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Activated Charcoal Melt and Pour Soap Recipe with Essential Oils for Anti-Acne Skin Care

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If you’re not quite ready to work with lye but want to make a natural facial soap with activated charcoal, then try this easy melt and pour soap recipe for beginners! This homemade activated charcoal soap recipe is not only quick and easy to make. It’s also a great addition to your natural skin care routine as part of your daily beauty regimen for acne free skin.

Easy activated charcoal melt and pour soap recipe for beginners with an acne fighting essential oil blend. If you're not quite ready to work with lye but want to make a natural facial soap with activated charcoal, then try this easy melt and pour soap recipe for beginners! This homemade no lye activated charcoal melt and pour soap recipe is not only quick and easy to make. It's also a great addition to your natural skin care routine as part of your daily beauty regimen for acne free skin. Help prevent acne and promote healing with this natural melt and pour soap recipe that even beginning soapmakers can craft at home!

How to Make An Activated Charcoal Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Want to try your own homemade soap recipe for your acne but aren’t quite ready to delve into cold process soapmaking? Try this quick and easy activated charcoal melt and pour soap recipe instead! This homemade activated charcoal melt and pour soap recipe starts with a quality, all natural yogurt soap base. Four simple ingredients are then added to not only help control acne but to also soothe skin and promote healing.

This easy to craft homemade activated charcoal melt and pour soap recipe fights acne plus soothes and helps to heal skin with natural essential oils.

These Natural Activated Charcoal Soap Ingredients Help Fight Acne

These natural ingredients are some of my favorites for an anti-acne activated charcoal melt and pour soap.

Sea Buckthorn Oil – This concentrated oil has anti-inflammatory properties that help to calm aggravated skin. Additionally, it not only helps to fight acne but it also possesses healing properties that will help to prevent acne scars from occurring. Sea Buckthorn oil is probably best praised, however, for its restorative and anti-aging properties.

Activated Charcoal – Activated charcoal naturally helps to detoxify skin of impurities, draw out dirt and oil, and, in melt and pour soap it also acts as a mild exfoliant. It’s also suitable for those prone to eczema and psoriasis.

Patchouli Essential Oil – Patchouli offers its own anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties to this soap. It’s commonly used in skin care for its ability to tackle acne prone skin, eczema, inflammation, and cracked or chapped irritated skin. It’s also prized for its cell-rejuvenating properties and its ability to lessen the look of scars. In addition it can also help to balance out oily skin.

Lavender Essential Oil – Lavender is prized for its acne fighting and healing properties as well as its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. It serves to treat acne and soothe skin while also helping to prevent scarring.

Yogurt Melt and Pour Soap Base – This melt and pour soap base is all natural and free of SLS and detergents. Plus its made with real yogurt which when applied topically has been shown to fight acne, moisturize and help to prevent premature aging.

This easy to craft homemade activated charcoal melt and pour soap recipe fights acne plus soothes and helps to heal skin with natural essential oils.

Activated Charcoal Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

4.5 oz. natural yogurt melt and pour soap base
2 ml sea buckthorn oil
1 ml patchouli essential oil
2 ml lavender essential oil
1/2 teaspoon activated charcoal powder

Directions:

This activated charcoal melt and pour soap recipe will yield one bar of soap that weighs about 5 oz.

To make this soap begin by weighing out the soap base using a digital scale. Cube the soap base using a Chef’s knife and combine in a large glass Pyrex measuring cup then microwave for 30 seconds watching carefully as you don’t want your soap base to boil. Remove and stir then heat again if needed to melt the soap base all the way through.

Using a graduated plastic transfer pipettes measure out the sea buckthorn and essential oils and stir into the melted soap base.

Now measure out the activated charcoal with a measuring spoon and add to the melted soap. Whisk with a fork to incorporate. Pour into your mold of choice.

Once the soap has fully hardened remove from the mold and wrap tightly in foodservice film or use it right away! (I took mine right into the shower with me!)

Easy activated charcoal melt and pour soap recipe with acne fighting essential oils. If you're not quite ready to work with lye but want to make a natural facial soap with activated charcoal, then try this easy melt and pour soap recipe for beginners! This homemade no lye activated charcoal melt and pour soap recipe is not only quick and easy to make. It's also a great addition to your natural skin care routine as part of your daily beauty regimen for acne free skin. Help prevent acne and promote healing with this natural melt and pour soap recipe that even beginning soapmakers can craft at home!

