingredients
International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients (INCI):
Activated Charcoal

Common Name Ingredient Listing (FDA Approved):
Activated Charcoal

Directions:
To obtain a dark black soap use 1/4 teaspoon of activated charcoal per pound of soap. We found that it is best to mix it with a small amount of soap and then add to the rest of the batch.

Storage: Product shall be stored in sealed containers in dry, well-ventilated area away from strong oxidizers (chlorine, permanganate and ozone, etc.), ignition sources, combustible materials, and heat.

Handling: Avoid contact with eyes. Avoid scattering of dust into air and breathing of dust. Keep containers dry and closed. Wash skin thoroughly after handling.

WARNING: NEVER ENTER A CONFINED SPACE CONTAINING ACTIVATED CARBON SINCE IT CAN ADSORB OXYGEN AND ASPHYXIATION MAY RESULT.
SDS & Documents
Questions & Answers (20)

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Q Bubble
Posted By: Courtney   |   August 25, 2019

"Soooo...I found a recipe online for for a basic MP mixture. It recommended 2t of activated charcoal per lb of MP. I used this product and WSP Detergent Free Honey MP. First question is should I remelt and mix more DF Honey with it? I see your recommended usage is .25t per pound. Second question is, if I don't remix it, where would that amount (2t) of activated charcoal be listed in the DF Honey ingredients? Thanks for your help!"




Q Bubble
Posted By: Krystal   |   June 29, 2019

"Can this be used to make odor neutralizer sachets?"




Q Bubble
Posted By: William   |   May 22, 2019

"How much would be recommended to add to a shower gel base? "




Q Bubble
Posted By: Yu Jun   |   October 25, 2018

"Is this better recommended for facial masks compared to the coconut shell derived activated charcoal?"




Q Bubble
Posted By: Lisa   |   September 14, 2018

"Does the 8 oz activated charcoal in a jar like the 2 and 4 oz jars? "




Q Bubble
Posted By: Sly   |   August 21, 2018

"Hi Wholesalesuppliesplus: I recently brought some activated charcoal from your company. But I also, purchase the yogurt powder, and Kaolin Clay which I have left over from a kit. What receipe would you suggest for mixing these left over clay or powders together? Do I measure them out equally? Thanks for your input ahead of time. Sylvia Moore"




Q Bubble
Posted By: Dawn    |   June 21, 2018

"Can I substitute your activated charcoal - coconut charcoal for the flask mask recipe you have listed?"




Q Bubble
Posted By: carolina    |   March 21, 2018

"what do i mix this with ? before i pour in melt and pour base"




Q Bubble
Posted By: robert   |   February 08, 2018

"since this is sold by weight, how much do i need to create a dark black hemp seed MP soap, using a 10lb MP soap block? i.e: 1/4 teaspoon x 10lbs soap = what weight of charcoal?"




Q Bubble
Posted By: Rhonda   |   February 01, 2018

"Has anyone used this to make black shoe polish?"




Q Bubble
Posted By: Anthony   |   January 11, 2018

"The instructions say 1/4 teaspoon per pound of soap (water + lye + oils). I had 4.464 lbs but rounded up and used four 1/4 level teaspoons and one 1/8 level teaspoon but my soap came out grey when I was hoping for black soap with a white lather. What did I do wrong? Probably are the instructions not accurate. This is my first time making charcoal soap.Side note: I've been making CP soap for 2 years. "




Q Bubble
Posted By: Jonesy   |   January 07, 2018

"The pictures of soaps on this thread are striking! How beautiful! Please share with me how you do it and at what point of the MP process it's done. I would buy any of these shown!"




Q Bubble
Posted By: raquesha   |   October 01, 2017

"Can this be used for lip care products like. A lip scrub or chap stick ? It doesn't stain the lips right?"




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Posted By: Abeil   |   August 12, 2017

"Can this be used to make homemade toothpaste?"




Q Bubble
Posted By: cindi    |   August 03, 2017

"I am quite curious about using this in CP soaps, but I have to ask, does this stain wash cloths, tubs, sinks, skin lol? "




Q Bubble
Posted By: Stacy    |   April 27, 2017

"I read that you suggested black sparkle mica for the use in a black bath bomb, you have this color on your site correct? and if so, is it the black knight mica powder?"




Q Bubble
Posted By: diane   |   March 31, 2016

"Does this incorporate well directly in MP soap base? Or do you have to add it to water, alcohol, glycerin first?"




Q Bubble
Posted By: Bree   |   February 23, 2016

"So will this activated charcoal stain a bathtub of used in a bath bomb recipe? I asked another soaper about using activated charcoal and she said she has never used activated charcoal in a bath bomb but she thinks it would make a mess in the tub. I have no clue what she meant by that"




Q Bubble
Posted By: diane   |   February 04, 2016

"How much of activated hardwood charcoal per pound of clear melt and pour?"




