Becca from One Hand Washes the Other is a genius. I’ve recently fallen more in love with my beloved Black Magic soap. I’ve been using it on my face for awhile now. It’s been the only thing that keeps my acne away, even when my moon cycle comes around.
Stolen from the shop:
[quote]Tea Tree oil, Peppermint Essential Oil, Grapefruit Essential Oil, Lemongrass Essential Oil, Rosemary Essential Oil, Vitamin E, Glycerin, French Green Clay, and Activated Charcoal. In addition, the soap is made after I HAND INFUSE the base (and then filter it) with heaps and heaps of healing Calendula petals-
-Tea Tree Oil is antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiviral, fungicide, antiseptic; its believed to heal wounds quicker and protect them from infections, as well as help neutralize the scar marks and after spots left by eruptions, boils, pox, acne etc.
-Peppermint Essential Oil contains Menthol, which gives a cooling effect. It nourishes dull skin and improves oily skin.
-Grapefruit Essential Oil is antioxidant, antiseptic, disinfectant; it’s said it keeps the skin clean and is particularly good for treating oily skin and acne.
-French Green Clay is very absorbent, and literally drinks oils, toxic substances, and impurities from your skin. Its toning action stimulates the skin by bringing fresh blood to damaged skin cells, revitalizing the complexion, and tightening pores.
-Calendula has a long history of use as a wound-healing and skin-soothing botanical. It has impressive healing powers, and can clear up many different types of skin problems.
-Vitamin E helps skin look younger by reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
-Activated Charcoal has the ability to attract other substances to its surface and hold them there. This is called “adsorption” (not absorption). Charcoal can adsorb thousands of times its own weight in harmful substances.
-Glycerin aids in preventing breakouts and keeping pores clear. It also can speed healing of present acne lesions. It is not inflammatory and will not irritate skin like many other products with harsh chemical ingredients.[/quote]
As you can see above I like to cut up my bars. The bar above is a special glycerin free formula that Becca made for me. My skin hasn’t been reacting to glycerin so I have one of her regular bars on its way to me! Anyways. I like to cut it up so it doesn’t get wasted.
I recently discovered that Black Magic makes an excellent shampoo to add to its amazing face wash capabilities. Today while talking with Becca in my makeup group on Facebook I had the idea to use it as tooth soap. I’ve been ordering “tooth chips” on Etsy for awhile now to use in place of regular tooth paste. They taste awful. Black Magic on the other hand tastes much better. It’s slightly sweet. It cleaned my teeth well, didn’t taste awful and there’s nothing in it that will harm you if you ingest a little.
Other ideas I had were to use the cream version of Black Magic and either sprinkle Xylitol on your brush or to simply mix some xylitol in the cream. Xylitol helps rebuild enamel and kills bacteria.
So Black Magic is awesome for: a facial cleanse, shampoo, body was and tooth paste! Is there anything it can’t do?!