If you like my easy no lye charcoal facial soap recipe, then be sure to pin this simple soap making recipe for later!

Activated Charcoal Soap Recipes

More Activated Charcoal Melt and Pour Soap Recipes

If you’re looking for more activated charcoal soap recipes be sure to try out these other recipes I’ve created:

Lavender & Tea Tree Cold Process Soap Recipe with Activated Charcoal
Natural Activated Charcoal Cold Process Facial Soap Recipe
Natural Activated Charcoal Two-in-One Facial Scrub and Cleanser Recipe
Natural Cold Process Carrot Complexion Soap Recipe
Activated Charcoal Facial Cleanser Recipe
Patchouli Rose Complexion Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

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Lavender & Tea Tree Soap Recipe with Activated Charcoal for Anti-Acne Skin Care

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Activated charcoal soaps are super popular for helping to fight acne. And for good reason! They really work on acne prone skin. So I decided to take the classic lavender and tea tree soap recipe combo that’s been used traditionally to help fight acne and combine it with activated charcoal.

Activated charcoal soap recipe with essential oils for your natural skin care routine. A classic lavender & tea tree soap recipe for acne prone skin with the added benefits of activated charcoal. Enjoy the acne fighting benefits of activated charcoal and essential oils with this homemade beauty recipe for DIY activated charcoal soap. A natural effective home remedy for acne breakouts. Make this homemade soap recipe for your daily beauty regimen as a natural acne remedy for breakouts.

A Classic Anti-Acne Tea Tree Soap Recipe with Activated Charcoal

This well balanced combination of soapmaking oils, activated charcoal and essential oils make my homemade lavender and tea tree soap recipe with activated charcoal great for anyone prone to acne regardless of skin type. So my activated charcoal soap recipe is the perfect addition to your natural skin care routine.

A classic lavender & tea tree soap recipe for acne prone skin, this homemade soap recipe offers all the added benefits of activated charcoal in a convenient soap form. Not only does the activated charcoal help to draw out dirt and toxin in skin, when combined with lavender and tea tree essential oils, it also helps to fight acne causing bacteria.

Keep reading to learn how to make my activated charcoal soap. You’ll love using my lavender and tea tree soap recipe as a natural and effective home remedy to prevent and fight acne breakouts.

DIY Handmade Lavender and Tea Tree Soap Recipe with Activated Charcoal for Acne Prone Skin

Lavender & Tea Tree Soap Recipe

A natural homemade soap recipe with activated charcoal. Plus lavender and tea tree essential oils.

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

10.8 oz. hemp seed oil
7.2 oz. palm kernel flakes
9 oz. 76°F melt point coconut oil
7.2 oz. macadamia nut oil
1.8 oz. shea butter

5.2 oz. lye/sodium hydroxide
11.5 oz. distilled water

.72 oz. lavender essential oil
.36 oz. tea tree oil
2 Tablespoons activated charcoal

Instructions:

Ready to make my homemade soap recipe for your daily beauty regimen as a natural acne remedy for breakouts? Then let’s get started!

This is a cold process soap recipe. Therefore you’ll need to follow your basic cold process soapmaking instructions and remember to take all safety precautions when making my activated charcoal soap recipe with lavender and tea tree.

Using a digital scale begin by weighing out the water and lye separately, then pour the lye slowly into the distilled water and mix until all of the lye has dissolved. Set aside to cool.

Now prepare your soapmaking oils by weighing them out and combining in a large stainless steel pot. Heat on the stove over medium heat until all oils have melted then remove from heat and allow to cool.

Once the lye-water and oils have cool to about 100°F mix the lye-water and oils together using a stick blender. At light trace add the lavender and tea tree essential oils and activated charcoal and mix completely, then prepare into your prepared soap mold. (This soap recipe will fit in one of my DIY wooden loaf soap molds and yields 10-12 bars.) Cover and insulate for 24 hours.

After the insulation period, unmold the soap loaf you made using my lavender and tea tree soap recipe. Then cut the cold process soap loaf into bars. Allow my activated charcoal soap to cure for 4-6 weeks before use. Then wrap and label as desired.