Q Bubble
Posted By: Christine   |   November 27, 2015

"Is either the hardwood or the coconut activated charcoal food grade?"


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CustomerReviews (180)
Submit A Rating Average Customer Rating: (180 Reviews)



Bobbie • Wisconsin

Date Submitted:  09/06/2019

I Recommend This Product!
"Amazing Product!"
COMMENTS:  Ive used this product for quite a few projects. M&P being the main project. It mixes well in rubbing alcohol to add to any soap base. Works very well and does not stain.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Melt & Pour
Valerie  • Peru

Date Submitted:  08/15/2019

I Recommend This Product!
"perfect for activated charcoal face masks"
COMMENTS:  perfect for activated charcoal face masks
PRODUCT USED IN:   Face Care
Bridget • Singapore

Date Submitted:  06/25/2019

I Recommend This Product!
"Excellent"
COMMENTS:  This. Works. Amazingly. Well. It's a fine powder which makes it easy to incorporate/mix, and a little bit actually goes a long way. I bought the 2oz jar last year and have been consistently making soaps with it (about 150 soap bars thus far) and there is still a significant amount of product left. Would definitely repurchase again!
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Melt & Pour
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• Quality
diane • New Mexico

Date Submitted:  05/23/2019

I Recommend This Product!
"Great seller"
COMMENTS:  Use this and customers are very pleased with the results!
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Melt & Pour
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• Ease of incorporating into soap.
• Wow! Price went way up!!
Heather • Texas

Date Submitted:  05/11/2019

I Recommend This Product!
"Very fine grind, mixes well, velvety black"
COMMENTS:  perfectly happy with this smooth hardwood charcoal. Mixes well and throughly, gives true black and is great for skin.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process
Carolyn • Missouri

Date Submitted:  05/02/2019

I Recommend This Product!
"A must have."
COMMENTS:  Very nice quality for a product that I must keep in stock.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process
kathy • South Carolina

Date Submitted:  04/18/2019

I Recommend This Product!
"love the quality"
COMMENTS:  By far the best quality and price for activated charcoal
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process, Soap - Shampoo Bars, Exfoliants & Sugar Scrubs, Face Care
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• everything
• nothing
Maria • Oregon

Date Submitted:  04/04/2019

I Recommend This Product!
"great product"
COMMENTS:  Love this product for my facial bars. Stays true to color and works great
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process
Martha • California

Date Submitted:  03/14/2019

I Recommend This Product!
"Easy to work with!"
COMMENTS:  I purchase this to use it in Bath fizzies and facial mask and I was impressed how easy was to work with.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Bath Fizzies & Salts, Face Care
Sarah • Oregon

Date Submitted:  03/11/2019

I Recommend This Product!
"Great Product"
COMMENTS:  Very consistent texture throughout product and does mix very well with other ingredients. Doesn't tend to sink to the bottom as much as other products I've used.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Lotions, Creams & Butters
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• consistent texture
Josey • Pennsylvania

Date Submitted:  02/27/2019

I Recommend This Product!
"Great for scrubs!"
COMMENTS:  I love using charcoal, it's great for adding gentle exfoliation to soaps and scrubs! I also use this in my face masks.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process, Exfoliants & Sugar Scrubs, Face Care
Rosamaria • New Hampshire

Date Submitted:  02/19/2019

I Recommend This Product!
"Great quality"
COMMENTS:  Wonderful addition to my line of products. Made my scrub even better than before. So happy with this purchase. Will definitely be restocking this when the time comes.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Exfoliants & Sugar Scrubs
Milee  • New York

Date Submitted:  02/19/2019

I Recommend This Product!
"Works as desired."
COMMENTS:  I did not see the "fine" charcoal when I bought this one. But I don't think I'd try it anyway, I put this one in my CP soap and it was just fine. I've had no complaints about its quality, size, or sharpness. It's light, airy, mixes without clumping & though I do not use a profuse amount, I have no had staining issues.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• Not scratchy
• Light quality
• Does not stain
Sarah • California

Date Submitted:  02/06/2019

I Recommend This Product!
"works great"
COMMENTS:  love this stuff! Can be a little messy when adding to my cp soaps but that's because it is a very fine powder which makes it great and not scratchy when using the soap!
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• everything!
• nothing!
Bee • Ohio

Date Submitted:  02/06/2019

I Recommend This Product!
"Everything Black"
COMMENTS:  I use activated charcoal in a lot of my products and it is perfect for making a deep black color and also detoxing the skin.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Melt & Pour
Shanti • Tennessee

Date Submitted:  02/04/2019

I Recommend This Product!
"Excellent product"
COMMENTS:  Love this charcoal in soaps
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Hot Process
Cindy • Nevada

