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Coconut Carbon Powder: Exfoliating
Coconut Carbon Powder: Exfoliating 
Coconut Carbon is the key ingredient to African Black Soap (Ose Dudu), which has been prized for centuries for its natural healing properties. This gentle soap is highly sought after because of the lore surrounding its healing properties of skin conditions. Used for cleaning skin, hair, and even the dishes! Can be used in Cold Process Soap or Melt & Pour Soap. Our recipe for CP African Black Soap lathers beautifully, helps detoxify the skin and is so gentle on the body. Simply add the coconut carbon to your soap & enjoy the benefits!
General usage: start with 1% (for instance, if you have a batch of 50 oz, you would start with .5 oz)
Our coconut carbon is ground to a fine powder & integrates easily into soap, but it may be helpful to wet it prior to adding to the entire batch. To do so, simply place it in a small amount of your soap base & blend well in a separate container prior to adding to the entire batch.
Characteristics: Odorless, ultra-fine exfoliating powder
All natural & biodegradable
Vegan-friendly, soy-free, gluten-free, alcohol-free
INCI: Coconut Carbon

RECIPE FOR 3 LB BATCH CP AFRICAN BLACK SOAP (this recipe can be doubled, tripled, etc for larger batches. We recommend testing smaller batches to determine how you like it).
Coconut Oil - 9 oz
Palm Oil - 20 oz
Shea Butter - 3.5 oz
.6 oz Coconut Carbon
.5 - 1.5 oz Fragrance or Essential oil
Water - 14 oz
Lye - 4.5 oz

Preparing Lye Solution
Measure COLD water into plastic container (hot water will volcano)
Measure lye into separate container. Then, carefully pour lye into water.
Stir with either rubber, nylon, silicone or stainless steel spatula until lye is dissolved. Make sure to stir well. It is best to do this in well-ventilated room because of smelly fumes.
Place lid on container, mark "LYE - DANGEROUS" & place in an area where it cannot be spilled.
Let lye solution cool until it is below 120 F. (Cooled lye solution with "scum" on top is normal). It is okay to prepare lye solution 1-2 days in advance.
Preparing Oils & Butters
Weigh the oils and fats into stainless steel pot (no enamel because there will be problems if it chips).
Heat between 120 -140 F.
Add cooled lye solution slowly into oils and stir with your spoon for 2 minutes.
You can either add the coconut carbon directly to batch or remove a few ounces of your soap base, add it to a a smaller container & mix in the coconut carbon separately.
Incorporate coconut carbon mixture into pot.
Blend with a stick blender for about 1 minute.
Occasionally use the spoon to ensure that all solution is incorporated from sides of pot.
Mix until "trace" (like runny pudding)
Pour soap into prepared molds & leave open for 24 hours or until saponified. (If left in a cold room, it can take days to saponify).
Remove from molds & allow to cure for 4-6 weeks.


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