Lately, the activated charcoal becomes part of natural medicine, and nowadays you can also read about it in beauty magazines. It is actually a mixture of ancient traditional medicine and today’s medicine, because of its properties to absorb organic toxins, chemicals and toxins before they can harm the body.
Today we will present you the benefits of using activated charcoal.
1. It removes toxins and poisons
The most effective medicine against all the harmful substances is activated charcoal. It can absorb up to 50-60% of unwanted substances in the stomach and intestines. Activated charcoal is widely used in cases of poisoning. It binds and removes most of the harmful substances even after entering the bloodstream, unlike various syrups. Activated charcoal can be also used for purification and this is the reason why is being one of the substances in water and air filters.
2. Oral care
What makes activated charcoal useful for removing harmful substances in the digestive system can also be useful for oral health either. It neutralizes toxins and purifies the body. As a substance in toothpaste and rinses for oral health it can bind to bacteria and other harmful substances and remove them from the mouth. It becomes frequently used, because it also binds to substances that strengthen your teeth and can bleach teeth after few uses.
Activated charcoal appears in many beauty products lately! The reason is that it is effective in removing bacteria, chemicals or dirt on the skin.
Also, we will present you some ways to use activated charcoal (for home and beauty)
1. Natural whitening of teeth
Teeth whitening is quite fast and effective. Just dip the wet brush in powdered coal and brush your teeth. It is mildly abrasive, so once or twice a week is enough!
2. In toothpaste
Similarly, coal can also be used in toothpastes to get the same effect. Adding a little activated charcoal to toothpaste several times a week can whiten and refresh your teeth.
3. Face scrub
It looks a little scary and nasty, but after washing the skin is super soft and smooth.
For a mask: Easily make your own mask with this simple recipe or buy a high-quality natural mask.
As a face scrubber: wash the skin gently with mixed 1/2 teaspoons of activated charcoal. Rinse well and dry your face.
4. In the shampoo
It is put in shampoos for the same reason that people use the coal for face care. Removes dirt. The easiest way to try this is to add a small amount (1/2 teaspoon) into the shampoo before washing your hair.
Structure makes it excellent in the removal of odors, harmful chemicals and airborne allergens. This is why you often find activated charcoal in air purification products.
5. Water purification
Helps in removing water contaminants.
6. Cures bites from bugs and other insects
It can be helpful against bugs relieving pain and itching! According to study, a blend of activated charcoal and baking soda helped with a poisonous spider bite extracting the poison without causing traumas or scars.