Activated Charcoal Description
What is Activated Charcoal
Activated charcoal basically powdered carbon. Heating charcoal activates it making it expand and become more porous and adsorbing in nature. Adsorbtion, not absorption, is a form of electrical attraction that pulls toxins or other particles towards it but does not stick or combine with it. It is a popular detox agent and is also extremely popular in the beauty industry.
It is used often in toothpaste as a teeth whitening agent, used in deodorants and creams as an anti-fungal, anti-odor, anti-bacterial. It can be used in eyeliners and also in anti-aging face masks.
Charcoal Bricks or burnt pieces of food? Oh no!
Don’t get confused, making activated charcoal involves heating carbon-rich materials, such as wood, peat, coconut shells or sawdust to a very high temperature making it extremely absorbent, allowing it to bind to molecules, ions or atoms resulting in the removal of impurities.
Charcoal has been used by Egyptians for intestinal ailments, absorbing impleasent odours and even makeup. Sooner the ancient Hindus and Phoenicians discovered the antiseptic properties of activated charcoal and began to use it for water purification. This was an ideal discovery, especially for voyages. Later in 50 BC, its medicinal properties outshined making it usable for curing epilepsy, chlorosis, and vertigo.
By 1900s charcoal was even sold as lozenges, biscuits and tooth powders!
The prime usage of activated charcoal is growing back in the modern era from cosmetics to medicines, charcoal is outcasting almost all areas and proven to be one of the best.
Skincare – Helps remove chemicals, toxins and bacteria from the surface of the skin resulting in a healthier and radiant skin
Skin infection – A highly trusted agent to absorb harmful microbes from wounds
Detoxification – A teaspoon of powder dissolved in 1 cup of water absorbs the dangerous elements and also blocks the absorption of harmful compounds. The absorbed compounds are released in the form faeces.
Acne fighter – One of the best treatment for acne.
Hangover – Activated charcoal helps to absorb congeners which are the root cause of hangovers.
Why buy ours
- Our 250 mesh activated charcoal is one of the highest grades available
- Made from coconut shells our is the most premium variety available
- use as a teeth whitener by replacing toothpaste, mixing with toothpaste or making your own toothpaste
- Use in deodorant as anti-fungal and anti-bacterial.
- Make your own Anti-aging Face Masks (Activated Charcoal, Rose Water, Aloe Vera Gel & Tea tree oil) or use as Eye liner
For external use only