Lavender-Tea Tree Charcoal Soap

After some requests from friends and family, I decided to whip up some soap that is generally awesome for oily/irritated, problematic skin. After researching a number of different ingredients – I decided to incorporate lavender and tea tree essential oils into a soap with activated charcoal. Lavender essential oil is known for its soothing properties, while tea tree oil works wonders against inflammation and dry/itchy skin, and also kills bacteria and activates the immune system. I decided to use activated charcoal because it helps draw out impurities and toxins from skin pores. I also added a little bit of ground oatmeal (at light trace) for exfoliation. I have to say, this soap is becoming a fast favorite! Not only does it work wonders for my skin, but it smells amazing.

Here’s a picture of the finished product: