Too much cosmetics, skin care products and pollution can clog your pores and make your skin dull. To keep your skin looking young and healthy never skip detox. An all natural skin care remedy you can apply for detox is this soap recipe that uses peppermint essential oil & activated charcoal. And yes, you can make it right in the comfort of your home.
Activated charcoal is known to tighten skin, minimize pore appearance, stimulate blood flow, exfoliates, brightens skin, and also fight acne. Peppermint promotes blood circulation and helps fight bacteria that cause acne while leaving a cooling sensation. With the other ingredients included, this detox soap is a simple way to help remove impurities and keep your skin looking healthy and radiant.
25 drops peppermint essential oil
2 tablespoons activated charcoal
2 pounds goat’s milk melt & pour melt & pour soap base
1/2 pound triple butter melt & pour soap base
Completely melt goat’s milk & pour until it is in a liquid form in a heat-safe glass bowl. Let it cool and add essential oil. Add activated charcoal and mix well. Pour mixture into silicone mold until about 3/4 full. Melt triple butter soap and pour on top of the milk/charcoal soap mixture in the mold. Use a skewer to swirl the colors. Allow the soap to dry completely and remove from molds.
Safe for kids but not for nursing/pregnant women.
Essential Oil Properties In This Recipe
Peppermint Essential Oil:
Aroma: Fresh, herbaceous, sharp and strong mint/menthol smell.
Pairs Well With: Basil, benzoin, black pepper, cypress, eucalyptus, geranium, grapefruit, juniper, lavender, lemon, marjoram, niaouli, pine, ravensara, rosemary, tea tree
Properties: Analgesic, anesthetic, antiseptic, antigalactagogue, antiphlogistic, antispasmodic, astringent, carminative, cephalic, cholagogue, cordial, decongestant, emmenagogue, expectorant, febrifuge, hepatic, nervine, stimulant, stomachic, sudorific, vasoconstrictor and vermifuge.