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5 Ways to Use Activated Charcoal


Lately, there’s been much so much rave about activated charcoal that it’s gotten the attention of so many in the beauty industry. It’s something that many find interesting since no one could really imagine putting the same material used for grilling onto your face, let alone your teeth. But many actually swear by activated charcoal and how it can be good for the body. If you’ve ever been curious to know more about this beauty trend, it’s time you read up on it.

What is Activated Charcoal?

Despite its name, activated charcoal is not the same as the one you use when you grill your food. As a matter of fact, this is charcoal that has already undergone heat or oxygen treatment. The reason why it goes through this process is so its ability to absorb is increased. Once the charcoal has been treated, it can already be used for a variety of things.

Activated Charcoal Uses

Since activated charcoal is safe for use, it has been found to contain a number of health benefits. Because of this, it has been incorporated for use in a number of different ways.

As a DIY Mask

You can combine activated charcoal with water (or oil, yogurt, or honey) as a simple face mask to help you detoxify impurities. Even though this is a very simple formula to follow, there are many who opt to buy activated charcoal masks instead of making their own.

As a Cleanser

You can also use activated charcoal as a cleanser by mixing it with pure coconut oil. Apply the mixture with a damp cloth so you can cleanse your face and remove your makeup. The activated charcoal leaves behind an extra purifying effect on your skin.

As a DIY Body Scrub

Activated charcoal can also be used as an exfoliating agent. You can mix it with the liquid of your choice (milk or honey) then add oats or sugar to it so you can get more scrubbing powder apart from the grainy texture of the activated charcoal. And if you want more, you can add flower waters or essential oils to make your body scrub more luxurious.

As a Teeth Whitener

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A surprising way to use activated charcoal is that it can help whiten your teeth. Even though the ingredient stains everything it comes into contact with, it does the opposite in teeth. While brushing your teeth with activated charcoal, your mouth will obviously turn black. But this process will also draw out the toxins from your body and do the same for your teeth. It also manages to balance the pH levels of your mouth leaving it stronger and able to fight off cavities, gingivitis, and tooth decay.

As a Detoxifier

If you’re feeling bloated, activated charcoal can help you detoxify your body. Among the primary uses of activated charcoal in emergency treatment is to treat specific poisoning accidents. Because activated charcoal is able to neutralize digestion problems like cramps and gas, it can be a big help for those who have stomach ailments.

Those in the health industry have already realized the benefits of activated charcoal, which is why they have made this largely available in pill or powder form. It’s time you get to try it for yourself and see the results too.