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Discover More Soap Recipes Like My Lavender & Tea Tree Soap Recipe

If you like my natural lavender and tea tree soap recipe, then be sure to explore more of my homemade cold process soap recipes. You can find more information on making homemade soaps as well as more cold process soap recipes by following me on Pinterest. My DIY Bath and Body board on Pinterest  is a great place to discover new handmade cold process soap recipes, homemade melt and pour soap recipes and other bath, body and beauty DIY’s on a regular basis! Also check out my collection of 130+ homemade soap recipes for every skill level!

For more homemade skin care recipes that use acne-fighting activated charcoal, be sure to check out my other natural soap and skin care recipes: Activated Charcoal Two-in-One Facial Scrub and Cleanser Recipe, Natural Activated Charcoal Liquid Soap Facial Cleanser Recipe, Natural Carrot Complexion Cold Process Soap Recipe and my Natural Lavender Scented Activated Charcoal Facial Soap Recipe.

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Activated Charcoal Facial Soap Recipe for Acne Prone Skin

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 reciThis natural activated charcoal facial soap recipe for acne prone skin is crafted with clay, essential oils and activated charcoal to detox skin, calm inflammation and aid in acne prevention. Keep reading to learn more about the natural ingredients used to craft this DIY facial soap. Plus how to make your own charcoal facial soap recipe to use as part of your daily skin care routine for acne prevention.

Need facial soap recipes? This DIY facial soap recipe with activated charcoal is the perfect homemade facial soap bar for acne prone skin. Made with essential oils activated charcoal & botanical ingredients this homemade charcoal soap recipe makes a lovely addition to your natural skin care routine. This cold process facial soap recipe is the perfect skin care product for your beauty regimen to use as a natural facial cleanser to fight & prevent acne. Natural soap recipe for anti-acne skin care.

Formulating a charcoal facial soap recipe.

If you’re like me, you have regular breakouts due to those monthly and unwelcome, hormone changes. However, as someone with both combination and maturing skin, I wanted to create a homemade facial soap recipe that would not only help to curb the “adult” acne, but also wouldn’t strip my entire face of completely of oil. This is especially important during winter when I tend to have overly dry cheeks despite an oily t-zone. Therefore I created a natural activated charcoal facial soap recipe that provides the perfect combination of skin loving ingredients with acne fighting prevention.

This natural activated charcoal facial soap recipe for acne prone skin is crafted with clay, essential oils and activated charcoal to detox skin, calm inflammation and aid in acne prevention.

About the ingredients in my charcoal facial soap recipe.

Activated charcoal.

The activated charcoal in my activated charcoal facial soap recipe works to gently draw out impurities in the skin, removing dirt, grime and environmental toxins.

Essential oils.

I also included two essential oils prized for their anti-acne skin care benefits. They are lavender essential oil and tea tree essential oil. In addition to its antibacterial properties, lavender essential oil also has anti-inflammatory benefits when used in skin care. Therefore, lavender essential oil not only fights the bacteria that can cause acne, it also helps to soothe and calm skin. In addition, tea tree essential oil, also lends to acne prevention due to its antibacterial properties.

Spirulina powder.

My charcoal facial soap recipe also includes spirulina powder. Also known as blue/green algae, this powder is naturally rich in vitamins and minerals that help to nourish skin.

Moroccan Rhassoul clay.

Similarly to activated charcoal, clay also helps to draw out oil and toxins. Therefore I chose to use red Moroccan rhassoul clay in my charcoal facial soap recipe. This mineral rich clay has a higher magnesium and silica content than other natural clays, making it especially useful for facial treatments and skin care.

Natural botanicals.

Rosehips powder also makes a lovely addition to my charcoal facial soap recipe. This ingredient is prized for its natural antioxidant and anti-aging skin care properties. While chamomile powder is added to soothe skin inflammation.

Carrier oils & butters.

Coconut oil is used in this facial soap for its cleansing power. However, I’ve also included a combination of carrier oils and butters for their skin conditioning properties. These natural soap making ingredients shea butter and jojoba oil, grape seed oil, olive squalane and evening primrose oil. This combination of ingredients help to create a rich, luxurious charcoal facial soap recipe.

