Lavender Charcoal Soap DIY Homemade Soap Recipe

Lavender Charcoal Soap is the perfect blend of a few of my favorite things. Charcoal is terrific for oily skin, with the ability to pull both oil and dirt from pores.   Because the charcoal can be drying for some skin types, I’ve chosen to add a bit of shea butter to a goat milk base,  to help balance this bar.

Lavender Charcoal Soap DIY Recipe

Supplies:

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2 1/2 pounds of white Goat Milk Melt & Pour Soap.  I chose goat milk melt and pour soap for it’s extra skin softening abilities.

Activated Charcoal.  I prefer to use the capsules.  I have a fear of an open bag of charcoal being overturned somewhere in my house.  (shiver) But if you rather go with the loose stuff, I like this brand.

Young Living Lavender Essential Oils  I choose to use only Young Living Essential Oils.  You can go here to learn more about my favorite oils! 

Shea Butter (optional)  I chose refine shea butter because unrefined comes with a scent that is hard to cover.

Silicone Soap Mold

Small Spray Bottle of Alcohol

Heat-safe glass measuring cup

Thermometer (optional)

Scale (optional)

Ingredients To Make Lavender Charcoal Soap

Let’s Get Started Making Lavender Charcoal Soap!

Set aside 2 pounds of the goat milk melt and pour soap.

Cut 1/2 pound of the goat milk melt and pour soap into 1/2 inch cubes and place in heat safe glass measuring cup.

Melt the 1/2 pound of melt and pour and  1/4 teaspoon shea butter in the microwave for 30 seconds, stir, and repeat until soap is completely melted.

Allow to cool for a minute and then add 5-10 drops of Lavender Essential Oil.

Make Your Own DIY Lavender Charcoal Soap

Slowly add in 5 capsules of charcoal(opening each capsule and adding the charcoal, and disposing of the actual capsule)  and stir until it is entirely incorporated into the soap.  The soap should be black.  If it isn’t dark enough for your liking, add in another capsule.

Pour this now melted black soap into two of your soap molds in different thicknesses. (You can put it back in the microwave for a few seconds if it’s set up too much.)  Spritz with alcohol to get rid of the bubbles.  Allow to set up and dry.

Lavender Charcoal Soap

Pop out the soap and then cut it into different sizes of rectangles and squares.  You’ll need to make sure that your sizes fit into your molds.

You can use a small kitchen knife to free hand the heart inside of your square, or you can use a fondant cutter in the shape of a heart.

Give Your Black Soap Shapes Time To Dry

I  recommend allowing your shapes to dry for at least a few hours to over night before continuing on with the recipe.  This will help your black shapes not to melt into your melted white base.  However,  if you are in a hurry, we can proceed now.

Creating The Soap Design For Your Lavender Charcoal Soap

Place your black shapes into each mold in the design of your choosing.  Having some shapes placed horizontally  and some shapes  vertically (going UP the sides of your mold)  will give more visual interest to your soap.

Press the shapes in so that no air is between the shape and your mold.

Melt The 2 Pounds Of Melt And Pour Soap You Set Aside

 

Take the 2 pounds of goat milk soap and cut it into half inch cubes.  Add 1 teaspoons of shea butter.   Microwave in 30 second bursts, stir, and repeat until your base is melted.  Allow your soap to cool for a minute and then add in 25 drops of Lavender Essential Oil.

Pay Attention To The Temperature Of Your White Soap

Pouring HOT white soap over your black shapes will melt your black soap pieces.

You’ll need to pour the soap at a temperature that won’t melt your black soap.  That means your white soap needs to be about 125-130 degrees, or liquid enough to pour, but not hot enough to melt.

If your soap is too hot to put your finger in, it’s too hot to pour.  If you soap is lumpy when you go to pour it, it has set too long.

Pour ONLY enough soap to cover the bottom of the mold, but NOT the shapes of your charcoal lavender soap.   Basically, you don’t want to be able to see the bottom of the mold.

Lavender Charcoal Melt and Pour Soap

Then, press down the black pieces to create a seal so that as you continue to pour, the white soap doesn’t flow under you black pieces.

Next, spritz your soap with a bit of alcohol to remove any bubbles, and continue to fill your mold with your white goat milk soap.  Fill it to the top of your mold, because as your soap sets, it will shrink down some.

Allow to completely set up and become hard before popping your Lavender Charcoal Soap out of the mold!

Charcoal Lavender Glycerin Melt and Pour Soap DIY Recipe

Ta-Da!  You’ve Made Lavender Charcoal Soap!

To celebrate your success, why don’t you draw up and warm bath and take your soap for a test drive!

