This Bar is made with Activated Charcoal. We use it in our household for acne and blemishes. It has done wonders for my teens. It is made with Coconut, Olive and Grapeseed Oils along with the Essential Oils of Rosemary and Tea Tree to assist with killing bacteria and other health benefits. Don't let the dark color scare you away. It does not stain any of our sinks, washcloths or showers. It has a very natural sent, not too overpowering but pleasant.