If I told you that there was a magic product with healing powers that would:
- Detoxify your body & blood
- Restore energy to your mind & muscles
- Combat cancerous growth in cells
- Maintain cognitive function & memory
- And much much more…
would it captivate your attention?
Activated charcoal, a.k.a. activated carbon, has been used in thousands of topical and consumable health and beauty products, from masks that clear out your acne-prone pores to soaks that help to detoxify your entire body. You probably own at least one!
It only takes a small amount of this medicinal and miraculous substance to target specific beauty and health problems. In merely a shockingly short amount of time using activated charcoal, remarkable improvement of said issues can be seen.
This is because activated charcoal has the unique ability to remove organic compounds and toxic chemicals from water and air. Imagine what it can do for our skin and bodies!
Actually, you don’t have to imagine, because I am going to tell you!
Activated Charcoal Can Be Used To:
- Treat acne
- Kill bacteria in mouth (eliminate bad breath)
- Reduce appearance of bruises
- Mitigate dandruff
- Whiten teeth
- Promote bone health & strength
- Balance oily skin
- Exfoliate skin
- Unclog pores
- Minimize varicose veins
- Cleanse & clarify hair
- Make a safe & natural eyeliner & mascara & eyebrow gel
- Improve growth of nails
- Deep cleanse skin
- Make a natural deodorant
- Soothe sunburn
- Eliminate blackheads
- Make detoxifying bath soak or body scrub
- Treat burns
- Heal cracked lips
- Help to heal cold sores
- Alleviate psoriasis
- Encourage nutrient absorption
- Moisturize skin
- Promote healthy hair growth
- Remove makeup naturally
- Prevent infections of the skin
- Prevent cracking feet
- Fight heart disease
- Combat kidney disease
- Improve cholesterol levels
- Treat tooth sensitivity
- Reduce joint pain
- Reduce liver damage
- Cleanse blood
- Reduce muscle soreness
- Naturally relieve pain, in general
- Minimize gas & bloating
- Disinfect wounds
- Stop diarrhea
- Improve scalp conditions
- Detoxify your internal systems
- Treat poisoning (in children, too)
- Prevent drug overdose
- AND SO MUCH MORE!!!!
Where Does Activated Charcoal Come From?
So, where does the magical substance come from? Well, for starters, it is a form of carbon (surprise, surprise!) that is precisely prepared to have tiny pores, which help to increase its ability to absorb elements and engage in chemical reactions. Activated charcoal is created by manufacturers from petroleum, peat, wood, coal, and coconut shells. The charcoal from these products is then heated with gases, either physically or chemically, which causes it to develop tiny, internal pore-like spaces. Kinda like micro-spores.
Where Can I Get Activated Charcoal?
Because activated charcoal is produced from various beginning products, and the heating process can be done differently, the final product also varies in porosity and consistency. If you are looking for activated charcoal for personal use, you will want it to be in its finer form, which you should be able to find easily in health stores or online.
I have to put my little disclaimer here, because even though activated charcoal is amazing, we always need to err on the side of safety. Before you use activated charcoal for any health conditions, check with your doc. Also, consult with your child’s pediatrician before giving it to your child.
Also, be sure that wherever you purchase it from is reputable, especially if you buy it online. Read those reviews!
So, how about it? Do you use activated charcoal already? What for? Learn anything new? Let me know in the comments below!