Homemade Activated Charcoal Face Wash Bar

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Enjoy the cleansing, purifying benefits of activated charcoal in this face wash bar! Learn how to make a homemade activated charcoal face wash bar with melt and pour soap.

Homemade Activated Charcoal Face Wash Bar

Activated Charcoal Face Wash

About 2 years ago, I had the opportunity to try Beautycounter’s charcoal cleansing bar.  Let me tell you, it’s amazing.  As in, the best face wash bar I have ever tried.

One bar of it actually lasted me almost 2 years, and I used it every. single. day.  In that time, I had significantly fewer breakouts, and more hydrated, healthy skin.  I can’t give this soap enough stars.

You can pick up this face wash for $25 a bar (which, it’s totally worth it), OR, you can also make 6  bars of activated charcoal face wash for roughly the same price. And share it with friends.

Either way, they’re both good investments 🙂   If you want to learn how to make the 6 sharing bars, keep reading and I’ll show you how!

Let’s Talk Soap

So, I am fascinated by homemade soaps.  They’re beautiful, fragrant, versatile, and contain only what you put into them, which is really appealing to me.  They also contain lye, which I am kinda terrified of.

I haven’t quite brought myself to the point of making soap completely from scratch, so this activated charcoal face wash bar is easy in the sense that it is created from an aloe vera soap base, thus, you don’t have to handle lye.

If you’re super ambitious, and you have no fear of lye, here is a charcoal and tea tree oil face wash bar that looks pretty amazing.

Homemade Activated Charcoal Face Wash Bar

The thing I love about this face wash bar is that it’s pretty accessible, meaning, you don’t need to order 15 specialty items off Amazon to make it.

You’ll just need:

Start by cutting up the aloe vera soap base into small cubes, then add them to a medium bowl.

Aloe Vera Soap Base Melt and Pour

Microwave for 30 seconds at a time, stirring between each, until melted.

Mix together 2 teaspoons of activated charcoal with 2 tbsp of isopropyl alcohol, stirring until fully combined. Stir well to combine.

Homemade Activated Charcoal Face Wash Bar

Stir in tea tree oil and mix well.  Pour into soap mold, filling to the top, and allow to harden for 4 – 8 hours.

Pouring Homemade Activated Charcoal Face Wash Bar

Gently remove from mold and wrap in plastic wrap or other airtight packaging!

These make great birthday/shower/party/Christmas gifts!

Homemade Activated Charcoal Face Wash Bar

Printable Recipe – Activated Charcoal Face Wash Bar

Do you want to print out this recipe to hang on your fridge or share with a friend?  Here is a printable version!

Activated Charcoal Face Wash Bar

Cleanse your face with natural, cleansing, and hydrating ingredients with this homemade activated charcoal face wash bar.  With the melt and pour base, it is easy to create! 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 4 hours
Servings 6 bars

Ingredients

  • 32 oz aloe vera melt and pour soap
  • 2 tsp activated charcoal
  • 2 tbsp Isopropyl alcohol
  • 15 drop tea tree essential oil

Instructions

  1. Cut aloe vera melt and pour soap into 1" cubes, and add to a medium bowl.  Microwave for 30 seconds at a time, stirring, until completely melted.

  2. In a small bowl, mix together activated charcoal and Isopropyl alcohol until completely combined.  Add in tea tree essential oil, then pour into soap base and mix well.  

  3. Pour soap mix into the molds and allow to harden 4 - 8 hours.  

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How to make Activated Charcoal Face Wash Bar for cleaner, hydrated, skin

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