I had this idea to make a Japanese themed body wash with bamboo, sake, willow, and green tea, scented with Bramble Darry's amazing Yuzu fragrance oil. The body wash went well - more on that in a few days - but what happened next produced a product that no one would want or "accept as a gift".*
I bought some activated charcoal from Voyageur Soap and Candle and thought it could make an interesting addition to the body wash. I figured 5% would be a good start.
It was a terrible idea! It looks like the kind of tar from which creatures emerge fully formed in particularly creepy horror movies! And this is 100 grams body wash diluted with another 200 grams distilled water! But being the loving husband he is, Raymond wanted to try it in a foamer bottle. (It's very very thin!) He tried it and said he liked it. He's generally very blunt about my products - at my request! - and he said it felt nice. (The picture is pre-rinsing!)
If you want to try it, maybe start at 0.5%? Anyone have any suggestions for its usage? Other than to make stuff for small boys who might think asphalt coloured bubble bath looks cool? It does go on that black, but rinses clean. I wouldn't dry off with a light coloured towel, though.
*Quote from the Simpsons. Marge, about Homer's inventions. "No one would buy these, or accept them as gifts!"