Activated Charcoal

There are many uses for activated charcoal including helping digestion and detoxifying your system.

How to take activated charcoal…

Years ago I used activated charcoal in a crystallized form because that was as fine as I was able to find it. Now, it’s available in a very fine powder so it’s easy to add a teaspoon to your water, yogurt, apple sauce, or however you prefer to take it. I found mine on Amazon.com.

Uses of activated charcoal…

Another way to use activated charcoal is in your face mask, which you can now make yourself with three simple ingredients, avoiding all the toxic chemicals that are normally added to topical creams and lotions.

(By the way, the article below also recommends using a face mask on your armpits, something I would never have thought of, but it sounds like a good idea.)

“Activated charcoal face masks can help prevent premature aging and cellular damage while drawing out toxins, dirt, oil, and other bacteria from your pores.”

Activated charcoal face mask

Ingredients:

  • Activated charcoal
  • Baking soda
  • Bentonite clay

“To reap the beauty benefits of a charcoal mask, mix together 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1 teaspoon activated charcoal, and 1 teaspoon of bentonite clay. Mix until it makes a paste, then apply to your face, leaving it on for 15 minutes.”

Read full article at GreenMatters.

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