Several people had told me of the wonders of charcoal soap for skin issues. I made a small batch a while ago, and it did help with my grandson's psoriasis. I have, er, mature, skin, and it even helped with some menopausal breakouts without drying my skin. I made a batch last afternoon, and cut it today, and a friend on Facebook said it would make awesome Christmas gifts. I was touched, until he pointed out that it looked like coal for the naughty folks! Unfortunately, I'm having trouble uploading the photo, but I will admit it's black. I render tallow from grass-fed beef, and if I get a deer with a lot of fat on it, I will render that as well. I found that deer tallow soap is awesome, but for this batch I used commercial oils with matcha powder and vit E.