A lot of people have shown interest in these Detox Acne Soap Bars that I sell in my shop. Well, here’s the recipe so that you can make your own.
Detox Acne Soap Recipe
This is a basic soap recipe with just 2 added ingredients that will pull toxins from the skin, while killing bacteria at the same time.
The 2 Major Ingredients:
- Activated Charcoal
- Tea Tree Essential Oil
Activated Charcoal is charcoal that has been treated with oxygen to open up millions of tiny pores between the carbon atoms. (1) Carbon is used to absorb toxic elements that are on the surface and just under the skin through chemical attraction. Not all toxins will bond with it, but many will (including the chlorine from the water you are using).
Tea Tree Essential Oil, also called Melaleuca, is an amazing anti-bacterial oil. You can read more about disinfectant essential oils, which ones are the best and why, in my article Disinfectant Essential Oils Blends.
Detox Acne Soap Recipe
This will make just over 2lbs of soap or 8, 4-oz bars.
- See 7 Steps to Homemade Lye Soap fro Beginners for more info. on making basic soap bars.
- Measure carefully tallow, olive, and coconut oil in a large pot. Melt and let cool down to 100 degree F.
- OUTSIDE, without breathing it in, slowly pour lye into water. I put mine in a zip closed bag to easily pour into the water and throw away. Cool down to 100 degrees F.
- To get them both at 100 at the same time can be tricky. Use a hot water bath if you need to heat one up.
- Pour lye water into oils and mix with a blender on and off until it starts to thicken. If it ends up like pudding then you better work fast before it sets up in the pot.
- Once it has come to trace (thickened to leave a trace as you drizzle it over the top), mix in the tea tree oil.
- Take out a cup full and mix the charcoal into it with a whisk so you don't have chunks. Mix it back into the pot.
- Pour into a mold and incubate (see 7 Steps to Homemade Lye Soap fro Beginners for more info.)
- This is cold processing so you will need to let the soap incubate for 24 hours before you take it out and cut it. After that it needs to air out for 4-6 weeks.
You can get the Anti-Aging Eye Cream, Acne Detox Bars, and much more in my Etsy Shop