How to Make Soap From Bamboo Charcoal

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How to Make Soap From Bamboo Charcoal
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Bamboo charcoal detoxifies by absorbing toxins from the environment around it. When used to detoxify water it also releases minerals such as calcium, sodium and magnesium. If bamboo charcoal is added to soap, its detoxifying properties cleanse the skin by absorbing impurities. Bamboo charcoal soap is available in retail stores and online, but you can make it yourself. You can even use whatever you have left over as a gift.

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Things you need

  • 0.454kg. melt and pour soap base
  • Microwave-safe mixing bowl
  • Cling film
  • Spoon
  • 1 tbsp bamboo charcoal powder
  • 28.4gr. lavender essential oil
  • Soap mould
  • Rubbing alcohol in spray bottle

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  1. 1

    Place half of the melt and pour soap base into a mixing bowl, then cover the bowl with cling film. (The cling film prevents moisture from escaping the bowl when you heat your base.)

  2. 2

    Microwave the covered bowl on high for 1 minute.

  3. 3

    Uncover the bowl and add the remaining soap base.

  4. 4

    Stir until all the soap base is melted.

  5. 5

    Add 1 tbsp bamboo charcoal powder and 29.6ml. lavender essential oil. Stir these ingredients until they are thoroughly integrated into the soap base.

  6. 6

    Carefully pour the liquefied soap into a soap mould.

  7. 7

    Spray the exposed soap with rubbing alcohol to prevent air bubbles from forming in your soap.

  8. 8

    Allow the soap to harden in the mould for several hours. Once it has hardened, remove it from the mould and use immediately or wrap in cling film to store for later use.

Tips and warnings

  • Try using organic soap base for an extra pure soap.
  • Never fill your soap mould to the top. Instead, fill 85 per cent of the way to facilitate easier release of your finished soap.
  • Melted soap base can get extremely hot, so be careful.

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