Relaxing Confetti Soap with Activated Charcoal & Coconut Water


I used Bramble Berry Relaxing FO for this soap. I made a very small batch, as I was unsure how the confetti would show up in black. This FO discolors dark brown, with 9.3% vanilla, hence a reason to go black.

Here is the description of the fragrance: A relaxing blend of French Lavender and Fir Pine, enhanced with Egyptian Jasmine and sweetened with pure Vanilla, softened with delicate Musks. This is a “mature, grown-up vanilla.”

I used 1.25 oz of this fragrance in 20 oz of soap, but it is still very light. The shaved soap was mainly from Summer Melon Spritzer bars, with a variety of others mixed in. I added less than 3 oz of confetti – it turned out well and more confetti would have also worked great.

The activated charcoal created a nice looking black. Why charcoal? Charcoal is said to draw bacteria, poisons, chemicals, dirt and other micro-particles to the surface of skin, helping to achieve a flawless complexion and fight acne. It also is said to reduce inflammation, which is significant in preventing premature aging…and it’s all about the fight against aging!


I sprinkled the top with Snowflake Sparkle Mica and Iridescent Glitter. In hindsight, using a mica oil would have worked nicely too, giving it a slicker look.

Sample/guest size soaps with leftover batter:

For soap recipe details, see Master Batching Oils, April 29, 2016 Blog.

2 comments on “Relaxing Confetti Soap with Activated Charcoal & Coconut Water

  1. Waouh! It looks great! I never dare making black soaps. Is the foam white, grey, black?


  2. soapsbysly says:

    Thank you Madame Propre.
    I was worried about using black too, as I’ve seen so many soaps that end up turning out grey, with not enough black used. So I try to use just a bit more than I feel comfortable with, and it seems to work out. (Although I think these could have had a tiny bit more black…they seem right on the edge of black.)
    The foam will be grey or black, depending how much color is used.


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