Charcoal & Green Clay Tallow Soap
Charcoal & Green Clay Tallow Soap is the perfect bar for deep cleansing. Anyone suffering from acne, oily skin, clogged or enlarged pores, or who prefer a soap that leaves their skin more on the "squeaky clean" feeling side will love it! As with all of our soaps, we make it unscented, pure and basic.
Our soap bars last up to 60 days for one person as long as only hands are used to lather and it is kept on a soap saver.
Natural Ingredients for Skincare
Grassfed Water Buffalo Tallow — Rendered from our family’s herd of water buffalo, this exceptionally nutritious fat is the basis of all our products. Be sure to read about the amazing benefits of our 100% grassfed tallow here.
Olive Oil — Highly moisturizing, full of antioxidants, treasured for centuries as the primary ingredient in castille soap.
Castor Oil — Draws out impurities and has a slight drying effect, which balances well with heavier moisturizers.
Activated Charcoal -- draws bacteria, poisons, chemicals, dirt and other micro-particles to the surface of skin, helping you to achieve a flawless complexion and fight acne.
French Green Clay -- Detoxifies and exfoliates while calming irritated skin and controlling oil production.
Sodium Hydroxide (Lye) - Necessary for the chemical reaction that turns fats into soap. None is left behind in the finished product.
About Soap Making
Curious about the chemistry behind soap making? "Saponification" refers to the chemical reaction between fat and lye that results in the formation of glycerin and soap. Saponification occurs when, first, three molecules of sodium hydroxide (NaOH) are dissolved in water (H2O) and are split apart, which results in three sodium ions (Na) and three hydroxyl groups (OH). Second, a triglyceride (fat) molecule (C3H5(COOR)3) is split apart through hydrolysis, which results in a free glycerol (C3H5) and three fatty acid tails (COOR). Third, the hydroxyl groups all bond to the free glycerol to form a molecule of glycerin. Fourth, the three fatty acids each bond with one of the three sodium ions to form three molecules of soap (3NaCOOR). When the ingredients have completed the saponification process, one molecule of glycerin will be present for each three molecules of soap; no molecules of lye (sodium hydroxide) remain in the soap—they have all been split apart and used to form the soap molecules and glycerin.
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