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Activated Charcoal – Our activated charcoal powder comes from various hard woods (a renewable resource). It is produced by a high temperature steam activation process and is used in pharmaceutical and food industries. We use it to make beautiful black and rich gray colors in our natural soap.

Botanical Name:  Carbo activatus


Average Rating:
(based on 7 reviews)

Showing 1 - 5 of 7 Reviews:

by Suzanne Finley
on 11/23/2014
What a Mess
I finally decided to purchased the larger 16 oz size of activated charcoal and what a mistake that was. When it arrived, it was double bagged, but the inside of the second bag was covered in charcoal as if the actual bag containing the charcoal broke open? I don't know. I haven't opened it. I'm afraid to do so. I messaged on FB about the problem and was told there is nothing that can be done about it. I don't even want to open this package. Will not order the large size ever again.

Reply from Bramble Berry
Hi Suzanne! I'm sorry this product wasn't your favorite. We double bag the 16 oz. size of charcoal to help prevent spilling. It is also more cost effective than buying 16 one ounce jar sizes. I'll be emailing you personally to talk about this!

by Elizabeth
on 11/11/2014
Great for face masks
I've only used this in facial masks (along with kaolin or bentonite clay) as of right now, and I love it. My skin always feels soft and clean after using it. It can tend to stick to your skin if you use a lot, so be sure to wipe off well. I've noticed that sometimes it can find its way further into my pores than I'd like, but if I use the mask at night, everything is gone by the morning.
by Heather
on 11/10/2014
This makes the BEST facial soap
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this charcoal. This makes the best facial soap, my pores are almost non existent. Works great in CP and HP soap, I have also made a drawing salve and a facial mask that is great - can't say enough about this for facial products. NOTE: This is messy but SO worth it!
by Yizhak
on 10/28/2014
How much to use
Hi, I just ordered this item. How much of it should I use?

Reply from Bramble Berry
Hi Yizhak! In melt and pour soap, you can add about ½ tsp. per pound of soap. If you want it a little darker, you can add a little more. As for cold process soap, add 1 tsp. of the charcoal to 1 Tbsp. of a light carrier oil, like sunflower or sweet almond oil. After it is thoroughly mixed, you can add about ½ tsp. of the dispersed colorant until you get your desired color. This Talk It Out Tuesday: Colorants blog post has a lot of information about coloring your soap and may be helpful to you. I'll be emailing you personally to discuss this!

by Erin
on 8/25/2014
black is the new black
Wow. Cold process soap with this activated charcoal turns our amazing! It's the deepest, darkest, inkiest black you've ever seen and is so good for your pores!! Listing a usage rate above would be really helpful & much appreciated. Over-charcoaling (as I did) produces gray/black suds.
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