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Putting charcoal in your hair and on your face might not seem glamorous, but it’s proven to have many health and beauty benefits when used safely and properly.

Activated charcoal is not what’s used for grilling though it is a medical grade version of what’s used in air filtration systems. Activated charcoal is administered in hospitals as emergency treatment for poisoning; as chemicals bind to it, it can help remove them from the body. These days, people are using food grade activated charcoal internally to detox, in supplements and juices; it’s even being used to whiten teeth. 

1. Make pores smaller and cleaner
Throughout the day, toxins from the world around us clog our pores. When your pores aren’t clear, neither is your complexion. Activated charcoal when used in a face mask‘binds to and helps pull the dirt out of your pores, making them less visible (it’s the oil and dirt that makes them appear bigger). This leaves your face feeling fresh. (Use it with an exfoliating scrub to get the dead skin off and experience an even deeper clean.)

2. Take care of oily skin
Oily skin? Activated charcoal may be just the ingredient you need to balance things out. Used in a cleanser or mask, activated charcoal can pull the unwanted excess oils from your skin, leaving it smooth. You’ll want to do this sparingly once or twice per week at the most so that you don’t over-dry your skin. If you already have dry skin, best to steer clear of it for this use, as you don’t want to dry it out even more.

3. Treat acne
Depending on the specifics of your acne how severe it is, what’s causing it and what else is going on activated charcoal may be able to help. In soap form, it’s slightly gritty, which might provide just the gentle exfoliating you need. It will also absorb oils and toxins on and below the skin. You can use it as a spot treatment if you don’t want to use it on your whole face just think of it as a mini mask for your blemish.

4. Deep clean your skin
Send your chemical-ridden deep-cleaners on a little vacation. You can find cleansers that contain activated charcoal in bars or bottles. It’s important that you don’t use these daily, as you don’t want to soak up the healthy oils and moisture your skin needs. Check out the other ingredients if you’re buying a liquid cleanser some are designed to neutralize the acidity in your skin, others have deodorizing properties; some can even double as shaving cream. Buy the product that best suits your personal combination of needs and follow the directions on the bottle.

5. Soothe and heal bites, cuts and skin irritations
Whether you were stung by a bee or had a cut from the kitchen that’s wound up infected, activated charcoal can help speed the healing and relieve the symptoms. For minor skin ailments including insect bites, stings, cuts, scrapes and minor infections activated charcoal can be applied topically. The activated charcoal, when applied as a paste, helps absorb venom and infection. It will also bring down swelling and lessen pain. To make the paste: slowly add water to a bit of activated charcoal powder and mix until it is a spreadable consistency.

6. Rid your hair of toxins
Activated charcoal, when used on your hair, can pull out oil, dirt and toxins’ just like it does for your skin. You can find regular and dry shampoos that contain activated charcoal. If you have very light hair, you won’t want to use the dry shampoo, as it may stain. In any case, try a test patch before using it on all of your hair at once. If you want to try activated charcoal on your hair, but aren’t sure you want to buy a bottle of a pre-made product just yet, you can make your own as you go. Just empty a capsule or add a teaspoon of activated charcoal to your regular shampoo and use as you normally would. The only thing you may need to switch up would be adding an extra since to your routine to get the colour fully out. The advantage to buying activated charcoal in powder or tablets is that it’s multi-purpose.

7. Add volume to your hair

When your hair feels weighted down it’s usually not only a feeling. If you’re carrying around enough dirt, your hair will start to sag and regular shampooing may not be getting it all out. Regular shampoos remove surface dirt, but activated charcoal will pull out even more. The other difference, and this is big, is that activated charcoal isn’t going to leave the residue regular shampoos will, so your hair will feel lighter and have more volume.

8. Remedy scalp conditions
Dandruff, redness, oily and itchy scalps may be relieved with activated charcoal. You can use it as a scalp treatment before you shampoo or can be mixed in with your shampoo. The activated charcoal will work on your scalp the way it does on your skin and hair: pulling out toxins and purifying. It’s unclear how deep into the hair follicle is being cleaned, but the results should be noticeable.

Item specifics:

The charcoal is packed in a sealed foil bag for extra long-lasting freshness (zip lock bag for 30 grams)

Made from 100% coconut shell
Premium Medical Grade / Food Grade

NSF & HALAL Certified

How does activated charcoal work?
Our premium grade activated charcoal is derived from coconuts and is a highly purified-ultra fine black odorless and tasteless powder made from 100% coconut shell which has a very high number of micro pore and a very large surface area available for adsorption.

A premium grade activated charcoal is treated by steam activation process at high temperature (more than 1,000 degree Celsius) with oxygen controlling and converted to a highly purified-ultra fine powder. It has been processed to meet the purification standards required for medical and food use.

Due to its extremely high degree of micro porosity, the premium grade activated charcoal is a powerfully absorptive substance.

Activated charcoal is a potent natural treatment used to trap toxins and chemicals in the body. One of the most popular activated charcoal uses is for the safe and effective treatment of poisoning and drug overdoses.

This Charcoal can also be used in a variety of applications including food, and health and beauty products. It can be mixed with water and used to brush and whiten teeth, mixed with thickening agents to make gels and skin creams, and taken internally for various health conditions.

Active ingredients: 100% activated coconut shell charcoal

Health & Medical Uses:

General intestinal distress and gas

Stir one tablespoon of activated charcoal in a glass of water. Take up to six times daily. (Children: 1/2 tablespoon.) Follow with a second glass of water. Note: Activated charcoal is best when taken 2 hours before or after a meal.

Diarrhea

Stir one tablespoon of activated charcoal in a glass of water upon notice of first complaint and again with each bowel movement. Follow with a second glass of water.

Note: Stool darkening is normal and may continue for a few days after use.

Red, painful, or swollen skin

Wash area thoroughly. Mix activated charcoal with water to form thick paste. Spread paste onto paper towel and then fold in half. Position over afflicted area for 10–15 minutes or until swelling and pain stops. Repeat as necessary.

Whiten Teeth and Remove Plaque

To use Charcoal for your teeth, Dip a clean, wet toothbrush into the powdered charcoal. Lean over the container or charcoal and quickly put the charcoal covered toothbrush in the mouth (this is to protect your sink). Brush in small, gentle circles for 2 minutes, spit carefully and rinse really well. Your mouth will feel amazingly clean…. your sink, not so much! Use as often as needed. No substance removes acidic plaque from the teeth like Carbon. It will greatly clean your teeth and help to remove stains on the teeth (especially stains derived from drinking coffee).

Reduce Acne and Improve Skin Health

To use activated charcoal on your skin, mix one a small amount of the powder into a teaspoon of aloe-vera gel, one teaspoon of water or rosewater, five drops of tea tree oil, and a pinch of sea salt. Mix these ingredients together until you have an even consistency. But be aware that this face mask is going to be black, and while it can stain your clothing and counter tops, it won’t stain your skin. Apply to your skin, let it dry, and then rinse off.

Body Cleanse and Detox

There are two main programs of body detox using activated charcoal:
1. Use activated charcoal on two consecutive days each week. Take a TBS each day in the morning, at midday and before bed on an empty stomach. Avoid excessive calories or processed foods on those days.
2. Take a TBS a day of activated charcoal in divided doses for several months. Follow with a one-month break and resume the cycle.

Extra Information:

Keep in mind that if you do use charcoal several times weekly as part of a cleanse, you must increase your water consumption, or you could quickly become constipated.

 



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