Activated charcoal Soap from scratch with spirulina in a cold way
Activated charcoal is an environmentally friendly natural substance that pulls all the dirt from the pores and causes the skin to breathe, generating the correct blood flow. It is no accident in many countries called the “black diamond”, emphasizing its importance and greatness. Coal for centuries used in medicine, cosmetology and other areas.
Natural activated charcoal soap has an amazing property to free the skin of excess subcutaneous fat and lifeless, dull cells. And from regular use, the skin becomes smooth and matte. Coal promotes deep cleansing of the skin and the removal of toxins, perfectly cleanses the skin of acne and acne, has a deodorizing effect, supports the natural water balance of the skin and saturates it with necessary minerals, improves skin tone, rejuvenates and makes it supple. You can find many online shop like actinera for natural activated charcoal soap.
The composition of the soap includes essential oils of Mint and Tea Tree – these are excellent partners in the fight against acne, acne, and inflammation. Soap has a powerful antibacterial effect. Spirulina, part of the soap, saturates the skin with amino acids, proteins, minerals, and vitamins.
Step 1 – Preparation for work
In addition to standard oils, alkalis, and tools, we will need: a textural sheet “Bamboo”, spirulina powder, activated charcoal (20 pcs.), A 1-kg silicone bar and essential oils of Tea Tree and Mint. The coal must first be ground to a powder. For this purpose a coffee grinder or mortar is perfect. Or you can dissolve the coal in a small amount of water to the state of gruel. Do not forget about protection! Mask, goggles, gloves, and apron – are required!
Step 2 – We weigh all the ingredients
We will weigh all the necessary ingredients. Melt the oil in a microwave or in a water bath. We measure water and alkali. Then, stirring, pour the alkali in the water, the alkali must dissolve completely! ATTENTION! The room must be equipped with forced ventilation or well ventilated! The alkali vapor is dangerous to health! Be careful and careful).
Step 3 – Essential Oils
While our oils and alkaline solution cool down, prepare the rest of the ingredients. First, we will weigh our essential oils. For this recipe, I took 2% essential oils – 4 grams of Tea Tree and 2 grams of Myat. We measure the oils in one cup and set them aside.
Step 4 – Mix the oils and alkaline solution
When our oils and alkaline solution reach temperatures of 44 and 46 degrees, respectively, through a sieve we will pour the alkaline solution into the oils, stir a little with a spoon or spatula, and afterward start mixing them with a blender. We finish the soap mass to the middle trace and pour a little weight into a separate glass (about 30-40 grams).
Step 5 – Spirulina and work with the texture sheet
Add a little spirulina powder to the cup (half a teaspoon will be enough) and mix well. The spirulina powder is sufficiently fine and easily diverges in the soap mass. Now take our texture sheet, pour over a little soapy mass and, using a silicone scapula or plastic card, distribute the mass on the entire rug, taking off surplus in passing. Carefully put our mat into shape.
Step 6 – Fill the bulk
Now we take the remaining soap mass and introduce into it our activated charcoal and essential oils. Mix well with a blender and a spatula or a spoon put the mass on the mat. If the soap mass is poured, then our entire “spirulina layer” can simply blur. Do not forget to tap the shape slightly, so that all the air bubbles come out, you can decorate the surface of the soap with some simple pattern) Put our soap in the heat and leave it for exactly a day!
Step 7 – Cutting
We take out our soap after 24 hours and cut it. This recipe is designed for three pieces of about 130 grams. The texture of the soap was very smooth and pleasant to the touch! We leave our soap to ripen for about 4-5 weeks in a dark, dry place, for example, in a kraft bag). At the time of maturation, spirulina will turn brown, and the charcoal mass will become lighter. Also, I draw your attention to the fact that the form of such a soap, of course, will be a dark gray color. This soap especially suitable for people with the problem and oily skin))) Success in soap making!