This DIY Charcoal Soap Face Wash Bars recipe is an easy way to deep clean skin during your normal beauty routine.
There are plenty of pre-made activated charcoal soap bars you can buy, but it’s fun to make your own. Combined with a good quality moisturizing soap base and a few essential oils, this DIY Charcoal Soap Face Wash Bar will quickly become your favorite part of your morning routine.
You can use any combo of essential oils that you like. I typically use frankincense oil because it’s great for improving the overall appearance of skin.
I also like to use peppermint oil both because I adore the smell and because it also helps soothe irritated skin at the same time.
The number of charcoal soap bars you can make with this recipe will depend on the size/shape of your chosen mold. When I make charcoal soap for my face, I like to use a slightly smaller mold and just get a new soap more frequently. But definitely go with what you prefer!
How to Make Charcoal Soap Face Wash Bars
- To make your soap a little easier to remove from the silicone mold, you can coat the inside with non-stick cooking spray. Then cut your soap base into small pieces (1” or smaller) to help the soap melt more evenly and quickly.
- Place the soap chunks into a double boiler and heat over medium heat until the soap is completely melted. If you don't have a double boiler, you can place a glass bowl into a pan of water to get the same effect.
- Remove the double boiler pan from the heat and stir in activated charcoal powder until completely mixed.
- Next, stir in the jojoba oil, rose water, glycerin and your essential oils.
- Quickly pour into your silicone mold, filling to the top. If you don't have a silicone mold, you can use any kind of soap mold, an ice cube tray or even small paper cups to mold your soap. I find silicone molds are the easiest to remove the soap from and to clean up, with no waste afterwards. So I'd pick one up if you don't have one yet.
- Allow your charcoal soap to set for several hours until completely hardened, then carefully remove your soaps from the mold.