DIY Peppermint & Charcoal Detox Soap Recipe

Our skin is one of the major organs that works to eliminate toxins and impurities from our bodies.

But sometimes it needs a little extra help.

Maybe we’ve been stressed,

eaten too much junk food,

not gotten enough sleep,

slept in our makeup,

spent time in polluted air,

or any of the other toxic things that can cause our skin to become clogged, appear dull, and reddened.

That’s when we need to detox our skin.¬† Using peppermint & charcoal detox soap is an easy way to help increase circulation, unclog pores, remove impurities, and improve the health of skin.

 

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Easy DIY peppermint & charcoal detox soap recipe with peppermint essential oil. Helps increase circulation, unclogs pores, remove impurities, fight acne, and improve the health of your skin. {essential oils for skin, acne, faces, tightening, skincare, Young Living, doTERRA, activated charcoal, melt and pour soap}

 

Benefits of Peppermint & Charcoal Detox Soap

  • Detoxifies skin by drawing bacteria, dirt, and toxins to surface of skin
  • Stimulates blood flow
  • Moisturizes
  • Tones and tightens skin
  • Minimizes the appearance of pores
  • Brightens dull skin
  • Soothes and reduces skin inflammation
  • Helps fight acne
  • Removes excess oils from skin which helps control oily skin

 

What’s used to make this homemade peppermint & charcoal detox soap?

Activated charcoal¬†(this is the kind I use) – Activated charcoal is great for detoxing.¬† It draws out impurities like bacteria, dirt, and toxins to the surface of your skin so that they can be washed away.¬† It’s also an astringent that tightens skin, minimizes the appearance of pores, and help fight acne.¬† Plus it stimulates blood flow and acts as a very mild exfoliant, both of which help to brighten dull skin.¬† Activated charcoal also helps to soothe and reduce skin inflammation.

Peppermint essential oil –¬†Peppermint essential oil smells great and gives a slight cooling sensation on the skin.¬† But it also has a long list of skin benefits.¬†¬†Its stimulating properties promote blood circulation which leads to healthy skin. Like activated charcoal, peppermint has astringent properties that help tighten skin and lessen the appearance of large pores. It removes excess oils which helps control oily skin.¬† And It also has antiseptic properties that kill acne-causing bacteria.

Goat’s milk melt & pour soap (I use this kind that’s 100% natural)¬†– Goat’s milk is loaded with vitamins like vitamin A (which is one of the most important vitamins for skin) and B vitamins including riboflavin, niacin, B6, and B12.¬† It also has alpha-hydroxyl acids like lactic acid that help remove dead skin cells.

triple butter melt & pour soap (like this)¬†– Made three highly moisturizing butters¬†— cocoa butter, shea butter, and mango butter.¬† It’s high in vitamin E, D, and A.

silicone mold (like this)

wooden skewer to stir (grocery store, party store, or find online here)

heat-safe glass measuring cups (Walmart, Target, or find online here)

 

Easy DIY peppermint & charcoal detox soap recipe with peppermint essential oil. Helps increase circulation, unclogs pores, remove impurities, fight acne, and improve the health of your skin. {essential oils for skin, acne, faces, tightening, skincare, Young Living, doTERRA, activated charcoal, melt and pour soap}

 

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How to make peppermint & charcoal detox soap?

click here to get a free printable of the recipe

step 1:¬†¬†cut 2 pounds of goat’s milk melt & pour soap into small pieces (about 1/2 inch cubes)

Click here for the melt & pour goat’s milk soap that I use.¬† I love that it’s 100% natural.

Easy DIY peppermint & charcoal detox soap recipe with peppermint essential oil. Helps increase circulation, unclogs pores, remove impurities, fight acne, and improve the health of your skin. {essential oils for skin, acne, faces, tightening, skincare, Young Living, doTERRA, activated charcoal, melt and pour soap}

Easy DIY peppermint & charcoal detox soap recipe with peppermint essential oil. Helps increase circulation, unclogs pores, remove impurities, fight acne, and improve the health of your skin. {essential oils for skin, acne, faces, tightening, skincare, Young Living, doTERRA, activated charcoal, melt and pour soap}

Easy DIY peppermint & charcoal detox soap recipe with peppermint essential oil. Helps increase circulation, unclogs pores, remove impurities, fight acne, and improve the health of your skin. {essential oils for skin, acne, faces, tightening, skincare, Young Living, doTERRA, activated charcoal, melt and pour soap}