In addition, as many soap makers choose to no longer use palm oil for soap making, I formulate my charcoal facial soap recipe to be palm oil free.

Acne soap recipe for your natural skin care routine. Learn how to craft a natural facial soap recipe for your acne prone skin using organic essential oils and activated charcoal, clay and spirulina powder.

Activated Charcoal Facial Soap Recipe

©  Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

14.4 oz. pomace olive oil
7.2 oz. refined coconut oil
7.2 oz. rice bran oil
3.6 oz. grape seed oil
1.9 oz.  jojoba oil
1.4 oz. evening primrose oil
1.2 oz. shea butter
.3 oz. olive squalane oil
1 Tablespoon carnauba wax (about 9 grams)

12 fluid oz. distilled water
4.6 oz. lye/sodium hydroxide

At trace:

1 Tablespoon activated charcoal powder
1 Tablespoon spirulina powder
1 Tablespoon red Moroccan Rhassoul clay
1 Tablespoon rosehips powder
1 Tablespoon chamomile flower powder
1 oz. lavender essential oil
.15 oz. tea tree oil

Instructions:

My activated charcoal facial soap recipe fits one of my wooden loaf soap molds. (You can learn how to make your own here.) The final soap making recipe yields approximately 10-12 4.3-5 oz. bars depending on how they are cut.

You’ll need to follow my basic cold process soapmaking instructions in order to make my charcoal facial soap recipe. In addition, you should also take all necessary safety precautions, including eye protection, adequate ventilation and gloves.

Begin by measuring out 12 fluid ounces of distilled water. Pour the water into a non-aluminum, heat safe pitcher or large glass pyrex measuring cup that’s free of crazing or scratches.

Next use a digital kitchen scale to weigh out the lye. Slowly pour the lye into the water. Then stir into the distilled water until all of the lye has dissolved. Set aside to cool.

Next, weigh out the soapmaking oils, shea butter and wax. Combine in a large non-aluminum pot. Place the pot on the stove and melt at medium heat. Once until all ingredients have melted, remove from heat. Set the soap making fats aside to cool.

While the lye-water and soapmaking oils cool, you need to line your mold. (This step applies only if you are using a wooden soap mold. There is no need to line a silicone loaf soap mold.)

Then measure out the activated charcoal, spirulina powder, clay, rosehips powder and chamomile powder. Combine in a small container and set aside.

In a separate container, weigh out the essential oils and set aside.

When your ingredients reach between 110 to 115 degrees F you are ready to make soap. You’ll want to mix this soap at a slightly higher temperature due to the addition of the wax.

You can add your dry ingredients to the charcoal facial soap batter at trace. However, if you are concerned about a fast trace in which thoroughly incorporating all of the dry ingredients may prove challenging, stir the dry ingredients into the soap making fats prior to adding the lye. Then use an immersion/stick blender to mix the dry ingredients in the oils.

Now slowly pour the lye-water into the soapmaking oils and stir with an immersion/stick blender until you reach a light trace. At that point, stir in the essential oils. You would also need to add the dry ingredients at this point if they weren’t added previously. Mix again with the stick blender until you reach a medium to heavy trace. Then pour the soap batter into your prepared soap mold.

Cover the mold, and if using a wooden loaf soap mold, insulate the charcoal facial soap. Set aside for 24 hours.

After the insulation period, unmold the activated charcoal facial soap and cut into bars. (Learn how to make a loaf soap cutter here.) Then set your facial soap bars in a cool, dry location to cure for 4-6 weeks prior to use.

Learn how to craft a natural facial soap recipe for your acne prone skin using organic essential oils and activated charcoal, clay and spirulina powder.

Looking for cute labels for your homemade charcoal facial soaps? The cigar band labels pictured on these homemade soap bars are from Lilac & Lavender Blog. For your convenience, I’ve created a pdf file using these designs to create printable cigar band soap labels. Just print (in landscape format,) cut and wrap! (Download the printable lavender cigar band soap labels here.)

This natural carrot complexion soap recipe is a skin nourishing facial soap you can make at home using the cold process soap making method to help fight acne.

More facial soap recipes.

If you like my charcoal facial soap recipe, then be sure to also try this similar soap recipe. A more traditional acne soap recipe with lavender & tea tree soap also contains activated charcoal powder. However, there are fewer ingredients called for in that charcoal facial soap recipe.