Date Submitted:  01/29/2019

I Recommend This Product!
"Worked great"
COMMENTS:  First time used in cold process soap. Made great pencil lines. Plan on buying more.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• Easy to use
• Nothing
eufemia • Florida

Date Submitted:  01/25/2019

I Recommend This Product!
"Great quality "
COMMENTS:  Great quality charcoal. I used it in soap and to make face mask. Will buy again
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process, Soap - CPOP, Exfoliants & Sugar Scrubs, Face Care
Gretchen • California

Date Submitted:  01/09/2019

I Recommend This Product!
"Very Nice"
COMMENTS:  The product arrived in a nice container which is easily able to measure the exact amount needed from. The products performs as expected in both soap and facial products.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process, Face Care
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• quality
• packagin
Annette • Texas

Date Submitted:  01/03/2019

I Recommend This Product!
"Good quality product"
COMMENTS:  I like to use this to color my CP soap as it is a more natural product but sometimes, if I want very very black I will mix it with a little black oxide to achieve this. I love it in soap and face masks mostly.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process, Soap - Shave Shampoo, Exfoliants & Sugar Scrubs, Face Care
katherine • New York

Date Submitted:  01/01/2019

I Recommend This Product!
"Great"
COMMENTS:  Use in everything. Great product
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Melt & Pour, Soap - Cold Process, Exfoliants & Sugar Scrubs, Face Care
Cherish • Mississippi

Date Submitted:  12/28/2018

I Recommend This Product!
"Awesome!"
COMMENTS:  This activated charcoal is the best I've used yet. It soaps so smoothly in my CP soaps. My customers love when I use the Crafter's choice activated charcoal. You don't even need to use a ton of it in each batch.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Melt & Pour, Soap - Cold Process
Peggy • Washington

Date Submitted:  12/20/2018

I Recommend This Product!
"Love charcoal in my soaps"
COMMENTS:  I use charcoal instead of black colorant as it seems to work much better. I like that I can use it to make grey as well. The benefits of using charcoal are a bonus to me, I buy it mostly to use as a colorant.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Melt & Pour, Soap - Cold Process, Soap - Hot Process
Crystal • North Carolina

Date Submitted:  12/14/2018

I Recommend This Product!
"Excellent Product"
COMMENTS:  excellent products for facial masks
PRODUCT USED IN:   Face Care
Taura • Kansas

Date Submitted:  12/13/2018

I Recommend This Product!
"A Little Charcoal Will Do You Good..."
COMMENTS:  I really love using this in my soap creations. Not only is it GREAT for detoxifying your skin, it makes the most wonderful black in CP. I use it in every men's bar I create. And of course facial products.. You can't go wrong!
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process, Face Care
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• Great quality/Price
• Many applications
• Can create a light gray to a rich black
• Nothing
Michelle • Ohio

Date Submitted:  10/18/2018

I Recommend This Product!
"Great!"
COMMENTS:  This activated charcoal is really good and I add it to many of my facial products. Works well!
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process, Soap - CPOP, Exfoliants & Sugar Scrubs, Face Care
Dorina • Texas

Date Submitted:  10/03/2018

I Recommend This Product!
"Beautiful "
COMMENTS:  I used this activated charcoal to create soap for our kids. The soap turned out great and they love using it.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Melt & Pour
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• Blends in great
• Nothing
Ichabod • New Hampshire

Date Submitted:  09/17/2018

I Recommend This Product!
"Tea Tree Oil soap with Charcoal"
COMMENTS:  Utilized the Detergent free Tea Tree Oil base and added Activated Charcoal! Soap turned out amazing !! My daughter and her friends love it!! Charcoal is very popular right now and they went crazy over it!
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Melt & Pour
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• So easy to work with
• Wonderful lather
• Nsturally lightly scented
Timothy • Michigan

Date Submitted:  09/16/2018

I Recommend This Product!
"HELP me...going overboard!!"
COMMENTS:  Don't really need any help, but I did kind of go overboard a little the last few weeks. I put this item in everything lately! It's great and I love the variations of gray and black that you get with just one or two scoops difference! Its very airborn so make sure you wear a mask anytime you open the bag (I transferred mine to a large jug so it's easier to not get any on my hands). I originally meant to purchase the bamboo charcoal but was pleasantly surprised with this one.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Melt & Pour, Soap - Cold Process, Soap - Hot Process, Lotions, Creams & Butters
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• grey to black variations
• nothing
Sheila • Washington

Date Submitted:  09/16/2018

I Recommend This Product!
"Activated Charcoal Hardwood and Coconut "
COMMENTS:  My customers love my activated Charcoal soap. I can’t seem to make it fast enough. I use a mixture of hardwood and coconut for my soaps. I have had a lot of great comments. Everybody buys it, teens, women, and men. Sheila
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process
Tarevia • Tennessee

Date Submitted:  09/14/2018

I Recommend This Product!
"Facial masks,scrubs, and teeth whitener "
COMMENTS:  I pretty much put this in all my facial products. Works perfect
PRODUCT USED IN:   Face Care
Kristen • Washington

