10 Benefits and uses of charcoal activated carbon
Activated Charcoal is one of Earth’s many natural blessings. Activated charcoal, carbon that's been treated to increase its absorbency, isn't new. It's been used in hospital emergency rooms for years to treat alcohol poisoning and drug overdoses. It works by attaching to toxins in the stomach and absorbing them before the bloodstream can. The theory behind including activated charcoal in beauty products is similar: It'll act like a magnet to attract and absorb dirt and oil.
Charcoal helps poison control, it’s used in your water purifier, and even in face soaps!
More uses of activated charcoal which you probably never know!
Here are some which I found:
1) Teeth whitening - Activated Charcoal can help remove dirty plaque from your teeth…
Here is how to make own whitening toothpaste.
You will need:
2 Tablespoons of Bentonite Clay
1/4 teaspoon of Sea Salt
10 drops of Peppermint essential oil
1 Tablespoon of Unrefined Coconut Oil
1 dropper full of Liquid Stevia
2 capsules of Activated Charcoal
1/4 teaspoon of round Cloves
2 1/2 Tablespoons of Filtered Water
Open charcoal capsules, and combine with all other ingredients in a glass container. It's important to not use metal bowl!
Mix together with a wood or rubber spoon, and store in a cool dark place.Dab your toothbrush in the paste until you get your preferred amount of toothpaste on the brush. Take few brushing sessions to get use to the taste. It's not the sweetest toothapste on the world.
2) Use as face deep cleansing soap!
Detox the body, exfoliate, and remove impurities with charcoal soap. Also great against acne.
If you not feeling to make own see our Natura Siberica Deep Cleanising Soap with Acitvated Charcoal based on activated carbon which got beauty challenger awards winner. The product has really unique properties. Also great as a gift.
It has been review by Jana - check what she honestly thinks about the northern soap.
3) Water purifier.
Activated Charcoal is the key ingredient in most water filters! It absorbs the chemicals in your water, making it safe to drink!
4) Fix your hooch, it makes better taste of your homemade hooch! here is how: http://gizmodo.com/5901746/vodka-alchemy-how-to-c...
6) Activated charcoal smoothie - An activated charcoal smoothie is perfect for detoxification, hangovers, or even food poisoning
7) Bee stings remedy - Having activated charcoal in your first aid kit can help relieve bee stings and bug bites
8) Treats Alcohol Poisoning & Helps Prevent Hangovers.
While activated charcoal does not adsorb alcohol, it does help quickly remove other toxins from the body that contribute to poisoning. Alcohol is rarely consumed in its pure form; mixers that include artificial sweeteners and chemicals are common. Activated charcoal removes these toxins.
9) Mold Cleansing
Most people don’t think about mold living in their bodies, but it can. Toxic mold causes depression, kidney and liver failure, decreased brain function, heart disease, eye irritation, headaches, vomiting, impaired immune system function, and severe respiratory distress.
If you or your family experience symptoms including wheezing, rashes, watery eyes, coughing or headaches that aren’t explained in other ways, your home should be evaluated for mold spore levels, even if no visible mold is detected. It can thrive behind drywall, under floors and in ventilation ducts.
10) Reduces High Cholesterol
Studies around the world show that activated charcoal reduces bad cholesterol and increases good cholesterol as much as some prescription medications