Benefits and Uses of Activated Charcoal
1. Natural Teeth Whitening
What is Activated Charcoal?
2. Face Mask and Cleanser
3. Acne Spot Treatment
4. Hair Cleanser and Shampoo
Activated charcoal is a fine black powder made from char usually using bamboo, wood, coal, or coconut shells that are burned without oxygen to create char. The char is heated to very high temperatures (1,800°F) in a multi-step process to make it extremely porous. This is the activation process, which increases the surface area of the molecules and allows it to bind to substances to absorb. It is odorless, tasteless, and nontoxic.
How Does Activated Charcoal Work?
The negatively charged activated charcoal porous texture traps and attracts positively charged molecules such as toxins, chemicals and gases. Since the activated charcoal is not absorbed by the body, it carries the toxins bound to its surface out of the body. The chemical process of absorption is what makes it very effective and allows it to carry out undesired toxins and elements.
Face Mask and Cleanser
Natural Teeth Whitening
Teeth become stained overtime from food, coffee, tea, wine, and other foods that we consume. Because of its porous quality, Activated Charcoal binds to the microscopic elements in the mouth that stain the teeth, and removes them. The result is clearly whiter and brighter teeth.
Because of its ability to absorb toxins and impurities, Activated Charcoal is a very effective face mask and cleanser, leaving your skin clear, bright, and surprisingly soft.
• 1 tsp. Clay
• 1 tsp. Activated Charcoal Powder 2 tsp. water
• ½ tsp. raw honey
• (Optional) 1 drop of Tea Tree or Lavender essential oil.
• Using a glass bowl, mix the water and the essential oil together.
• Using a wooden or plastic spoon or spatula, add the Clay and mix. Allow it to absorb by mixing it for a few seconds before adding the rest of the ingredients.
• Add the honey and charcoal and continue to mix until all the ingredients are blended.
• Apply the mask generously to your face, avoiding the eye area.
• Allow it dry for 10 minutes then rinse with soap and warm water.
Note: Because the mask does not contain preservatives, it cannot be stored for later use. Caution should be used not to spill on fabrics as it may cause staining. Clean sink with soap and warm water after use.
Acne Spot Treatment
For an acne spot treatment, combine two teaspoons of Aloe Vera with 5 grams of activated charcoal and apply directly to your acne or blemishes. Allow the mixture to dry and then rinse with warm water. Impurities and toxins will bond with the activated charcoal while the Aloe Vera gel will soothe your skin to prevent irritation and scarring.
Hair Cleanser and Shampoo
Activated charcoal is becoming common in shampoos because of its ability to cleanse the hair, while removing build-up and impurities. To make your own hair cleanser, add a small amount (1/2 teaspoon) to your shampoo prior to washing the hair and rinse as usual.
Products in Market-
1. Boscia Konjac Cleansing Sponge With Bamboo Charcoal | 2. TubTime Bamboo Charcoal Facial Soap | 3. Sort of Coal Kuro Shampoo | 4. Lush Velvety black sugar cleanser | 5. Glamglow supermud clearing treatment | 6. Origins Clear Improvement™ Active Charcoal Mask | 7. Julep Mask Noir | 8. Lush The Guv’ner Deodorant | 9. Lush Cleansing charcoal bar | 10. Boscia Revitalizing Black Hydration Gel | 11. Sephora Bamboo Charcoal Blotting Papers | 12. Julep konjac cleansing sponge | 13. Elegant Rose Boutique Charcoal Shaving Soap Bar | 14. Dear Earth Bamboo Charcoal Soap | 15.Bioré Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser | 16. Garnier Clean + Blackhead Eliminating Scrub | 17. Boscia Black Charcoal Blotting Linens | 18. inVitamin Natural Tooth & Gum Powder with Activated Charcoal | 19. Babylon Soap Co. Bamboo Activated Charcoal Soap | 20. Prescribed for life Ultra Fine Activated Charcoal Powder.