Charcoal Aloe Vera Soap Recipe
How to make Aloe Vera Soap? This Charcoal Aloe Vera Soap is super easy to make and requires only 4 ingredients: activated charcoal powder, coconut oil, fresh aloe vera gel, sodium hydroxide commonly known as lye.
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 10 min
Total Time: 20 min
Yield: ±600 grams
170g fresh aloe vera gel
73g lye beads (sodium hydroxide)
400g coconut oil
1 tbsp activated charcoal powder (approx. 8g)
Pour fresh aloe vera gel into ice cube trays and freeze.
For the making of fresh aloe vera gel, please refer to: How to make Aloe Vera Gel
Please put on gloves and safety goggles first. Measure the temperature of coconut oil with a thermometer, the temperature should be around 30°C to 40°C, if the temperature is lower than 30°C, please heat the oil to reach 30°C to 40°C. Remove the aloe vera ice cubes from the tray and put the cubes in a large bowl. Add lye beads in a few times slowly and keep stirring until complete dissolution. Measure the temperature of lye solution from time to time. The lye solution and coconut oil should be the same temperature or within 10 degrees of each other before mixing.
If the temperature is correct, slowly add the lye solution into the oil and mix with a spatula until they are all combined. Blend with a hand blender until trace is achieved. Add charcoal powder and mix well. Pour the batter into silicone mould. Let the soap harden for 24 hours, then unmould and leave in a cool, dry and well ventilated place to cure for 4 to 6 weeks. Test the soap with pH test strips before using it to ensure it is fully saponified and is safe to use.