Getting Started With Young Living Essential Oils

If you are looking to get started with essential oils you can purchase a Young Living Premium Starter kit that includes the Lavender Essential Oil I used in making my Lavender Charcoal Soap.   You can learn more about Young Living Essential Oils and my Top Ten Essential Oils for Preppers here.

Young Living Premium Starter Kit

Essential Oils for Prepping: The Top 10

We are living in uncertain times, where the ability to be self reliant could be the difference between living well, and merely existing.  For example, who knows what will ultimately happen to our ability to access health care?  To that end, I’m sharing with you the 10 Top Essential Oils for Prepping.

Top 10 Essential Oils For Prepping

Compliance And Essential Oils For Prepping

Unfortunately, because of regulations, I’m not able to share with you everything each oil can do to benefit your family.  It’s my hope what I can share will provide you the inspiration needed to begin learning more about essential oils for prepping.  In addition, it is  my firm belief that essential oils can help your family be better prepared for an uncertain future.

Young Living Vitality Oils

Perfect for adding flavor to your favorite foods or using as dietary supplements, the Vitality line of dietary essential oils gives you the freedom to share and explore some of our best-loved essential oils in a variety of nutritious and delicious ways. Discover Vitality—for food, for family, for life!* -Young Living 

Lemon Vitality Essential Oil

Essential OIls for Prepping: Lemon Vitality

• Provides an invigorating citrus flavor
• Has antioxidant properties*
• Supports the immune system*
• Provides circulatory support*
• Contains cleansing properties*

-Young Living

 

Copaiba Vitality Essential Oil

Essential OIls For Prepping: Copaiba

 

Steam distilled from the gum resin of the Brazilian copaiba tree, Copaiba Vitality essential oil has a robust,earthy flavor with notes of honey.

When taken internally, Copaiba can promote overall wellness and may be an important part of a daily health regimen.*  -Young Living

 

DiGize Vitality Essential Oil

Essential Oils for Prepping: DiGize

Use DiGize Vitality essential oil to help you enjoy each and every meal! This proprietary blend of Young Living essential oils is a great mealtime companion and addition to your wellness regimen. *  -Young Living

 

Thieves Vitality Essential Oil

Essential Oils For Survival: Thieves

With Young Living’s Thieves Vitality essential oil you can support overall wellness and a healthy immune system* with just a few drops. Additionally, Thieves Vitality may also help support a healthy respiratory system when taken internally*. -Young Living

Peppermint Vitality Essential Oil

Young Living Peppermint Vitality Essential Oil

Peppermint Vitality essential oil (Mentha piperita) has a bright, cool flavor, with benefits that include gastrointestinal comfort and normal digestion support, in addition to its great taste. Therefore, as a dietary supplement, Peppermint Vitality oil can support healthy gut function and digestive efficiency.* –Young Living

Peppermint is my personal favorite of the Top 10 Essential Oils for Prepping.

 

Young Living Essential Oils

Experience singular notes of pure bliss.  As a result, these powerful essential oils, lovingly harvested from farm-grown plants and herbs, bring out the very best in you each and every day.

Lavender Essential Oil

Essential Oils For Prepping: Lavender

 

Because of it’s versatility, Lavender is a favorite of the essential oils for prepping. From skin care products to relaxing routines, this oil can infuse many areas of your preparedness lifestyle.

In addition, Lavender essential oil is thought to:

  • Promote feelings of calm and fights occasional nervous tension*
  • Have balancing properties that calm the mind and body *(because the end of the world is going to be stressful, people) Lavender is a Top 10 Essential Oil for Preppers.
  • Cleanse and soothe minor skin irritations*
  • Be soothing to the skin after a day in the sun*
  • Reduces the appearance of blemishes*

 -Young Living

 

Frankincense Essential Oil

Young Living Frankincense Essentil Oil is a Top 10 Essential Oil for Prepping

Frankincense essential oil has an earthy, uplifting aroma that’s perfect for grounding and spiritual connectedness. Create a safe and comforting environment when you diffuse or inhale this empowering oil—a perfect opportunity to collect your thoughts. When you seek purpose or engage in prayer or meditation, use this oil to enhance your experience. –Young Living

Frankincense could be a good oil to help increase our focus during times of upheaval.

The TOP TEN Essential Oils for Preppers, Suvivialists, and Every Day Families

 

Young Living Essential Oil Blends

Invigorate your senses and transform your day with essential oil blends carefully crafted by D. Gary Young with you in mind. -Young Living

Purification Essential Oil

Young Living Purification Essential Oils for Prepping

Much as I hate to remind you, emergencies can bring smells.  Because these smells won’t be pleasant, I include Purification to our list of the Top 10 Essential Oils for Prepping.

Place a few drops of Purification on cotton balls and stash them wherever necessary.  As a result your living space will smell clean and fresh.  Create an on-the go air freshener with a spray bottle, distilled water, and Purification.  Keep it in your bag to freshen up public restrooms, work places, etc.

