Activated charcoal is not what’s left in your fire pit after a hotdog roast, but rather a medical grade version that takes the form of a fine powder. It’s a great way to get rid of that oily skin, acne, treat minor cuts, bug bites, and naturally whiten teeth!
Activated charcoal is used in drinking water purification, air purification, poisonings, overdoses of oral ingestion, skin care, oral care, filters for alcohol, agriculture, and the list goes on & on! It’s all-natural & doesn’t contain any unwanted chemicals. Everyday & all day your skin is being attacked by toxins from the outside world. These contaminants can clog pores & dull skin making your complexion less than stellar. Activated charcoal binds to these toxins & draws out the unwanted impurities, making your pores appear smaller!
In my search for all-star ingredients to use in my cold process soap, it was a no brainer to make a bar with this amazing stuff!! Aptly named “Gun Powder” for it’s appearance, this soap bar is a crisp & refreshing blend of essential oil peppermint & eucalyptus!! Gun Powder leaves your skin incredibly soft & moisturized while gently removing impurities. Check out the full bio on this baby over at my soap shop: Two Sister’s Cauldron
You may have seen the crazy looking pictures of people using charcoal toothpaste & wondered if it really works? Yes, it does! It may take a few uses to really get the full effect, but I find it much more satisfying than using some of the whitening treatments that leave my teeth & gums sensitive & sore. Below is a simple DIY Charcoal Toothpaste Recipe for you to make & try at home!!!
DIY Activated Charcoal Whitening Toothpaste
4 Tablespoons Food Grade Coconut Oil
10 Drops Peppermint Essential Oil
2 Tablespoons Baking Soda
1 Teaspoon Activated Charcoal Powder
Mix melted coconut oil, baking soda, & activated charcoal together in a bowl until thoroughly combined. Add your peppermint essential oil to your liking. I like a lot of peppermint, but you can adjust to your own taste. Mix all ingredients together until you get a thick paste. If your mix seems to wet to form a paste, just pop it into the fridge to help the coconut oil cool down & set up. Coconut oil liquefies at very low temperatures & returns to it’s firm state once cooled.
Place a dime size amount on your toothbrush. Brush teeth as normal & then before rinsing, let the charcoal toothpaste sit on your chompers for a few minutes to get the best results. Rinse with water & smile at your pearly whites!!!
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