Let's take a look at this week's spotlight: Tea Tree and Peppermint Soap!
This soap is a vegan soap made with olive oil for mildness, coconut oil for hardness and cleansing, and castor oil for loads of bubbles. The soap was made using the hot process method, where the oils, lye, and water are cooked until the mixture is completely saponified.
I colored this soap with activated charcoal powder, which is a natural black. Activated charcoal is known for drawing out toxins.
The soap was scented with a combination of tea tree essential oil and peppermint fragrance oil. Tea tree is a medicinal scent that is a light medium note. Tea tree has antibacterial properties. The combination of tea tree and peppermint is classic and rounds out both scents perfectly.
The combination of activated charcoal and tea tree makes this soap a great facial soap for people who suffer from acne breakouts.