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Inspired by What's black and white, looks like dirt, but cleans everything it touches? Charcoal.
Bintochan charcoal is the Benz of charcoal, aka "Black Diamond". It has been revered in Japan for centuries as a natural air and water purifier. This stuff is fancy, multipurpose and literally cleans everything, even right down to the microparticles in the pores of your skin!
It was first made during the Edo period in Japan, from the branches of Japanese oak trees using a traditional method. A creative charcoal merchant named Bitchū-ya wanted to create a higher grade of charcoal that didn't smoke or smell and that was so pure that it wouldn't stain. He created a new type of kiln which allowed him to control the oxygen levels of charcoal over a period of weeks until it turns to carbon. This charcoal was a perfect fit for tea ceremonies, this is what his customers were looking for all along!
The oak branches are carefully and sustainably selected by artisans who determine its maturity, ensuring the process is sustainable and environmentally friendly.
Fox Fire Wax & Bath Co. is excited to bring you our third facial soap. This Japanese sumi (charcoal) inspired sea salt soap is for all skin types and it's specifically formulated to cleanse, detox and purify healthy and problem skin. Whether you have problem skin or not this is a gentle soap to cleanse with and both charcoal soap and sea salt soap are used by many people that have rosacea. So we've packed the amazing benefits of both into one bar. You could use this bar on your problem areas or entire body as well, not just your face.
It's known that artificial colors and scents (even natural ones) can be irritating to skin. You will not find those in our facial soaps ever because we want to start off on the right foot with the first step of skin care, cleansing. That said, fragrance and sulfates cause constant irritation. If you have problem skin anywhere, you should try to use unscented and carefully formulated products so your skin has the best chance to heal itself.
We've added Binchotan White Charcoal. The surface of binchotan charcoal is made up of macro and micro pores which allow the charcoal to attract and absorb a range of unwanted particles in air, water or the human body. This charcoal is milled to just the right size to put the charcoal’s absorptive properties to it's best use when added to soap, detoxing and purifying your skin. It works with all skin types, with daily use, users report seeing improved radiance, texture, and tone.
Now you may be asking about the coconut oil in this soap... "isn't coconut oil comedogenic? won't it clog my pores?" Nope! And here is why. It is important to understand that the coconut oil in our soap is “saponified.” When an oil is saponified that means it is no longer an oil. The chemical reactions in cold process soap making turns oil molecules into soap molecules by combining it with potassium hydroxide. So rest assured our facial soaps are non-comedogenic!
Here are some of the key benefits to using a sea salt soap:
- they are beneficial for the skin in that they help to balance the natural oils in your skin and dont strip it like detergent SLS soaps
- most importantly it exfoliates as you use it
- sea salt soap bars are very hard so they last longer than regular bars of soap
- some say they pull toxins from the body because of the minerals in the sea salt
- they produce a creamy lather rather than a bubbly one
- the sea salt allows the skin to better absorb the natural glycerin that is present in cold process soap, which means NATURAL moisture
As with all bar soaps, leave it to dry in a dish between uses, though due to the salt in the soap this will happen faster with this bar.
Use after dates will be on the packaging. It will be ready to use starting between August 24th August 28th (this is due to having no cap, your bar may need to cure a bit more before using so please see the red print on your label).
We have a few past Fox Fire soaps in our shop at the link below.
product size: 3.75oz
shipped weight: 4oz
ingredients: saponified coconut oil, Mediterranean sea salt, glycerin, saponified olive oil, saponified organic illipe butter, saponified castor oil, binchotan white charcoal