Just the other week, I created a charcoal soap with a marbled affect using my favorite charcoal soap recipe. Turned out very nice I must say! I especially liked the peppermint essential oil and anise essential oil blend. I’m kind of a sucker for anything anise!
I am still waiting to see if the scent fades as many soap makers say that activated charcoal powder will “eat up the aroma”. I haven’t experienced this yet with this soap or with any of my other charcoal soaps, so I am starting to wonder if that’s yet another soap making myth. In fact, I have charcoal soap that is about 8 months old. It is all charcoal, without a swirl, and it still smells just about as strong as it did since day one. Interesting!
Anyway… I am excited for it to fully cure so I can start using those bad boys. Of course, I tried a bar or two already as I couldn’t wait the 6 weeks for it to harden to my desired level. I just needed to check out its lather and feel. I have such a difficult time waiting through the cure! Nowadays I am trying harder to let at least some of the bars fully cure before I start using them! Self-control Steve! Good luck.