Date Submitted:  09/08/2018

I Recommend This Product!
"activated charcoal"
COMMENTS:  use this in cp soap and tooth powder and people cant get enough.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• everthing
• nothing
Vanessa • Texas

Date Submitted:  09/05/2018

I Recommend This Product!
"Activated Charcoal "
COMMENTS:  I add the charcoal to my soap to my cool water soap and little goes a long way. Not only is beneficial for your skin it makes the soap beautiful.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Hot Process
Amber • Minnesota

Date Submitted:  08/30/2018

I Recommend This Product!
"The best black, great for facial products"
COMMENTS:  This has become one of my new favs! As a colorant, you can’t get a better black. I made facial cleansing bars with Activated charcoal, honey powder and tea tree oil, with the shave and shampoo soap base...wow! The charcoal is a great cleanser, and the rich black color (that doesn’t stain) gives the bars such a great look. I can’t wait to get them on the shelves!
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Melt & Pour, Soap - Shave Shampoo, Face Care
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• Quality
• Price
• Has various uses
• Not a thing!
Candeana • Oklahoma

Date Submitted:  08/21/2018

I Recommend This Product!
"Activated charcoal hardwood 4 oz "
COMMENTS:  I made melt and pour hemp soap bars with the charcoal and tea tree essential oil for face soap and also used for shampoo bars. A little goes a long way, I bought the 4 0z jar and the price can't be beat. Awesome combo and my friends love it enough to buy. Will definitely keep in stock. It left my skin and hair feeling clean with no residue and very soft. Definately recommend!!
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Melt & Pour, Soap - Shampoo Bars
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• The price for the amount
• You dont have to use alot for a project
• Nothing
Emily • Ohio

Date Submitted:  08/09/2018

I Recommend This Product!
"Love it"
COMMENTS:  I use this to create lines in cp soap and also in my face soaps, and it never disappoints!
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process, Soap - Hot Process
theresa • New York

Date Submitted:  07/27/2018

I Recommend This Product!
"nice amount"
COMMENTS:  never worked with act. charcoal. a little goes a long way!
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Melt & Pour
Jana • Texas

Date Submitted:  07/13/2018

I Recommend This Product!
"Great natural colorant"
COMMENTS:  My go-to colorant for all shades of grey and black! I use mostly natural colorants, and the AC is so great to create the greys and blacks in my soaps. Very fine, easy to disperse in my oils or use a line. Love it!
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• FInely ground
• Great natural colorant
laura • California

Date Submitted:  05/25/2018

I Recommend This Product!
"A crowd favorite!"
COMMENTS:  I get rave reviews from my CP charcoal soap. It is a huge hit!
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process
Cynthia  • Virginia

Date Submitted:  04/15/2018

I Recommend This Product!
"works amazingly! "
COMMENTS:  loved this, just a little goes a loooonnnggg way. will definitely order more
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process
Nefertiti • New Jersey

Date Submitted:  04/12/2018

I Recommend This Product!
"Perfect "
COMMENTS:  Does exactly what I need it to do in my soaps. Does poof quite a bit but I work around it. You also cannot best this value.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Melt & Pour
Megan • California

Date Submitted:  04/07/2018

I Recommend This Product!
"Wonderful!"
COMMENTS:  I used it in a powdered peel off mask and it mixed well with the other ingredients
PRODUCT USED IN:   Face Care
Amanda • Louisiana

Date Submitted:  03/24/2018

I Recommend This Product!
"Activated Charcoal a must have for any soaper!"
COMMENTS:  I use activated charcoal in my facial bars my customers love it!!
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Melt & Pour, Bath Fizzies & Salts, Face Care
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• Does what it's supposed to
• Nothing
Megan • Connecticut

Date Submitted:  03/13/2018

I Recommend This Product!
"Excellent additive!"
COMMENTS:  Has been effective in removing excess oil from my face, and doesn’t leave a residue behind. 10/10!
PRODUCT USED IN:   Liquid Soap & Washes, Face Care
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• No residue
• Gentle on skin
Yanitse • Florida

Date Submitted:  02/24/2018

I Recommend This Product!
"Amazing "
COMMENTS:  Loved it! Vet sooth.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Melt & Pour, Soap - Cold Process, Soap - Shave Shampoo, Bath Fizzies & Salts
cynthia • Washington

Date Submitted:  02/14/2018

I Recommend This Product!
"Nice, easy to work with "
COMMENTS:  and incorporate into my oils pre-lye. I don't find it gritty at all and it's not airborne, either, when I measure it from the jar. i used about 1/2 tbsp pp and that worked out, color wise. Expected some texture and got that, plus the lather is slightly gray.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• fine and soft texture
• good quality
Kristina • New York

