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« on: May 28, 2013 10:10:33 AM »



Check out these beauties!  The black soap is tea tree charcoal facial soap.  Behind that is some orange eucalyptus, sweet rose (had to rebatch since the fragrance made my soap seize..but gave it a nice texture) The brown soap is orange vanilla honey.  A local beekeeper totally hooked me up with some wonderful honey for soap at a pretty reasonable price.  Smiley

I used a combination of olive, sustainable palm, coconut, and shea butter.  I really love making cold process soap.  It has quickly become one of my favorite hobbies.
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« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2013 01:07:52 PM »

They look great!!  The tea tree charcoal is really interesting to me. Is it quite gentle on the skin? 
They all sound marvellous, really.
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« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2013 02:43:15 PM »

I have the same question as Belladune. Never heard of using charcoal in soap.
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« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2013 10:02:49 PM »

They look great! Totally wish for smell-o-vision every time someone posts soap!
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« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2013 04:47:14 AM »

They're lovely looking! Wish I could smell them! Does the black one get the color only from the charcoal...or do you use something else to get that rich onyx color?
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« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2013 08:40:50 PM »

Charcoal is totally gentle on the skin!  My skin is pretty sensitive, and I use it on my face every morning.  I only added about 2 Tbsp of it, and it works like a charm.  A few of my friends who have pretty gnarly acne said that it has been extremely helpful.  I also added some lavandin grosso for it's antiseptic qualities.

The charcoal powder gives it that beautiful onyx look.  Unfortunately, once the soap dries it will look a bit "ashy." This is easily fixed by holding it over a steamy pot of boiling water for a few seconds. Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2013 08:55:01 PM »

These look lovely! Would love to get my hands on the charcoal soap. I use Origins Active Charcoal Mask and my acne-riddled face loooooves it, so I'm sure your soaps would awesome!
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« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2013 02:01:16 PM »

Charcoal is totally gentle on the skin!  My skin is pretty sensitive, and I use it on my face every morning.  I only added about 2 Tbsp of it, and it works like a charm.  A few of my friends who have pretty gnarly acne said that it has been extremely helpful.  I also added some lavandin grosso for it's antiseptic qualities.

The charcoal powder gives it that beautiful onyx look.  Unfortunately, once the soap dries it will look a bit "ashy." This is easily fixed by holding it over a steamy pot of boiling water for a few seconds. Smiley

I've seen people put it (using gloves) into cold water for a moment to glaze it over. I'm guessing the steam does the same thing?

I'm loving the "gothic" vibe to it. Add a few spikes and you can sell it at any goth or metal festival. Or maybe press a bacardi bottle cap into it, then sell it (edit: actually if you're going to sell it, it's probably best to get your own bat, that bat is already spoken for I think) complete with a wall-attachable magnet (so you can attach the soap with the bottle cap to the magnet so the soap can dry when not in use), and market it as "vampire bat soap". You know, hanging upside down like a bat, just chilling there. Unless it leaves blackness under the fingernails; most gothic women have excellent manicures they'd be upset to ruin.

As for the lighter varieties, they remind me I'm all out of fudge... Mmmm fudge...
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