PanAway Essential Oil

Panaway is an essential oil for prepping.

Popular PanAway® oil uses include applying it to tired muscles after exercise, or to the neck and back any time of day to enjoy its soothing and stimulating aroma. YoungLiving

Seems like Panaway is the perfect oil to reach for after a long day of Zombie hunting, making this one of our essential oils for prepping.

 

R.C. Essential Oil Blend

Young Living R.C. Essential Oil

R.C.™ Essential Oil is a powerful blend of Spruce, Cypress, and three types of Eucalyptus oils (E. globulus, E. radiata, and E. citriodora). –Young Living

For days filled with strenuous prepping, rub properly diluted R.C. on the back of the neck before you get started.

 

The 2018 Young Living Premium Starter Kits:

The 2018 Young Living Premium Starter Kit Choices for essential oils for prepping

All of the above oils are available in Premium Starter Kit that includes a diffuser. While the diffuser is not practical in an emergency situation, these essential oils for prepping can all be used on their own and are small enough to pack in your Bug Out Bag, ESPECIALLY the sample sizes.

However, if diffusing your oils is your preferred means of utilizing their benefits, then you’ll want to check into personal diffusers that you can easily fit in your bag.

It’s true, oils are not inexpensive, but when you know how to use them the cost is more than justified in your prepping. Please do not buy “cheap” essential oils for prepping that you find in big box stores or possibly adulterated versions online. This is your family you are investing in.

Who should invest in the 2018 Young Living Premium Starter Kit?

Benefits of being a Young Living Member

  • Families that plan on bugging in during an emergency.
  • Families that plan on bugging out during an emergency.
  • Moms concerned with the physical and emotional well being of their family members.
  • Any parent wanting to add another level of protection to their emergency first aid kits.
  • Anyone with an interest in making handmade soaps, lotions, bath bombs, shampoo, etc.
  • Anyone who would like to save 24% on their personal essential oil purchases!

Which Diffuser should you choose for your Premium Kit?

I’m going to out myself here. But I have diffusers in almost every room of my home. What can I say? Some people are all about the shoes. I’m all about the diffuser. To help you decide which diffuser is best for your needs, here’s a quick overview on each one.

Your diffuser choices include:

HOME Diffuser

    • 30 second on/off and continuous run settings
    • Runs for 5 hours, maximum
    • 125 ml capacity that will cover 215 feet
    • I use distilled water in all of my diffusers and suggest the same for you.

DEWDROP Diffuser

    • Simple, single mode operation
    • Can be used for a humidifier and atomizer
    • Runs for 4 hours, maximum
    • 180ml capacity covers 325 square feet

RAINSTONE Diffuser

    • Ultrasonic Diffuser
    • Runs for up to 8 hours
    • Ambient Light Settings
    • Negative Ionizer
    • Includes a remote control

ARIA Diffuser

    • A real show stopper; it’s a piece of art.
    • Multiple timer settings
    • Multicolored LED lights
    • Plays it’s pre-programmed music or your own through it’s aux cord.
    • 260 ml capacity and covers up to 430 square feet

Ordering Your 2018 Young Living Premium Starter Kit

Young Living Premium Starter Kits have a beginning price of $160.00 USD.

How to order a Young Living Premium Starter Kit

 

click here to order now

Pro Tip:  Did you know that you can now use PAY PAL to purchase your kit?  You’ll make 6 payments of about $30.00 each INTEREST FREE.  Yup.  Simply log into your existing PayPal account and apply for credit.

Next, change your online payment preference to CREDIT.  Finally, CLICK HERE, and when you get to the check out screen click PayPal as your payment choice.

Still Have Some Questions About How To Sign Up?

This video will walk you through the steps to order your 2018 Premium Starter Kit:

Questions about Signing Up for Young Living? from Young Living Essential Oils on Vimeo.

How To Earn FREE Oils With Your Kit

Did somebody say FREE? Oh, yeah. That was me. As you sign up for your Premium Starter Kit, you will be given the choice to join the Essential Rewards program. Click YES! By joining the Essential Rewards program you will be able to choose a minimum of 50 PV a month of the oils of YOUR choice. You can change the amount you spend and which oils you choose on a monthly basis, and cancel at any time. Just remember the minimum order is 50 PV. You can certainly order more if you would like.

Since your Premium Starter Kit will earn you 100 PV, you can see how quickly things will add up and you can use your PV stash on FREE STUFF.

Prefer To Purchase At Retail Prices?

Worry Not! Simply sign up as a RETAIL member of Young Living and purchase your oils!

As always, please don’t hesitate to email me  if there is anyway I can help you make your choices!

*These statements have not been approved by the FDA.  Young Living products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.