Charcoal red clay soap

I know, this is not for eating. This is a new challenge I've got as my best friend inspired me to try it. Knowing myself having too many passions I was somehow afraid to try a new one :) :) :) and after some years resisting and being only the user of my friend's soaps, she convinced me so I tried to do it myself. Thanks a lot G. for teaching me how to make soap and for introducing me to the world of natural homemade cosmetics. I never thought of finding so much fun in making your own soap and cosmetics...
I won't start now making a new blog with how to make soap as I am just a beginner in this area and, as I said before, I have other deep passions to follow. However, from time to time, I'll share here the photos of my trials and the recipe I used. For how to make soap or cosmetics, the internet is full of guides and I suggest that if you want to try, give a simple search or start reading sites like and look for videos instructing how to do it.

This is my very first soap I ever made. It has a nice combination of oils and 2 great ingredients: red clay and activated charcoal. I made it with the idea of creating a facial soap but it is for sure very good for hands and body washing.

  • 200ml olive oil (20%)
  • 300ml coconut oil (30%)
  • 100g grapeseed oil (10%)
  • 100ml castor oil (10%)
  • 200ml palm oil (20%)
  • 100g shea butter (10%)
  • 2ml lemon essential oil
  • 1 heap teaspoon of activated charcoal
  • 1 teaspoon red clay
  • 142g NaOH
  • 380ml whole cow milk (frozen)


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