 

step 2:  cut 1/2 pound of triple butter melt and pour soap (like this)

then set this triple butter soap aside and SAVE IT FOR LATER in the recipe

Easy DIY peppermint & charcoal detox soap recipe with peppermint essential oil. Helps increase circulation, unclogs pores, remove impurities, fight acne, and improve the health of your skin. {essential oils for skin, acne, faces, tightening, skincare, Young Living, doTERRA, activated charcoal, melt and pour soap}

Easy DIY peppermint & charcoal detox soap recipe with peppermint essential oil. Helps increase circulation, unclogs pores, remove impurities, fight acne, and improve the health of your skin. {essential oils for skin, acne, faces, tightening, skincare, Young Living, doTERRA, activated charcoal, melt and pour soap}

 

step 3: ¬†melt goat’s milk soap (only melt goat’s milk soap, set triple butter soap aside and save it for later)

option 1: use microwave – melt for 30 seconds, stir, melt for another 30 seconds, and stir. ¬†If soap is not completely melted, continue with this process until it’s completely melted and liquid all the way through.

option 2: double boiler method Рplace heat- safe glass bowl or measuring cup fill with soap inside of a pot that has 1-2 inches of water at the bottom.   Heat pan and soap over medium heat until the soap I see completely melted.  Stir occasionally.

Easy DIY peppermint & charcoal detox soap recipe with peppermint essential oil. Helps increase circulation, unclogs pores, remove impurities, fight acne, and improve the health of your skin. {essential oils for skin, acne, faces, tightening, skincare, Young Living, doTERRA, activated charcoal, melt and pour soap}

 

Easy DIY peppermint & charcoal detox soap recipe with peppermint essential oil. Helps increase circulation, unclogs pores, remove impurities, fight acne, and improve the health of your skin. {essential oils for skin, acne, faces, tightening, skincare, Young Living, doTERRA, activated charcoal, melt and pour soap}

 

step 4:  remove soap from heat and let it cool for just a few seconds before adding essential oil.

add 25 drops peppermint essential oil and stir well to mix essential oil evenly throughout soap

Easy DIY peppermint & charcoal detox soap recipe with peppermint essential oil. Helps increase circulation, unclogs pores, remove impurities, fight acne, and improve the health of your skin. {essential oils for skin, acne, faces, tightening, skincare, Young Living, doTERRA, activated charcoal, melt and pour soap}

 

step 5:  carefully add 2 tablespoons activated charcoal (this is the kind I use) to soap

tip: add it slowly and close to the bowl. ¬†You don’t want activated charcoal flying everywhere. ¬†It’s black and can stain.

Easy DIY peppermint & charcoal detox soap recipe with peppermint essential oil. Helps increase circulation, unclogs pores, remove impurities, fight acne, and improve the health of your skin. {essential oils for skin, acne, faces, tightening, skincare, Young Living, doTERRA, activated charcoal, melt and pour soap}

 

step 6:  mix well

Easy DIY peppermint & charcoal detox soap recipe with peppermint essential oil. Helps increase circulation, unclogs pores, remove impurities, fight acne, and improve the health of your skin. {essential oils for skin, acne, faces, tightening, skincare, Young Living, doTERRA, activated charcoal, melt and pour soap}

 

step 7: working quickly pour charcoal soap mixture into silicone molds.

Fill about 3/4 full.

You want to leave room for the white triple butter soap that we’ll add next.

Easy DIY peppermint & charcoal detox soap recipe with peppermint essential oil. Helps increase circulation, unclogs pores, remove impurities, fight acne, and improve the health of your skin. {essential oils for skin, acne, faces, tightening, skincare, Young Living, doTERRA, activated charcoal, melt and pour soap}

 

step 8: melt triple butter soap

option 1: use microwave – melt for 30 seconds, stir, melt for another 30 seconds, and stir. ¬†If soap is not completely melted, continue with this process until it’s completely melted and liquid all the way through.

option 2: double boiler method Рplace heat- safe glass bowl or measuring cup fill with soap inside of a pot that has 1-2 inches of water at the bottom.   Heat pan and soap over medium heat until the soap I see completely melted.  Stir occasionally.

 

Easy DIY peppermint & charcoal detox soap recipe with peppermint essential oil. Helps increase circulation, unclogs pores, remove impurities, fight acne, and improve the health of your skin. {essential oils for skin, acne, faces, tightening, skincare, Young Living, doTERRA, activated charcoal, melt and pour soap}

Easy DIY peppermint & charcoal detox soap recipe with peppermint essential oil. Helps increase circulation, unclogs pores, remove impurities, fight acne, and improve the health of your skin. {essential oils for skin, acne, faces, tightening, skincare, Young Living, doTERRA, activated charcoal, melt and pour soap}

