Activated Charcoal is everywhere right now because of its unbelievable detoxifying qualities that can be used in so many different ways. People have been using activated charcoal for thousands of years and it is becoming more popular now that many of us are looking for natural alternatives to solve common problems. Here are some of my favorite activated charcoal products right now:
ACTIVATED CHARCOAL & LIME WATER
You can make this refreshing detox water yourself or buy at many juiceries and natural food stores. I love getting this one from Kaleidoscope Juice! I drank one of these before my Christmas festivities began to prevent absorption of some of the toxins I knew I would be eating in the unavoidable processed holiday food and I will definitely have another when I get home to kick start a little New Year’s detox.
DETOXIFYING CHARCOAL MASK
My esthetician swears by this product! It’s made with Japanese white charcoal to absorb excess oil, pull out impurities, help minimize pore size and smooth skins texture. She has used it on me twice and I’ve already seen a huge difference. My skin instantly feels smoother and softer after its rinsed off. My esthetician says it’s perfect to use as a weekly treatment mask for oily and break out prone skin or just once in awhile for a deep detox for any skin type. I love how you can feel it tighten and clarify your skin as it dries on your face. Also, all of PCA never tests on animals! Get it at PCA.com https://www.pcaskin.com/detoxifying-mask.html or at your local spa or dermatologist.
ACTIVATED CHARCOAL TOOTHPASTE
I’ll be honest, the first few times you brush your teeth with charcoal toothpaste, it really throws you off. It just feels so wrong trying to clean your teeth with something black instead of the blue or white toothpaste we’re used to! However, once you start reaping the benefits of brushing with black, you’ll never go back. After seeing all the yucky chemicals I was putting in my mouth with normal toothpaste, I feel so much better using this. Also, my teeth have gotten whiter and my breath has gotten fresher. This has no foaming agents, no gmo ingredients, no glycerin, no toxic ingredients, no flouride, no triclosan, and is gluten and cruelty free!
CHARCOAL & MAGNESIUM DEODERANT
I’ve been using Schmidt’s natural deoderant for awhile and usually stick to their sensitive skin formulas, but this charcoal and magnesium deoderant keeps me dry and smelling fresh and doesn’t irritate my underarms at all. I know it sounds strange, but I actually noticed my underarms look and feel a lot softer and smoother after using it for awhile. Also, Schmidt’s products are always free of aluminum, artificial fragrance, parabens and other harmful ingredients. Everything is natural, vegan and cruelty free!