What is Activated Charcoal?
Activated charcoal is charcoal that has been heated or treated with oxygen to increase its absorbency making it great for detoxifying the skin, body, water and teeth. It has the ability to naturally draw out impurities and has a hugely versatile range of uses! Read on to find out some of the best ways to use charcoal and our favourite activated charcoal products!
Ways to use Activated Charcoal?
For water purification...
Activated charcoal can be used to purify water. This is an ancient Japanese technique using Kishu Binchotan Charcoal, which removes heavy metals, chlorine, and impurities in the most sustainable and eco-friendly way. It also alkalises your water too! Simply place the charcoal in water overnight and voila! Alkalised and purified water without any plastic bottles!
Happy Coal Authentic Kishu Binchotan Water Purifier
As a toothbrush...
Speaking of Binchotan Charcoal, this amazing, high quality charcoal can also be used to brush your teeth! That’s right! This charcoal toothbrush can remove harmful bacteria and plaque from your mouth, whitens teeth, prevents bad breath AND even ensures no nasty bacteria are growing on the brush itself! If that’s not enough! The charcoal in the toothbrush simultaneously absorbs impurities in the water you wash your teeth with too- good-bye chemicals and chlorine!
Binchotan Charcoal Toothbrush
As a Toothpaste/Teeth Whitener...
That’s right! Charcoal can even be used as toothpaste! Don’t be put off by its black appearance, this amazing product actually whitens teeth by removing stains, balances the pH in your mouth, removes harmful toxins and helps to ensure healthy gums too! Warpaint Natural Teeth Whitener uses Activated Coconut Shell Charcoal as well as Australian Calcium Bentonite Clay and Peppermint to detoxify and freshen the mouth with fantastic whitening results without the enamel damage traditional teeth whiteners cause!
Warpaint Natural Teeth Whitener
As a cleanser...
To top of the list of the amazing uses of charcoal, it can also be used as a cleanser! 100% Pure’s Konjac Sponge can be used with water or your favourite (natural, organic, cruelty free!) cleanser. The charcoal gently but deeply cleanses and exfoliates the skin while magnetically removing dirt from your skin. Great for any sensitive skin beauties!
100% Pure Konjac Sponge –Charcoal