Black Brazilian Clayhas naturally occurring copper, selenium, magnesium, zinc, and magnesium. Brazilian clays add a wonderful silky lather to soaps. They impart the most color in gelled cold process soaps. The mica present in Brazilian clay is not added and occurs naturally in the mining process.
It's an attention getting color and my male customers love the look, too. Absolutely beautiful and easy to work with, as well.
I agree it's not activated charcoal black. However still blends very well. We like it a lot for making black swirls.
Rich Dark Chocolate
I also couldn't get black, like another in the reviews mentioned. However, I was able to get a rich dark chocolate color and I love it. So, this may be the clay if you are looking for brown, and I'd probably stick to activated charcoal for black. How I achieved the color: 16 ounces of oil, coconut oil (only) base, and 3 teaspoons of clay.
I never got a true
I never got a true black from this - just a muddy brown. Much better off with a black oxide.