Date Submitted:  01/16/2018

I Recommend This Product!
"Great"
COMMENTS:  Love this to get a true black in cold process soap, easily can be hand mixed into soap
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process
Jana • Arizona

Date Submitted:  01/14/2018

I Recommend This Product!
"Love charcoal!"
COMMENTS:  I combine this with coconut charcoal for a true true true black, in CP and HP soap. Love the effects and when using enough it gives a slight exfoliation effect.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process, Soap - Hot Process
Holly • Oklahoma

Date Submitted:  01/12/2018

I Recommend This Product!
"Best Price Anywhere"
COMMENTS:  This activated charcoal is BLACK which also makes it perfect to double as a colorant !!! I just tried this in my first batch of HP soap is it worked beautifully. I will buy again.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Hot Process
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• eveything
Anthony • New Jersey

Date Submitted:  01/08/2018

I Recommend This Product!
"First time use for CP Soap/Shampoo bar"
COMMENTS:  I've been making CP Soap/Shampoo bars for 2 years and this is the first time trying charcoal. I just made my bar yesterday so they are not ready to use yet so the only comment I can make at this time is about the color after saponification. I was excited and fully expecting to see a black bar when I uncovered my soap molds and was disappointed to see 24 grey bars, no it's not the soda ash. Maybe it was my calculation or the instructions I found on this website. The instructions call for 1/4 teaspoon per pound of soap. My soap batch is 71.64 oz in total (water + oil + lye) or 4.478 lbs and I used 1.125 teaspoons and I rounded up to 4.5 lbs so technically I had a pinch more charcoal. I've seen a couple recipes that use 1-2 teaspoons PPS but I fear a grey or black lather and then staining. If anybody has any experience or can help me do the math to increase the black color, yet white lather, then please chime in.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process, Soap - Shampoo Bars
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• Quantity received for the price I paid
• Provide smaller amounts for sale
Anna • West Virginia

Date Submitted:  01/07/2018

I Recommend This Product!
"Great for oily, acne-prone skin"
COMMENTS:  I recently made some unscented CP bars using this charcoal, and lemme tell ya, it made a WORLD of difference on my face. My skin has cleared up, and the powder behaved so well when making the soap. This is by far my new favorite additive.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process, Bath Fizzies & Salts, Face Care
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• Works like a charm
• Easy to use
• Makes soap look cool
angela • Georgia

Date Submitted:  01/02/2018

I Recommend This Product!
"Great"
COMMENTS:  I use this for CP soap and salt scrubs. Love it and will continue ordering!
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process, Exfoliants & Sugar Scrubs
Lisa • Kansas

Date Submitted:  12/22/2017

I Recommend This Product!
"Makes a great face mask."
COMMENTS:  I used this with aloe vera gel to make a face mask and was very pleased with the results. The product is reasonably priced. I wouldn't use it around white face cloths or towels. Also needs to be incorporated with a hand whisk as it readily goes airborne.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Face Care
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• Easy to incorporate.
Marcie • Minnesota

Date Submitted:  12/19/2017

I Recommend This Product!
"Great Product"
COMMENTS:  I will purchase again.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process, Bath Fizzies & Salts
Brenda • Arizona

Date Submitted:  12/13/2017

"Very Scratchy"
COMMENTS:  Unfortunately I bought a pound of this awhile ago, tested soaps made with it and it's not near as fine as stated. It is gritty and scratchy in the soap. Not happy with it at all. Nice color though.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• Color
• Texture
• Make it finer
Jaquaha  • Pennsylvania

Date Submitted:  12/13/2017

I Recommend This Product!
"Activated Charcoal"
COMMENTS:  Good product.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Exfoliants & Sugar Scrubs
Judith  • Colorado

Date Submitted:  12/10/2017

I Recommend This Product!
"Activated Charcoal-Hardwood"
COMMENTS:  Big huge bag of activated charcoal should last me a long time. The bag is strong and sturdy with zip lock seal, no need to transfer to a different container.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Melt & Pour, Soap - Cold Process
Vanessa • South Dakota

Date Submitted:  12/02/2017

I Recommend This Product!
"Nice black color"
COMMENTS:  I've only used this in clear base and it doesn't take a lot. Makes a nice black, nothing sparkly.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Melt & Pour
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• A little goes a long way.
• Nothing
Kyleen • Oregon

Date Submitted:  11/30/2017

I Recommend This Product!
"Very pleased"
COMMENTS:  I only ordered 4oz, but the container I received was bigger than expected and I was very happy. The powder is super fine. My kiddo asked to smell it, and when she simply breathed out, the powder went poof! and she looked like a chimney sweep out of Mary Poppins. Hilarious! and no harm done. It is a deep, rich black, which I expect to color my soap very well. I will most certainly purchase more.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process
Karen • Texas