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Homemade Soap Recipes for Every Skill Level

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130+ homemade soap recipes to make for every skill level. Learn how to make a variety of homemade soaps for three different types of soap making – cold process soapmaking, melt and pour soapmaking and hand milled soapmaking. This huge collection of homemade soap recipes can be made to naturally care for your family’s skin or to gift to friends. Many of these recipe you can also make to sell at your local farmers market, craft fairs or online on sites like Etsy.

130+ homemade soap recipes to make for every skill level. Learn how to make a variety of homemade soaps for three different types of soap making - cold process soap making, melt and pour soap making and hand milled soap making. A huge collection of homemade soap recipes to make for your family, to gift to friends or to make and sell for extra money online, at your local farmers market, craft fairs or on Etsy.

I’ve been making my own homemade soap recipes for close to two decades now. I’m constantly amazed by how the craft of soapmaking has changed and evolved over time. I was also a bit stunned by just how many different homemade soap recipes I’ve formulated or shared in that time. (And that doesn’t even count the recipes that never made it to my blog.) So, for those of you interested in trying more of my homemade soap recipes, but aren’t sure what to search for, I’ve compiled over 130 soap recipes all in one place for your convenience. (You can also sort through most of my soap recipes with photos via this Pinterest board.)

The best homemade soap recipes on Pinterest! Learn how to make a variety of homemade soaps for three different types of soap making - cold process soap making, melt and pour soap making and hand milled soap making. A huge collection of homemade soap recipes to make for your family, to gift to friends or to make and sell for extra money online, at your local farmers market, craft fairs or on Etsy.

Homemade Soap Recipes

Following you’ll find collections of my favorite homemade soap recipes ever made. Whether you want to make melt and pour soap, cold process soap or even hand milled soap, these homemade soap recipes make beautiful gifts as well as everyday skin care products for you and your family.

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Now that you’ve made one or more of my favorite homemade soap recipes, it’s time package and label them for sale or to give as handmade gifts! You can find some amazing DIY ideas for packaging your homemade soaps here. (There are even creative ideas for tackling the packaging for round soaps.) You can also learn how to create custom soap labels with this tutorial.

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How to Make Hand Milled Soap (With A Charcoal & Anise Soap Recipe from Amanda Gail Aaron)

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Making hand milled soap is an easy way to learn how to make soap for beginners. Keep reading to learn how to make hand milled soap with an easy charcoal & anise soap recipe from Amanda Gail Aaron’s new book, The Complete Guide to Natural Soap Making. 

Natural Soap Making Book. Is soap making a new hobby you've been wanting to explore? Have you made soap before but want to learn other soap making techniques? Learn a variety of soap making methods and explore easy to follow soap recipes and tutorials in Amanda Gail's book, The Complete Guide to Natural Soap Making. New and beginning soapmakers will learn how to craft natural homemade soaps using five different soap making techniques plus 65 natural soap recipes.

New Natural Soap Making Book

Is soap making a new hobby you’ve been wanting to explore? Have you made soap before but want to learn other soap making techniques? Learn a variety of soap making methods and explore easy to follow soap recipes and tutorials in Amanda Gail’s new book, The Complete Guide to Natural Soap Making.

As we discover in Amanda Gail’s new book, there are many different ways to make soap. New and beginning soapmakers will learn how to craft natural homemade soaps using five different soap making techniques. These natural soap making methods include:

  • Hand Milled Soap Making
  • Melt and Pour Soap Making
  • Liquid Soap Making
  • Hot Process Soap Making
  • Cold Process Soap Making

In addition to comprehensive, easy to follow soap making tutorials, Amanda’s book also contains numerous natural soap recipes. Each of these recipes enable you to explore all of the soap making methods mentioned, then further build on that knowledge. In addition, you’ll also gain insight on essential soap making equipment and ingredients you need to get started. The book also contains insider soap design tricks and soap making techniques that will further guarantee your success.

Regardless of your preferred soap making method, you’ll find that soap making quickly becomes an addictive hobby. Therefore it won’t be long until you’re not only supplying natural soaps for your family, but for friends and coworkers too! You’ll also begin to build the foundation for achieving not just your soap making goals, but for starting a business to sell your natural soaps.

