the secret to very black soap?

funkydallaire

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Hello Fellow soapers,
everytime I try to make black soap it turns grey. Even with charcoal and black mica...maybe I am not using enough? what is the ratio to get a really nice black without compromising the soap and make it crumbly? Please share your secret...
 

WilliamD

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My Batch is for a total of 12 5oz Bars. I use 1 1/2 to 2 TBS powdered activated charcoal. You do not need to add Mica for coloring. You know you have used too much if bubbles turn grayish/blackish and not white when soap is used. Since charcoal absorbs water I recommend leaving them in mold for a little longer than usual (bars will be softer than normal) and I highly recommend Sodium Lactate for this type of bar (depending on recipe) to aid in the drying process. Before I package them for sale I spritz 70% isopropyl alcohol on a soft cloth and rub the bars (a little goes a long way) ....it gives them that deep black glossy look! All the Best..........Bill
 

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