 

step 9:¬† pour melted triple butter soap on top of the goat’s milk/charcoal soap

Easy DIY peppermint & charcoal detox soap recipe with peppermint essential oil. Helps increase circulation, unclogs pores, remove impurities, fight acne, and improve the health of your skin. {essential oils for skin, acne, faces, tightening, skincare, Young Living, doTERRA, activated charcoal, melt and pour soap}

 

step 10:  use a wooden skewer or small knife to swirl the white and black soaps

Easy DIY peppermint & charcoal detox soap recipe with peppermint essential oil. Helps increase circulation, unclogs pores, remove impurities, fight acne, and improve the health of your skin. {essential oils for skin, acne, faces, tightening, skincare, Young Living, doTERRA, activated charcoal, melt and pour soap}

 

step 11:  (optional) to prevent the air bubbles on the top of the soap that I got in my soap bars, you can spray the top of the soap with rubbing alcohol

Easy DIY peppermint & charcoal detox soap recipe with peppermint essential oil. Helps increase circulation, unclogs pores, remove impurities, fight acne, and improve the health of your skin. {essential oils for skin, acne, faces, tightening, skincare, Young Living, doTERRA, activated charcoal, melt and pour soap}

 

step 12:  allow to dry completely before removing from molds

After about 24 hours the bars should be completely hardened and cured.

Easy DIY peppermint & charcoal detox soap recipe with peppermint essential oil. Helps increase circulation, unclogs pores, remove impurities, fight acne, and improve the health of your skin. {essential oils for skin, acne, faces, tightening, skincare, Young Living, doTERRA, activated charcoal, melt and pour soap}

 

Easy DIY peppermint & charcoal detox soap recipe with peppermint essential oil. Helps increase circulation, unclogs pores, remove impurities, fight acne, and improve the health of your skin. {essential oils for skin, acne, faces, tightening, skincare, Young Living, doTERRA, activated charcoal, melt and pour soap}

 

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Here’s the Peppermint & Charcoal Detox Soap recipe one more time

click here to get a free printable of the recipe

1. prep the melt & pour soap

cut 2 pounds of goat’s milk melt & pour soap into small pieces (about 1/2 inch cubes)

cut 1/2 pound of triple butter melt and pour soap, then set this triple butter soap aside and SAVE IT FOR LATER in the recipe

2.¬† melt goat’s milk soap (only melt goat’s milk soap, set triple butter soap aside and save it for later)

option 1: use microwave – melt for 30 seconds, stir, melt for another 30 seconds, and stir. ¬†If soap is not completely melted, continue with this process until it’s completely melted and liquid all the way through.

option 2: double boiler method Рplace heat- safe glass bowl or measuring cup fill with soap inside of a pot that has 1-2 inches of water at the bottom.   Heat pan and soap over medium heat until the soap I see completely melted.  Stir occasionally.

3. remove soap from heat and let it cool for just a few seconds before adding essential oil.

add 25 drops peppermint essential oil and stir well to mix essential oil evenly throughout soap

4. carefully add 2 tablespoons activated charcoal to soap

tip: add it slowly and close to the bowl. ¬†You don’t want activated charcoal flying everywhere. ¬†It’s black and can stain.

5. working quickly pour charcoal soap mixture into silicone molds.

Fill about 3/4 full.

You want to leave room for the white triple butter soap that we’ll add next.

6.  melt triple butter soap

7.¬† pour melted triple butter soap on top of the goat’s milk/charcoal soap

8.  use a wooden skewer or small knife to swirl the white and black soaps

9.  (optional) to prevent the air bubbles on the top of the soap that I got in my soap bars, you can spray the top of the soap with rubbing alcohol

10. allow to dry completely before removing from molds

After about 24 hours the bars should be completely hardened and cured.

 

Where to get supplies?

activated charcoal —¬†this is the kind I use

melt & pour goat’s milk soap —¬†¬†I use this kind.¬† I love that it’s 100% natural

melt & pour triple butter soap — find it here

silicone moldcraft stores or find online here

wooden skewer to stir — grocery store, party store, or find online here

heat-safe glass measuring cups — Walmart, Target, or find online here

 

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Easy DIY peppermint & charcoal detox soap recipe with peppermint essential oil. Helps increase circulation, unclogs pores, remove impurities, fight acne, and improve the health of your skin. {essential oils for skin, acne, faces, tightening, skincare, Young Living, doTERRA, activated charcoal, melt and pour soap}

 

click here to get a free printable of the recipe

 

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Easy DIY peppermint & charcoal detox soap recipe with peppermint essential oil. Helps increase circulation, unclogs pores, remove impurities, fight acne, and improve the health of your skin. {essential oils for skin, acne, faces, tightening, skincare, Young Living, doTERRA, activated charcoal, melt and pour soap}

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