Lavender Pine Charcoal Ale


McNab’s Pure Ale from local Brightwood provides skin-softening & irritation-soothing hops, while activated charcoal draws out impurities and gives gentle exfoliation for softer, younger-looking skin. Lavender & pine essential oils blend beautifully for a lovely woodsy scent.



  • Saponified olive oil
  • Saponified coconut oil
  • Local ale (Brightwood‘s McNab’s Pure)
  • Distilled water
  • Organic unrefined shea butter
  • Organic castor oil
  • Activated charcoal powder
  • Lavender essential oil
  • Pine essential oil
  • Dried lavender

Activated Charcoal

Activated Charcoal draws impurities out of the skin, heals acne, and prevents further breakouts. Also an anti-aging ingredient, activated charcoal is said to tighten pores and smooth the skin. It also reduces inflammation, which is significant in preventing premature aging.


Ale has ingredients in it that are very beneficial to your skin and hair. Beer has hops which are known to soothe irritated skin, and contains skin softening amino acids as well.

Organic Unrefined Shea Butter

Organic Unrefined Shea Butter “is a skin superfood that comes from the seeds of the fruit of the Shea (Karite) tree and that is naturally rich in vitamins A, E and F. It offers UV protection (it is SPF ~6) and provides the skin with essential fatty acids and the nutrients necessary for collagen production. Shea butter has been used in Africa and other countries for years to improve skin and hair.” Read More: 21 Shea Butter Benefits and Uses

Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender essential oil is an excellent tonic to help relieve stress, anxiety, and nervous conditions. It is often recommended as a sleep-aid, as an alternative to insomnia treatment. It helps with headaches & depression, relieve pain, disinfects the skin, encourages blood circulation, & aids with respiratory issues.


Pine Essential Oil

Dermatologists often prescribe the oil for treating psoriasis, itching, acne, and eczema. It gives you balanced, smooth, renewed and shiny skin and can also act as an antioxidant for the free radicals which can have such a negative impact on the health of your skin. The scent also helps to remove fatigue & refresh your spirits.

What Does "Saponified" Mean?

What Does “Saponified” Mean?

Saponification is the chemical reaction used in the soap making process. When the oils and fats are combined with lye (a strong alkali) they are called saponified. At the end of the process the lye is all gone, and you are left with just soap. To learn more about this, have a look at my blog post on the subject.


About “Filler” Oils

About “Filler” Oils

Cheaper oils are often used as a “filler” but I don’t use them because they don’t add much nutrient value to the soap.

I don’t use palm oil in any of my products, since its production is harmful to the environment, destroying critical habitat for many endangered species, as well as being linked with the eviction of forest-dwelling peoples. Find out more here.

I only use high quality oils and butters that are filled with beneficial nutrients for the skin. Learn more about this on my blog.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Weight 0.09 kg
Dimensions 9.3 x 5.4 x 2.4 cm

Nut Free


Anti-Ageing, Exfoliating, Masculine, Moisturising, Skin Clearing

Featured Ingredient

Activated Charcoal, Ale / Beer / Stout, Lavender, Organic Shea Butter

Scent Type

Mild, Woodsy