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A soap formulated with Tea tree essential oil, activated charcoal, Tamanu, Hemp and Black Cumin Seed oil, with purifying properties and beneficial for problematic skin. The addition of Lemongrass essential oil alleviates the heavier smell of some components and thus the soap smells pleasant, invigorating.
Note: 5% superfat
Ingredients for 300 gr of soap (3 blocks)
Black Cumin Seed oil
Coconut oil virgin Organic
Activated charcoal powder
Tea Tree essential oil
Lemongrass essential oil
Before you start preparing the soap, prepare all the utensils and equipment on the work table, to be at hand.
Weigh the necessary ingredients for the recipe.
In a heat-resistant glass, add the distilled water, over which, little by little, add the sodium hydroxide and mix slowly, carefully, until it dissolves completely and the solution becomes transparent. Leave the solution to cool to about 45°C.
In another heat-resistant container, heat the oils and butter in a water bath, to approximately 45°C, until the butter melts. Stir occasionally with a spatula.
Add the charcoal powder to approximately 50 g of the heated oils and mix until dispersed.
Transfer the melted oils and butter to a container bigger that 300 ml, or you can use the vessel in which they were heated if it is large enough. Slowly pour the sodium hydroxide solution (lye) over the oils. Both must be of similar temperature.
Insert the blender into the bowl and mix until the consistency resembles that of a more liquid pudding, at which point the essential oils and activated charcoal dissolved in the oil are added to the composition. Mix quickly with the blender.
Pour the composition into the soap mold. Spray alcohol on the surface of the soap to prevent the formation of sodium carbonate.
Cover with foil and let it rest 2 days in a safe place. Once the soap has hardened, it can be removed from the mold.
The soap is then cured in a well-ventilated area, on shelves or in covered boxes (but not tightly sealed, to allow air circulation). Curing lasts at least 4 weeks from the date of production, during which time the soap is not used because it is still reactive.