Date Submitted:  11/12/2017

I Recommend This Product!
"Activated Charcoal- Hardwood"
COMMENTS:  what a great product - my own skin seems so much cleaner and customers just love our face mask containing this AC - will order more someday - this stuff goes a very long way. When using it in mask - do not add more than your recipe calls for - it will turn darker black over time. Great stuff!
PRODUCT USED IN:   Exfoliants & Sugar Scrubs, Face Care
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• ease of use
• cool additive to our line
• nothing
Angela • New York

Date Submitted:  11/09/2017

I Recommend This Product!
"A little goes a long way!"
COMMENTS:  I have used this with hot and cold processed soaps and a little goes a long way! It lasts a long time and a great price! Definitely a great additive to my soaps adding skin benefits and a great classy look to my soaps!
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process, Soap - Hot Process
Amber • Florida

Date Submitted:  11/08/2017

I Recommend This Product!
"Excellent Quality! "
COMMENTS:  Excellent quality at an excellent price! There's so many fun things you can do with activated charcoal in soap (black & white hanger swirls, pencil lines, etc), that I've been having a blast getting creative, and it's so good for oily or acne-prone skin as well! This powder is so fine, it mixes perfectly & makes beautiful bars of soap every time! I've even used it in a homemade facial mask mixed with kaolin clay, colloidal oatmeal & rosehip seed oil, and OMG does my skin just glow! LOVE IT!!
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• Fine powder doesn't clump
• Mixes well in soap & carrier oils.
• Great quality. Lots of applications!
Karen • North Carolina

Date Submitted:  11/01/2017

I Recommend This Product!
"Perfect in cp soap"
COMMENTS:  I used this as part of a 3 part swirl in my Espresso cp soap. A little goes a long way and it performed as expected, no surprises.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• A little colors a lot of cp soap
• Nothing
Deborah • Ohio

Date Submitted:  10/22/2017

I Recommend This Product!
"Feels great!"
COMMENTS:  I just love the charcoal in my sugar scrub! It leaves your skin feeling extra silky!
PRODUCT USED IN:   Exfoliants & Sugar Scrubs
Lynn • Ohio

Date Submitted:  10/22/2017

I Recommend This Product!
"Activated Charcoal - Hardwood"
COMMENTS:  Made a plain bar of soap for a friend that hunts. He uses it before he goes out, to clean off his scent. He likes it. Not a huge seller, but I will always have a few bars available.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Melt & Pour
Melissa • Alabama

Date Submitted:  09/28/2017

I Recommend This Product!
"activated charcoal"
COMMENTS:  This is a fine black powder. I used this in a melt and pour facial bar. Activated charcoal is great for your skin. It is great for acneic skin as well. It doesn't need any additional black colorant. Poofs easily, so work gently with it.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Melt & Pour
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• nothing
Kellie • Virginia

Date Submitted:  09/23/2017

I Recommend This Product!
"Great price for a great product"
COMMENTS:  I have purchased AC from many places over the years. This was my first purchase of it from WSP. I snagged it on sale and figured I would try it. I am glad I did!! I can't figure out why, but it seems to mix and blend in oils better than others I have used- it almost seems like a finer powder? I don't know, but I'm impressed.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - CPOP, Bath Fizzies & Salts, Face Care
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• Solubility in oils
Toccora • Virginia

Date Submitted:  09/18/2017

I Recommend This Product!
"Great product"
COMMENTS:  Love this product. Have used it to color hp soap, as a facial scrub, and in toothpaste. Works fine. Never had any issues mixing it into my products.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Hot Process, Exfoliants & Sugar Scrubs
Teresa • South Carolina

Date Submitted:  09/05/2017

I Recommend This Product!
"scrub"
COMMENTS:  Makes a good scrub
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Melt & Pour
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• easy storage jar
Diane • Missouri

Date Submitted:  09/04/2017

I Recommend This Product!
"Love it!"
COMMENTS:  Haven't used it yet.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Exfoliants & Sugar Scrubs
Aubree • Tennessee

Date Submitted:  08/31/2017

I Recommend This Product!
"Awesome"
COMMENTS:  Perfect. The 4oz size is by weight, not just in a little 4oz jar. It'll do nicely in my cp soap, and add more benificially than black oxide.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Melt & Pour, Soap - Cold Process, Soap - Hot Process, Bath Fizzies & Salts, Exfoliants & Sugar Scrubs, Face Care
sandra • Georgia

Date Submitted:  08/31/2017

I Recommend This Product!
"Great product"
COMMENTS:  Great in Cold and hot process soaps, works well and doesn't take much.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - CPOP, Exfoliants & Sugar Scrubs, Face Care
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• quality
• price
laura • Indiana

Date Submitted:  08/30/2017

I Recommend This Product!
"Love It"
COMMENTS:  This is amazing for coloring your soap and giving them a wonderful feel. I love using this in my soaps, and it's relatively inexpensive. A little goes a long way, and it's extremely fine so don't use it near a fan or you'll have a mess to clean up.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• extra fine
• great color
• inexpensive
Michi • Oregon

