Top 5 Activated Charcoal Uses
1- Improve Skin:
Activated Charcoal binds to toxins and removes them from the body. It can also reduce inflammation and make skin and clear and bright by removing pesticides, chemicals, and other food and environmental toxins.
Recommended doses range from 1-3 grams before meal to much higher doses. It can be taken in capsule form, or the powder can be added to cleansing smoothies.
2- Whiten Teeth:
For ages, activated charcoal has been used to prevent cavities and gum disease, ward off bad breath, and whiten teeth. It lifts the tooth-staining compounds, known as tannins from teeth. Using a charcoal tooth powder combined with bentonite clay remineralizes the teeth and keeps them healthy and bright.
For an easy solution, look for a toothpaste with activated charcoal. They are often combined with coconut oil and essential oils for complete oral care.
3- Heal Blemishes:
To banish your blemishes, use activated charcoal soap on a regular basis. It binds the excess sebum, bacteria and toxins on the skin that can exacerbate acne and breakouts.
You can find soaps hemp oil, jojoba beads for exfoliating, sea salt, salicylic acid, essential oils and other ingredients designed to combat blemishes.
4- Soothe Rashes + Stings:
To treat bug bites and stings, rashes, and skin irritation you can first remove any surface toxins by washing with activated charcoal. Next, combine a teaspoon of activated charcoal powder with two teaspoons of olive, sesame or coconut oil and apply to the affected areas. Cover it with a cloth bandage to prevent staining, and reapply every 30 minutes.
5- Hair Treatment:
After all that summer buildup of chlorine, salt water, and products, a charcoal hair treatment can remove dirt and toxins from hair and scalp.
Combine 1 teaspoon of activated charcoal, 2 tablespoons of natural shampoo, and 1/2 a cup of warm water, apply to wet hair and shampoo as usual.
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