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ed.balaun

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Hello again. I’ve been here for a few weeks now, and I have received some great advice from some really nice people. Thank you!

Anyway, this is my latest creation. I made my first small batch of charcoal soap. 17.3 ounces of oils/butters, to which I added 1.1 tsp of activated charcoal.

This batch was made five days ago, and (me being me 😁), I decided to try one of the smaller bars (not pictured). To my surprise, even though my lather and bubbles were nice and white, I noticed drips of dark grey dripping from my hands into my white sink!

Is this typical of most charcoal soap, or have I made another rookie mistake? Does it go away with proper 4-6 week curing? Did I use too much AC? Is this just “part of the deal” with AC soaps?
 

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ed.balaun

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Great looking soaps! What was your technique? I want to copy pay homage to you. Gray lather is normal. I don't really like gray lather, though, so lately I've been using black as an accent color, see this weekend's work .
Thank you. I did in pot swirl which was easy enough with just two colors. Your soaps look fabulous. And i won’t worry about a little gray. 😁
 

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