What do you think? I tried a little scrap. I don't think it makes black lather. More testing will say for sure. I also think it might need to be a bit 'blacker' Didn't want to overdo it with the charcoal in the first attempt.
I make soap for a small business called Saipua (it now belongs to my daughter Sarah and her partner, Eric.) You can read all about that on the Saipua blog.
I have my own small business, Creekside Soaps, that makes equipment for soapmakers. (www.creeksidesoaps.com) I don't actually make the equipment...my husband does that. I pack, ship and do the bookkeeping.
So, I don't have a lot of free time, but when I do I like to do the things below. Not much interferes with my Mah Jongg game. I play once or twice each week.