10 Activated Charcoal Uses That May Just Change Your Life

10 Activated Charcoal Uses That May Just Change Your Life

Activated Charcoal has such a long list of uses, from
cleaning teeth to soothing insect bites. This versatile powder can even be
taken internally as a gut-boosting digestive supplement! In this next blog, I've
put together a guide to the Top 10 best ways to use Activated Charcoal.

From treating acne to cleaning teeth, there are just so many
ways you can use Activated Charcoal. This super fine powder can be found in
everything from toothpaste to soap, thanks to its natural antibacterial,
anti-fungal, and absorbent properties. With a highly porous surface, Activated
Charcoal is amazing at absorbing and removing harmful particles and bacteria
from your body, skin, hair, and even drinking water and the air. It also makes
an amazing supplement to
improve gut health, but talk to your health care professional if you have any
concerns about taking it internally, especially with other medication. It
really has an endless list of uses, but these are my Top 10 favorite ways to use
Activated Charcoal.

1. Acne treatment

Treat acne and breakouts with the antibacterial properties of Activated
Charcoal Powder, which helps to remove acne-causing bacteria and purify the
skin to promote healing. Mix 1/2 a teaspoon with 2 teaspoons of natural Aloe
Vera and smooth over the affected area. Let it dry, leaving on for 15-20
minutes, and rinse off thoroughly. For body acne, an Activated
Charcoal Body Soap can help to remove dirt and lightly exfoliate the
skin to prevent further breakouts.

2. Purifying face mask

To help unclog pores, mix 1 tablespoon of Activated Charcoal with 1 1/2
tablespoons of Bentonite
Clay Powder, add a splash of water or Rosewater, then apply the mixture to
your nose or any areas with enlarged pores. Leave on for 15 minutes and rinse
off thoroughly using a Muslin

3. Healing shampoo

A great remedy for an itchy or sore scalp, mix a tablespoon of Activated
Charcoal into your usual shampoo, leave on your scalp for 5 minutes, then rinse
and condition as usual. The anti-fungal properties of Charcoal help to control
and remove any irritating bacteria on the scalp, providing soothing relief from
any itchiness or discomfort.

4. Digestive supplement

Add one teaspoon of Activated Charcoal to a glass of water twice daily for a
cleansing and detoxifying supplement. When taken internally, Activated Charcoal
can improve digestive function and immunity by helping to remove heavy metals,
viruses, and parasites from the gut and encouraging the growth of good bacteria.
If taking internally, always read the label and use only as directed. If you
are taking any medication consult with your health care professional first.

5. Facial cleanser

The antibacterial properties of Activated Charcoal make it a great daily facial
cleanser to prevent breakouts. The Life
Basics Konjac Sponge Bamboo Charcoal is infused with Activated Bamboo
Charcoal to help balance acne-prone and problematic skin, helping to remove
makeup, grime, and build-up and maintain balanced pH levels.

6. Insect bite treatment

Activated Charcoal can actually help to relieve discomfort from insect bites by
absorbing bad bacteria and soothing the affected area. Mix 1/2 a teaspoon with
1 tablespoon of Coconut Oil and dab on the sting or bite. Reapply every 30
minutes until irritation subsides.

7. Water filter

Activated Binchotan
Charcoal sticks are naturally porous and absorbent, so they are really
effective at absorbing and removing impurities, heavy metals, and chlorine from
tap water. These charcoal sticks last for months and help to naturally purify
your water to make it taste fresh and clean.

8. Teeth whitener

A very mild, gentle abrasive, Activated Charcoal makes a great teeth whitener,
helping to remove bacteria and lift stubborn stains from tea, coffee, and wine.
The Pollen
Botanicals Zoom Teeth Whitener contains Activated Charcoal in
combination with Bentonite Clay to effectively remove stains and strengthen
teeth without damaging the enamel.

9. Toothpaste

With effective whitening, polishing, and cleansing power, Activated Charcoal
makes a really beneficial ingredient in toothpaste, helping to balance pH
levels, kill bad bacteria, and prevent tooth decay and gingivitis. The My
Magic Mud Whitening Toothpaste Peppermint contains food-grade
Activated Coconut Shell Charcoal to help remove plaque and remineralize the
teeth without damaging tooth enamel and can be used twice daily to replace
your usual toothpaste. It's also anti-inflammatory, helping to calm down oral

10. Air purifier

Charcoal sticks also make amazing air purifiers to remove unpleasant
smells and odors from the fridge or rooms in your home. The negative ionic charge
of Binchotan attracts irritating positive ions in the air, such as dust and
microfibres, with the particles binding to the charcoal through a process
called 'adsorption'.

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