Activated charcoal—an ingredient perhaps best-known as those black specks in our Brita water filters—has recently been showing up in everything from trendy ice cream to skincare products. Beloved for its detoxing abilities, this it-ingredient is credited with cleansing skin, whitening teeth and treating acne. To get in on the skin-clearing natural wonder, we picked up some food-grade activated coconut charcoal and put it to work in marbled soap bars and bath bombs that mean business. Our skin has never felt cleaner—or our bathrooms more luxurious.
from Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/how-to-make-activated-charcoal-bath-bombs-and-soaps-243854