Date Submitted:  08/22/2017

I Recommend This Product!
"Great for a natural colorant."
COMMENTS:  I purchased this with the intention of using it as a natural colorant in my men's soap line. It worked just as I hoped. Any detoxifying effects are simply a side benefit.gave my Soap a deep, rich contrast color. Will be ordering more!
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process, Soap - CPOP
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• Price and quality.
• Coloring effects.
• Marketability.
• Nothing.
Swan • Georgia

Date Submitted:  08/18/2017

I Recommend This Product!
"Charcoal soaps"
COMMENTS:  Love the activated charcoal when making soaps. It makes m&p super black and my regular goat milk soap sells like crazy when I add charcoal.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Melt & Pour, Soap - Cold Process
SANDRA • Georgia

Date Submitted:  08/12/2017

I Recommend This Product!
"ACTIVATED CHARCOAL PRODUCTS-MOST REQUESTED"
COMMENTS:  I made a few sample bars of charcoal soap and gave them out to my friends. THEY LOVED IT. I used the charcoal with the Goat Milk MP and it makes your skin feel soft, clean and fresh. I have more request for this product than any other.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Melt & Pour, Face Care
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• The way it cleans and clears up skin.
• Works on bug bites and skin irriations
• Nothing
Shena • Georgia

Date Submitted:  08/03/2017

I Recommend This Product!
"Very dusty but great."
COMMENTS:  This activated charcoal is a little more finer than other activated charcoals you may buy, causing it to be more air borne, but it works just as good.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Exfoliants & Sugar Scrubs, Face Care
Sherry • Florida

Date Submitted:  07/20/2017

I Recommend This Product!
"I prefer hardwood charcoal and this fits the bill!"
COMMENTS:  No problem using this whatsoever because of the EXCELLENT packaging.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process
Petra • Texas

Date Submitted:  07/06/2017

I Recommend This Product!
"I'm very happy"
COMMENTS:  I used it for the very first time last week in my cp soap and I love it. Had to make another one this week.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• Easy to use and beautiful black color
Kim • Illinois

Date Submitted:  07/05/2017

I Recommend This Product!
"Great activated charcoal "
COMMENTS:  Worked great in my CP soap, darkens as it cures
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process
Catie • Montana

Date Submitted:  06/27/2017

I Recommend This Product!
"Awesome"
COMMENTS:  I wouldn't buy activated charcoal from anywhere else. The quality is excellent and my customers love the charcoal bars. The price is a no brainer and I even caught my last order on sale!
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process
stacey • Michigan

Date Submitted:  06/27/2017

I Recommend This Product!
"PERFECT"
COMMENTS:  FOR FACE SOAP
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Hot Process, Face Care
Aliia  • Maryland

Date Submitted:  06/22/2017

I Recommend This Product!
"Activated Charcoal - Hardwood"
COMMENTS:  You definitely receive a nice amount of activated charcoal. I use it a lot for my cold process soaps.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Melt & Pour, Soap - Cold Process, Soap - Hot Process, Soap - Shave Shampoo, Liquid Soap & Washes, Exfoliants & Sugar Scrubs
Emily • Virginia

Date Submitted:  06/10/2017

I Recommend This Product!
"Super fine"
COMMENTS:  I love how perfect this blends into soap. I have not had any problems with grittyness or lumps, even without pre-mixing
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Melt & Pour, Soap - Cold Process
Elisabeth • Missouri

Date Submitted:  06/09/2017

I Recommend This Product!
"Easy to use"
COMMENTS:  This is a great quality of charcoal. It works very well and disperses easily into soap.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• performance
Mary • New York

Date Submitted:  06/09/2017

I Recommend This Product!
"Great product!"
COMMENTS:  I use this in cold process soap, a face mask, and a face scrub and they are all best sellers (even before the charcoal craze) customers with problem skin swear by the charcoal products. A must have ingredient at a great price!
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process, Face Care
Ashley • New York

Date Submitted:  06/01/2017

I Recommend This Product!
"great product"
COMMENTS:  great black color no fading or acceleration.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process
sharie • New York

Date Submitted:  05/30/2017

I Recommend This Product!
"Love it"
COMMENTS:  I use this to in some amazing soap that detoxes very well
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Hot Process
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• everything
Perry • North Carolina

Date Submitted:  05/22/2017

I Recommend This Product!
"Soap"
COMMENTS:  Great for my soap with skin problems
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• Great product
Eboni • California

Date Submitted:  05/15/2017

I Recommend This Product!
"Very good coverage "
COMMENTS:  A little goes a long way. Great quality!
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Hot Process
Emily • Georgia

