Learn a simple method to make diy homemade activated charcoal soap using melt & pour process.
But before starting this charcoal soap recipe you should consider knowing its amazing benefits & what the activated charcoal is.
As these days activated charcoal is being used hugely in natural beauty products and even in cosmetics.
WHAT IS ACTIVATED CHARCOAL ?
Activated charcoal is basically a pure carbon which is made from wood, organic material found in damp areas, debris or from other sources of carbon. It is processed at an extreme high temperature which increases it’s surface area. Increase in surface area increase it’s ability to absorb.
Activated charcoal carries negative charge which attracts toxins & other heavy metals from your body & skin.
Now you know what is activated charcoal, lets jump to the recipe to make your own diy homemade activated charcoal soap
- Activated charcoal powder – 2 tbsp
- Goat milk soap base – 200 gram
- Coconut oil – 1 tbsp
- Eucalyptus essential oil ( optional ) – 4 drops
- Soap mold or paper cup
- For making this you can microwave or use double boiling method to melt the soap base
- We are using double boiler method, for that in a large utensil add some water
- Bring water to boil
- Keep a heat safe bowl on top of the utensil
- Add soap base ( cut them in small pieces roughly )
- Stir & melt the soap base
- In melted soap add coconut oil, eucalyptus essential oil & give it a nice mix
- Pour the soap mixture in soap mold or paper cup
- Spray rubbing alcohol to avoid bubbles ( optional )
- Let the soap rest for some hours to get completely set
- Now your homemade charcoal soap is ready to use.
BENEFITS OF ACTIVATED CHARCOAL FOR SKIN :
- Activated charcoal helps to pull out toxins, dirt & pollution from the skin pores
- It helps to remove excess oil from your skin
- Act as a natural exfoliator
- Reduces & prevents acne, pimples
- Activated charcoal has anti-fungal & anti-bacterial properties, which helps to keep your skin healthy
- It is a natural, gentle yet powerful ingredient for natural skin care. As it can be used in many other ways to get healthy & beautiful skin
- It comes with anti-aging properties
- Helps to treat rashes & insect bites because of anti-inflammatory properties
- Removes blackheads
- Makes your skin glowing naturally.
You can also check out these simple 8 home remedies for glowing skin.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF ACTIVATED CHARCOAL :
- As activated charcoal carries negative charge, it pulls out toxins like a magnet
- Activated charcoal helps to detoxify your body. Removes toxins & heavy metals from your body
- It helps to lower bad cholesterol & increases good cholesterol
- It improves your oral health & helps to whiten teeth ( I’ll share the recipe below )
- Helps to purify water & makes it clean to drink.
HOW TO MAKE ACTIVATED CHARCOAL TOOTHPASTE FOR TEETH WHITENING :
- Activated charcoal powder – 1 tbsp
- Coconut oil – 1/2 tbsp
- Baking soda – 1/2 tbsp
- Peppermint oil – 2 drops
- Mix all the above ingredients together in a bowl
- Take small portion on your tooth brush
- Brush your teeth with in a proper brushing way for 2-3 minute
- Rinse with plain water.
FINAL THOUGHTS :
Activated charcoal is filled with many health and beauty benefits. Adding it in your daily routine will give you amazing results.
Of course, a soap made from activated charcoal will help to make your skin clear and glowing naturally. You can also make activated charcoal scrub at home. Check this recipe for charcoal scrub to get glowing skin.