Activated charcoal is charcoal that has been treated with heat to increase its adsorptive properties. It has millions of tiny pores that bind, trap and remove toxins. It can adsorb thousands of times its own weight. Just a gram of activated charcoal can have an effective surface area in excess of 500 sq metres. That’s why just a tiny bit of our ultra fine medicinal grade activated charcoal can go a long way. Our activated coconut shell charcoal is completely eco-friendly too!
Activated charcoal has a wide scope of applications. Here are some of the ways we love using activated charcoal as a natural alternative:
- General Body Detox: Drink 1 teaspoon of activated charcoal mixed into a glass of cold water. Drink a second glass of clear water afterwards.
- Remove Plaque & Whiten Teeth: Wet a toothbrush and dip into our powdered activated charcoal. Brush teeth as normal for 2 minutes. Rinse well until spit is clear.
- Clear pores with a Charcoal Face Mask: Mix 1 teaspoon of charcoal, water and coconut oil until a paste is formed. Apply to face, let dry, wash off and exfoliate.
- Stomach Relief: Mix 1 tablespoon of our charcoal to a glass of water. Drink 1-2 hours before or after eating. Drink a second glass of clear water afterwards.