You might think that activated charcoal is only for that nights you ate something less than upstanding and felt the stomach start gurgling. Or maybe you only see people using it after a long night of drinks to help remove toxins from the liver and support the body’s detoxification process.
But there are actual everyday uses for activated charcoal that don’t involve you feeling sick first. In fact, they are great to incorporate into your morning routine for regular maintenance or into your beauty routine for more natural alternatives. Here are a few amazing recipes to try.
You might be buying whitening toothpaste at $5 or $10 a tube and still have to worry about all of the ingredients in there. But activated charcoal is great for whitening your teeth naturally and even big box brands are using charcoal in their commercial kinds of toothpaste. Instead of paying extra for that, you can make your own toothpaste with just a few capsules of activated charcoal and a few things from your pantry. Try this easy recipe:
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 2 tbsp baking soda
- 1 tsp Activated Charcoal
- 1 drop tea tree oil
- 1 drop peppermint oil
Warm over the stove and whisk together. Store in an airtight container with a tight sealing lid.
Detoxing Face Mask
Our face encounters environmental toxins every single day. With our skin being our largest organ, regular detoxing can help keep it looking great. A simple charcoal mask can help pull out pollution from our pores and calm the skin. You can apply it all over or just to the places where your pores are the most open like your nose and chin. Try this simple recipe:
- 1 Tbsp Bentonite clay
- 2 capsules Activated Charcoal
- 1 drop Lavender oil
Daily Detoxing Drink
There are several ways to drink activated charcoal and in doing so you can help it bind and absorb toxins so your body can flush it out more efficiently. These are always best taken on an empty stomach either first thing in the morning or the last thing at night, and at least 4 hours away from any medications or vitamins.
Benefits include cleaning out the digestive tract, liver, and colon. To help your body do its job of cleansing you better you need just a small amount of the charcoal if you take it regularly. But there are several very tasty recipes you can mix it into, to make taking your daily detox support supplement fun and delicious. There are so many recipes like charcoal lemonade, lattes or tea. You just need to find one you enjoy and make it into a routine to get the daily benefits.
Whether you ingest the activated charcoal or use it in a more natural beauty routine or even to take care of your pearly whites, there are so many versatile uses for activated charcoal that you can incorporate into your natural lifestyle.