Activated charcoal is a hot topic at the moment, and an ingredient that many of you are incorporating into your daily beauty routines. Here's what's new in store to try out or add to your collection!
Just to recap on what activated charcoal is: Activated charcoal is a super absorbent substance that attracts and absorbs chemicals, therefore cleansing and detoxing. You'll have seen it in natural toothpastes but now it's even in mainstream whitening toothpastes. It can be sourced from coconut shells, oak branches or bamboo and is carbonised and specially treated for maximum absorbency through its porous surface.
Clean and polish your teeth
Life Basics Bamboo & Charcoal Toothbrush
These bamboo & charcoal toothbrushes are made from environmentally sustainable bamboo, and the bristles are made from a biodegradable nylon that has been infused with Activated Binchotan Charcoal, known for its natural antibacterial and anti-fungal properties as well as its traditional teeth whitening power.
Activated Binchotan Charcoal can also help to deodorise the mouth by reducing the bacteria that can cause bad breath and help to absorb chemicals such as chlorine from the tap water.
Pollen Botanical Zoom Teeth Whitener
Whiten teeth with this solid formula of activated charcoal, Australian Bentonite Clay and coconut oil. Polish your teeth and use to oil-pull when you swish this around your mouth. The refreshing taste of Lemon and Peppermint essential oils makes a pleasant change to plain powders.
My Magic Mud Whitening Toothpaste
My Magic Mud Whitening Toothpaste in Cinnamon offers deep cleansing, whitening, and polishing without the harsh ingredients regular toothpastes rely on. This refreshing toothpaste is made with gently abrasive food-grade Activated Coconut Shell Charcoal, Diatomaceous Earth and Bentonite Clay which can help remove plaque and whiten your teeth without damaging the precious enamel like the harsh abrasives found in mainstream toothpastes.
Filter and alkalise your water
Black & Blum Water Bottle
These 650ml bottle Glass Water Bottles comes with their own Activated Binchotan charcoal to filter your water to help make tap water taste great by absorbing chlorine and other chemicals. With a filter life of six months, the sticks can be replaced with fresh ones, and the old sticks can be used to around the home to absorb humidity and odours!
Morihata Binchotan Kishu Charcoal Water Purifier
Don't need a new water bottle? You can just get a stick of this pure Morihata Binchotan Kishu Charcoal Water Purifier to add to any bottle or glass to purify the water. This charcoal can be reused for months.
Activated Charcoal to help you sleep!
Morihata Binchotan Charcoal Eye Mask
Use this charcoal infused sleep mask, travel or mediating and enjoy the soft satin against your skin. Binchotan Charcoal is infused into the organic cotton lining to help relieve fatigue and reduce puffiness.
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Charcoal products for the body
Activated Charcoal face & Body Soaps
These Life Basics bars are made locally with pure activated coconut shell charcoal. The range includes soaps suitable for the face and body, blended with pure pink or white clay, as well as uplifting peppermint and lemongrass bars for the body!
Earth's Purities Detox-a-Pit
Who knew you could detox your underarms?! Yes, this mask does a brilliant job drawing out any toxins or impurities that have built up in the body, keeping this area working to it's full potential. Use as the designed seven-day detox. Many customers have found this process very beneficial for eliminating any irritation caused by the bi-carb in their natural deodorant. To find out more about how this works, I wrote a whole blog about Why you should detox your armpits.
Buddy Scrub Activated Charcoal & Peppermint Body Wash
A natural combination of nourishing Aloe Vera, Activated Charcoal Powder and plant-based cleansers and botanical extracts, including Peppermint, Lavender and Rosemary, the Buddy Scrub Activated Charcoal & Peppermint Body Wash is a wonderful body wash that works to revitalise, detoxify and cleanse your skin, leaving it feeling minty fresh.
Check out our guide on activated charcoal for more tips and suggestion