#1. ACTIVATED CHARCOAL ORAL CARE
TOOTH AND MOUTHWASH POWDER
Activated Charcoal is an AMAZING mouth detox and teeth whitener. Simply touch and brush or if you prefer mix a pinch of Activated Charcoal with a little bit of water until it forms a paste. Then, brush your teeth with the mixture and leave on for 3 minutes. Rinse out and enjoy fresh breath and pearly whites! Gentle enough to use every day!
#2 ACTIVATED CHARCOAL SKIN CARE
It's no wonder that with Activated Charcoal's great properties, it will also get rid of pimples and acne. Simply make a paste by mixing Activated Charcoal with some water and apply to the affected area. Leave on for 30 minutes and rinse off.
Activated Charcoal is amazing at soothing skin, especially if you have any allergies or itchiness. Simply mix in 1/4 tsp Activated Charcoal with an ointment and apply to affected areas.
#3. ACTIVATED CHARCOAL HAIR CARE
Using Activated Charcoal on your hair detoxifies it and also leaves it soft, manageable, and build-up free. Mix 1 tsp baking soda with 1 cup water and 1/4 tsp Activated Charcoal. Apply to wet or dry hair, work in, and rinse. Use 2-3 times a week.
Want to dye your hair darker, the natural way? Activated Charcoal can help you with that as well! Add 1/4 cup of flax seed and 2 tbsp Activated Charcoal to 1/2 cup of warm water. Apply the mixture to wet hair and leave on for at least 45 minutes. Rinse out with an apple cider vinegar rinse for shine and longevity.
#4. ACTIVATED CHARCOAL COSMETICS
Because Activated Charcoal is so dark, it's no wonder it would be the perfect ingredient in a homemade eyeliner. Just mix 1/2 teaspoon of coconut oil with 1/4 tsp of Activated Charcoal and scoop into an empty, clean eyeshadow tin. Now that your DIY eyeliner is ready, all you need to do is grab an eyeliner pencil, dip it in, and get to tracing.
Just mix Activated Charcoal with a few drops of coconut oil and use a clean mascara wand to pick up the mixture. Apply like you would any mascara. Your lashes will be midnight black and stay put all day long.
#5. ACTIVATED CHARCOAL FIRST AID
Activated charcoal isn't just for beauty – it can also be part of your first aid kit. If you happen to get stung by a bee or a wasp, mix Activated Charcoal with a little bit of water and apply to the sting. Place a cloth on top and leave on until the swelling subsides.
So now that you know these surprising ways to use Activated Charcoal, it's time to put it to good use!