What Is Hand Milled Soap?

Two of the easiest ways for beginners to get started in soap making are through melt and pour soap making and hand milled soap making. While most of you are likely familiar with making melt and pour soap using a glycerin soap base, you may be less familiar with how to make hand milled soap.

If you’re looking for an easy (and affordable) way to learn how to make soap for beginners, then I highly recommend you learn how to make hand milled soap. You’ll find, that if you’re already a fan of handmade soaps, making hand milled soap is a great way to use up leftover soap slivers. It also allows you to customize your natural soaps with ingredients that offer additional benefits for your skin type.

Hand milled soaps are created by rebatching unscented (or leftover) soaps on the stovetop or in an oven. This is done to add scent and color, conditioning skin care ingredients or to salvage a botched cold process soap batch. Typically one makes hand milled soap by grating an existing soap bar, then mixing it will milk or water. Once the soap melts, other ingredients can be added to customize the fragrance, color or other properties of the soap.

Hand milling soap is an easy way to learn how to make custom natural soaps. The process is easier than making soap completely from scratch in which you combine lye and soap making fats. It’s also a safer process for anyone who has pets or small children in the home.

Making hand milled soap is an easy way to learn how to make soap for beginners. Learn how to make hand milled soap with an easy charcoal & anise soap recipe from Amanda Gail Aaron's book, The Complete Guide to Natural Soap Making. If you're looking for an easy way to learn how to make soap for beginners, then learn how to make hand milled soap. Making hand milled soap allows you to customize your natural soaps with ingredients that offer additional benefits for your skin type.

How to Make Hand Milled Soap

I hope that you’re as excited as I was the first time I learned how to make hand milled soap. Amanda was gracious enough to share her charcoal & anise hand milled soap recipe from her new book, which you can find below.

Anise & Charcoal Natural Soap Recipe

This stark black hand milled soap is naturally scented with anise, peppermint and lavender essential oils. Formulated with an easy to use hand milled soap base, this homemade soap recipe also contains activated charcoal. The addition of charcoal makes this hand milled soap perfect for acne prone skin, as charcoal works to draw out impurities, oils and toxins from skin.

Following is Amanda’s recipe for charcoal & anise soap (from her book) along with her instructions on how to make hand milled soap. This recipe yields four hand milled soap bars, each weighing approximately 113 grams. It can be made from start to completion in about an hour. You can use pre-bought soap shreds for this recipe. Alternately, you can also grate your own soap from bars of unscented cold or hot process soap.

Equipment Needed:

Digital scale
Glass container
1 (16-ounce) heatproof glass measuring cup
Silicone spatulas
Measuring spoons
Oval silicone mold (with at least 4 cavities)

Ingredients:

450 grams unscented and uncolored soap shreds
1/2 tablespoon charcoal powder
1 tablespoon dried rose petals
4 grams lavender essential oil
4 grams anise essential oil
2 grams peppermint essential oil

Instructions:

Start by prepping the essential oils for this soap. Do this by weighing out each of the three essential oils called for in the recipe. Then blend together in glass container and set aside.

Now wet the soap shreds.

Heat the moistened soap shreds until they become translucent and resemble mashed potatoes.

Once melted, remove the soap from heat.

Working quickly add the prepared essential oil fragrance blend. Then mix in the essential oils and the charcoal powder until all ingredients are thoroughly combined.

Now divide the rose petals among each mold cavity.

Quickly spoon the the soap into each mold cavity, covering the rose petals. Then use a spatula to smooth the soap down.

Once the soap has hardened, remove it from the mold.

Allow the finished hand milled soap bars to cure for two weeks prior to use.

To use, massage onto wet facial skin. Allow the soap to sit on your face, as you would a mask, for about one minute. Then rinse off and pat dry.

Natural Soap Making Book. Is soap making a new hobby you've been wanting to explore? Have you made soap before but want to learn other soap making techniques? Learn a variety of soap making methods and explore easy to follow soap recipes and tutorials in Amanda Gail's book, The Complete Guide to Natural Soap Making. New and beginning soapmakers will learn how to craft natural homemade soaps using five different soap making techniques plus 65 natural soap recipes.

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