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.Ingredients:Botanical Name: Carbo activatusCommon Name: Activated Charcoal
I haven't had a chance to use the activated charcoal yet (I'll update the review when I do) But when I opened the box of stuff I ordered from brambleberry everything was covered in activated charcoal. It was EVERYWHERE. It got all over my hands and my carpet. It was a mess. I'm scared to use it now because I don't want to open the container and get it everywhere again.
The container is not sealed well and the dust ended up all over the inside of the box and on the other merchandise inside. Unless the packaging is changed, I would suggest putting the powders in a separate bag - to protect the other items inside the box.
I read other reviews about the packing being improved, however my order arrived today and everything in the box was covered in charcoal powder, what a mess, no thanks!
It came well packaged, as everything else I bought from brambleberry.
I know it took me a while to review, but I only recently used the cold process soap I made with it.
colour looked great, however once I started using the soap, the suds are a dark grey black, so clearly I used too much of it.
Can someone please share their experiences regarding quantities to use without getting black hands after using it?
Just received my order. It appears that they have listened to the complaints about packaging, as mine came in a small plastic jar with absolutely no leaks. Perhaps the pound size is different, but you can be confident when ordering the 1 oz size that it won't come blown out all over the inside of your box.
Looking forward to using it this weekend, but my soap mold is currently occupied. I will update if I have any problems, but I expect none. I have used activated charcoal in many projects before (primarily related to water purification) and this from BrambleBerry is the finest milled charcoal I have ever seen.
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