Date Submitted:  05/06/2017

I Recommend This Product!
"Great product "
COMMENTS:  Great product
PRODUCT USED IN:   Face Care
Tamara • New York

Date Submitted:  04/10/2017

I Recommend This Product!
"Love it"
COMMENTS:  Wanted black soap for a account I'm working on and thought the charcoal would be a nice touch, this did exactly what I want it to do and looks great. Didn't bleed into the other colors at all.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process
John • New Jersey

Date Submitted:  04/03/2017

I Recommend This Product!
"Activated Charcoal"
COMMENTS:  I have used the activated charcoal in my soap and for face masks and am loving it. The powder blends easily and it was even easy to clean up after a spill.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Melt & Pour, Face Care
Theresa • Georgia

Date Submitted:  03/31/2017

I Recommend This Product!
"Bought this for my Coal and Clay soaps!"
COMMENTS:  I loved this in my coal and clay soaps. It makes a beautiful black soap and is great for coloring soaps when you need black too.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process, Soap - Hot Process
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• It is easy to incorporate in to my soaps
• Loved how easy it made to color my soaps
Jodi • Illinois

Date Submitted:  03/28/2017

I Recommend This Product!
"good quality"
COMMENTS:  I've used this in all of the various soaping methods. It came packaged well. No mess which can be an issue.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Melt & Pour, Soap - Cold Process, Face Care
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• Packaging
• Quality
Leanne • Illinois

Date Submitted:  03/27/2017

I Recommend This Product!
"Perfect for Black Bath Bombs"
COMMENTS:  I mostly use this for my Black Bath Bombs and Detox Bath Salt. My black bath bombs are a huge hit & sell out quickly. Adding the activated charcoal with a little other colorant gives jet black water. It's a good idea to disperse it with polysorbate 80 since charcoal isn't water soluable. Also, make sure you wear a mask when you work with it or you'll get it in your nose! This is definately one of my necessary ingredients!
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Melt & Pour, Bath Fizzies & Salts, Exfoliants & Sugar Scrubs
Juanita J  • Missouri

Date Submitted:  03/24/2017

I Recommend This Product!
"Great Product!"
COMMENTS:  I loved working with this product! I will order again.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process, Soap - Hot Process
Evita • Alabama

Date Submitted:  03/19/2017

I Recommend This Product!
"Using in Soap and Bath Bombs"
COMMENTS:  Using this for soap, masks, and bath bombs. So far have only tested in HP face bars.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Hot Process, Bath Fizzies & Salts, Exfoliants & Sugar Scrubs
Velma • Florida

Date Submitted:  03/14/2017

I Recommend This Product!
"We love this"
COMMENTS:  I really like how this was very easy to work with. It left an impressive bar of soap too.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Melt & Pour, Soap - Cold Process
Jessica  • Michigan

Date Submitted:  03/14/2017

I Recommend This Product!
"Love!"
COMMENTS:  Works like a charm for color. Only downside is that it sticks to the tub when using for bath bombs even with Polysorbate 80. Great for so many other things though!
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Melt & Pour, Soap - Cold Process, Bath Fizzies & Salts
Lacy • Georgia

Date Submitted:  03/10/2017

I Recommend This Product!
"works well in cp soap"
COMMENTS:  i use this for my detox soap, disperses well in cp soap.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process, Soap - CPOP
Doreen • New York

Date Submitted:  03/09/2017

I Recommend This Product!
"Great Stuff"
COMMENTS:  Cleanses without irritating.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• Everything
• Nothing
Jami • Washington

Date Submitted:  03/06/2017

I Recommend This Product!
"Activated Charcoal"
COMMENTS:  I bought a 2 oz jar & it really goes a long, long way - its an excellent price - is an ultra, super-fine powder and works perfectly every time!!!! Two thumbs up WSP!!!
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Melt & Pour, Soap - Cold Process
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• Easy to work with!
• Nothing! It's a perfect just as it is!
Wickedbombs • California

Date Submitted:  03/06/2017

I Recommend This Product!
"Great Color "
COMMENTS:  The color is amazing after it dissolves, wish it was a bit darker without having to add more to the batch.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Bath Fizzies & Salts
Brigid • Pennsylvania

Date Submitted:  03/03/2017

I Recommend This Product!
"Good quality"
COMMENTS:  Exactly as I expected. The packaging was nice too, I'm used to getting charcoal in bags, which are super messy. I was very happy to see this came in a jar.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Cold Process
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• Packaging
Angelee • California

Date Submitted:  02/25/2017

I Recommend This Product!
"Fantastic for skin"
COMMENTS:  My husband uses charcoal on his face to remove his pimple scars. After a few days we can see a huge difference in his skin. Must have for face and body products. He makes charcoal soaps for men, we use charcoal in our bath bombs and in body scrubs.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Melt & Pour, Bath Fizzies & Salts, Exfoliants & Sugar Scrubs, Face Care