Activated Charcoal is a common raw material used in cosmetics for soaps, shampoos and other skin products. It is created by heating regular charcoal with a certain gas to create pores. These pores help trap chemicals when the product is used, resulting to an ability to absorb & draw out oil from the skin. This ingredient is best for products targeted to people with OILY skin.
Appearance & Odor:
- Fine, black powder
- Activated Charcoal is NOT water soluble
- Cold Process Soapmaking
- Add up to 1 teaspoon per half kilo of soap
- For a lighter (gray) shade, add to oils before adding the lye + water mixture
- To create darker soap, add the charcoal during trace.
- You can dissolve the charcoal first in a light oil OR you can also add it directly to your soap batter at light trace.
- Melt & Pour Soapmaking
- Dissolve charcoal first into alcohol (1 teaspoon charcoal to 1 tablespoon 99% Isoprophyl Alcohol)
- Add the dissolved charcoal into melted soap and then mix thoroughly
Shelf Life & Storage:
- To maintain freshness and extend the life of this product, store in a dry place away from moisture.
- Keep container tightly sealed at all times.
- May have a shelf life of up to 5 years if stored properly.
- This product is for external use only.
- Activated Charcoal should NOT be ingested.